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ERIC Number: ED505847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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WWC Quick Review of the Report "National Board Certification and Teacher Effectiveness: Evidence from a Random Assignment Experiment"
What Works Clearinghouse
This study examined whether having a teacher with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification improves student achievement. The study analyzed data on about 3,800 second through fifth grade students taught by 198 teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Study data were from 2003-04 and 2004-05. The authors compared the test scores of students assigned to NBPTS-certified teachers and teachers who failed to receive NBPTS certification to those of students assigned to comparison teachers. The study found no statistically significant differences between the math and language arts test scores of students assigned to NBPTS-certified teachers and those assigned to teachers who did not apply for NBPTS certification. However, students assigned to teachers who applied for and failed to receive NBPTS certification had lower test scores than students assigned to teachers who did not apply for certification. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) found the study to be a sell-implemented randomized controlled trial that is consistent with WWC evidence standards. [The following report was the focus of this "Quick Review": "National Board Certification and Teacher Effectiveness: Evidence from a Random Assignment Experiment (NBER Working Paper 14608)." S. Cantrell, J. Fullerton, T. J. Kane, and D. O. Staiger. National Bureau of Economic Research. 2008. For the subject report, see ED503841.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California
IES Funded: Yes