ERIC Number: EJ789880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Board Certified Teachers and Non-National Board Certified Teachers: Is There a Difference in Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement?
Stronge, James H.; Ward, Thomas J.; Tucker, Pamela D.; Hindman, Jennifer L.; McColsky, Wendy; Howard, Barbara
Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, v20 n3-4 p185-210 Dec 2007
The study comparing National Board certified teachers (NBCTs) with their non-Board certified colleagues was conducted using four North Carolina school districts. In Phase I, descriptive results from the development of Teacher Achievement Indices using hierarchical linear modeling based on student achievement results are reported for 307 5th grade teachers in three districts. In Phase II, 53 teachers from four districts participated in data collection consisting of interviews, surveys, artifact collection, and classroom observations. The results indicated that NBCTs scored higher on selected pre-instructional and dispositional variables. However, NBCTs were indistinguishable from non-Board certified teachers on a variety of in-classroom variables.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Grade 5, School Districts, Comparative Analysis, Credentials, National Programs, Educational Certificates, Certification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina