Issue Paper Presentation National Board Certification. Kristine Lara, Chris Martinez, Amy Peterman. Teacher Effectiveness - Pros.
Kristine Lara, Chris Martinez, Amy Peterman
Pros: The National Research Council conducted a study in 2008 of the effectiveness of NBCT’s. The study concluded that National Board Certification was “an effective way to identify highly skilled teachers.”
“No studies have shown National Board certified teachers are any better than other
teachers at raising student achievement.”(Defrocking the National Board, 2001)
According to the SVE Foundation, “some research indicates that students of National
Board certified teachers do not demonstrate significantly better performance in comparison
with students of non-certified teachers.”
When trying to determine where I stand on the issue, several questions come to mind?
2. Is the cost, both in time spent and money, worth it?