The Cost-Effectiveness of NBPTS Teacher Certification

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From the Abstract: "A cost-effectiveness analysis of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) program suggests that Board certification is less cost-effective than a range of alternative approaches for raising student achievement, including comprehensive school reform, class size reduction, a 10% increase in per pupil expenditure, the use of value-added statistical methods to identify effective teachers, and the implementation of systems where student performance in math and reading is rapidly assessed 2-5 times per week. The most cost-effective approach, rapid assessment, is three magnitudes as cost-effective as Board certification."

Citation: Yeh, S. S. (2010). The cost-effectiveness of NBPTS teacher certification. Evaluation Review, 34(3), 220-241.

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