The Research Behind Certification

Years of research confirm the impact of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) on student learning and achievement. 

In 2008, a comprehensive meta-analysis of 11 studies conducted by the National Research Council concluded “the evidence is clear that National Board certification distinguishes more effective teachers from less effective teachers with respect to student achievement”.

Most recently, a 2012 study by Harvard University’s Strategic Data Project found that students of NBCTs in the Los Angeles Unified School District made learning gains equivalent to an additional two months of instruction in math and one month in English Language Arts.

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