New Evidence on National Board Certification as a Signal of Teacher Quality

44 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017

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Irina Horoi

University of Illinois at Chicago

Moiz Bhai

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

Using longitudinal data from North Carolina that contains detailed identifiers, we estimate the effect of having a National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) teacher on academic achievement. We identify the effects of an NBPTS teacher exploiting multiple sources of variation including the traditional lagged achievement models, twin and sibling effects, and aggregate grade level variation. Our preferred estimates show that students taught by National Board certified teachers have higher math and reading scores by 0.04 and 0.01 of a standard deviation. We find that an NBPTS math teacher increases the present value of students’ lifetime income by $48,000.

Keywords: Student Achievement, National Board Certification, Teacher Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Twin and Sibling Designs

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I22, I25

Suggested Citation

Horoi, Irina and Bhai, Moiz, New Evidence on National Board Certification as a Signal of Teacher Quality (July 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3005007 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3005007

Irina Horoi

University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60607
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Moiz Bhai (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Department of Economics ( email )

Little Rock, AR 72205
United States

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