Hillsborough NBCTs perform better on evaluations, more effective teachers

Did you know that Hillsborough County National Board certified teachers outperform non-NBCTs within the district?

The National Board and Hillsborough County Public Schools released a report that included:
• Based solely on student test results, NBCTs scored half a standard deviation higher than non-NBCTs – a statistically significant finding.
• NBCTs rank nearly one full standard deviation (0.9) higher than non-NBCTs when evaluators combine scores from written evaluations and value-added measures. The written evaluations include scores from two classroom observations conducted by an administrator and a peer reviewer.
• 58 percent of NBCTs received the Merit Award Program (MAP) bonus, indicating they were among the top 25 percent of teachers in their subject area.
• A St. Petersburg Times-Bay News 9 poll found that 84 percent of parents in Tampa Bay consider National Board Certification a “very important” or “somewhat important” indicator in evaluating their child’s teacher.
• These findings support earlier research that found students of NBCTs exhibit stronger writing abilities, understanding of concepts and abstract thinking than students of non-NBCTs, and make learning gains equivalent to an extra month in school.

Read the whole report here.

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