Making the Grade

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Making the Grade

Who Applies for and Earns Advanced Teacher Certification?

Abstract

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) represents a major effort to elevate the field of teaching, but its certification efforts have come under fire due (in part) to a lack of consensus on the best way to improve teacher quality. This brief, part of a multistage evaluation, looks at who is applying for and gaining NBPTS certification.

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