This paper traces the history, mission and potential outcomes of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. It explores the debate associated with the mixed results of research on the effectiveness of National Board Certified teachers in regards to their students’ standardized tests scores and other avenues of scholastic achievement. It also attempts to address the problems of equity and consistency associated with the candidate process. The paper concludes by suggesting possible improvements and an urge for further discussion.
Mehrenberg, Richard L.
"Putting the Best Behind Every Desk: The Pursuit of Excellence and Equity through National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,"
Essays in Education: Vol. 18
, Article 7.
Available at: https://openriver.winona.edu/eie/vol18/iss1/7