Harvard study looks at teacher effectiveness in N.C. district

02/24/2010 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

A Harvard University study of North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools found a slight boost in teacher effectiveness among National Board Certified Teachers. The study looked at teachers' effect on student achievement and found that new teachers improve the most in their first three years, while the least effective educators remained so during the same time span. The schools superintendent said the district has found NBCTs have made a greater impact than the study indicated, and it plans to study the issue further.

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