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Washington State Institute for Public Policy

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

The 2017 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to update WSIPP's previous meta-analysis on the effect of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification on student outcomes. WSIPP will also report on the following:
  • Does the certification improve teacher retention in Washington State?
  • Has the additional bonus provided under RCW 28A.405.415 to certificated instructional staff who have attained National Board Certification to work in high poverty schools acted as an incentive for such teachers to actually work in high poverty schools?
  • Have other states provided similar incentives to achieve a more equitable distribution of staff with National Board Certification?

  • The report is due to the legislature by December 15, 2018.
Julia Cramer, (360) 664-9073 View Legislation