The Network for Educator Effectiveness

Effective Teachers in Every Classroom. Effective Leadership in Every Building.

The Network for Educator Effectiveness is a comprehensive educator evaluation system with a purpose: to grow teachers and improve schools. NEE brings together classroom observation with multiple measures of effectiveness in a secure online portal designed to record feedback, start meaningful conversations, and provide high-quality resources for educator growth and development.

Who We Serve

280 districts
974 buildings
35785 teachers
378860 students

NEE is a research-based framework for educator evaluation that combines:

  • Easy-to-understand rubrics and “look-fors” for 27 observable classroom indicators. NEE encourages schools to pick three to five indicators to focus on for district-wide or building-wide improvement.
  • In-depth training for administrators to conduct reliable, consistent classroom observations and provide meaningful feedback to teachers.
  • Online Data Tool to record feedback, track formative assessments over time, and generate summative assessments annually.

  • More than 300 professional learning resources integrated within the online tool for individualized development at the local level.
  • Training opportunities for teacher professional development plans and curriculum planning.
  • Student survey feedback on teachers and teacher survey feedback on principals.

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Recent News & Research

  • I have been an administrator for 16 years. NEE is by far is the best system I have used for walkthroughs, evaluations, and growing teachers. Everything is transparent with staff, administrator, and superintendent.  We worked with our staff to set our goals and have received more training than any other model and method I have used.

    Gale Dunkhas
    High School Principal
    Falls City, NE

  • NEE evaluations for our teachers and principals have been a game changer for Park Hill. Our principals and teachers are now engaged in levels of instructional conversation that we had never encountered before. Our teachers remark that they really appreciate the visibility of the principal spending more time in their classrooms. Above all, we believe our students benefit the most from the collaborative work that NEE fosters among all of our educators.

    Bill Redinger
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
    Park Hill School District
    Kansas City, MO

  • NEE is the best tool I've used to evaluate teacher effectiveness and growth in the 21 years I've been in administration. It brings classroom observations, student surveys, and PDPs into one system and does so in a seamless manner.  The whole process of teacher growth is encapsulated within the NEE model. NEE allows us to target areas that need the most attention and to better instruction in a systematic way.

    Benjy Fenske
    Superintendent
    Clever, MO

  • The NEE training is providing our principals with consistent expectations for what should occur in the instructional process. The principals and teachers are having rich conversations about the observations. All teachers want to improve, and NEE is the tool to make that happen.

    James Haley
    Superintendent
    Wood River, NE

  • NEE is a great tool that, if implemented correctly and with passion, will quickly help your school improve teacher effectiveness, teacher growth, and the learning-centered culture of your school.

    Keith White
    High School Principal
    Buffalo, MO

  • NEE is the best evaluation system I have used in my 14 years as a building principal. The ability to focus on and build upon specific indicators that meet both my building and individual teacher needs makes NEE the best option for developing and growing quality teachers.

    Chauncey Rardon
    Elementary Principal
    Lathrop, MO

  • NEE is the most beneficial teacher evaluation tool we have used. Implementing the NEE evaluation system has provided a positive impact on our teachers and our students. Teachers have commented on the invaluable conversations and timely feedback they have with administration. The use of NEE has developed a different level of positive relationships between staff and administration. They truly value it as a growth tool. This has developed a higher level of awareness in teaching, resulting in higher student learning.

    Satotha Burr, Samantha Hamilton,
    Jody Martin, Jeremy Phillips,
    and Lee Woodward
    Elementary Principals
    Neosho, MO