The Network for Educator Effectiveness helps schools evaluate the effectiveness of their social-emotional learning efforts through the use of high-quality educator evaluation processes. Comprehensive evaluation of social-emotional learning initiatives might include the following steps, which we have previously outlined in NEE’s social-emotional learning blog series:

In this blog, we share the reporting features of the NEE Data Tool online evaluation system, which brings the components of your evaluation plan together. Within the NEE Data Tool, aggregate reports are available that provide a schoolwide understanding of indicators and components of SEL to help inform the decision-making process.

Three reports will be particularly helpful when analyzing a school’s aggregate evaluation data.

Indicator Trend Report

The Indicator Trend Report provides a look at specific indicators across faculty and allows an administrator to drill down to a specific group of teachers or a specific individual. For SEL purposes, select the indicators you have chosen to evaluate for SEL, then select the entire school or grade level/department area clusters of faculty to pinpoint how effectively the SEL indicators are being implemented in practice.

Data from previous school years can be displayed by clicking the “Previous Year” button. This may be helpful if there is an indicator within your SEL evaluation package that you have used in previous years.

Screen shot of the NEE Data Tool indicator trend report, a line graph showing aggregate results on indicators measured in classroom observations

Student Survey Summary Report

The Student Survey Summary Report allows individuals with the District access level to see data for the whole district. Individuals with the Building access levels see data for their building. This report, displays the indicators used on the NEE Student Surveys completed in the district or building along with the mean score, mean number of respondents, and total number of teachers for whom a student survey has been completed. 

This information is valuable for the SEL evaluation package as it provides student perceptions of how SEL indicators are being implemented in the classroom on a daily basis. (Note: Some information in the sample report has been omitted to protect anonymity.)

Screen shot of the student survey summary report, showing aggregate summary of results on the NEE Student Survey by indicator measured

Teacher Survey Summary Report

The Teacher Survey Summary Report provides data for the whole district to individuals with the District access level. Individuals with the Building Lead access level can see data for their building. Like the Student Survey Summary Report, the indicators included on the NEE Teacher Surveys are displayed along with the mean score, mean number of respondents, and total number of principals for whom a teacher survey has been completed. If principal evaluation is part of your school’s SEL evaluation plan, this report will provide teacher perceptions on how leaders are implementing those indicators. 

Effective evaluation is the key to helping school leaders know which systems and practices are implemented most effectively, and which may need to be clarified or taught further among faculty and staff. NEE Data Tool reports help school leaders bring evaluation data together, in an aggregate view, to make data-informed decisions that help them build an optimal school culture and fully realize the benefits of social-emotional learning.

The Network for Educator Effectiveness provides comprehensive evaluation resources and services to assist schools in evaluation of their SEL efforts. More details about evaluating SEL are available by downloading Evaluating Teacher & Principal Effectiveness on Indicators of Social-Emotional Learning.

The Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) is a simple yet powerful comprehensive system for educator evaluation that helps educators grow, students learn, and schools improve. Developed by preK-12 practitioners and experts at the University of Missouri, NEE brings together classroom observation, student feedback, teacher curriculum planning, and professional development as measures of effectiveness in a secure online portal designed to promote educator growth and development.