Tips for Wrapping up the School Year with NEE
The end of the school year is in sight and you are ready for the warm, lazy days of summer. But wait! Did you finish everything in NEE so you’ll get off to a good start in the fall? Here are a few tips from the NEE Help Desk about the forgotten items we most commonly sort out for our members.
Have all Summative Reports been completed? Incomplete Summative Reports can be a headache to deal with if you don’t find them until the fall. Click the Status Report button on the left-side menu and then select Summative. Check the following items:
- The report should list the name of every teacher who was supposed to have a summative report completed during the 2020-2021 school year. If a name is not on the list, that individual does not have a summative report for this school year.
- Every summative report listed should show that it has been completed. Look at the Summative Completed Column (5th from the left).
- It is a good idea to complete a summative report for teachers who are leaving your district, even if they were off cycle for this school year.
- If a summative report was started for a teacher in error and it should not be completed this school year, call the NEE Help Desk so we can delete the incomplete report.
Employees Leaving the District
If you know that a teacher or administrator is leaving the district, follow these two steps to end their employment in the NEE Data Tool. Someone with the District access level must complete the steps below.
- Click My Teachers on the left-side menu, then locate and click on the teacher’s name. Scroll to the bottom of the profile page and change the building assignment to the Employment Ended building and click save.
- Scroll to the top of the profile page and click the red button to End Employment.
This will disable the individual’s NEE account and flag it to be moved out of your People List and into storage.
Screen 18a Report
Missouri schools are required to complete a Screen 18a report for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The information needed for that report is available until the end of June to those with the District access level. The report can be found under Status Reports and Screen 18a (Missouri). When we roll the Data Tool to the new school year in July, that report will reset for the new school year, so be sure to get your report before the end of June.
The online organizers are not available for the new school year until we roll the Data Tool, which happens in early July. If you want to get a head start on those plans, you can use the document version of the organizers. They are available in the Data Tool under Help and Resources. Teachers and principals can start their plans and even share them with their evaluators via email to get feedback. The docs should be saved locally and can be easily transferred to the online format by using copy/paste once the organizers are available.
Changes in Administration
If your district will have any changes in administrators for the upcoming school year, please let NEE know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update our records and can assist you in setting up the new accounts in the Data Tool.
Changes in Teachers
New teachers can be added to your NEE People List at your convenience. Someone who has the District access level must move teachers from one building to another within your district. If the message “Email address is already in use” appears when adding new teachers, call the NEE Help Desk. We’ll determine if the individual has previously worked for your district and restore the account to your People list.
Any administrator who will be entering scores for teachers in the 2021-2022 school year must complete NEE’s summer training requirement. Administrators who have never attended NEE training (or who have not used NEE for more than 3 years) must take the one-day, online New Evaluator Training. Those who have attended training more recently must complete the Recertification Training. Recertification Training sessions can be completed in an online group session or through an on-demand option. Administrators who do not enter scores for teachers are welcome to attend our summer training sessions, but are not required to do so. Members can register for training at https://neeadvantage.com/events/. All administrators attend our summer training sessions free of charge.
That’s it! Check off these quick and easy to-dos and then hit the road to relaxation – you’ve certainly earned it this year.
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.