Effective School Leadership:
Effective teachers in every classroom.
Effective leaders in every building.

Why choose NEE for your educator evaluation model?

It’s simple: NEE helps you experience meaningful improvement and professional development for educators, leading to effective school leadership in your school.

NEE focuses on improving teachers, not merely evaluating them. Through a comprehensive educator evaluation framework that promotes reliable classroom observations and meaningful feedback, teachers grow in their professional practice and administrators practice effective school leadership in their buildings. NEE is an administrator and teacher evaluation system with a purpose: to grow teachers and improve schools.

 NEE shows you what’s possible when we all work together for better schools.

Customer Satisfaction


of our customers rate NEE as “effective” or “very effective” at promoting educator professional development in their districts.


of our customers say NEE is “effective” or “very effective” at improving student achievement in their districts.


of our customers say they would encourage their districts to continue to subscribe to NEE.

A Mutually Beneficial Evaluation System for Effective School Leadership

NEE is a win-win-win for administrators, teachers, and students.

  • Become more effective instructional leaders in your buildings.
  • Improve the quality, consistency, and reliability of evaluations.
  • Deliver meaningful face-to-face feedback geared toward educator growth.
  • Develop a sense of teamwork, working with teachers to improve classroom practice.
  • Access in-depth educator training, a variety of tools, and support to accomplish your objectives.
  • Generate useful data to spot trends and target areas for improvement among educators and buildings.
  • Experience a return on your time, meaning for all the time you spend on evaluation, you see results in your building: Educators growing, students learning, schools improving.
  • Feel supported with evaluation that provides meaningful, timely feedback and nurtures professional growth.
  • See administrators in your classroom frequently, not just once a year when the stakes are high.
  • Get evaluation feedback that’s timely, aligned, and easy to interpret.
  • Have meaningful face-to-face conversations with administrators soon after a classroom observation.
  • Earn recognition for effective teaching and collaboratively discuss opportunities for growth.
  • Access professional learning materials to target personal needs, giving you specific, goal-oriented tools to use toward your professional growth.
  • Have more effective school leadership, which means more effective teachers in every classroom and more effective school leadership in every building.
  • Enhance performance when optimal learning environments are created.

Focused on Actual Improvement, Not Just Checking a Box

A distinguishing feature of NEE is the focus on improving teaching, rather than merely evaluating teachers.

NEE has detailed, research-based rubrics for dozens of observable teaching indicators. Schools select a handful to evaluate so they can be laser-focused on the teaching skills that have the highest impact on student learning. For administrators, this kind of focus eliminates the overwhelming burden of trying to evaluate dozens of skills during a single observation. As a building and even as a district, you have identified what you want to improve on, and you are all working toward that goal.

NEE trains administrators to provide meaningful, goal-specific feedback to teachers and provides professional learning resources to help educators experience growth. It’s this kind of teamwork and collaboration that leads to effective school leadership and really makes a difference in the educator evaluation process – turning it on its head from something seen as punitive to an opportunity for everyone, together, to get even better.

Affordable Annual Pricing

As a nonprofit, NEE’s fee for service is provided at a cost-recovery basis based on district size (measured by student count), making NEE very affordable while providing districts with a powerful, research-based classroom observation tool for evaluation. NEE districts pay an affordable annual membership fee to access all of NEE’s services, including classroom observation training, the online application (the NEE Data Tool), and EdHub professional learning resources for educator professional development.

Providing these services at one price encourages training for teams of educators from each district, allowing for a smooth district-wide conversion to NEE and more effective school leadership.

The annual NEE membership includes:

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Interested in how you can implement effective school leadership practices for your school or district? Contact NEE for a free consultation.

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  • I have been an administrator for 16 years. NEE is by far 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
    Clever, MO

  • 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
    Diamond, 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