National Impact

NIET Partner Schools Achieve, Retain More Teachers and Report Positive Attitudes

NIET Partner Schools Achieve

New and Continuing NIET-Supported Schools Outperform Comparison Schools 

NIET's initiatives can positively impact student achievement, especially in schools that sustain partnerships for multiple years. The majority of new and continuing NIET partner schools—of which more than 95% are high-need—are achieving at least one year's academic growth as compared to 77% of comparison schools.

Read more: Research Summary (June 2015)

NIET Partner Schools Retain More Teachers 

NIET-Supported Schools Retain More Teachers than Similar High-Need Schools and the National Average

With a national retention rate of 94%, NIET partner schools retain approximately 14% more teachers than similar high-need schools and 10% more than the national average.

Read more: Staying Power: The Impact of the TAP System on Retaining Teachers Nationwide

Teachers Report Support for the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards

The Majority of Teacher Leaders Report Support for NIET's Teaching and Learning Standards

Teachers accept and see value in NIET's multimeasure system of teacher evaluation, which is based in NIET's Teaching and Learning Standards. In a 2020 survey of over 1,400 educators, 98% of teacher leaders in NIET supported schools report NIET’s Teaching Standards Rubric is helpful for reflecting on the effectiveness of instruction


Source: NIET Department of Research and Evaluation

Administrators See Impact of NIET on Teacher Performance and Student Learning

The Majority of Administrators Agree NIET's Training Leads to Improved Instruction

Administrators report changes in teaching performance as a result of implementing NIET's professional development initiatives. In a 2020 survey of over 1,400 educators, 97% of administrators at NIET supported schools said that professional development at their school has improved instruction and student learning.

Source: NIET Department of Research and Evaluation