Arizona
Arizona

State Highlights

  • NIET supports 44 schools across six districts in the state.
  • Partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) on multiple federal grants to support pre-service and in-service educators.
  • Works with ASU and Northern Arizona State University to embed the NIET Teaching Standards Rubric in teacher preparation coursework and clinical field experiences.
Arkansas
Arkansas

State Highlights

  • Cross County School District received a $4M TIF grant for five years of support to improve classroom instruction.
  • NIET partnered with two rural districts on an $8M TIF grant over five years.
  • Cross County School District has used this support to build an innovative grow your own program to address the need for well-trained new teachers.
Alaska
Alaska

State Highlights

  • NIET is partnering with the Alaska Council of School Administrators and four rural districts on a 3-year federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program grant.
Indiana
Indiana

State Highlights

  • NIET teacher leadership development was highlighted as a model in the Indiana Career Ladder program, with 5 districts receiving grants to establish instructionally focused teacher leadership structures.
  • NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric and evaluation process are listed as an approved teacher evaluation model.
  • Faculty at Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College are embedding the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards in their pre-service teacher coursework to strengthen support for teacher candidates into their first year of teaching.
Iowa
Iowa

State Highlights

  • Partnered with the Iowa Department of Education to create the Iowa Instructional Framework, based on the NIET rubric.
  • Partnered with two districts on a $9.5M TIF-4 federal grant to support school improvement, with a focus on STEM classrooms, in 6 high-need schools over a five-year period.
  • Partner with 98 districts across the state to accelerate school success.
  • Support districts to create teacher leadership roles.
Louisiana
Louisiana

State Highlights

  • We work with school and district leaders in more than half the districts in the state to build the capacity of educators and close student learning and achievement gaps.
  • The NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric is approved as a statewide rubric and can assist in the implementation of Tier 1 curricula.
  • NIET supports the Louisiana Mentor Teacher Initiative as one of the approved partners to help districts develop and strengthen their new teacher supports.
  • Educator preparation programs at four universities are embedding the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards into coursework and field experiences for teacher candidates.
South Carolina
South Carolina

State Highlights

  • Partnered in the development of the South Carolina Teaching Standards Rubric, which is the state evaluation model and based on the NIET Teaching Standards Rubric.
  • Impacts 47,000 educators in 80 school districts across the state.
  • South Carolina evaluators complete certification through the NIET portal.
  • NIET, in partnership with the University of South Carolina and the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), received a 3-year, $2.5 million federal Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to build the capacity of principals and school leaders and advance equity.
Tennessee
Tennessee

State Highlights

  • Partnered in the development of the statewide educator evaluation system, Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM), which is based on the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards Rubric. Tennessee evaluators complete certification through the NIET EE PASS Portal.
  • NIET, The Ayers Foundation, the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation, and SCORE established the Tennessee Rural Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) to support preparation and professional development in rural districts.
  • NIET provides access to a broad range of resources through an online portal, with an extensive video library and training modules accessible to every Tennessee teacher.
Texas
Texas

State Highlights

  • Supports districts as a technical assistance provider under major state teacher initiatives—including the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), Mentor Program Allotment (MPA), and Texas Resilient Schools Support Program (RSSP).
  • Partnered in the development of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), which is based on the NIET Teaching and Learning Standards rubric.
  • Partners with Texas Tech University and other institutions of higher education in the state to improve the preparation of new teachers and school leaders and strengthen partnerships with school districts.