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 Teaching Standards Rubric and evaluation process are listed as an approved teacher evaluation model.
  • Partnered with Indiana Department of Education on a successful $41M TIF-3 federal grant to support educator effectiveness in 44 high-need schools over a five-year period.
  • NIET teacher leadership development highlighted as a model in the state Teacher Career Pathways program, with 5 districts receiving grants to implement NIET's initiatives.
  • Partners with eight traditional districts and five charter organizations for continuous school improvement focused on strengthening educator effectiveness and student achievement.
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

  • NIET Teaching Standards Rubric is approved as a statewide rubric.
  • Partnered with the Louisiana Department of Education on $42M TIF-3 federal grant to improve educator effectiveness in 70 high-need schools over a five-year period.
  • Partnered with 11 districts on a $49M TIF-5 federal grant to support school improvement in 89 high-need schools over a five-year period.
  • NIET supports 298 schools, including 22 traditional school districts and 4 charter management organizations.
Minnesota
Minnesota

State Highlights

  • Partnered with five charter schools serving high-need students on a $13M TIF grant over five years.
  • Partner school Hmong College Prep Academy moved from among the lowest-performing 5% of schools in the state to the second-highest achievement recognition.
  • Data illustrates strong improvements in teacher skills, teacher recruitment and retention and principals’ instructional leadership skills.
  • Minnesota's Q Comp System is informed by innovative elements pioneered by NIET partner schools.
Ohio
Ohio

State Highlights

  • Designed training and support tools around the newly created Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).
  • Built a customized training portal for the Ohio evaluators.
  • Over 11,000 evaluators certified.
  • Statewide implementation impacting over 100,000 educators.
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 Standards Rubric. Tennessee evaluators complete certification through the NIET Portal.
  • NIET, The Ayers Foundation, the Ayres Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation, and State Collaborative on Reforming Education established the Tennessee Rural Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) with 15 districts to support preparation and professional development for 2020-21.
  • NIET provides continuous support through online portal, with video library and training modules accessible to every Tennessee teacher.
  • Impacts over 78,000 educators in over 1,800 schools.
Texas
Texas

State Highlights

  • Partnered in the development of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), which is based on the NIET Teaching Standards Rubric.
  • Supports districts as a technical assistance provider under major state teacher initiatives.
  • Partners with Texas Tech University to embed the NIET rubric into coursework and clinical field experience to ensure alignment with district needs.
  • Direct work with dozens of districts across the state to improve educator effectiveness and implement the TAP System.