The Network for Educator Effectiveness

NEE logoThe Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) is a comprehensive system for enhancing the effectiveness of K-12 educators. It includes a web-based platform for storing and managing data on each educator in the building/district.The Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) trains administrators to make consistent and reliable assessments of classroom behaviors, content knowledge, and preparation of units of instruction and personal development plans. NEE also links local professional development opportunities to specific areas of need indicated in the five data sources.

This innovative system is based on the new Missouri Educator Standards and Indicators. It creates a common understanding among all teachers, principals, and administrators of the criteria, standards, and rubrics used for evaluation.

NEE focuses on helping teachers grow and improve. It assists principals in developing the skills of each teacher from the beginning, first-year instructor through and including mid-career and experienced practitioners. The NEE is a cohesive system helping administrators in their responsibility to improve teaching effectiveness in their buildings and districts.

The Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) is a collaborative effort of two auxiliary units of the College of Education at the University of Missouri: the Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and the Assessment Resource Center (ARC). The system was pilot tested by 22 schools in Missouri with formal training for over 150 principals provided in the summer of 2012.