EIN 20-2268389

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

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National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is committed to ensuring a highly skilled, strongly motivated and competitively compensated teacher for every classroom in America.
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Program areas at NIET

Niet pursues improving educator effectiveness and the National k-12 education system through designing and implementing effective, cohesive professional learning systems. We categorize our work into five service areas:the tap system for teacher and student advancement:the tap system remains niet's comprehensive approach to establishing sustained structures for building educator Excellence and increasing student achievement growth. Since its introduction in 1999, the tap system has led to dramatically improved outcomes for students and changed the trajectory of entire schools. Over 95 percent of participating tap schools are (see schedule o for continuations) high-need and serve diverse areas - from phoenix to rural Tennessee. Through the implementation of four interrelated key elements, teachers improve their instruction and achievement of their students. School improvement solutions:the school improvement solutions model is rooted in proven principles from the tap system and aims to create effective structures for teacher leadership and foster a culture for educators and students alike to excel. It starts with a strengths-based needs assessment and is built around establishing four key elements in every school: instructional Excellence, collaborative learning, reflective culture, and collective leadership. Based on each school's strengths-based needs assessment, niet designs its support to address the areas that will maximize and accelerate improvement and build foundational systems for success.rubric and observation systems:niet's Teaching standards rubric is based on nationally normed, research-based standards. It clearly defines effective Teaching and fosters collaboration around a common language and vision that leads to student achievement. The rubric brings a comprehensive focus on four key domains: instruction, the learning environment, designing and planning instruction, and professionalism. Niet's complementary observation system provides schools with a strong, valid and reliable instrument for seeing how teachers are growing in their mastery of the rubric. The observation system is based on multiple observations of every teacher, every year by multiple, trained and certified evaluators. All evaluations are followed up with a post-conference session between the observed teacher and the evaluator to discuss areas of strength and refinement with the sole purpose being to help the teacher improve.the rubric and observation system, in particular, are supplemented by niet's ee pass online portal, which includes hundreds of hours worth of videos that show effective Teaching along with evidence and scoring and which allows for online certification for evaluators. Ee pass also includes a data management system that provides real-time access to evaluation data, which enables leaders to connect observation feedback with professional learning and ensure consistency and reliability across observers.teacher and leader development:niet supports teacher leadership and professional learning systems that create formal structures and give teacher leaders the responsibility, accountability, and authority to drive instruction. Niet also provides coaching and support for other key roles - particularly to empower principals, district, and other system administrators to be instructional leaders - recognizing that building deep capacity rooted in rich academic practice is foundational to long-term success. Niet's work in this area consists of designing and supporting career paths and advancement for educators as teacher leaders, establishing school-based professional learning systems, and delivering an on-site teacher leadership series training that helps schools, districts, and states put teacher leadership at the center of efforts to improve instruction and retention.educator preparation partnerships:niet works hand in hand with over 75 universities to prepare a pipeline of the next generation of effective educators. By strengthening the connection between k-12 and higher education institutions, niet's partnerships effectively prepare aspiring teachers for the expectations of the classroom. Specifically, niet helps educator preparation programs embed research-based, effective principles from the Teaching standards rubric into coursework and clinical practices. This helps teacher candidates to better understand the components of the Teaching standards rubric and aspiring teacher rubric, how the indicators fit within them, and which descriptors demonstrate the indicators. Niet also supports training and mentorship for cooperating teachers who are partnered with Teaching candidates in a residency or student Teaching experience, which helps aspiring teachers receive coaching and feedback to be more effective.

Grants made by NIET

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Algiers Charter School AssociationImproving Educator Effectiveness$250,330
Greater Educational Opportunities FoundationImproving Educator Effectiveness$242,149
InspireNOLA Charter SchoolsImproving Educator Effectiveness$166,804
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Walton Family FoundationTo Support A State-Wide Network of Rural School Districts With High-Quality Remote and In-Person Learning.$1,982,948
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationTEACHER INCENTIVE FUND$8,485,918
Department of EducationTEACHER INCENTIVE FUND$5,051,539
...and 1 more federal grant or contract

Personnel at NIET

Candice McQueenBoard Member$329,266
Joshua H BarnettChief Executive Officer$288,826
Molly SearsChief Finanical Officer$161,095
Sara GastCos and Executive Director of Strategic Comm.$168,489
Kristan van HookSenior Vice President of Policy$234,202
...and 42 more key personnel

Financials for NIET

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,369,346
Program services$16,856,162
Investment income and dividends$140,717
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$32,366,225

Form 990s for NIET

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-11990View PDF
2021-062022-05-12990View PDF
2020-062021-04-27990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 2, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 29, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 25, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
June 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,982,948 from Walton Family Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsSchoolsEducational service providersCharities
National levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
7333 East Doubletree Ranch Rd 25
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Metro area
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
Website URL
(310) 570-4860
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IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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