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National Institute for Excellence In Teaching

Recognizing that an effective teacher is the single most important school-based factor impacting student achievement, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is committed to ensuring every classroom in America with a highly skilled, strongly motivated and competitively compensated teacher.

NIET supports states, districts and schools in attracting, developing, supporting and retaining high-quality human capital in order to raise achievement levels for all students.

Equipped with a diverse staff, including educators, researchers and policy experts, NIET seeks to accomplish this mission by developing comprehensive systems and tools in order to increase educator effectiveness. By partnering with states, districts and schools, NIET works to implement educator effectiveness best practices, as well as offer a comprehensive reform through the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement.

NIET's services range from strategic planning and assistance in the design to development and implementation of educator effectiveness policies and systems in the areas of educator evaluation, career pathways and teacher leadership, performance-based compensation and school-based professional development. We offer online tools and resources to support individual, school and district work to improve classroom practice and meet instructional goals.

NIET supports districts and schools to implement the comprehensive TAP System, an educator effectiveness model that restructures and revitalizes the teaching profession by providing teachers with powerful opportunities for career advancement, ongoing professional development, a fair evaluation system and performance-based compensation.

Working together with teachers, administrators, teacher associations, government, foundations, corporations and other leaders in educator quality and compensation reform, NIET aims to achieve the goals of Educator Excellence…Student Achievement…Opportunities for all.