Educator Effectiveness

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Educator Effectiveness Belief Statement

The State Board believes that students should be surrounded by effective educators throughout their learning experiences such that schools and districts develop effective teachers and leaders who establish a culture of success.

Nebraska Strategic Vision and Direction – Outcomes and Goals for Educator Effectiveness

Outcome Statement: Assure students are supported by qualified/credentialed, effective teachers and leaders throughout their learning experiences.

Goal 7.1: By 2018, NDE will develop and implement a statewide teacher equity plan.

Goal 7.2: By 2020, 100% of Nebraska schools will utilize performance standards and a research-based evaluation system for all certificated staff as aligned to Rule 10.

Goal 7.3:  By 2022, 100% of Nebraska schools will be staffed by teachers who have or are actively pursuing a teaching certificate with the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) and grade level(s) of the course(s) being taught.

Contact Information

Kim Snyder, Ed.D.
Statewide Teacher and Principal Support
Phone: (402) 471-4351


2019-2020 Educator Evaluation Grant Competition is Now Open

Grant information and forms


2017-2018 Educator Evaluation Grant Competition – Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2017-2018 Educator Evaluation Grant Awards!  Grant funds will help these school districts update or enhance their existing educator evaluation systems and processes, with an emphasis on system alignment to the Nebraska Model System of Evaluation.

Blue Hill Community Schools

Chadron Public Schools

Grand Island Public Schools

Seward Public Schools

Sidney Public Schools

Westside Community Schools

Policies and Reports

Guidance Documents


Effective Practices Rubrics

Professional Growth Plan Rubrics

SLO/PLO/Action Plan Rubrics

Forms (interactive/fillable)

Comprehensive Evaluation Forms

Professional Growth/Improvement/Assistance Plans

SLO/PLO/Action Plan Forms

Record Keeping Forms

Archives (note that updated, current versions of these documents are located above)