My administrative team respects what I've done with NAATE and they actually took my advice. And for me to actually see what I've implemented in the building, and to see that it actually worked with the staff – it was very groundbreaking."
– La Toya 5th Grade Reading Teacher Brick Church College Prep
The outlay of money compared to finding new teachers, or paying for a professional development who does not understand our context or our reality, pales in comparison to what our current members of our school community are doing once they come back and share with their colleagues."
– Morty Ballen Principal Explore Charter School
We can see an immediate impact now and we can measure the impact. They have been the 'spark plugs' to re-engage with issues. Measuring the success is going to be incremental. We will see [even more] success two or three years down the road, because the teachers we have chosen we believe will be key leaders within educational reform."
– Dylan Gruver Director of HR Friendship Public Charter School
Retention: Thus far, NAATE graduates stay in classroom teaching longer than their peers, and stay in school buildings longer overall.
NAATE graduates since 2013 remain in classroom teaching at a 39% greater rate than their national peers (79% vs. 57%). Another 15% remain in schools as leaders.
Performance Improvement: Principals of Teacher Fellows report marked improvement in their classroom practice and ability to support and lead their peers.
Program Quality: 91% of NAATE participants rate NAATE experience as far better than all other professional learning (and in many cases their masters programs).
Preliminary Student Outcome Impact: Average increase in student proficiency rates of researched NAATE graduates exceeds network rates and early measure = 8.9% increase. (NB: researchers would say that these results are coincident with NAATE program participation not correlated to or caused by NAATE participation).