Office of Educator Development & Support
Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF)
The NEPF is the statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and building level administrators. The NEPF webpage contains a brief history and a large selection of resources, including the rubrics, tools, protocols, research literature review, newsletters, along with training videos and materials.
Information regarding approved teacher education programs, including alternate route to licensure programs, the Title II higher education act report, National Board certification, and a list of approved providers of coursework for license renewal can be found on the Educator Preparation webpage.
Nevada Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators
Section 1111(b)(8)(C) requires that each state's Title I, Part A plan include information on the specific steps that the SEA will take to ensure that students from low-income families and students of color are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers, and the measures that the agency will use to evaluate and publicly report the progress of the agency with respect to such steps. The Nevada Department of Education submitted Nevada's updated Equity Plan to USED June 1, 2015, and included students with disabilities and English learners in looking at equity gaps. Nevada's Equity Plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Education on September 10, 2015.
Title II, Part A "Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund" authorized in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a State formula grant program to improve teaching in order to raise student academic achievement. Under this program, funds are made available to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and State agencies for higher education to support and help shape State and local activities that aim to improve teacher quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals. The program focuses on using practices grounded in scientifically based research to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers, and to give States and districts flexibility to select strategies that best meet their particular needs.