Principal Employer Satisfaction Surveys 

Principals across the state were asked about their satisfaction in the quality of professional preparation of teaches prepared at NNU. Survey results are listed in the table below, based on the following scale: 1=Unsatisfactory; 2=Basic; 3=Proficient; 4=Distinguished.

Employer Satisfaction of NNU-Prepared Teachers

Response Means, by Year

Indicator 2017    2018    2019     
This teacher applies the concepts, knowledge, and skills of their discipline(s) in ways that enable students to learn 2.50   3.61   3.20    
This teacher uses instructional strategies that promote active student learning 2.50   3.61   3.25    
This teacher uses knowledge of learning, subject matter, curriculum, and student development to plan instruction 2.50   3.63   3.25    
This teacher uses a variety of assessments (e.g. observation, portfolios, tests, performance tasks,
anecdotal records) to determine student strengths, needs and programs
2.50   3.41   3.05    
This teacher chooses teaching strategies for different instructional purposes and to meet different student needs 2.50   3.26   3.05    
This teacher evaluates the effects of his/her actions and modifys plans accordingly 3.00   3.58   3.20    
This teacher encourages students to see, question, and interpret ideas from diverse perspectives 2.50   3.64   3.10    
This teacher instructs in ways that support new English language learners 2.50   3.59   2.95    
This teacher helps students learn how to assess their own learning 2.50   3.59   2.90    
This teacher instructs students with a wide variety of exceptional needs 2.50   3.34   2.90    
This teacher honors diverse cultures and incorporates culturally responsive curriculum 2.50   3.50   3.05    
This teacher has a positive effect on student achievement according to state assessments 2.50   3.43   3.45    
This teacher uses technology to enhance learning and learning environments 2.50   3.69   3.20    
This teacher understands the value of working with colleagues, families, and community agencies in meeting student needs 3.00   3.46   3.30    
This teacher uses self-reflection as a means of improving instruction 3.00   3.36   3.25    
This teacher maintains accurate records 3.00   3.21   3.15  

2019: 67% response rate, 20 principals of 30 NNU-prepared teachers
2017: 22% response rate, 8 principals of 36 NNU-prepared teachers