NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Address
PO BOX 168
IOWA CITY, IA 522430168
Contact
Website: http://www.nc4ea.org
Phone: +1 (319) 337-1000
Nonprofit
NTEE: B01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
EIN: 26-0778560

Mission

NCEA'S MISSION IS TO HELP K-12 STUDENTS REACH COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS (CCR). REACHING CCR REQUIRES RIGOROUS ACADEMIC PREPARATION THAT SHOULD BEGIN EARLY DURING STUDENTS' K-12 EDUCATION. NCEA CARRIES OUT DATA ANALYSIS, RESEARCH, ADVOCACY, AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT THAT PROMOTE HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGHOUT K-12 TO HELP MORE STUDENTS REACH COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS.
 20102009
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2007
Subsection501(c)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area0640
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$1,149,825.00 
Number of employees0 
Number of people compensated >$100k10 
Number of volunteers0 
Personnel
Bonesteel, Susan
TitlePRINCIPAL CONSULTANT 
Name of key/compensated personSUSAN BONESTEEL 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$121,013.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,422.00 
PositionHighly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Dougherty, John
TitleSR. RESEARCH SCIENTIST 
Name of key/compensated personJOHN CHRYS DOUGHERTY 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$161,576.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$33,614.00 
PositionKey employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Ferguson, Richard
TitleTOP MGMT OFFICIAL/DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD L FERGUSON 
Average hours per week working for org3.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$44,887.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $1,018,233.00 
Fisackerly, Holly
TitlePRINCIPAL CONSULTANT 
Name of key/compensated personHOLLY FISACKERLY 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$135,487.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$29,133.00 
PositionHighly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Galan, Roxana
TitleFINANCE MANAGER 
Name of key/compensated personROXANA L GALAN 
Average hours per week working for org39.00 
Reportable compensation from org$105,183.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$18,131.00 
PositionHighly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Goedken, Thomas
TitleTREASURER/DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS J GOEDKEN 
Average hours per week working for org3.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$66,708.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $320,993.00 
Guidera, Aimee
TitleASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personAIMEE R GUIDERA 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$173,246.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$37,637.00 
PositionKey employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Jones, Roberts
TitleSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personROBERTS T JONES 
Average hours per week working for org3.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $51,500.00 
Neitzel, James
TitlePRINCIPAL CONSULTANT 
Name of key/compensated personJAMES NEITZEL 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$110,442.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$24,198.00 
PositionHighly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Reed, Charles
TitleDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personCHARLES B REED 
Average hours per week working for org3.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $56,500.00 
Rutherford, Jean
TitleASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personJEAN E RUTHERFORD 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$167,119.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,556.00 
PositionKey employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Spence, Janet
TitleMARKETING MANAGER 
Name of key/compensated personJANET SPENCE 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$117,028.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$27,895.00 
PositionHighly compensated employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Watkins, Angela
TitleASST VP/MANAGING DIR 
Name of key/compensated personANGELA HALL WATKINS 
Average hours per week working for org38.00 
Reportable compensation from org$155,344.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,396.00 
PositionKey employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO REACH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION BY RAISING ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS AND PROMOTING THE PRACTICES THAT WILL HELP MORE STUDENTS REACH COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS. 
Program expenses (total)$5,534,651.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
COREWORK DIAGNOSTICS IS A RESEARCH-BASED, ONLINE SERVICE THAT BUILDS CAPACITY WITHIN A SCHOOL SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN AND SUSTAIN TEACHING AND LEARNING IMPROVEMENT. THROUGH THIS SERVICE, EDUCATORS HAVE CONTINUOUS ACCESS TO INTERACTIVE DATA AND TOOLS THAT HELP THEM ANALYZE STUDENT PERFORMANCE, STUDY AND COMPARE EDUCATOR PRACTICES, AND INFORM IMPROVEMENT PLANNING. NCEA FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS TO GROW OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO FOSTER HIGHER ACADEMIC OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS: GOALS AND STANDARDS; CLOSING GAPS; HIGHER PERFORMERS; COREWORK PRACTICE FRAMEWORK; BUILDING CAPACITY.
Program expenses$3,126,077.00 
Program revenue$1,657,881.00 
Program descriptionCOREWORK DIAGNOSTICS IS A RESEARCH-BASED, ONLINE SERVICE THAT BUILDS CAPACITY WITHIN A SCHOOL SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN AND SUSTAIN TEACHING AND LEARNING IMPROVEMENT. THROUGH THIS SERVICE, EDUCATORS HAVE CONTINUOUS ACCESS TO INTERACTIVE DATA AND TOOLS THAT HELP THEM ANALYZE STUDENT PERFORMANCE, STUDY AND COMPARE EDUCATOR PRACTICES, AND INFORM IMPROVEMENT PLANNING. NCEA FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS TO GROW OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO FOSTER HIGHER ACADEMIC OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS: GOALS AND STANDARDS; CLOSING GAPS; HIGHER PERFORMERS; COREWORK PRACTICE FRAMEWORK; BUILDING CAPACITY. 
NCEA CONDUCTS RESEARCH USING LONGITUDINAL STUDENT DATA TO STRENGTHEN THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. IN ADDITION, NCEA'S JUST FOR THE KIDS INITIATIVE PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL SUCCESS USING WEB-BASED RESOURCES: COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORTS; HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOL LISTS; HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOL PROFILE REPORTS, AND SELF REFLECTIONS SPOTLIGHTING SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES SHARED BY EDUCATORS FROM HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOLS.
Program expenses$749,848.00 
Program descriptionNCEA CONDUCTS RESEARCH USING LONGITUDINAL STUDENT DATA TO STRENGTHEN THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. IN ADDITION, NCEA'S JUST FOR THE KIDS INITIATIVE PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL SUCCESS USING WEB-BASED RESOURCES: COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORTS; HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOL LISTS; HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOL PROFILE REPORTS, AND SELF REFLECTIONS SPOTLIGHTING SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES SHARED BY EDUCATORS FROM HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOLS. 
THE DATA QUALITY CAMPAIGN (DQC) IS A NATIONAL, COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT STATE POLICY MAKERS TO IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY AND USE OF HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION DATA TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. DQC PROVIDES TOOLS AND RESOURCES THAT HELP STATES IMPLEMENT AND USE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEMS, WHILE PROVIDING A NATIONAL FORUM FOR REDUCING DUPLICATION OF EFFORT AND PROMOTING GREATER COORDINATION AND CONSENSUS AMONG THE ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON IMPROVING DATA QUALITY, ACCESS, AND USE.
Program expenses$1,658,726.00 
Program descriptionTHE DATA QUALITY CAMPAIGN (DQC) IS A NATIONAL, COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT STATE POLICY MAKERS TO IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY AND USE OF HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION DATA TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. DQC PROVIDES TOOLS AND RESOURCES THAT HELP STATES IMPLEMENT AND USE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEMS, WHILE PROVIDING A NATIONAL FORUM FOR REDUCING DUPLICATION OF EFFORT AND PROMOTING GREATER COORDINATION AND CONSENSUS AMONG THE ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON IMPROVING DATA QUALITY, ACCESS, AND USE. 
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$5,946,762.00 
Program services (total functional expenses)$5,534,651.00 
Management & general (total functional expenses)$370,900.00 
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$41,211.00 
Revenue
Total revenue$6,415,138.00 
Program service revenue (total)$1,652,000.00$1,796,468.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$4,758,793.00$5,210,565.00
Investment income-$1,536.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$5,881.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$4,758,793.00 
Gross receipts$6,434,888.00 
Sources of contributions
Contributions from related organizations$2,000,000.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$2,758,793.00 
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$5,881.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$18,214.00 
Net rental income$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$15,189.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 
Accounting service fees (total)$36,926.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$0.00$6,782,089.00
Total assets, beginning of year$6,782,089.00 
Total liabilities$0.00$707,158.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$707,158.00 
Net assets$0.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$6,074,931.00 
Other liabilities$0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$53,116.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$468,376.00 
Advertising (total)$21,066.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$0.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$122,017.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members3 
Number of independent voting members1 
Financial sheets auditedTrue 
Relationships among key personnelTrue 
Discontinued or disposed >25% of net assetsTrue 
Tax year start date2009-09-01 
Tax year end date2010-08-31 
Accounting methodAccrual 
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with entity ownerTrue 
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990 
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue 
Final return / terminatedTrue 
Date e-filing submitted2011-07-11 
IRS schema version2009v1.7 
Filing identifier201121889349300432 
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