Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Lake Forest (80.47% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Delaware
n = 5965 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

15%
35%
38%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 236 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
40%
42%
10%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Delaware
n = 5951 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
50%
18%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
21%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
Delaware
n = 5943 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
45%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
60%
8%

d. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Delaware
n = 5921 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
45%
11%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
54%
11%

e. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
Delaware
n = 5869 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
46%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
46%
9%

f. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
Delaware
n = 5829 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
33%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

22%
48%
27%
2

g. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Delaware
n = 5890 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

17%
36%
39%
8%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
45%
4%

Q2.3 In an average week, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
Delaware
n = 5188
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
21%
31%
33%
11%
2
Lake Forest
n = 205
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
20%
33%
37%
9%
0

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Lake Forest
n = 206
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
55%
10%
2
0

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 203
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
33%
29%
12%
3
1

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Delaware
n = 5160
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Lake Forest
n = 205
 
 
 
 
 

3
48%
45%
3
0

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 205
 
 
 
 
 

3
51%
37%
7%
1

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Delaware
n = 5187
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Lake Forest
n = 207
 
 
 
 
 

1
49%
44%
3
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 206
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
60%
25%
7%
2
2

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Lake Forest
n = 206
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
55%
28%
3
1
0

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Delaware
n = 5155
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Lake Forest
n = 207
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
38%
36%
10%
5%
2

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 206
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
34%
50%
9%
2
0

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 206
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
38%
43%
11%
2
1

Q2.4 In an average week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 5230
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4
14%
21%
30%
30%
Lake Forest
n = 207
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4
16%
20%
30%
29%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
Delaware
n = 5912 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
54%
19%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
59%
20%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software, and internet access.
Delaware
n = 5953 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
47%
22%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
15%
53%
28%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Delaware
n = 5968 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

3
8%
58%
32%
Lake Forest
n = 236 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
4
56%
40%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Delaware
n = 5956 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
51%
24%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
34%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Delaware
n = 5932 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
55%
20%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
15%
58%
24%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Delaware
n = 5950 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
49%
33%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
49%
39%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Delaware
n = 5911 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 236 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
31%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Delaware
n = 5920 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 231 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
12%
58%
29%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5941 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
52%
20%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
52%
26%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
Delaware
n = 5696 / dk = 292
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
49%
15%
Lake Forest
n = 226 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
51%
12%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
Delaware
n = 5821 / dk = 159
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
Lake Forest
n = 237
 
 
 
 

0
8%
68%
24%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Delaware
n = 5906 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

2
11%
55%
32%
Lake Forest
n = 236
 
 
 
 

0
7%
59%
33%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Delaware
n = 5901 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

1
5%
59%
36%
Lake Forest
n = 233 / dk = 4
 
 
 

3
66%
31%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Delaware
n = 5813 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

2
17%
55%
26%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
15%
60%
24%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Delaware
n = 5861 / dk = 114
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
54%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 233 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
60%
8%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Delaware
n = 5493 / dk = 496
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
58%
13%
Lake Forest
n = 223 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
25%
65%
8%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Delaware
n = 5612 / dk = 373
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
59%
18%
Lake Forest
n = 222 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
17%
69%
13%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
Delaware
n = 5957 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
54%
30%
Lake Forest
n = 232
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
30%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Delaware
n = 5965 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
55%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 232
 
 
 
 

2
19%
67%
12%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Delaware
n = 5931 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

4
15%
54%
27%
Lake Forest
n = 231
 
 
 
 

1
14%
58%
26%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Delaware
n = 5899 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
42%
21%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
46%
20%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Delaware
n = 5913 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
50%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 229 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
53%
26%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Delaware
n = 5901 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

3
19%
53%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
22%
56%
20%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Delaware
n = 5932 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
32%
Lake Forest
n = 232
 
 
 

5%
61%
34%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Delaware
n = 5901 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
56%
20%
Lake Forest
n = 235
 
 
 
 

4
16%
61%
19%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Delaware
n = 5892 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
Lake Forest
n = 235 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
62%
20%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Delaware
n = 5853 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
19%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
18%
62%
16%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Delaware
n = 5845 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

4
12%
58%
26%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
14%
60%
24%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Delaware
n = 5727 / dk = 231
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
47%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 229 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
53%
16%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Delaware
n = 5832 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Lake Forest
n = 231 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Delaware
n = 5845 / dk = 117
 
 
 
 

4
17%
56%
23%
Lake Forest
n = 231 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
20%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have at your school in each of the following areas.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
Delaware
n = 5676 / dk = 328
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
33%
27%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
30%
40%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Delaware
n = 5762 / dk = 231
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
34%
42%
Lake Forest
n = 229 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
16%
37%
45%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Delaware
n = 5730 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
34%
33%
Lake Forest
n = 227 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
42%
31%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Delaware
n = 5716 / dk = 278
 
 
 
 

33%
39%
22%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 232 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

37%
35%
22%
6%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Delaware
n = 5764 / dk = 239
 
 
 
 

23%
35%
31%
11%
Lake Forest
n = 228 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
33%
11%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Delaware
n = 5526 / dk = 467
 
 
 
 

51%
34%
13%
3
Lake Forest
n = 223 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

47%
34%
15%
4%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Delaware
n = 5541 / dk = 462
 
 
 
 

41%
38%
17%
4%
Lake Forest
n = 232 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
26%
10%

h. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 5585 / dk = 412
 
 
 
 

16%
36%
34%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
41%
19%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 5757 / dk = 278
 
 
 
 

13%
34%
46%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
51%
6%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Delaware
n = 5702 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
57%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 225 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
16%
68%
13%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Delaware
n = 5827 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
49%
17%
Lake Forest
n = 227 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
55%
11%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Delaware
n = 5794 / dk = 110
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
46%
17%
Lake Forest
n = 231 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
49%
10%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Delaware
n = 5754 / dk = 145
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
49%
19%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
56%
15%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Delaware
n = 5845 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

2
6%
49%
43%
Lake Forest
n = 232 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
50%
42%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Delaware
n = 5737 / dk = 165
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
39%
Lake Forest
n = 229 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
4
50%
45%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Delaware
n = 5583 / dk = 328
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 223 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
12%
60%
25%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Delaware
n = 5647 / dk = 255
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
58%
24%
Lake Forest
n = 226 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
10%
59%
28%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Delaware
n = 5495 / dk = 395
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
55%
24%
Lake Forest
n = 222 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
54%
29%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Delaware
n = 5020 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
53%
18%
Lake Forest
n = 213 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
57%
17%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Delaware
n = 5767 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
51%
23%
Lake Forest
n = 228 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
53%
22%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
Delaware
n = 5273 / dk = 635
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
55%
11%
Lake Forest
n = 213 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
56%
12%

b. Facilities and resources
Delaware
n = 5570 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
62%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 221 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
67%
12%

c. The use of time in my school
Delaware
n = 5562 / dk = 345
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 221 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
56%
10%

d. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5519 / dk = 389
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
56%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 217 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
58%
10%

e. Teacher leadership
Delaware
n = 5334 / dk = 552
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 216 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
62%
11%

f. Community support and involvement
Delaware
n = 5260 / dk = 634
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
65%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 211 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
16%

g. Managing student conduct
Delaware
n = 5648 / dk = 259
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
55%
15%
Lake Forest
n = 220 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
12%

h. Instructional practices and support
Delaware
n = 5590 / dk = 307
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
64%
16%
Lake Forest
n = 223 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
70%
13%

i. New teacher support
Delaware
n = 5023 / dk = 863
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
57%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 202 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
55%
12%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Delaware
n = 5676 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
57%
11%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
22%
63%
12%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Delaware
n = 5806 / dk = 100
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
57%
10%
Lake Forest
n = 233 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
13%
72%
11%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Delaware
n = 5141 / dk = 772
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
61%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 217 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Delaware
n = 4774 / dk = 1105
 
 
 
 

3
14%
68%
15%
Lake Forest
n = 204 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
7%
71%
19%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Delaware
n = 5566 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

17%
39%
37%
7%
Lake Forest
n = 228 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

14%
41%
39%
6%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Delaware
n = 5673 / dk = 228
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
50%
10%
Lake Forest
n = 233 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
51%
12%

g. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Delaware
n = 5720 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

3
11%
68%
18%
Lake Forest
n = 230 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
3
74%
20%

h. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Delaware
n = 5537 / dk = 367
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
8%
Lake Forest
n = 227 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
25%
61%
11%

i. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Delaware
n = 5681 / dk = 198
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
54%
11%
Lake Forest
n = 232 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
14%

j. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Delaware
n = 5402 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

14%
44%
36%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 224 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4%
40%
46%
10%

k. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Delaware
n = 5631 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
59%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 232 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
66%
15%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
Delaware
n = 5674 / dk = 202
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
62%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 234 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
68%
16%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Delaware
n = 4956
 
 

47%
53%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

54%
46%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

73%
27%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

49%
51%

d. Special education (students with disabilities)
Delaware
n = 4930
 
 

63%
37%
Lake Forest
n = 199
 
 

62%
38%

e. Special education (gifted and talented)
Delaware
n = 4845
 
 

57%
43%
Lake Forest
n = 195
 
 

55%
45%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Lake Forest
n = 193
 
 

53%
47%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Lake Forest
n = 200
 
 

61%
39%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Lake Forest
n = 199
 
 

64%
36%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Lake Forest
n = 200
 
 

42%
57%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Lake Forest
n = 196
 
 

41%
59%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

65%
35%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Lake Forest
n = 200
 
 

39%
60%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Delaware
n = 5047
 
 

67%
33%
Lake Forest
n = 203
 
 

56%
44%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

55%
45%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

52%
48%

d. Special education (students with disabilities)
Delaware
n = 4999
 
 

24%
76%
Lake Forest
n = 199
 
 

35%
65%

e. Special education (gifted and talented)
Delaware
n = 4973
 
 

6%
94%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

7%
93%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

3
97%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

58%
42%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

28%
72%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Lake Forest
n = 204
 
 

50%
50%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

65%
35%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 

16%
84%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Lake Forest
n = 201
 
 

19%
81%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5023 / dk = 869
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
58%
16%
Lake Forest
n = 210 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5006 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
66%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 204 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

1
12%
65%
22%

c. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Delaware
n = 5471 / dk = 416
 
 
 
 

2
13%
60%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 223 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
10%
54%
35%

d. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Delaware
n = 5523 / dk = 339
 
 
 
 

1
7%
67%
25%
Lake Forest
n = 225 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

0
6%
64%
30%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5701 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

3
9%
57%
31%
Lake Forest
n = 229 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
34%

f. Provided supports (i.e., instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Delaware
n = 5444 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
17%
Lake Forest
n = 219 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
21%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Delaware
n = 5675 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

3
9%
62%
26%
Lake Forest
n = 227 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
9%
58%
30%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Delaware
n = 5181 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
42%
10%
Lake Forest
n = 215 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
51%
12%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e., pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Delaware
n = 5613 / dk = 265
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
48%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 224 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
53%
14%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 5124
 
 
 
 
 
 

77%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3
Lake Forest
n = 202
 
 
 
 
 
 

76%
2
5%
7%
6%
3

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 5020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
12%
6%
12%
11%
26%
2
17%
Lake Forest
n = 199
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
12%
4%
10%
11%
27%
1
21%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 5789
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
3
17%
4%
5%
4
40%
Lake Forest
n = 232
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
11%
1
16%
5%
3
3
42%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 5843 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
48%
32%
Lake Forest
n = 231 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
9%
52%
31%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Delaware
n = 757
 
 

88%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 

100%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Delaware
n = 752
 
 

86%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

91%
9%

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

59%
41%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

77%
23%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Delaware
n = 756
 
 

85%
15%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 

100%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

74%
26%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

82%
18%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Delaware
n = 749
 
 

70%
30%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

86%
14%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 753
 
 

92%
8%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 

100%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Delaware
n = 748
 
 

80%
20%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

91%
9%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator, or department chair
Delaware
n = 749
 
 

84%
16%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

86%
14%

j. Other
Delaware
n = 646
 
 

74%
26%
Lake Forest
n = 21
 
 

86%
14%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Delaware
n = 666
 
 

70%
30%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

86%
14%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Delaware
n = 715
 
 
 
 
 
 

39%
20%
12%
12%
11%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 

64%
32%
5%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Delaware
n = 714
 
 
 
 
 
 

39%
32%
17%
9%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 

50%
36%
14%

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Delaware
n = 713
 
 
 
 
 
 

52%
28%
11%
5%
3
1
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 

77%
18%
5%

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 712
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
22%
12%
11%
6%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 21
 
 
 

57%
24%
19%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Delaware
n = 713
 
 
 
 
 
 

43%
23%
14%
11%
6%
4%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 

59%
27%
14%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Delaware
n = 713
 
 
 
 
 
 

35%
20%
15%
14%
8%
8%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

45%
27%
14%
9%
5%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Delaware
n = 711
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
24%
16%
13%
10%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 

55%
18%
23%
5%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Delaware
n = 711
 
 
 
 
 
 

41%
21%
14%
11%
9%
4%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 

59%
27%
9%
5%

i. Other
Delaware
n = 591
 
 
 
 
 
 

68%
9%
8%
6%
4%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 21
 
 
 
 
 

76%
5%
10%
5%
5%

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

28%
12%
38%
17%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

50%
9%
27%
9%
5%

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

40%
13%
25%
17%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

59%
9%
18%
9%
5%

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

31%
13%
31%
20%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

50%
5%
23%
18%
5%

d. Using data to identify student needs
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

36%
16%
31%
13%
3
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 

59%
9%
32%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Delaware
n = 700
 
 
 
 
 

34%
13%
33%
15%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

59%
9%
23%
5%
5%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

32%
13%
32%
16%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

59%
5%
23%
9%
5%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Delaware
n = 700
 
 
 
 
 

37%
16%
31%
13%
3
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 

59%
18%
14%
9%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

33%
11%
30%
20%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

55%
9%
23%
9%
5%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

35%
16%
29%
15%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

50%
27%
14%
5%
5%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
35%
20%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

45%
9%
32%
5%
9%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

33%
11%
31%
20%
6%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 

50%
14%
32%
5%

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

29%
10%
32%
18%
12%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 
 
 

41%
9%
36%
14%

m. Other
Delaware
n = 583
 
 
 
 
 

59%
7%
21%
8%
5%
Lake Forest
n = 21
 
 
 
 

67%
5%
19%
10%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
Delaware
n = 707
 
 

76%
24%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

64%
36%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Delaware
n = 705
 
 

54%
46%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

36%
64%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Delaware
n = 706
 
 

50%
50%
Lake Forest
n = 22
 
 

50%
50%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 651 / dk = 83
 
 
 
 

17%
20%
50%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 21 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

29%
33%
29%
10%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 647 / dk = 83
 
 
 
 

16%
19%
52%
13%
Lake Forest
n = 21 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

29%
33%
29%
10%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 620 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
36%
14%
Lake Forest
n = 20 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

25%
40%
30%
5%

generated Fri Apr 17 15:18:31 EDT 2015