Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Indian River (66.86% 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%
Indian River
n = 465 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
48%
21%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Indian River
n = 466 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
48%
30%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
50%
21%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Indian River
n = 459 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
48%
16%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Indian River
n = 460 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
51%
21%

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%
Indian River
n = 460 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

18%
36%
36%
10%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Indian River
n = 461 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
39%
15%

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
Indian River
n = 400
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
23%
32%
32%
8%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Indian River
n = 400
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
53%
7%
1
0

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Indian River
n = 399
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
40%
20%
7%
3
1

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Indian River
n = 399
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
47%
9%
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Indian River
n = 398
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
49%
32%
8%
2
2

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Indian River
n = 401
 
 
 
 
 

1
57%
37%
4
0

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Indian River
n = 401
 
 
 
 
 

4%
69%
20%
4
2

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Indian River
n = 398
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
52%
35%
4%
1
0

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Indian River
n = 400
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
37%
14%
6%
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Indian River
n = 401
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
34%
42%
14%
4%
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Indian River
n = 400
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
41%
43%
9%
4
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%
Indian River
n = 404
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4
17%
18%
30%
30%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
51%
24%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Indian River
n = 465 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
47%
28%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Indian River
n = 465 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
37%

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%
Indian River
n = 467 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
28%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Indian River
n = 467 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
18%
52%
26%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Indian River
n = 464 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
10%
44%
44%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
12%
51%
33%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
53%
37%

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%
Indian River
n = 466 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
48%
22%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 448 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
52%
8%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Indian River
n = 456 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
10%
64%
23%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Indian River
n = 464 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
10%
51%
36%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

0
4
60%
36%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Indian River
n = 460 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
14%
55%
28%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Indian River
n = 461 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
58%
12%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Indian River
n = 451 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
18%
63%
17%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Indian River
n = 454 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
11%
63%
24%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 466 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
47%
44%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Indian River
n = 467 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
23%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Indian River
n = 466 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
7%
47%
44%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Indian River
n = 464 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
15%
45%
36%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Indian River
n = 467 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
10%
46%
40%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Indian River
n = 463 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
11%
52%
36%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Indian River
n = 464 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
6%
45%
48%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 459 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Indian River
n = 460 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
14%
53%
31%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Indian River
n = 461 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
16%
54%
28%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Indian River
n = 458 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
38%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Indian River
n = 446 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
54%
24%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Indian River
n = 456 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
54%
30%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Indian River
n = 459 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
13%
53%
32%

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%
Indian River
n = 437 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
35%
36%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Indian River
n = 449 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
14%
32%
52%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Indian River
n = 440 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
35%
37%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Indian River
n = 443 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

29%
37%
27%
7%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Indian River
n = 449 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
37%
18%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Indian River
n = 431 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

30%
38%
26%
6%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Indian River
n = 432 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

71%
22%
7%
0

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Indian River
n = 437 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

16%
36%
31%
17%

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%
Indian River
n = 451 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
54%
12%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 456 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Indian River
n = 455 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
54%
29%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Indian River
n = 452 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
51%
29%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Indian River
n = 455 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
51%
32%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Indian River
n = 457 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
4%
46%
49%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Indian River
n = 448 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
4%
49%
45%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Indian River
n = 441 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
6%
54%
38%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Indian River
n = 448 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
8%
51%
37%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Indian River
n = 435 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

3
6%
53%
38%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Indian River
n = 425 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
53%
31%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Indian River
n = 456 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
32%

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%
Indian River
n = 428 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
19%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Indian River
n = 439 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
20%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Indian River
n = 438 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
17%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Indian River
n = 436 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
60%
18%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Indian River
n = 430 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

3
13%
67%
17%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Indian River
n = 422 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
65%
19%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Indian River
n = 440 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
62%
22%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Indian River
n = 444 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
23%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Indian River
n = 400 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
58%
19%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 445 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
62%
16%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Indian River
n = 452 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
15%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Indian River
n = 413 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
19%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Indian River
n = 396 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

3
9%
66%
22%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Indian River
n = 433 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
45%
11%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Indian River
n = 444 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
57%
17%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Indian River
n = 447 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Indian River
n = 435 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
58%
15%

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%
Indian River
n = 447 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
59%
19%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Indian River
n = 429 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
48%
12%

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%
Indian River
n = 446 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
60%
21%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Indian River
n = 445 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
12%
60%
24%

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%
Indian River
n = 382
 
 

44%
56%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Indian River
n = 384
 
 

79%
21%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Indian River
n = 381
 
 

54%
46%

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

63%
37%
Indian River
n = 378
 
 

59%
41%

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

57%
43%
Indian River
n = 376
 
 

49%
51%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Indian River
n = 374
 
 

67%
33%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Indian River
n = 386
 
 

66%
34%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Indian River
n = 383
 
 

60%
40%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Indian River
n = 379
 
 

41%
59%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Indian River
n = 378
 
 

52%
48%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Indian River
n = 389
 
 

65%
35%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Indian River
n = 378
 
 

37%
63%

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%
Indian River
n = 388
 
 

69%
31%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Indian River
n = 389
 
 

76%
24%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Indian River
n = 384
 
 

49%
51%

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

24%
76%
Indian River
n = 383
 
 

24%
76%

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

6%
94%
Indian River
n = 381
 
 

6%
94%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Indian River
n = 382
 
 

10%
90%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Indian River
n = 384
 
 

54%
46%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Indian River
n = 380
 
 

27%
73%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Indian River
n = 381
 
 

45%
55%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Indian River
n = 383
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Indian River
n = 382
 
 

36%
64%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Indian River
n = 380
 
 

16%
84%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 404 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
23%

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

5%
15%
66%
14%
Indian River
n = 393 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

4
13%
67%
17%

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

2
13%
60%
25%
Indian River
n = 443 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

1
15%
60%
24%

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

1
7%
67%
25%
Indian River
n = 440 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

0
3
67%
29%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
Indian River
n = 451 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
6%
51%
41%

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%
Indian River
n = 443 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
15%
54%
28%

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

3
9%
62%
26%
Indian River
n = 449 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
5%
56%
38%

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

14%
35%
42%
10%
Indian River
n = 409 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
49%
18%

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%
Indian River
n = 440 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
50%
21%

 

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
Indian River
n = 399
 
 
 
 
 
 

80%
4
3
7%
5%
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%
Indian River
n = 392
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
12%
4%
6%
7%
34%
2
20%

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%
Indian River
n = 453
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
11%
2
10%
2
6%
5%
45%

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%
Indian River
n = 461 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
6%
36%
48%

 

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%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

92%
8%

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

86%
14%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

95%
5%

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

59%
41%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

73%
27%

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

85%
15%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

95%
5%

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

74%
26%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

82%
18%

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

70%
30%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

77%
23%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 753
 
 

92%
8%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

98%
2

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

80%
20%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

92%
8%

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

84%
16%
Indian River
n = 62
 
 

90%
10%

j. Other
Delaware
n = 646
 
 

74%
26%
Indian River
n = 54
 
 

87%
13%

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

70%
30%
Indian River
n = 56
 
 

80%
20%

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%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
28%
13%
5%
11%
7%

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

39%
32%
17%
9%
3
1
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 

34%
44%
11%
5%
5%

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

52%
28%
11%
5%
3
1
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 

44%
34%
10%
7%
5%

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 712
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
22%
12%
11%
6%
5%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

38%
28%
10%
7%
13%
5%

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

43%
23%
14%
11%
6%
4%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

38%
25%
8%
8%
11%
10%

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

35%
20%
15%
14%
8%
8%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
33%
16%
8%
10%
7%

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

32%
24%
16%
13%
10%
5%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
39%
8%
10%
10%
3

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

41%
21%
14%
11%
9%
4%
Indian River
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 
 

34%
31%
15%
5%
10%
5%

i. Other
Delaware
n = 591
 
 
 
 
 
 

68%
9%
8%
6%
4%
6%
Indian River
n = 55
 
 
 
 
 

55%
15%
13%
7%
11%

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%
Indian River
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

21%
19%
38%
21%
2

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

40%
13%
25%
17%
5%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 

32%
14%
32%
22%

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

31%
13%
31%
20%
5%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

22%
17%
36%
22%
3

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

36%
16%
31%
13%
3
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

24%
25%
31%
19%
2

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

34%
13%
33%
15%
5%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

24%
20%
36%
19%
2

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

32%
13%
32%
16%
6%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

24%
14%
41%
20%
2

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

37%
16%
31%
13%
3
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

27%
24%
34%
14%
2

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

33%
11%
30%
20%
5%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

31%
15%
34%
17%
3

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

35%
16%
29%
15%
5%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

29%
19%
39%
12%
2

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
35%
20%
6%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

27%
15%
31%
20%
7%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

33%
11%
31%
20%
6%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 

27%
14%
36%
19%
5%

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

29%
10%
32%
18%
12%
Indian River
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

22%
19%
31%
19%
9%

m. Other
Delaware
n = 583
 
 
 
 
 

59%
7%
21%
8%
5%
Indian River
n = 53
 
 
 
 
 

47%
15%
32%
4
2

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%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 

80%
20%

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

54%
46%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 

59%
41%

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

50%
50%
Indian River
n = 59
 
 

54%
46%

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%
Indian River
n = 53 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

15%
17%
57%
11%

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%
Indian River
n = 52 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

15%
19%
54%
12%

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%
Indian River
n = 48 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
27%
15%

generated Fri Apr 17 15:18:26 EDT 2015