Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Aspira Academy (85.00% 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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
22%
56%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
33%
44%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
78%
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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

44%
11%
44%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
11%
33%

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
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
25%
12%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

50%
50%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 
 
 

37%
12%
12%
25%
12%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

62%
25%
12%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

50%
25%
25%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
12%
12%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

37%
50%
12%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
25%
12%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

62%
25%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

25%
75%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

12%
37%
50%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
11%
67%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 

100%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
44%
33%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 

75%
25%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

37%
62%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 

100%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
33%
56%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
44%
22%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

25%
37%
37%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Aspira Academy
n = 7 / dk = 2
 
 
 

29%
29%
43%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
12%
75%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
78%
11%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
44%
33%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

22%
78%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Aspira Academy
n = 6 / dk = 3
 
 

33%
67%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 

62%
37%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
44%
33%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 

62%
37%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
56%
11%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

78%
22%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
78%
11%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Aspira Academy
n = 7 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
43%
43%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

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

63%
37%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

57%
43%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

24%
76%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

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

6%
94%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

37%
62%

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

5%
15%
66%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

37%
62%

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

2
13%
60%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

12%
25%
62%

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

1
7%
67%
25%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

12%
37%
50%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

25%
62%
12%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 
 

25%
62%
12%

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

3
9%
62%
26%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

50%
50%

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

14%
35%
42%
10%
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

12%
87%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 7 / dk = 1
 
 
 

29%
14%
57%

 

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
Aspira Academy
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 7
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 
 

44%
11%
44%

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

 

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

86%
14%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

59%
41%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

85%
15%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

74%
26%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 753
 
 

92%
8%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

80%
20%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

84%
16%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

j. Other
Delaware
n = 646
 
 

74%
26%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

39%
32%
17%
9%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

52%
28%
11%
5%
3
1
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 712
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
22%
12%
11%
6%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

43%
23%
14%
11%
6%
4%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

35%
20%
15%
14%
8%
8%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

32%
24%
16%
13%
10%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

41%
21%
14%
11%
9%
4%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

i. Other
Delaware
n = 591
 
 
 
 
 
 

68%
9%
8%
6%
4%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

40%
13%
25%
17%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

31%
13%
31%
20%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

36%
16%
31%
13%
3
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

34%
13%
33%
15%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

32%
13%
32%
16%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

37%
16%
31%
13%
3
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

33%
11%
30%
20%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

35%
16%
29%
15%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
35%
20%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

33%
11%
31%
20%
6%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

29%
10%
32%
18%
12%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

m. Other
Delaware
n = 583
 
 
 
 
 

59%
7%
21%
8%
5%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

54%
46%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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

50%
50%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

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%
Aspira Academy
n = 0
N/A

generated Fri Apr 17 15:18:29 EDT 2015