Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Special Schools (70.83% 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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
15%
53%
29%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

15%
21%
47%
18%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

32%
32%
29%
6%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 

38%
47%
15%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
41%
19%

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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
33%
33%
12%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
38%
18%

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
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

4
11%
48%
22%
15%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
33%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

70%
15%
4
7%
4

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
26%
11%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
27%
31%
12%
4

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

26%
52%
15%
4
4

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
15%
26%
11%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
56%
33%
4

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
19%
11%
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
52%
15%
4

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
52%
15%
4

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%
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
26%
19%
22%
7%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

18%
26%
38%
18%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

24%
38%
26%
12%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
41%
35%

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
9%
44%
44%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 

12%
6%
61%
21%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
50%
21%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
56%
21%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
58%
9%

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%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 

30%
33%
24%
12%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

22%
44%
31%
3

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
33%
45%
3

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
53%
19%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
21%
58%
18%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Special Schools
n = 29 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
41%
14%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Special Schools
n = 30 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
47%
33%
10%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

16%
45%
29%
10%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Special Schools
n = 30 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
30%
10%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
12%
47%
32%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

24%
32%
38%
6%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
32%
24%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
44%
24%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
56%
29%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
6%
45%
45%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
55%
18%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
18%
48%
18%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

15%
26%
41%
18%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
44%
21%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
42%
10%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
39%
15%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
52%
18%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
47%
22%

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 

12%
38%
50%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
26%
44%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
3
21%
70%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
27%
6%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

44%
18%
26%
12%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

64%
15%
12%
9%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

41%
35%
15%
9%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

32%
38%
24%
6%

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

21%
50%
21%
9%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
41%
16%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
35%
41%
12%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
47%
18%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

15%
26%
35%
24%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 

9%
41%
50%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
3
53%
38%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
35%
32%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
13%
52%
26%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
39%
29%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Special Schools
n = 27 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

22%
30%
26%
22%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
47%
21%

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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
33%
9%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
48%
10%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
56%
12%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
47%
21%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
55%
6%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Special Schools
n = 28 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
46%
11%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
21%
45%
15%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

15%
21%
53%
12%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
15%
45%
27%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
21%
39%
24%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
58%
18%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
52%
16%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Special Schools
n = 23 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
43%
30%
17%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
36%
24%
18%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

31%
16%
34%
19%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
58%
21%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

21%
18%
50%
12%

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

21%
21%
50%
9%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

26%
38%
26%
9%

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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
47%
18%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
45%
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%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

76%
24%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

88%
12%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%

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

63%
37%
Special Schools
n = 23
 
 

61%
39%

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

57%
43%
Special Schools
n = 23
 
 

43%
57%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Special Schools
n = 22
 
 

59%
41%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

76%
24%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Special Schools
n = 24
 
 

54%
46%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Special Schools
n = 24
 
 

58%
42%

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%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

40%
60%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

68%
32%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

28%
72%

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

24%
76%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

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

6%
94%
Special Schools
n = 24
 
 

8%
92%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

8%
92%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

48%
52%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

40%
60%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

32%
68%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Special Schools
n = 24
 
 

17%
83%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
52%
12%

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

5%
15%
66%
14%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
10%
61%
19%

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

2
13%
60%
25%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
9%
58%
30%

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

1
7%
67%
25%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
Special Schools
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

26%
29%
35%
10%

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%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
41%
6%

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

3
9%
62%
26%
Special Schools
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
16%
47%
34%

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

14%
35%
42%
10%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
55%
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%
Special Schools
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
6%
52%
27%

 

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
Special Schools
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

67%
7%
7%
7%
11%

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%
Special Schools
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
8%
12%
31%
4
23%

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%
Special Schools
n = 33
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
3
24%
3
9%
6%
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%
Special Schools
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
53%
18%

 

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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

86%
14%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

59%
41%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

85%
15%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

74%
26%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 753
 
 

92%
8%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

80%
20%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

84%
16%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

j. Other
Delaware
n = 646
 
 

74%
26%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

39%
32%
17%
9%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

52%
28%
11%
5%
3
1
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 712
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
22%
12%
11%
6%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

43%
23%
14%
11%
6%
4%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

35%
20%
15%
14%
8%
8%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

32%
24%
16%
13%
10%
5%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

i. Other
Delaware
n = 591
 
 
 
 
 
 

68%
9%
8%
6%
4%
6%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

40%
13%
25%
17%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

31%
13%
31%
20%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

36%
16%
31%
13%
3
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

34%
13%
33%
15%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

32%
13%
32%
16%
6%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

37%
16%
31%
13%
3
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

33%
11%
30%
20%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

35%
16%
29%
15%
5%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
35%
20%
6%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

33%
11%
31%
20%
6%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

29%
10%
32%
18%
12%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

m. Other
Delaware
n = 583
 
 
 
 
 

59%
7%
21%
8%
5%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

54%
46%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

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

50%
50%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
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%
Special Schools
n = 0
N/A

generated Fri Apr 17 15:18:24 EDT 2015