Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Academy of Dover (84.21% 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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
44%
31%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
44%
31%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
37%
37%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
47%
13%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 
 

20%
33%
33%
13%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 

47%
47%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

50%
37%
12%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

44%
37%
19%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

56%
25%
19%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 

7%
67%
27%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
19%
12%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

31%
50%
19%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

37%
56%
6%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
25%
19%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
69%
19%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
50%
31%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

75%
25%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
56%
25%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

50%
50%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 

29%
64%
7%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
62%
19%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

75%
25%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
53%
13%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

33%
47%
20%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Academy of Dover
n = 12 / dk = 4
 
 
 

17%
58%
25%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
56%
19%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

50%
50%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
47%
40%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
50%
44%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 

13%
47%
40%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

50%
50%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

27%
33%
40%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

37%
31%
31%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
43%
36%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
56%
37%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
37%
44%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
37%
56%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
44%
37%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
53%
27%
7%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
40%
33%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 

79%
14%
7%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 3
 
 
 

46%
38%
15%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

46%
23%
15%
15%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
47%
47%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
77%
8%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
53%
27%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
47%
27%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 

29%
43%
29%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
62%
31%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 

7%
60%
33%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 3
 
 
 

8%
62%
31%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Academy of Dover
n = 12 / dk = 4
 
 
 

17%
58%
25%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
50%
25%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 11 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
36%
27%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 12 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
58%
25%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
57%
21%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
44%
31%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
50%
29%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
53%
27%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
36%
29%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
47%
40%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
33%
47%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Academy of Dover
n = 9 / dk = 7
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
44%
25%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
47%
40%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
56%
37%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
47%
27%
20%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
62%
19%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
36%
21%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 

67%
33%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

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

63%
37%
Academy of Dover
n = 14
 

100%

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

57%
43%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

87%
12%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

81%
19%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

31%
69%

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

24%
76%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

6%
94%

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

6%
94%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 

100%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 

100%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

12%
87%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 

13%
87%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

 

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 11 / dk = 5
 
 

55%
45%

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

5%
15%
66%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 2
 
 

77%
23%

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

2
13%
60%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 14 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
43%
50%

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

1
7%
67%
25%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
56%
37%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
60%
27%

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

3
9%
62%
26%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
56%
37%

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

14%
35%
42%
10%
Academy of Dover
n = 13 / dk = 3
 
 
 

38%
31%
31%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
62%
31%

 

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
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 

67%
7%
13%
7%
7%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
13%
7%
20%
13%
7%
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%
Academy of Dover
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
13%
13%
7%
7%
47%

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%
Academy of Dover
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
62%
31%

 

New Teacher Support

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


a. Formally assigned mentor
Delaware
n = 757
 
 

88%
12%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

86%
14%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 751
 
 

59%
41%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

85%
15%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

74%
26%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 753
 
 

92%
8%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

80%
20%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

84%
16%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

j. Other
Delaware
n = 646
 
 

74%
26%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

70%
30%
Academy of Dover
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%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

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

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

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

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 712
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i. Other
Delaware
n = 591
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

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

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 699
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

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

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 

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

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 

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

m. Other
Delaware
n = 583
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

54%
46%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

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

50%
50%
Academy of Dover
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%
Academy of Dover
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%
Academy of Dover
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%
Academy of Dover
n = 0
N/A

generated Fri Apr 17 15:18:23 EDT 2015