Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Caesar Rodney (65.84% responded)
Delaware Middle Schools (60.33% responded)
Fred Fifer Middle School (56.45% 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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
34%
40%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

15%
40%
34%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

30%
43%
23%
3

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Caesar Rodney
n = 345
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
52%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
53%
18%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
71%
19%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
43%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
44%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
52%
35%
6%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Caesar Rodney
n = 340 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

11%
42%
39%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1280 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
48%
13%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
48%
48%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
46%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
42%
48%
6%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 336 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

25%
34%
35%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1260 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
38%
7%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

28%
48%
21%
3

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Caesar Rodney
n = 340 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

19%
40%
35%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1277 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
42%
10%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 

45%
55%

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
Caesar Rodney
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
25%
45%
9%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
32%
35%
10%
2
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
44%
7%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Caesar Rodney
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
51%
7%
3
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
47%
11%
2
0
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
70%
7%
4

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 304
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
33%
12%
5%
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1156
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
44%
28%
7%
3
1
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
41%
4

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Caesar Rodney
n = 305
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
44%
7%
2
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1157
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
45%
10%
1
0
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
33%
48%
15%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 307
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
47%
32%
10%
4%
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1158
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
33%
8%
2
1
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
41%
48%
7%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Caesar Rodney
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
48%
41%
8%
2
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
41%
9%
2
1
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

52%
44%
4

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
8%
3
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1171
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
52%
33%
8%
3
2
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 

4
44%
52%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
28%
5%
1
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1154
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
49%
28%
5%
1
0
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
37%
41%
7%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Caesar Rodney
n = 307
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
38%
29%
12%
5%
5%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1159
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
33%
12%
4%
3
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

27%
38%
23%
8%
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
43%
15%
5%
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
44%
9%
3
1
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
56%
15%
4

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Caesar Rodney
n = 307
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
46%
32%
12%
2
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
39%
10%
3
1
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
33%
52%
11%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
2
13%
21%
34%
30%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1175
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4%
16%
23%
28%
28%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
15%
37%
30%

 

Facilities and Resources

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


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

7%
21%
54%
19%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
53%
16%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
19%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
30%
60%
7%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
16%
49%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
44%
21%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
42%
26%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
5%
57%
36%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1296 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

6%
61%
32%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
55%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
17%
54%
26%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
19%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
58%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
10%
68%
19%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Caesar Rodney
n = 342 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
48%
32%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
68%
23%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Caesar Rodney
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
52%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4
13%
59%
25%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
71%
19%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Caesar Rodney
n = 342 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
11%
58%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
56%
23%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
71%
19%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
52%
25%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1282 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
51%
19%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
19%
55%
23%

 

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 330 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
49%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1225 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
46%
16%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
50%
7%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
12%
59%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1259 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

16%
74%
10%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
49%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

16%
65%
19%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
6%
60%
33%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1286 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

6%
74%
19%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Caesar Rodney
n = 340 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
17%
52%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1262 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

3
22%
54%
21%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
23%
55%
19%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
53%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1266 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
50%
10%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
39%
52%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Caesar Rodney
n = 319 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
57%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1192 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
55%
10%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
58%
6%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Caesar Rodney
n = 335 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
58%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
23%
67%
7%

 

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
50%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1287 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
57%
17%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
49%
16%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1293 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
52%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
43%
10%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
56%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
17%
56%
24%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
10%
72%
14%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
27%
35%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1278 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
40%
16%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 
 

17%
30%
40%
13%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

13%
18%
47%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
50%
22%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
17%
52%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
21%
56%
22%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
33%
43%
20%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
56%
32%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1285 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
30%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 

13%
67%
20%

 

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
50%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1274 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
13%
70%
7%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Caesar Rodney
n = 344
 
 
 
 

12%
20%
50%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
21%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
68%
13%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

13%
25%
47%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
54%
19%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
58%
10%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
16%
53%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
58%
26%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

13%
6%
52%
29%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 336 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

17%
35%
35%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1237 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
48%
14%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
35%
19%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
48%
16%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
17%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
23%
58%
16%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Caesar Rodney
n = 339 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
49%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4
17%
57%
23%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
20%
53%
23%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 331 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
31%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1226 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
37%
28%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
45%
28%
21%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Caesar Rodney
n = 334 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
30%
45%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1255 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
35%
45%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
57%
27%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Caesar Rodney
n = 332 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
34%
36%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1251 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
34%
39%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
41%
28%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Caesar Rodney
n = 331 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

44%
32%
18%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

32%
39%
22%
6%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

36%
32%
25%
7%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Caesar Rodney
n = 335 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

28%
32%
27%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

23%
37%
30%
9%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
30%
10%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Caesar Rodney
n = 322 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

68%
24%
7%
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1199 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

52%
33%
12%
3
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 

69%
24%
7%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Caesar Rodney
n = 318 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

56%
31%
10%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1212 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

38%
38%
19%
5%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

25%
50%
18%
7%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 323 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

30%
39%
22%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1200 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
34%
13%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
48%
31%
10%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

24%
34%
35%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1240 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

13%
34%
47%
7%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

16%
39%
42%
3

 

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 334 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
46%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1246 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
17%
70%
10%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Caesar Rodney
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
27%
41%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
49%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
50%
10%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Caesar Rodney
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
33%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1258 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
46%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
40%
27%
20%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
42%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1252 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30
 
 
 
 

13%
20%
50%
17%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
8%
44%
42%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
6%
52%
41%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

3
68%
29%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Caesar Rodney
n = 340 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
8%
56%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
26%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Caesar Rodney
n = 327 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
58%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1214 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
25%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Caesar Rodney
n = 337 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
56%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1236 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
58%
24%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
7%
67%
23%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Caesar Rodney
n = 329 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
48%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1201 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
54%
24%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
32%
50%
14%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Caesar Rodney
n = 289 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

18%
26%
42%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1100 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
17%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
55%
14%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Caesar Rodney
n = 339 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

16%
22%
42%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
49%
21%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
35%
42%
13%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 311 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

17%
30%
43%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1164 / dk = 119
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
55%
10%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
18%
54%
11%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 330 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

14%
16%
55%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
60%
14%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
55%
17%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Caesar Rodney
n = 334 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

16%
29%
43%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
12%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
27%
47%
13%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Caesar Rodney
n = 333 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
45%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
57%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
27%
43%
17%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Caesar Rodney
n = 315 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
48%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
12%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
57%
14%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 318 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
58%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1151 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
12%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
52%
14%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Caesar Rodney
n = 336 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
50%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1231 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
52%
13%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
39%
13%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Caesar Rodney
n = 335 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

10%
16%
58%
16%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1217 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
65%
15%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
13%
58%
19%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 303 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

13%
20%
53%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 177
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
14%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
57%
21%

 

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
58%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

3
26%
55%
16%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Caesar Rodney
n = 343 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
53%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1256 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
58%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

26%
61%
13%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 308 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
57%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1144 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
59%
17%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
73%
7%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Caesar Rodney
n = 271 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
66%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1029 / dk = 241
 
 
 
 

4
13%
66%
17%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 5
 
 
 

12%
81%
8%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Caesar Rodney
n = 333 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

20%
37%
35%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
39%
8%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
57%
3

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
50%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
47%
10%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 

33%
53%
13%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Caesar Rodney
n = 341 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
11%
68%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1254 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
12%
67%
18%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

10%
74%
16%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Caesar Rodney
n = 336 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

14%
38%
40%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1210 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
45%
9%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
47%
37%
7%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 338 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
49%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1242 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
56%
11%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
27%
60%
10%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Caesar Rodney
n = 324 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

20%
42%
31%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1184 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

13%
43%
37%
7%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
40%
37%
7%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 336 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

13%
22%
52%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
59%
12%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 

23%
65%
13%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Caesar Rodney
n = 340 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
56%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1239 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
64%
13%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
70%
13%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 301
 
 

46%
54%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1123
 
 

52%
48%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 26
 
 

54%
46%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Caesar Rodney
n = 305
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1124
 
 

75%
25%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

89%
11%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Caesar Rodney
n = 303
 
 

55%
45%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1119
 
 

54%
46%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

41%
59%

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

63%
37%
Caesar Rodney
n = 301
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1114
 
 

66%
34%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

26%
74%

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

57%
43%
Caesar Rodney
n = 292
 
 

55%
45%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095
 
 

63%
37%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 25
 
 

36%
64%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Caesar Rodney
n = 283
 
 

48%
52%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1082
 
 

60%
40%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

63%
37%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Caesar Rodney
n = 302
 
 

64%
36%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1118
 
 

59%
41%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Caesar Rodney
n = 292
 
 

58%
42%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1105
 
 

67%
33%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

48%
52%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Caesar Rodney
n = 298
 
 

42%
58%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1111
 
 

45%
55%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

22%
78%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Caesar Rodney
n = 299
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1099
 
 

46%
54%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Caesar Rodney
n = 301
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1121
 
 

68%
32%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Caesar Rodney
n = 296
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1112
 
 

41%
59%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

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%
Caesar Rodney
n = 307
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1147
 
 

69%
31%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

89%
11%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Caesar Rodney
n = 304
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1143
 
 

50%
50%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

37%
63%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Caesar Rodney
n = 304
 
 

38%
62%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1136
 
 

47%
53%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

41%
59%

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

24%
76%
Caesar Rodney
n = 303
 
 

23%
77%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1131
 
 

24%
76%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

37%
63%

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

6%
94%
Caesar Rodney
n = 303
 
 

8%
92%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1130
 
 

6%
94%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

22%
78%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Caesar Rodney
n = 302
 
 

4
96%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1129
 
 

6%
94%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

4
96%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Caesar Rodney
n = 303
 
 

44%
56%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1134
 
 

54%
46%
Fred Fifer Middle School
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Caesar Rodney
n = 304