Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Capital (66.17% responded)
Delaware Special Schools (54.43% responded)
Kent County Alternative Programs (85.00% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Delaware
n = 5965 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

15%
35%
38%
12%
Capital
n = 345 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
43%
34%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 382 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
48%
29%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
53%
35%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Capital
n = 344 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
48%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 381 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
46%
22%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

12%
35%
35%
18%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Capital
n = 343 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
36%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 383 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
45%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

12%
53%
29%
6%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Capital
n = 343 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
50%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 380 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
52%
14%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
62%
19%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Capital
n = 341 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
41%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 374 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
48%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
37%
44%

f. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
Delaware
n = 5829 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
33%
6%
Capital
n = 339 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

29%
37%
31%
4%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 373 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

26%
39%
27%
9%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Capital
n = 341 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

16%
38%
40%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 376 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
38%
14%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

18%
35%
35%
12%

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
Capital
n = 311
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
22%
31%
34%
9%
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 268
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
19%
30%
33%
12%
1
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
43%
21%
14%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Capital
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
49%
6%
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 268
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
38%
38%
7%
2
0
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
58%
17%
8%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Capital
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
9%
3
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 268
 
 
 
 
 
 

41%
28%
16%
7%
6%
2
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

21%
43%
14%
14%
7%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Capital
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 

3
49%
36%
9%
3
Delaware Special Schools
n = 271
 
 
 
 
 

1
42%
46%
8%
2
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

71%
29%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Capital
n = 309
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
43%
33%
15%
4%
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 264
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
37%
16%
6%
2
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
36%
14%
7%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Capital
n = 312
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
46%
41%
10%
2
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 269
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
35%
11%
3
0
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
36%
14%
7%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Capital
n = 311
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
38%
14%
5%
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 270
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
29%
14%
7%
4%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

21%
29%
21%
14%
14%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Capital
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
37%
5%
2
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
54%
27%
3
0
0
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Capital
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
30%
15%
3
5%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 269
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
42%
28%
10%
3
3
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

14%
43%
29%
7%
7%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Capital
n = 310
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
45%
12%
2
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 270
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
41%
10%
4%
4%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
43%
7%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Capital
n = 311
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
46%
9%
3
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 269
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
39%
11%
2
2
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 

14%
43%
43%

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%
Capital
n = 313
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
15%
20%
30%
32%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 271
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
21%
21%
31%
20%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 
 
 

21%
29%
29%
21%

 

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%
Capital
n = 338 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
54%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 374 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
46%
19%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
65%
6%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Capital
n = 344 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
17%
48%
24%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 380 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
46%
30%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
41%
29%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Capital
n = 346
 
 
 
 

2
11%
59%
28%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 382 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
37%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

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%
Capital
n = 345
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
54%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 380 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
10%
51%
37%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

6%
59%
35%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Capital
n = 342 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 378 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
17%
51%
28%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
75%
12%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Capital
n = 344 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
17%
51%
28%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 384
 
 
 
 

3
14%
53%
29%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

6%
71%
24%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Capital
n = 342 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
22%
56%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 378 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
15%
54%
28%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
12%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Capital
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
56%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 380 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
59%
12%

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%
Capital
n = 340 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
56%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 379 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
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%
Capital
n = 329 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

9%
39%
43%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 369 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
49%
18%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
53%
20%
13%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Capital
n = 334 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
21%
61%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 364 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
22%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
69%
12%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Capital
n = 343 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
17%
54%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 379 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
52%
32%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

12%
76%
12%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Capital
n = 337 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 373 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
35%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
81%
12%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Capital
n = 331 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
27%
52%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 369 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
17%
55%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

44%
44%
12%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Capital
n = 337 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
49%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 371 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
58%
11%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
56%
25%
6%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Capital
n = 330 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
53%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 341 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

4
29%
56%
11%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

44%
50%
6%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Capital
n = 321 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
57%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 341 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
59%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
38%
8%

 

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%
Capital
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
49%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 365 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
24%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

12%
65%
24%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Capital
n = 345 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
32%
44%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 365 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
52%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

29%
65%
6%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Capital
n = 342 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
49%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 374 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
53%
26%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

35%
47%
18%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Capital
n = 340 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

20%
34%
32%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 367 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
53%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

24%
29%
35%
12%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Capital
n = 342 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
28%
41%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 376 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4
12%
58%
26%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

18%
24%
47%
12%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Capital
n = 341 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
23%
52%
21%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 369 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
14%
53%
31%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
65%
6%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Capital
n = 344 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
58%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 377 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

6%
18%
76%

 

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%
Capital
n = 338 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
57%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 373 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
57%
18%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

12%
35%
53%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Capital
n = 337 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
58%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 373 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
58%
20%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16
 
 

31%
69%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Capital
n = 338 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
28%
55%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 370 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

35%
59%
6%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Capital
n = 338 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
19%
59%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 366 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
57%
23%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
47%
18%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Capital
n = 339 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
40%
41%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
47%
14%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
53%
29%
12%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Capital
n = 340 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
51%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 369 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
55%
20%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

24%
65%
12%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Capital
n = 341 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
58%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 372 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
53%
22%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
59%
12%

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%
Capital
n = 323 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
41%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 353 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
37%
33%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
37%
25%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Capital
n = 329 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4
20%
44%
32%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 360 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4
17%
32%
47%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
25%
56%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Capital
n = 322 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
37%
21%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 347 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
30%
40%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

27%
33%
40%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Capital
n = 323 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

28%
42%
24%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 361 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

22%
32%
35%
11%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

40%
20%
13%
27%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Capital
n = 328 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

21%
38%
32%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 363 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

17%
26%
35%
22%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

27%
27%
27%
20%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Capital
n = 303 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

49%
32%
15%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 346 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

51%
31%
13%
5%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 

67%
27%
7%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Capital
n = 318 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
30%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 346 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

53%
27%
16%
4
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14 / dk = 3
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Capital
n = 317 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

18%
33%
33%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 346 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

16%
34%
34%
16%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

27%
47%
7%
20%

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%
Capital
n = 329 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

13%
41%
40%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 370 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
42%
8%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

24%
41%
29%
6%

 

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%
Capital
n = 327 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
51%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 358 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
55%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
33%
60%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Capital
n = 336 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
44%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 378 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
44%
12%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
69%
19%
6%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Capital
n = 333 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
43%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 374 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

13%
25%
46%
16%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

24%
41%
29%
6%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Capital
n = 337 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
43%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 371 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
45%
20%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

12%
47%
35%
6%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Capital
n = 342 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
7%
52%
38%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 375 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
10%
52%
36%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Capital
n = 332 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
9%
50%
39%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 362 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4%
8%
53%
34%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

24%
65%
12%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Capital
n = 325 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
58%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 351 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
12%
60%
21%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
65%
18%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Capital
n = 324 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
54%
21%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 346 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
56%
24%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
65%
24%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Capital
n = 321 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

10%
15%
56%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 343 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
54%
24%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
65%
18%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Capital
n = 289 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
44%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
51%
18%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 11 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
45%
27%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Capital
n = 331 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
51%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 370 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
47%
21%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
25%
44%
12%

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%
Capital
n = 304 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
48%
10%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 345 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
12%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
38%
8%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Capital
n = 319 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
61%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 355 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
66%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
53%
7%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Capital
n = 320 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
50%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 353 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
58%
10%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
64%
14%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Capital
n = 322 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
54%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 356 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
64%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
19%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Capital
n = 305 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
51%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 343 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 12 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
42%
33%
17%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Capital
n = 308 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
62%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
66%
12%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
47%
20%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Capital
n = 330 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
41%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 360 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
62%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
19%
56%
12%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Capital
n = 321 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
20%
62%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 357 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
64%
16%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
62%
19%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Capital
n = 307 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
48%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 337 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
57%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
69%
19%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Delaware
n = 5676 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
57%
11%
Capital
n = 324 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
22%
62%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 364 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
55%
14%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
69%
25%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Capital
n = 328 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
26%
59%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 370 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
58%
12%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

18%
71%
12%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Capital
n = 303 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

1
20%
61%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 309 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
56%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 11 / dk = 6
 
 
 

36%
45%
18%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Capital
n = 281 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

1
16%
72%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 281 / dk = 98
 
 
 
 

4
16%
64%
16%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 10 / dk = 7
 
 
 

10%
70%
20%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Capital
n = 317 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

15%
42%
36%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 353 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
44%
11%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

44%
44%
12%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Capital
n = 329 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
51%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 351 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
57%
16%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
50%
31%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Capital
n = 329 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
11%
67%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 356 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4
11%
63%
22%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Capital
n = 325 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
48%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 356 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
50%
9%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 16 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
69%
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%
Capital
n = 323 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
52%
10%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 356 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
54%
13%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

18%
65%
18%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Capital
n = 314 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

13%
44%
37%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 339 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
38%
9%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
47%
27%
20%

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%
Capital
n = 328 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
62%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 353 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
62%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

12%
65%
24%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Capital
n = 331 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
19%
63%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 355 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
63%
17%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 17
 
 
 

12%
59%
29%

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%
Capital
n = 303
 
 

48%
52%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 256
 
 

58%
42%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Capital
n = 302
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 256
 
 

64%
36%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Capital
n = 302
 
 

45%
55%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 256
 
 

60%
40%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

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

63%
37%
Capital
n = 299
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 257
 
 

70%
30%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

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

57%
43%
Capital
n = 290
 
 

51%
49%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 239
 
 

31%
69%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Capital
n = 288
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 243
 
 

41%
59%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13
 
 

31%
69%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Capital
n = 300
 
 

55%
45%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 254
 
 

63%
37%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13
 
 

62%
38%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Capital
n = 297
 
 

66%
34%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 248
 
 

47%
53%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Capital
n = 303
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 255
 
 

55%
45%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

71%
29%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Capital
n = 297
 
 

49%
51%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 253
 
 

57%
43%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Capital
n = 297
 
 

61%
39%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 256
 
 

75%
25%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 13
 
 

62%
38%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Capital
n = 298
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 251
 
 

53%
47%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

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%
Capital
n = 302
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 260
 
 

64%
36%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Capital
n = 301
 
 

49%
51%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 258
 
 

60%
40%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

29%
71%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Capital
n = 298
 
 

51%
49%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 257
 
 

51%
49%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

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

24%
76%
Capital
n = 299
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 259
 
 

65%
35%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

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

6%
94%
Capital
n = 297
 
 

9%
91%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 252
 
 

6%
94%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 12
 

100%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Capital
n = 300
 
 

8%
92%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 252
 
 

8%
92%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

7%
93%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Capital
n = 302
 
 

62%
38%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 256
 
 

46%
54%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Capital
n = 299
 
 

28%
72%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 255
 
 

21%
79%
Kent County Alternative Programs
n = 14
 
 

36%
64%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%