Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Cape Henlopen (40.00% responded)
Delaware Elementary Schools (63.87% responded)
Richard A Shields Elementary School (83.33% 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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 178 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
40%
19%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2887 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

16%
35%
38%
11%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

12%
55%
32%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Cape Henlopen
n = 178 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
52%
18%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2877 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
51%
18%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
22%
55%
20%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Cape Henlopen
n = 178 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
17%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2864 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
48%
12%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
25%
55%
17%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
40%
14%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2862 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
41%
9%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
40%
17%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
50%
23%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2842 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
47%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
47%
35%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

25%
35%
32%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2823 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

25%
38%
31%
6%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

30%
37%
27%
5%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

15%
27%
45%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2846 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
39%
6%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
44%
5%

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
Cape Henlopen
n = 155
 
 
 
 
 

20%
30%
27%
21%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2502
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
23%
29%
33%
11%
2
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

29%
29%
14%
23%
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
50%
13%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2508
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
52%
7%
1
0
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
57%
14%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 155
 
 
 
 
 
 

35%
39%
19%
4
2
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2491
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
33%
13%
4%
0
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

47%
26%
18%
6%
3

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Cape Henlopen
n = 155
 
 
 
 
 

1
43%
49%
6%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2490
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
44%
6%
1
0
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
32%
56%
9%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
36%
8%
3
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2481
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
37%
9%
3
1
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

3
31%
54%
9%
3

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Cape Henlopen
n = 155
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
50%
41%
6%
2
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2510
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
49%
42%
6%
1
0
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
26%
57%
14%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
65%
26%
4%
1
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2512
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
29%
7%
3
1
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 

77%
20%
3

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 153
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
31%
3
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2482
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
52%
27%
4
1
1
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
51%
43%
3

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
37%
37%
11%
5%
5%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2484
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
33%
12%
5%
4%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
37%
40%
17%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
51%
10%
3
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2506
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
30%
49%
14%
3
1
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
43%
20%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
37%
45%
10%
2
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2494
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
37%
44%
10%
3
2
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
43%
43%
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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 156
 
 
 
 
 

3
17%
22%
28%
31%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2526
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
13%
20%
31%
32%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

3
17%
14%
23%
43%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 179 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
20%
54%
23%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2863 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
17%
55%
25%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2880 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
48%
24%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
30%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Cape Henlopen
n = 179 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
13%
54%
31%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2886 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
33%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

12%
45%
42%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
16%
53%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2880 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
50%
23%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
2
57%
37%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Cape Henlopen
n = 178 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2873 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
25%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
45%
34%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2872 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4
14%
48%
34%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
38%
41%
3

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
14%
55%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2863 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
54%
26%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 37 / dk = 2
 
 
 

11%
65%
24%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2859 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
67%
18%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
53%
22%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2875 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
54%
21%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
21%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 173 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
27%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2777 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
51%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

52%
47%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Cape Henlopen
n = 178 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2838 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

3
10%
62%
25%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
47%
50%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
5%
46%
47%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2869 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

2
7%
52%
38%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

37%
62%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Cape Henlopen
n = 179 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
2
55%
42%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2860 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
44%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

45%
55%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
11%
50%
38%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2840 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
34%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

45%
55%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
17%
52%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2844 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
47%
47%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
15%
54%
29%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2676 / dk = 222
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
59%
16%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
40%
57%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
11%
49%
38%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2730 / dk = 167
 
 
 
 

4
15%
60%
21%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

30%
70%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 180
 
 
 
 

1
6%
49%
43%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2893 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
38%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
52%
42%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 180
 
 
 
 

3
9%
62%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2893 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
63%
18%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
75%
22%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Cape Henlopen
n = 180
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
36%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2875 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
62%
32%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Cape Henlopen
n = 179 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
39%
31%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2862 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
44%
26%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
35%
47%
15%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
15%
47%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2855 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
49%
30%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

25%
55%
20%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Cape Henlopen
n = 179 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
15%
49%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2864 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
56%
38%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
5%
46%
48%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2877 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
38%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 177 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
46%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2859 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
23%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

7%
62%
30%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
44%
38%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2849 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
25%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

15%
52%
32%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
47%
36%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2835 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
52%
22%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

10%
55%
35%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
12%
51%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2832 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
29%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
57%
37%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 170 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
52%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2778 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
49%
17%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

7%
65%
27%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
49%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2836 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
58%
22%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
62%
35%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Cape Henlopen
n = 176 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
12%
44%
40%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2836 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
56%
41%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 169 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
39%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2746 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
31%
20%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
38%
36%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Cape Henlopen
n = 172 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
13%
38%
46%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2780 / dk = 117
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
35%
39%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
18%
33%
46%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Cape Henlopen
n = 170 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
40%
36%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
36%
26%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
36%
31%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Cape Henlopen
n = 173 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

26%
45%
24%
6%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

34%
39%
21%
5%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

20%
52%
20%
7%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
38%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2784 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
13%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

15%
22%
47%
15%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Cape Henlopen
n = 167 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

32%
37%
23%
8%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2676 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

50%
34%
14%
2
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

22%
35%
30%
12%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Cape Henlopen
n = 162 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

65%
27%
7%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2673 / dk = 232
 
 
 
 

41%
37%
17%
4%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35 / dk = 5
 
 
 

57%
29%
14%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 172 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
41%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2725 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
36%
17%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
32%
37%
27%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
52%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2779 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
7%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
62%
10%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 172 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
27%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
17%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
62%
32%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
44%
33%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2815 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
49%
21%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
2
55%
40%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Cape Henlopen
n = 173 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
40%
34%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2805 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
45%
20%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
37%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Cape Henlopen
n = 172 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
44%
36%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2784 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
51%
23%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

5%
55%
40%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Cape Henlopen
n = 173 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
7%
41%
51%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2824 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

2
4
45%
50%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
42%
55%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Cape Henlopen
n = 175 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4
44%
51%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2803 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

1
4
49%
46%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

2
47%
50%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Cape Henlopen
n = 167 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
50%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2701 / dk = 157
 
 
 
 

4
10%
57%
30%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
5%
53%
39%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Cape Henlopen
n = 167 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2723 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
61%
37%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Cape Henlopen
n = 168 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
51%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2660 / dk = 185
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
54%
28%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 37 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
11%
51%
35%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Cape Henlopen
n = 166 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
50%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2442 / dk = 405
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
53%
22%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
5%
56%
36%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Cape Henlopen
n = 173 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
34%
43%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2787 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
50%
26%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

12%
37%
50%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 164 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
56%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2521 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
56%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
64%
26%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 168 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
15%
57%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2690 / dk = 165
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
62%
16%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
59%
31%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Cape Henlopen
n = 168 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
57%
23%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2684 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
54%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
30%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Cape Henlopen
n = 166 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
51%
20%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2640 / dk = 218
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
55%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
55%
24%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Cape Henlopen
n = 160 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
52%
27%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2578 / dk = 273
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
14%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 36 / dk = 3
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 166 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
6%
63%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2568 / dk = 283
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
66%
17%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
67%
31%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Cape Henlopen
n = 166 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
49%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2722 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
57%
18%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
51%
26%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Cape Henlopen
n = 168 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
14%
51%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2701 / dk = 151
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
64%
19%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
54%
36%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 153 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
58%
20%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2411 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
57%
15%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
15%
64%
18%

 

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 172 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
53%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2739 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
57%
11%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
31%
49%
18%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Cape Henlopen
n = 174 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
57%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2813 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
56%
10%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
17%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 152 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
53%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2518 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

4
18%
62%
16%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
31%
46%
20%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Cape Henlopen
n = 145 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
57%
15%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2362 / dk = 484
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
15%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
29%
51%
17%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Cape Henlopen
n = 167 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
33%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2694 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

18%
39%
37%
7%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
50%
26%
13%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Cape Henlopen
n = 171 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
42%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2748 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
57%
12%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
41%
15%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Cape Henlopen
n = 169 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
61%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2770 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

3
9%
69%
19%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 40
 
 
 

17%
70%
12%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Cape Henlopen
n = 162 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

15%
42%
36%
6%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2662 / dk = 192
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
49%
9%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 36 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
44%
36%
11%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 169 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

14%
26%
48%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2755 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
54%
12%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
39%
16%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Cape Henlopen
n = 157 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

21%
41%
32%
5%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2599 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

13%
44%
37%
7%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 36 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
47%
36%
8%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 165 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
48%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2724 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
13%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
39%
13%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Cape Henlopen
n = 165 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
52%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2751 / dk = 102
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
64%
15%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 38 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
53%
11%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 148
 
 

56%
44%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2383
 
 

44%
56%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 

65%
35%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Cape Henlopen
n = 147
 
 

78%
22%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2409
 
 

71%
29%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

80%
20%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Cape Henlopen
n = 145
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2387
 
 

50%
50%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 33
 
 

52%
48%

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

63%
37%
Cape Henlopen
n = 149
 
 

66%
34%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2376
 
 

62%
38%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

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

57%
43%
Cape Henlopen
n = 147
 
 

70%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2358
 
 

57%
43%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 

68%
32%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Cape Henlopen
n = 144
 
 

65%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2347
 
 

59%
41%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 33
 
 

64%
36%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Cape Henlopen
n = 150
 
 

74%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2400
 
 

60%
40%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

77%
23%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Cape Henlopen
n = 144
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2388
 
 

64%
36%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 

74%
26%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Cape Henlopen
n = 146
 
 

51%
49%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2382
 
 

44%
56%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Cape Henlopen
n = 146
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2374
 
 

53%
47%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 

71%
29%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Cape Henlopen
n = 150
 
 

79%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2406
 
 

68%
32%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

91%
9%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Cape Henlopen
n = 150
 
 

44%
56%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2374
 
 

37%
63%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

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%
Cape Henlopen
n = 150
 
 

75%
25%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2430
 
 

68%
32%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

71%
29%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Cape Henlopen
n = 151
 
 

70%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2442
 
 

62%
38%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

77%
23%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Cape Henlopen
n = 148
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2411
 
 

48%
52%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%

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

24%
76%
Cape Henlopen
n = 148
 
 

18%
82%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2414
 
 

20%
80%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

14%
86%

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

6%
94%
Cape Henlopen
n = 147
 
 

3
97%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2402
 
 

7%
93%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

9%
91%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Cape Henlopen
n = 147
 
 

5%
95%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2401
 
 

9%
91%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

6%
94%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Cape Henlopen
n = 149
 
 

51%
49%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2418
 
 

55%
45%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Cape Henlopen
n = 147
 
 

32%
68%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2408
 
 

28%
72%
Richard A Shields Elementary School
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Cape Henlopen
n = 151