Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Smyrna (69.87% responded)
Delaware Elementary Schools (63.87% responded)
Clayton Intermediate School (84.00% 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%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
34%
8%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2887 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

16%
35%
38%
11%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 
 

33%
43%
19%
5%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Smyrna
n = 228 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
54%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2877 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
51%
18%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
62%
10%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Smyrna
n = 230 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
30%
47%
10%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2864 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
48%
12%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 
 

10%
19%
57%
14%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Smyrna
n = 232 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
46%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2862 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
41%
9%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
52%
5%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Smyrna
n = 229 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
47%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2842 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
47%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

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%
Smyrna
n = 226 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

20%
43%
31%
5%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2823 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

25%
38%
31%
6%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
42%
26%
11%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Smyrna
n = 228 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
34%
47%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2846 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
39%
6%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
25%
55%
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
Smyrna
n = 220
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
31%
27%
32%
8%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2502
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
23%
29%
33%
11%
2
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

42%
32%
21%
5%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Smyrna
n = 219
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
51%
4%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2508
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
52%
7%
1
0
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
47%
47%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Smyrna
n = 217
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
13%
1
0
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2491
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
33%
13%
4%
0
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 
 

21%
53%
16%
5%
5%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Smyrna
n = 217
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
42%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2490
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
44%
6%
1
0
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
53%
37%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Smyrna
n = 217
 
 
 
 
 

8%
53%
32%
6%
0
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2481
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
37%
9%
3
1
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
63%
21%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Smyrna
n = 220
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
43%
6%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2510
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
49%
42%
6%
1
0
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

58%
37%
5%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Smyrna
n = 220
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
30%
8%
2
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2512
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
29%
7%
3
1
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

63%
32%
5%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Smyrna
n = 217
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
48%
23%
2
0
0
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2482
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
52%
27%
4
1
1
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18
 
 
 

28%
50%
22%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Smyrna
n = 219
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
45%
30%
8%
4%
3
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2484
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
33%
12%
5%
4%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
53%
37%
5%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Smyrna
n = 220
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
37%
41%
15%
2
0
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2506
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
30%
49%
14%
3
1
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

53%
37%
11%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Smyrna
n = 217
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
45%
40%
10%
1
0
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2494
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
37%
44%
10%
3
2
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

53%
42%
5%

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%
Smyrna
n = 221
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
6%
17%
27%
28%
22%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2526
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
13%
20%
31%
32%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
42%
5%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
19%
52%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2863 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

14%
43%
43%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Smyrna
n = 232 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
16%
46%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2880 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
48%
24%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

5%
33%
62%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
10%
49%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2886 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
33%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

33%
67%

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%
Smyrna
n = 230 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
50%
25%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2880 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
50%
23%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

38%
62%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
61%
24%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2873 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
38%
52%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
39%
48%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2872 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4
14%
48%
34%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

25%
75%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Smyrna
n = 225 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
8%
50%
40%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2863 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
54%
26%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

25%
75%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
9%
49%
39%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2859 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

25%
75%

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%
Smyrna
n = 229 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2875 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
54%
21%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

29%
71%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 216 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
19%
55%
25%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2777 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
51%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 

15%
75%
10%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Smyrna
n = 223 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
4
64%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2838 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

3
10%
62%
25%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 1
 
 

63%
37%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Smyrna
n = 229 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
7%
55%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2869 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

2
7%
52%
38%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
50%
45%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Smyrna
n = 230 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
44%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2860 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
44%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

48%
52%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Smyrna
n = 227 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
12%
55%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2840 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
34%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

55%
45%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Smyrna
n = 228 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
61%
10%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2844 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

5%
95%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Smyrna
n = 219 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
14%
69%
15%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2676 / dk = 222
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
59%
16%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

5%
81%
14%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Smyrna
n = 228 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
6%
62%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2730 / dk = 167
 
 
 
 

4
15%
60%
21%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20
 
 

60%
40%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 233
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2893 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
38%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

57%
43%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Smyrna
n = 232
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
61%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2893 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
63%
18%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

5%
71%
24%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Smyrna
n = 233
 
 
 
 

3
16%
54%
27%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2875 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

52%
48%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
44%
23%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2862 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
44%
26%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

10%
48%
43%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Smyrna
n = 231 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2855 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
49%
30%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 

57%
43%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Smyrna
n = 225 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
20%
51%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2864 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

10%
48%
43%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Smyrna
n = 230 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2877 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
38%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 

40%
60%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 228 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
11%
66%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2859 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
23%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
50%
45%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Smyrna
n = 224 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
15%
57%
25%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2849 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
25%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

10%
43%
48%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Smyrna
n = 223 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
56%
22%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2835 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
52%
22%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 2
 
 
 

11%
42%
47%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Smyrna
n = 225 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
9%
64%
24%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2832 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
29%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20
 
 
 

5%
50%
45%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Smyrna
n = 219 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
53%
15%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2778 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
49%
17%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
68%
26%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
18%
64%
17%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2836 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
58%
22%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
58%
37%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Smyrna
n = 227 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
16%
61%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2836 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 21
 
 
 

5%
52%
43%

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%
Smyrna
n = 220 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
38%
27%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2746 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
31%
20%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
37%
26%
32%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Smyrna
n = 225 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
18%
40%
40%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2780 / dk = 117
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
35%
39%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 

30%
20%
50%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Smyrna
n = 223 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
36%
28%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
36%
26%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 20 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
20%
65%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Smyrna
n = 220 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

35%
40%
19%
6%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

34%
39%
21%
5%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

18%
53%
12%
18%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Smyrna
n = 225 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

21%
34%
33%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2784 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
13%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
32%
26%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Smyrna
n = 212 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

51%
33%
12%
4%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2676 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

50%
34%
14%
2
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

53%
24%
12%
12%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Smyrna
n = 213 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

22%
53%
19%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2673 / dk = 232
 
 
 
 

41%
37%
17%
4%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

25%
50%
12%
12%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Smyrna
n = 208 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

22%
45%
24%
9%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2725 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
36%
17%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 15 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
27%
27%
13%

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%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
55%
5%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2779 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
7%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 3
 
 
 

28%
56%
17%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 218 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
15%
70%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2765 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
17%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
63%
21%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
64%
20%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2815 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
49%
21%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
63%
32%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Smyrna
n = 219 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
21%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2805 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
45%
20%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
16%
59%
22%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2784 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
51%
23%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Smyrna
n = 225
 
 
 
 

1
6%
49%
44%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2824 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

2
4
45%
50%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 

32%
68%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
55%
38%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2803 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

1
4
49%
46%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 

63%
37%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Smyrna
n = 217 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
7%
57%
34%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2701 / dk = 157
 
 
 
 

4
10%
57%
30%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 

65%
35%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Smyrna
n = 218 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
30%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2723 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

67%
33%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Smyrna
n = 215 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2660 / dk = 185
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
54%
28%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 

53%
47%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Smyrna
n = 190 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
55%
19%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2442 / dk = 405
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
53%
22%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 15 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
53%
33%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Smyrna
n = 220 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
15%
57%
26%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2787 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
50%
26%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
61%
28%

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%
Smyrna
n = 194 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
18%
68%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2521 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
56%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

6%
62%
31%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Smyrna
n = 208 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
14%
67%
17%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2690 / dk = 165
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
62%
16%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 

59%
41%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Smyrna
n = 211 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
23%
60%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2684 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
54%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
59%
35%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Smyrna
n = 209 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4
25%
58%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2640 / dk = 218
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
55%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

24%
59%
18%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Smyrna
n = 205 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
17%
69%
13%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2578 / dk = 273
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
14%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 15 / dk = 2
 
 
 

13%
60%
27%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Smyrna
n = 204 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

1
12%
72%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2568 / dk = 283
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
66%
17%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

72%
28%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Smyrna
n = 214 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
55%
17%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2722 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
57%
18%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Smyrna
n = 214 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
12%
70%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2701 / dk = 151
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
64%
19%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
56%
39%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Smyrna
n = 202 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

1
12%
70%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2411 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
57%
15%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
56%
39%

 

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%
Smyrna
n = 214 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
29%
58%
8%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2739 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
57%
11%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

33%
67%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Smyrna
n = 222 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
55%
5%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2813 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
56%
10%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
37%
47%
11%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Smyrna
n = 189 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

4
21%
63%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2518 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

4
18%
62%
16%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
59%
12%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Smyrna
n = 163 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

3
15%
71%
10%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2362 / dk = 484
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
15%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 11 / dk = 8
 
 
 

9%
73%
18%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Smyrna
n = 204 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
43%
6%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2694 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

18%
39%
37%
7%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
50%
12%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Smyrna
n = 217 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
50%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2748 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
57%
12%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
53%
21%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Smyrna
n = 219 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
12%
73%
14%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2770 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

3
9%
69%
19%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 

79%
21%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Smyrna
n = 203 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
51%
3
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2662 / dk = 192
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
49%
9%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
68%
5%

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%
Smyrna
n = 213 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
56%
8%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2755 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
54%
12%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

32%
53%
16%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Smyrna
n = 200 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
39%
6%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2599 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

13%
44%
37%
7%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
56%
11%

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%
Smyrna
n = 214 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
64%
11%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2724 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
13%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
63%
16%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Smyrna
n = 217 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
66%
12%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2751 / dk = 102
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
64%
15%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
68%
26%

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%
Smyrna
n = 205
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2383
 
 

44%
56%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Smyrna
n = 205
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2409
 
 

71%
29%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Smyrna
n = 205
 
 

53%
47%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2387
 
 

50%
50%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

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

63%
37%
Smyrna
n = 204
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2376
 
 

62%
38%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

75%
25%

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

57%
43%
Smyrna
n = 203
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2358
 
 

57%
43%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Smyrna
n = 201
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2347
 
 

59%
41%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2400
 
 

60%
40%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Smyrna
n = 202
 
 

65%
35%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2388
 
 

64%
36%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

42%
58%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2382
 
 

44%
56%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Smyrna
n = 207
 
 

48%
52%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2374
 
 

53%
47%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Smyrna
n = 208
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2406
 
 

68%
32%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2374
 
 

37%
63%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

50%
50%

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%
Smyrna
n = 207
 
 

58%
42%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2430
 
 

68%
32%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

53%
47%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Smyrna
n = 207
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2442
 
 

62%
38%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

29%
71%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

39%
61%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2411
 
 

48%
52%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

24%
76%

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

24%
76%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

30%
70%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2414
 
 

20%
80%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

18%
82%

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

6%
94%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

6%
94%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2402
 
 

7%
93%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 

100%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Smyrna
n = 204
 
 

3
97%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2401
 
 

9%
91%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 

100%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2418
 
 

55%
45%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Smyrna
n = 201
 
 

17%
83%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2408
 
 

28%
72%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

6%
94%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

42%
58%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2407
 
 

49%
51%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

18%
82%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Smyrna
n = 206
 
 

34%
66%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2421
 
 

53%
47%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17
 
 

24%
76%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Smyrna
n = 207
 
 

28%
72%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 2413
 
 

37%
63%
Clayton Intermediate School
n = 17