Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Colonial (65.71% responded)
Delaware Middle Schools (60.33% responded)
Gunning Bedford Middle School (50.88% 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%
Colonial
n = 475 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

24%
47%
24%
5%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

15%
40%
34%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

34%
48%
14%
3

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
46%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
53%
18%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
31%
38%
14%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
37%
4
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
44%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 

24%
31%
45%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Colonial
n = 471 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

16%
43%
36%
5%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1280 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
48%
13%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
41%
41%
3

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Colonial
n = 465 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
41%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

21%
31%
41%
7%

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%
Colonial
n = 466 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

33%
37%
28%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1260 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
38%
7%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

32%
29%
36%
4

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Colonial
n = 474 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

30%
45%
24%
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1277 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
42%
10%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

45%
38%
14%
3

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
Colonial
n = 410
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
24%
38%
25%
9%
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
32%
35%
10%
2
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
32%
29%
18%
7%
11%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Colonial
n = 413
 
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
57%
7%
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
47%
11%
2
0
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
54%
11%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Colonial
n = 409
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
34%
32%
10%
4%
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1156
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
44%
28%
7%
3
1
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
52%
33%
4
4

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Colonial
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
44%
44%
8%
1
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1157
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
45%
10%
1
0
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
21%
61%
14%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Colonial
n = 402
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
38%
6%
4
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1158
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
33%
8%
2
1
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

30%
48%
15%
7%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Colonial
n = 408
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
54%
37%
5%
2
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
41%
9%
2
1
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

50%
32%
11%
7%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Colonial
n = 413
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
47%
36%
8%
3
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1171
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
52%
33%
8%
3
2
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

54%
32%
4
11%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Colonial
n = 402
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
52%
28%
4
1
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1154
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
49%
28%
5%
1
0
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
44%
4
4

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Colonial
n = 408
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
31%
13%
4
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1159
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
33%
12%
4%
3
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
46%
14%
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Colonial
n = 409
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
42%
14%
3
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
44%
9%
3
1
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
41%
4
4

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Colonial
n = 408
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
38%
10%
2
1
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
39%
10%
3
1
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 

39%
61%

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%
Colonial
n = 416
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
11%
26%
26%
33%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1175
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4%
16%
23%
28%
28%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

4
11%
18%
14%
54%

 

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%
Colonial
n = 469 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
57%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
19%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
68%
14%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
44%
21%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
62%
10%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Colonial
n = 480 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
61%
30%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1296 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
3
62%
28%

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%
Colonial
n = 475 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
53%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
17%
54%
26%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
3
66%
28%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Colonial
n = 471 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
56%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
52%
28%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Colonial
n = 477 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
55%
25%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
48%
32%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
50%
39%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Colonial
n = 466 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
56%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4
13%
59%
25%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
52%
17%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Colonial
n = 477 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
59%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
56%
23%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
59%
10%

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%
Colonial
n = 476 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
55%
18%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1282 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
51%
19%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 

14%
62%
24%

 

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%
Colonial
n = 456 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

18%
40%
33%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1225 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
46%
16%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
38%
21%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Colonial
n = 460 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
17%
66%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1259 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Colonial
n = 470 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
17%
59%
21%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Colonial
n = 469 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
30%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1286 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
50%
46%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4
26%
55%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1262 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

3
22%
54%
21%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
45%
28%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Colonial
n = 467 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
38%
45%
4%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1266 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
50%
10%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
52%
3

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Colonial
n = 417 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

12%
34%
49%
5%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1192 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
55%
10%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

20%
44%
28%
8%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Colonial
n = 414 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
54%
5%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
58%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
37%
7%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
Delaware
n = 5957 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
54%
30%
Colonial
n = 471 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
53%
23%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1287 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
10%
52%
28%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Colonial
n = 475 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
52%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1293 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
52%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
55%
3

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
51%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
17%
56%
24%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
55%
31%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Colonial
n = 469 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

17%
29%
39%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1278 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
40%
16%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
14%
54%
14%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Colonial
n = 468 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
52%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
50%
22%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 

17%
72%
10%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Colonial
n = 464 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
52%
24%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
21%
56%
22%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
18%
68%
11%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1285 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
30%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
3
69%
21%

 

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%
Colonial
n = 475 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
57%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1274 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
59%
10%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Colonial
n = 472 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
50%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
21%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
59%
7%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Colonial
n = 469 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
51%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
54%
19%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
61%
4

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Colonial
n = 467 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
9%
66%
23%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
58%
26%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
68%
11%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
50%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1237 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
48%
14%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
52%
8%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Colonial
n = 466 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
23%
61%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
17%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
71%
7%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Colonial
n = 464 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
22%
57%
18%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4
17%
57%
23%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
55%
21%

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%
Colonial
n = 451 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

20%
39%
30%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1226 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
37%
28%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

19%
52%
22%
7%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Colonial
n = 452 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
34%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1255 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
35%
45%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
39%
14%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Colonial
n = 460 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

16%
40%
29%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1251 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
34%
39%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
36%
32%
14%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Colonial
n = 458 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

40%
38%
19%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

32%
39%
22%
6%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 

68%
32%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Colonial
n = 457 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

30%
38%
25%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

23%
37%
30%
9%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

29%
54%
14%
4

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Colonial
n = 437 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

68%
26%
5%
0
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1199 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

52%
33%
12%
3
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 

89%
11%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Colonial
n = 438 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

42%
42%
14%
2
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1212 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

38%
38%
19%
5%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

48%
48%
4

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Colonial
n = 448 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
40%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1200 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
34%
13%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

26%
37%
33%
4

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%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
43%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1240 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

13%
34%
47%
7%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 

28%
32%
40%

 

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%
Colonial
n = 463 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
58%
13%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1246 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
21%
62%
14%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
47%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
49%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
52%
21%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Colonial
n = 469 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
48%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1258 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
46%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
52%
14%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Colonial
n = 463 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
51%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1252 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
59%
15%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Colonial
n = 474 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
5%
52%
41%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
6%
52%
41%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 

52%
48%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Colonial
n = 459 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 

55%
45%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Colonial
n = 448 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
61%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1214 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
25%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
59%
15%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1236 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
58%
24%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
4
74%
15%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Colonial
n = 443 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
57%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1201 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
54%
24%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
8%
62%
19%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Colonial
n = 407 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
54%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1100 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
17%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

19%
15%
50%
15%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Colonial
n = 464 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
52%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
49%
21%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
45%
34%

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%
Colonial
n = 417 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
56%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1164 / dk = 119
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
55%
10%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 24 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
58%
12%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Colonial
n = 449 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
64%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
60%
14%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
69%
4

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Colonial
n = 451 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

12%
34%
47%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
12%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

24%
28%
44%
4

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Colonial
n = 448 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
53%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
57%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
38%
41%
7%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Colonial
n = 427 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
63%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
12%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

11%
26%
63%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Colonial
n = 407 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
61%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1151 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
12%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 24 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
54%
4%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Colonial
n = 454 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

14%
25%
51%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1231 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
52%
13%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
64%
4

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Colonial
n = 444 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
63%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1217 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
65%
15%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
22%
56%
7%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Colonial
n = 397 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
56%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 177
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
14%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

16%
24%
48%
12%

 

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%
Colonial
n = 458 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
62%
10%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
58%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
63%
11%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Colonial
n = 473 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
57%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1256 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
58%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
39%
11%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Colonial
n = 420 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

3
19%
59%
19%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1144 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
59%
17%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

22%
41%
37%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Colonial
n = 414 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

3
11%
71%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1029 / dk = 241
 
 
 
 

4
13%
66%
17%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
60%
24%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Colonial
n = 449 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

24%
41%
31%
4%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
39%
8%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

22%
44%
30%
4

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

16%
33%
44%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
47%
10%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

25%
43%
32%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Colonial
n = 467 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
12%
69%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1254 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
12%
67%
18%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 

10%
69%
21%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Colonial
n = 447 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

10%
35%
48%
7%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1210 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
45%
9%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
54%
4

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%
Colonial
n = 458 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
51%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1242 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
56%
11%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
41%
7%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Colonial
n = 442 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

18%
46%
32%
4%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1184 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

13%
43%
37%
7%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 
 

21%
48%
28%
3

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%
Colonial
n = 455 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
59%
8%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
59%
12%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
18%
64%
4

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Colonial
n = 462 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
60%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1239 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
64%
13%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 29
 
 
 

10%
21%
69%

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%
Colonial
n = 393
 
 

41%
59%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1123
 
 

52%
48%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26
 
 

54%
46%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Colonial
n = 393
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1124
 
 

75%
25%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

74%
26%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Colonial
n = 390
 
 

46%
54%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1119
 
 

54%
46%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26
 
 

42%
58%

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

63%
37%
Colonial
n = 391
 
 

66%
34%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1114
 
 

66%
34%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 23
 
 

61%
39%

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

57%
43%
Colonial
n = 386
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095
 
 

63%
37%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 23
 
 

78%
22%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Colonial
n = 389
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1082
 
 

60%
40%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Colonial
n = 394
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1118
 
 

59%
41%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

74%
26%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Colonial
n = 391
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1105
 
 

67%
33%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

74%
26%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Colonial
n = 390
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1111
 
 

45%
55%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Colonial
n = 384
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1099
 
 

46%
54%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Colonial
n = 401
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1121
 
 

68%
32%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

78%
22%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Colonial
n = 390
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1112
 
 

41%
59%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 26
 
 

38%
62%

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%
Colonial
n = 404
 
 

70%
30%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1147
 
 

69%
31%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Colonial
n = 404
 
 

56%
44%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1143
 
 

50%
50%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

41%
59%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Colonial
n = 396
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1136
 
 

47%
53%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

41%
59%

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

24%
76%
Colonial
n = 398
 
 

16%
84%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1131
 
 

24%
76%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

15%
85%

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

6%
94%
Colonial
n = 397
 
 

5%
95%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1130
 
 

6%
94%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

4
96%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Colonial
n = 395
 
 

8%
92%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1129
 
 

6%
94%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

11%
89%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Colonial
n = 399
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1134
 
 

54%
46%
Gunning Bedford Middle School
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap