Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Positive Outcomes (58.33% responded)
Delaware High Schools (51.81% responded)
Positive Outcomes Charter School (58.33% 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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1408 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
37%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
14%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1405 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
46%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
14%
57%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1404 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
41%
10%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1399 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
49%
13%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1382 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

16%
33%
40%
12%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1373 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
34%
5%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1391 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
36%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%

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
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1252
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
18%
35%
31%
13%
2
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1249
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
49%
6%
1
0
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1241
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
34%
26%
11%
2
1
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1242
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
41%
8%
2
0
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1239
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
47%
35%
9%
3
0
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1247
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
42%
7%
1
0
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1250
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
28%
8%
3
1
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
33%
33%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1242
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
28%
4
1
0
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
33%
33%
17%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1243
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
28%
10%
3
2
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1247
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
38%
40%
11%
3
2
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1244
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
48%
34%
8%
2
1
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1258
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
12%
21%
32%
32%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1396 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
54%
16%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1402 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
45%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1404 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
9%
58%
29%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1405 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
50%
22%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1393 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
57%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1402 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
48%
34%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1395 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
53%
24%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1398 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
53%
20%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1405 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
47%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1325 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
48%
15%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1360 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

3
14%
67%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1383 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

2
16%
59%
22%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1382 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

1
8%
68%
23%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1342 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

3
25%
57%
15%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1380 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
52%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1284 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
57%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1328 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
57%
16%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1412 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
52%
20%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1414
 
 
 
 

14%
33%
44%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1403 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
53%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1392 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

18%
33%
35%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1399 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
50%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1385 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
44%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1393 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4
14%
58%
25%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1395 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
57%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1395 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
54%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1384 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
51%
13%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1376 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
61%
21%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1344 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
42%
10%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1363 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
53%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1372 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
57%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1351 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
34%
37%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1367 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
34%
44%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
14%
71%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1367 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
32%
39%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
14%
71%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1343 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

33%
39%
22%
7%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1364 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

31%
37%
26%
6%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1305 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

50%
35%
12%
3
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1310 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

39%
41%
17%
3
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1314 / dk = 102
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
31%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1368 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

15%
39%
40%
5%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1333 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
56%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1369 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
50%
11%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1357 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
49%
12%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1347 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
48%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1375 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1325 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

3
11%
61%
25%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1317 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
63%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1342 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
61%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
17%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1164 / dk = 217
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
53%
12%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1357 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
55%
19%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1243 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
55%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1312 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
61%
11%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1309 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
53%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1307 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
54%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

17%
83%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
60%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

17%
83%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1215 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
64%
11%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1335 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
53%
10%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1315 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
66%
12%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1180 / dk = 204
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
56%
11%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

 

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1338 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
58%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1367 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
58%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1170 / dk = 220
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
64%
10%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1102 / dk = 282
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
69%
12%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

67%
33%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1306 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

19%
42%
35%
5%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 

33%
67%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
17%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1327 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
37%
6%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
17%
67%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1340 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
68%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1309 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
46%
6%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1328 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
49%
8%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

43%
57%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5 / dk = 2
 
 

40%
60%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1280 / dk = 100
 
 
 
 

17%
45%
34%
4%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5 / dk = 2
 
 

40%
60%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1319 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
55%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1329 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
58%
10%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 

100%

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%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1194
 
 

47%
53%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1179
 
 

64%
36%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1180
 
 

50%
50%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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

63%
37%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1183
 
 

63%
37%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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

57%
43%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5
 
 

80%
20%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1153
 
 

57%
43%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5
 
 

80%
20%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1156
 
 

56%
44%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1188
 
 

56%
44%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1171
 
 

61%
39%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1176
 
 

45%
55%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5
 

100%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1171
 
 

47%
53%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1200
 
 

68%
32%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1170
 
 

41%
59%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Delaware
n = 5047
 
 

67%
33%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1210
 
 

60%
40%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1208
 
 

43%
57%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1202
 
 

50%
50%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

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

24%
76%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1195
 
 

23%
77%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

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

6%
94%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1189
 
 

7%
93%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 

100%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1189
 
 

6%
94%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 

100%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1203
 
 

54%
46%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1195
 
 

28%
72%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Positive Outcomes
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1201
 
 

54%
46%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1202
 
 

38%
62%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1198
 
 

36%
64%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1189
 
 

19%
81%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5023 / dk = 869
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
58%
16%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1205 / dk = 180
 
 
 
 

13%
27%
51%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5006 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
66%
14%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1147 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
61%
9%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

c. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Delaware
n = 5471 / dk = 416
 
 
 
 

2
13%
60%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1215 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

2
12%
65%
21%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%

d. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Delaware
n = 5523 / dk = 339
 
 
 
 

1
7%
67%
25%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1242 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

2
15%
69%
14%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 5701 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

3
9%
57%
31%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1330 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4
9%
61%
26%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

f. Provided supports (i.e., instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Delaware
n = 5444 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
17%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1240 / dk = 142
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
57%
13%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Delaware
n = 5675 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

3
9%
62%
26%
Positive Outcomes
n = 7
 

100%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1330 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

4
11%
63%
22%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 7
 

100%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Delaware
n = 5181 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
42%
10%
Positive Outcomes
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 133
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
41%
7%
Positive Outcomes Charter School
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e., pacing, materials and pedagogy).