Result Details

Delaware (59.21% responded)
Thomas Edison (75.51% responded)
Delaware Middle Schools (60.33% responded)
Thomas A Edison Charter School (75.51% 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%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
37%
40%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

15%
40%
34%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
37%
40%
20%

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

9%
23%
50%
18%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
65%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
53%
18%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
65%
29%

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

12%
32%
45%
12%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
47%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
44%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
47%
15%

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

10%
34%
45%
11%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
40%
49%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1280 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
48%
13%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
40%
49%
9%

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

11%
29%
46%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
6%
81%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1260 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
38%
7%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
6%
81%
9%

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

17%
36%
39%
8%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
68%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1277 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
42%
10%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
68%
26%

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
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
49%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
32%
35%
10%
2
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
49%
14%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 5190
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
50%
7%
1
0
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
35%
24%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
47%
11%
2
0
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
35%
24%
3

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 5156
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
35%
29%
11%
3
1
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 

23%
40%
23%
14%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1156
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
44%
28%
7%
3
1
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

23%
40%
23%
14%

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

2
45%
44%
7%
1
0
Thomas Edison
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
41%
47%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1157
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
45%
10%
1
0
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
41%
47%
9%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 5142
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
36%
9%
3
1
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
62%
21%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1158
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
33%
8%
2
1
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
62%
21%
6%

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

2
48%
41%
7%
1
0
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 

57%
31%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
46%
41%
9%
2
1
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 

57%
31%
11%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 5203
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
30%
8%
3
1
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

46%
34%
9%
3
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1171
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
52%
33%
8%
3
2
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

46%
34%
9%
3
9%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 5145
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
27%
4
1
1
Thomas Edison
n = 33
 
 
 
 

15%
39%
36%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1154
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
49%
28%
5%
1
0
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

15%
39%
36%
9%

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

10%
39%
32%
12%
4%
3
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
40%
31%
3
9%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1159
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
33%
12%
4%
3
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
40%
31%
3
9%
3

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 5184
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
45%
12%
3
1
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
47%
15%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1161
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
44%
9%
3
1
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
47%
15%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 5172
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
10%
3
1
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

3
37%
37%
20%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1165
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
39%
10%
3
1
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

3
37%
37%
20%
3

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
6%
26%
20%
26%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1175
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4%
16%
23%
28%
28%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
6%
26%
20%
26%
20%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
3
47%
47%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
19%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
3
47%
47%

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

9%
22%
47%
22%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 

36%
64%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
44%
21%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 

36%
64%

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

3
8%
58%
32%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
31%
67%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1296 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
31%
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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
39%
58%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1291 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
17%
54%
26%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
39%
58%

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

5%
19%
55%
20%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

8%
64%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1288 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

8%
64%
28%

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

4%
14%
49%
33%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1292 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
48%
32%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
28%

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

5%
15%
55%
25%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 

69%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4
13%
59%
25%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 

69%
31%

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

5%
16%
55%
25%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
61%
36%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
56%
23%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
61%
36%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

54%
46%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1282 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
51%
19%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

54%
46%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 30 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
63%
27%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1225 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
46%
16%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 30 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
63%
27%
3

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

3
12%
63%
22%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 

15%
76%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1259 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 

15%
76%
9%

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

2
11%
55%
32%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
26%
51%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
26%
51%
20%

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

1
5%
59%
36%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

6%
67%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1286 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

6%
67%
28%

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

2
17%
55%
26%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
24%
62%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1262 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

3
22%
54%
21%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
24%
62%
12%

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

7%
27%
54%
12%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
47%
41%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1266 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
50%
10%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
47%
41%
6%

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

5%
25%
58%
13%
Thomas Edison
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 

45%
48%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1192 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
55%
10%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 

45%
48%
6%

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

4%
19%
59%
18%
Thomas Edison
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 

19%
74%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
58%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 

19%
74%
6%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
22%
64%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1287 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
22%
64%
11%

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

8%
23%
55%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
53%
3
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1293 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
52%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
53%
3

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

4
15%
54%
27%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
26%
60%
11%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1279 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
17%
56%
24%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
26%
60%
11%

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

12%
26%
42%
21%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
58%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1278 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
40%
16%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
58%
17%

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

8%
17%
50%
25%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
50%
22%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%

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

3
19%
53%
25%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
57%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1283 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
21%
56%
22%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
57%
26%

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

3
10%
56%
32%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

11%
72%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1285 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
30%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

11%
72%
17%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
69%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1274 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
69%
28%

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

6%
19%
53%
22%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1275 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
21%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 

67%
33%

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

6%
22%
52%
19%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
57%
34%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
54%
19%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
57%
34%

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

4
12%
58%
26%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
50%
47%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
58%
26%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
50%
47%

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

8%
30%
47%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1237 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
48%
14%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

5%
20%
56%
19%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
63%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1264 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
17%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
63%
29%

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

4
17%
56%
23%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

3
58%
39%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4
17%
57%
23%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

3
58%
39%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
39%
33%
24%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1226 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
37%
28%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
39%
33%
24%

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

4%
19%
34%
42%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
27%
55%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1255 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
35%
45%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
27%
55%

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

8%
24%
34%
33%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
29%
60%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1251 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
34%
39%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
29%
60%

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

33%
39%
22%
6%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

21%
36%
27%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

32%
39%
22%
6%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

21%
36%
27%
15%

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

23%
35%
31%
11%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
24%
39%
18%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

23%
37%
30%
9%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
24%
39%
18%

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

51%
34%
13%
3
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

50%
28%
12%
9%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1199 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

52%
33%
12%
3
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

50%
28%
12%
9%

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

41%
38%
17%
4%
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
12%
6%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1212 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

38%
38%
19%
5%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
12%
6%

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

16%
36%
34%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
30%
18%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1200 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
34%
13%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
30%
18%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
64%
12%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1240 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

13%
34%
47%
7%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
64%
12%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 

49%
51%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1246 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 

49%
51%

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

10%
25%
49%
17%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
46%
51%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1265 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
49%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
46%
51%

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

11%
26%
46%
17%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
49%
37%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1258 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
46%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
49%
37%

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

8%
23%
49%
19%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

6%
36%
58%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1252 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

6%
36%
58%

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

2
6%
49%
43%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1271 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
6%
52%
41%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

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

2
6%
53%
39%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

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

5%
12%
59%
25%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
63%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1214 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
25%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
63%
31%

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

4%
14%
58%
24%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1236 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
58%
24%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 
 

17%
51%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1201 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
54%
24%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 
 

17%
51%
31%

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

7%
22%
53%
18%
Thomas Edison
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
6%
52%
39%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1100 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
17%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 31 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
6%
52%
39%

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

7%
20%
51%
23%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
57%
40%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1253 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
49%
21%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
57%
40%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 

15%
58%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1164 / dk = 119
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
55%
10%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33 / dk = 3
 
 
 

15%
58%
27%

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

7%
18%
62%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
62%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
60%
14%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
62%
26%

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

9%
26%
54%
12%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
74%
18%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
12%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
74%
18%

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

8%
24%
56%
12%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1216 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
57%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

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

6%
20%
61%
12%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
56%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1166 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
12%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
56%
29%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
66%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1151 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
12%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
66%
20%

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

10%
21%
55%
15%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
63%
20%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1231 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
52%
13%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
63%
20%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
60%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1217 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
65%
15%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
60%
31%

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

9%
21%
57%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
54%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 177
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
14%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
54%
31%

 

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
58%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

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

6%
27%
57%
10%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1256 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
58%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

4%
20%
61%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1144 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
59%
17%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%

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

3
14%
68%
15%
Thomas Edison
n = 29 / dk = 6
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1029 / dk = 241
 
 
 
 

4
13%
66%
17%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 29 / dk = 6
 
 

59%
41%

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

17%
39%
37%
7%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
23%
57%
17%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1213 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
39%
8%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
23%
57%
17%

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

11%
29%
50%
10%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
69%
23%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1247 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
47%
10%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
69%
23%

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

3
11%
68%
18%
Thomas Edison
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
71%
26%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1254 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
12%
67%
18%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
71%
26%

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

9%
36%
47%
8%
Thomas Edison
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1210 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
45%
9%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
56%
24%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1242 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
56%
11%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
56%
24%

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

14%
44%
36%
6%
Thomas Edison
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

26%
53%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1184 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

13%
43%
37%
7%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34 / dk = 2
 
 
 

26%
53%
21%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

14%
58%
28%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1235 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
59%
12%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

14%
58%
28%

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

6%
17%
62%
14%
Thomas Edison
n = 36
 
 
 

14%
56%
31%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1239 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
64%
13%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 36
 
 
 

14%
56%
31%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1123
 
 

52%
48%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

59%
41%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 4968
 
 

70%
30%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

85%
15%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1124
 
 

75%
25%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

85%
15%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 4942
 
 

51%
49%
Thomas Edison
n = 33
 
 

55%
45%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1119
 
 

54%
46%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33
 
 

55%
45%

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

63%
37%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

79%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1114
 
 

66%
34%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

79%
21%

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

57%
43%
Thomas Edison
n = 32
 
 

84%
16%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1095
 
 

63%
37%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32
 
 

84%
16%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4828
 
 

58%
42%
Thomas Edison
n = 32
 
 

34%
66%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1082
 
 

60%
40%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32
 
 

34%
66%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 4960
 
 

59%
41%
Thomas Edison
n = 32
 
 

78%
22%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1118
 
 

59%
41%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 32
 
 

78%
22%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4912
 
 

63%
37%
Thomas Edison
n = 33
 
 

79%
21%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1105
 
 

67%
33%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33
 
 

79%
21%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4924
 
 

45%
55%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

65%
35%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1111
 
 

45%
55%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

65%
35%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 4897
 
 

50%
50%
Thomas Edison
n = 33
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1099
 
 

46%
54%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 33
 
 

73%
27%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 4983
 
 

68%
32%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

71%
29%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1121
 
 

68%
32%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

71%
29%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4907
 
 

40%
60%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1112
 
 

41%
59%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%

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%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1147
 
 

69%
31%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%

b. Common Core Standards
Delaware
n = 5051
 
 

55%
45%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

51%
49%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1143
 
 

50%
50%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

51%
49%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 5006
 
 

48%
52%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1136
 
 

47%
53%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

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

24%
76%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

11%
89%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1131
 
 

24%
76%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

11%
89%

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

6%
94%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

3
97%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1130
 
 

6%
94%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

3
97%

f. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 4971
 
 

8%
92%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

9%
91%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1129
 
 

6%
94%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

9%
91%

g. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 5011
 
 

54%
46%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1134
 
 

54%
46%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 4986
 
 

27%
73%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

41%
59%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1128
 
 

27%
73%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

41%
59%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 4998
 
 

51%
49%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

65%
35%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1133
 
 

50%
50%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

65%
35%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 5007
 
 

45%
55%
Thomas Edison
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1129
 
 

40%
60%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 5003
 
 

37%
63%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1135
 
 

36%
64%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 4958
 
 

20%
80%
Thomas Edison
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 1127
 
 

19%
81%
Thomas A Edison Charter School
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

 

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