Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.4 How many total years have you been employed as a principal?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
27%
13%
27%
2

Q1.6 How many total years have you been a principal in the school in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 44
 
 
 
 
 

14%
39%
32%
14%
2

Q1.7 How many total years have you been a principal in the district in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
24%
20%
9%
2

 

Time

Q2.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement about the use of time in your school and district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office has streamlined procedures to minimize principals' time on non-instructional tasks.
Delaware
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
50%
9%

b. Principals are provided time to collaborate with other principals and district leaders.
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
73%
16%

c. Principals are provided time for networking and collaboration outside of the district.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
51%
9%

d. Principals have sufficient time to focus on instructional leadership issues (i.e. data analysis, professional development, etc.)
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
52%
9%

Q2.5 In an average week, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities?
      Less than 40 hours
      40 - 45 hours
      46 - 50 hours
      51 - 55 hours
      56 - 60 hours
      61 - 65 hours
      66 - 70 hours
      More than 70 hours
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
4%
13%
20%
22%
22%
9%
9%

Q2.6 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities?
      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. Instructional planning with teachers
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 
 

2
20%
39%
28%
11%

b. Observing and coaching teachers
Delaware
n = 44
 
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
43%
20%
5%

c. Covering classes for certified or non-certified absences on-site
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

50%
28%
11%
11%

d. Meetings with or sponsored by central office
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 
 

2
35%
41%
15%
7%

e. Personnel issues
Delaware
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
36%
14%
12%
2

f. Administrative duties
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
39%
41%

g. Meetings with parents and the community
Delaware
n = 44
 
 
 
 
 

18%
23%
43%
9%
7%

h. Student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
9%
29%
31%
13%
16%

i. Working directly with students (i.e. teaching, tutoring, etc.)
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
26%
22%
11%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.2 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. My school has a sufficient number of licensed staff provided by the district to meet the educational needs of our students.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

7%
54%
39%

b. My district HR department provides highly qualified applicants for open faculty positions in this school.
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
9%
40%
49%

c. My school has a sufficient number of non-licensed staff to operate efficiently and effectively.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
60%
22%

d. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

9%
50%
41%

e. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
9%
51%
38%

f. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

7%
57%
37%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district supports school outreach efforts to engage parents and guardians at this school.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
9%
49%
40%

b. Community organizations are working effectively in this school to improve learning outcomes.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

15%
57%
28%

c. This school uses community resources to provide services to students.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

17%
48%
35%

d. Principals are knowledgeable about issues in the community.
Delaware
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
52%
43%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school and district in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district has clear policies for schools as to how to handle student conduct issues.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
56%
40%

b. The district supports efforts to maintain discipline in this school.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
2
65%
30%

c. The district supports efforts to create a safe environment in this school.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 

2
59%
39%

d. The district has supports (i.e., resources, personnel, etc.,) in place to support positive student behavior.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
33%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.3 Please indicate the role you and/or your leadership team have in each of the following areas in your school.
      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 = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
40%
51%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
44%
53%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
44%
53%

e. Implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
40%
24%

f. The selection of teachers new to this school
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
4%
18%
69%

g. Evaluating teachers
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

20%
9%
7%
64%

h. Removing teachers/teacher transfer
Delaware
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

32%
23%
23%
23%

i. Establishing student discipline procedures
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%

j. Establishing the school schedule
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
16%
80%

k. Establishing DISTRICT budget priorities
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
29%
11%

l. Establishing SCHOOL budget priorities
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
27%
58%

m. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
16%
76%

n. Establishing the school mission and vision
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
13%
80%

Q6.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about decision making in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Principals are actively involved in district decision making about educational issues.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
57%
35%

b. Principals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction in this district.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
52%
37%

c. In this district we take steps to solve problems.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
39%
50%

d. The district has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
54%
33%

e. The district involves principals in decisions that directly impact the operations of my school.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
39%
48%

 

School Leadership

Q7.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office supports appropriate school improvement decisions when challenged by parents and the community.
Delaware
n = 41 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
2
73%
22%

b. The district clearly defines expectations for schools.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
2
59%
37%

c. The district provides constructive feedback to principals toward improving performance.
Delaware
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
7%
58%
33%

d. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this district.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
61%
30%

e. Central office provides principals support when they need it.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
2
65%
30%

f. The district has a clearly defined mission and vision for all schools.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
2
54%
41%

g. The district encourages cooperation among schools.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
37%

 

Professional Development

Q8.4 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need additional support to lead your school more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Instructional leadership
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

33%
67%

b. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

30%
70%

c. Creating positive learning environments
Delaware
n = 45
 
 

29%
71%

d. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

35%
65%

e. Budgeting
Delaware
n = 45
 
 

16%
84%

f. School scheduling
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

17%
83%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

15%
85%

h. Teacher evaluation
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

15%
85%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

37%
63%

j. Data-driven decision making
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

41%
59%

k. Working with parents and the community
Delaware
n = 45
 
 

22%
78%

Q8.5 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. Instructional leadership
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

85%
15%

b. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

65%
35%

c. Creating positive learning environments
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

65%
35%

d. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

63%
37%

e. Budgeting
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

17%
83%

f. School scheduling
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

17%
83%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

17%
83%

h. Teacher evaluation
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

91%
9%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
Delaware
n = 45
 
 

36%
64%

j. Data-driven decision making
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

67%
33%

k. Working with parents and the community
Delaware
n = 46
 
 

28%
72%

Q8.6 Sufficient resources are available to principals to participate in professional development opportunities.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

13%
15%
48%
24%

Q8.7 Principal professional development is a priority in this district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
59%
17%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about instructional leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
7%
61%
30%

b. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Delaware
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
58%
33%

c. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%

d. District scheduling policies promote collective learning and shared practice.
Delaware
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
11%
61%
25%

 

Overall

Q10.2 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue as a principal at my current school
      Continue as a principal in this district but leave this school
      Continue as a principal in this state but leave this district
      Leave the principalship for another administrative position or teaching position
      Leave the principalship for personal reasons (e.g., health, family, etc.)
      Retire from the principalship
      Leave the principalship for another reason
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 46
 
 
 
 

87%
4%
7%
2

Q10.4 Which aspect of your leading conditions most affects your willingness to remain as principal in your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 44
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
9%
9%
11%
30%
7%
18%

 

New Principal Support

Q12.1 Have you been supported by a mentor in the last three years?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 14
 
 

71%
29%

Q12.2 My mentor was effective in providing support in the following areas.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Instructional leadership
Delaware
n = 10
 
 

40%
60%

b. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 10
 
 

50%
50%

c. Budgeting
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
50%
30%

d. Scheduling
Delaware
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
33%
44%

e. Staffing (hiring, firing, etc.)
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

f. Teacher evaluation
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

10%
30%
60%

g. Teacher remediation
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
30%
50%

h. Data-driven decision making
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
30%
50%

i. Working with parents and the community
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

Q12.3 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I work in schools at the same level.
Delaware
n = 8
 
 

12%
87%

b. My mentor and I work in the same district.
Delaware
n = 10
 
 

80%
20%

c. My mentor and I work in schools within 50 miles of each other.
Delaware
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

Q12.4 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Coaching conversations with my mentor
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
10%
30%
10%

b. Being observed in my school by my mentor
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
30%
30%
20%

c. Observing my mentor’s school
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
20%
20%
20%

d. School improvement planning with my mentor
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

10%
10%
30%
30%
20%

e. Having discussions with my mentor about leadership
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
10%
40%

Q12.5 Overall, my mentoring experience has been important in my decision to remain as principal in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
30%
40%

Q12.6 My mentoring experience has been important in my effectiveness as a school leader.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 10
 
 
 

10%
50%
40%

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