Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
Laurel School District (68.49% 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 = 3984 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

12%
34%
41%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

25%
38%
29%
7%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Delaware
n = 3965 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
17%
53%
17%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
Delaware
n = 3956 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
48%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
47%
7%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Delaware
n = 3934 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
47%
12%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
43%
7%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
Delaware
n = 3867 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
42%
8%
Laurel School District
n = 97 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

25%
41%
28%
6%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Delaware
n = 3940 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
48%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

16%
36%
40%
7%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
Delaware
n = 3905 / dk = 101
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
51%
16%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

13%
21%
52%
15%

Q2.2 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 = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
15%
28%
40%
14%
2
Laurel School District
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
19%
43%
10%
4%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
45%
7%
2
0
Laurel School District
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 

23%
41%
27%
4%
4%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
31%
11%
3
0
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
38%
26%
3
2
1

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Delaware
n = 3460
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
53%
39%
5%
1
0
Laurel School District
n = 93
 
 
 
 

12%
59%
28%
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
45%
36%
10%
4
1
Laurel School District
n = 93
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
34%
14%
4%
1

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
46%
43%
8%
1
1
Laurel School District
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 

1
55%
37%
5%
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
3
1
Laurel School District
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
40%
32%
17%
6%
2

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
26%
5%
1
1
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 
 
 

11%
61%
21%
7%

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Delaware
n = 3464
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
42%
31%
11%
3
2
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
27%
20%
5%
5%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
44%
13%
4
2
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
37%
42%
14%
3
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
39%
10%
3
1
Laurel School District
n = 93
 
 
 
 
 

15%
40%
29%
12%
4%

Q2.3 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 = 3501
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
24%
29%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 

2
17%
28%
31%
22%

 

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 = 3950 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
54%
22%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
47%
15%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Delaware
n = 3983 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
49%
26%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

22%
30%
43%
5%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Delaware
n = 3974 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

1
6%
56%
36%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

4
8%
64%
24%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Delaware
n = 3967 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
30%
Laurel School District
n = 97
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
58%
13%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Delaware
n = 3942 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
46%
15%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Delaware
n = 3978 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4
15%
48%
33%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
60%
16%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Delaware
n = 3963 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
66%
17%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Delaware
n = 3965 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
61%
19%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 3985 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
54%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

19%
29%
43%
9%

 

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 = 3834 / dk = 181
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
48%
18%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
47%
27%
10%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
Delaware
n = 3914 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
63%
10%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Delaware
n = 3959 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

2
13%
55%
30%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
10%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Delaware
n = 3918 / dk = 93
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
33%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
71%
16%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Delaware
n = 3867 / dk = 142
 
 
 
 

2
17%
57%
24%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
59%
7%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Delaware
n = 3911 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
57%
12%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
45%
3

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Delaware
n = 3738 / dk = 271
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
60%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
60%
6%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Delaware
n = 3807 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

4
17%
59%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 92 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
25%
63%
9%

 

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 = 3988 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
52%
14%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Delaware
n = 3980 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
53%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

19%
43%
37%
1

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Delaware
n = 3966 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
53%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
48%
14%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Delaware
n = 3957 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
39%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

29%
26%
38%
7%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Delaware
n = 3965 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
49%
22%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

25%
24%
40%
10%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Delaware
n = 3949 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

4
21%
52%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
51%
19%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Delaware
n = 3973 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
9%
57%
31%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
18%

 

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 = 3966 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 99 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

23%
25%
43%
8%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Delaware
n = 3949 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
24%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

28%
26%
40%
7%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Delaware
n = 3905 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
55%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
40%
7%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Delaware
n = 3929 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
41%
15%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Delaware
n = 3848 / dk = 160
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
48%
15%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

28%
34%
33%
4%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Delaware
n = 3937 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
55%
19%
Laurel School District
n = 100
 
 
 
 

19%
28%
50%
3

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Delaware
n = 3947 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

3
16%
58%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
56%
10%

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 = 3758 / dk = 249
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
34%
27%
Laurel School District
n = 93 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

32%
41%
18%
9%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Delaware
n = 3804 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
35%
44%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

29%
36%
19%
16%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Delaware
n = 3771 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
36%
28%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

28%
30%
30%
11%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Delaware
n = 3786 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

25%
39%
28%
8%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 

72%
19%
9%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Delaware
n = 3837 / dk = 165
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
9%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

52%
36%
10%
1

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Delaware
n = 3693 / dk = 308
 
 
 
 

48%
34%
15%
3
Laurel School District
n = 91 / dk = 7
 
 
 

78%
19%
3

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Delaware
n = 3698 / dk = 305
 
 
 
 

39%
36%
19%
5%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 4
 
 
 

82%
16%
2

h. School improvement planning
Delaware
n = 3693 / dk = 302
 
 
 
 

18%
37%
33%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

46%
37%
16%
1

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 = 3826 / dk = 193
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
48%
7%
Laurel School District
n = 97 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

33%
40%
25%
2

 

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 = 3892 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
26%
47%
9%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Delaware
n = 3964 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
47%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

28%
28%
39%
6%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Delaware
n = 3914 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
47%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

29%
33%
29%
8%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Delaware
n = 3918 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
48%
23%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
38%
14%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Delaware
n = 3959 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
40%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

3
3
43%
51%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Delaware
n = 3881 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
15%
52%
30%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Delaware
n = 3812 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
25%
Laurel School District
n = 91 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

15%
23%
46%
15%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Delaware
n = 3856 / dk = 151
 
 
 
 

4
15%
57%
25%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
39%
24%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Delaware
n = 3776 / dk = 221
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
55%
24%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

16%
26%
39%
19%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Delaware
n = 3406 / dk = 574
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
53%
19%
Laurel School District
n = 84 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
36%
10%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Delaware
n = 3954 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
26%
Laurel School District
n = 99
 
 
 
 

11%
14%
55%
20%

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 = 3611 / dk = 395
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
56%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 91 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

22%
32%
44%
2

b. Facilities and resources
Delaware
n = 3775 / dk = 223
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
64%
16%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

19%
27%
52%
2

c. The use of time in my school
Delaware
n = 3746 / dk = 252
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
59%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 90 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

18%
31%
47%
4%

d. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3753 / dk = 246
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
59%
15%
Laurel School District
n = 93 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
38%
41%
4%

e. Teacher leadership
Delaware
n = 3647 / dk = 342
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
63%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 90 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

19%
30%
47%
4%

f. Community support and involvement
Delaware
n = 3628 / dk = 372
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
65%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 89 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

17%
27%
53%
3

g. Managing student conduct
Delaware
n = 3830 / dk = 167
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
52%
15%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

29%
29%
39%
2

h. Instructional practices and support
Delaware
n = 3778 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
65%
18%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

18%
28%
46%
9%

i. New teacher support
Delaware
n = 3435 / dk = 559
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
59%
16%
Laurel School District
n = 88 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

20%
24%
49%
7%

 

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 = 3871 / dk = 132
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
60%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
52%
17%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Delaware
n = 3949 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
63%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
62%
14%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Delaware
n = 3502 / dk = 490
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
59%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 89 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
45%
16%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Delaware
n = 3218 / dk = 762
 
 
 
 

3
13%
68%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 76 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

11%
7%
66%
17%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Delaware
n = 3800 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
41%
9%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

34%
30%
32%
4%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Delaware
n = 3842 / dk = 155
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
53%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
30%
43%
8%

g. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Delaware
n = 3876 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

2
9%
68%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
57%
19%

h. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Delaware
n = 3795 / dk = 196
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
49%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

19%
31%
39%
11%

i. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Delaware
n = 3840 / dk = 140
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
57%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
26%
51%
10%

j. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Delaware
n = 3677 / dk = 302
 
 
 
 

12%
41%
39%
8%
Laurel School District
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

29%
39%
28%
4%

k. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Delaware
n = 3818 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
26%
48%
11%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
Delaware
n = 3821 / dk = 143
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
64%
15%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
18%
54%
15%

m. Professional development is evaluated based on the impact of teacher practice on student learning.
Delaware
n = 3425 / dk = 536
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 81 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

21%
33%
37%
9%

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 = 3454
 
 

42%
58%
Laurel School District
n = 91
 
 

41%
59%

b. State Standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.)
Delaware
n = 3447
 
 

37%
63%
Laurel School District
n = 91
 
 

41%
59%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 

43%
57%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

58%
42%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
Delaware
n = 3439
 
 

56%
44%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

52%
48%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
Delaware
n = 3430
 
 

47%
53%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

52%
48%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

69%
31%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

68%
32%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

37%
63%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

34%
66%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

61%
39%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
Laurel School District
n = 86
 
 

34%
66%

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 = 3415
 
 

71%
29%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

67%
33%

b. State Standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.)
Delaware
n = 3397
 
 

56%
44%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

60%
40%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

40%
60%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
Laurel School District
n = 91
 
 

47%
53%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
Delaware
n = 3381
 
 

33%
67%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

21%
79%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
Delaware
n = 3365
 
 

9%
91%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

5%
95%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

3
97%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
Laurel School District
n = 86
 
 

27%
73%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3378
 
 

49%
51%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

62%
38%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3380
 
 

44%
56%
Laurel School District
n = 91
 
 

53%
47%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3381
 
 

49%
51%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

11%
89%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3364
 
 

25%
75%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

13%
87%

 

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 = 3294 / dk = 701
 
 
 
 

21%
33%
40%
6%
Laurel School District
n = 82 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

13%
33%
49%
5%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 3408 / dk = 576
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
65%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 89 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
79%
4%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Delaware
n = 3684 / dk = 293
 
 
 
 

2
11%
66%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
73%
7%

d. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with State Standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.)
Delaware
n = 3835 / dk = 131
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
34%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
64%
21%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities or cluster groups to develop and align instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 3829 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
Laurel School District
n = 97 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%

f. There are supports in place (professional learning communities, coaching, etc.) that translate to improvements in instructional practice, including standards implementation.
Delaware
n = 3755 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 93 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
14%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Delaware
n = 3835 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
9%
59%
29%
Laurel School District
n = 98 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
54%
19%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Delaware
n = 3557 / dk = 404
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
47%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 91 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

21%
37%
34%
8%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Delaware
n = 3766 / dk = 214
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 94 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

29%
36%
31%
4%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 3485
 
 
 
 
 
 

86%
3
4
3
2
2
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 

79%
1
14%
2
3

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at 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 = 3405
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
7%
12%
12%
28%
1
16%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
2
5%
14%
14%
34%
1
22%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (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 = 3919
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
8%
3
22%
4%
7%
3
38%
Laurel School District
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
5%
3
32%
3
7%
2
40%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 3962 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
48%
34%
Laurel School District
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
24%
47%
16%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Delaware
n = 378
 
 

93%
7%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 

100%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

86%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 11
 
 

36%
64%

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

14%
86%
Laurel School District
n = 11
 

100%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

83%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

67%
33%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Delaware
n = 377
 
 

54%
46%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

33%
67%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Delaware
n = 375
 
 

56%
44%
Laurel School District
n = 11
 
 

18%
82%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 377
 
 

87%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

75%
25%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

82%
18%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Delaware
n = 375
 
 

81%
19%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

25%
75%

j. Other
Delaware
n = 302
 
 

42%
58%
Laurel School District
n = 10
 
 

10%
90%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Delaware
n = 292
 
 

12%
88%
Laurel School District
n = 9
 
 

22%
78%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor or master teacher?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
20%
16%
20%
10%
10%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 

58%
25%
17%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
31%
16%
2
2
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 

42%
42%
17%

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
27%
15%
8%
2
4
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
24%
16%
16%
6%
12%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

50%
17%
25%
8%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
26%
16%
17%
8%
8%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

33%
42%
17%
8%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
22%
19%
19%
10%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

36%
36%
9%
9%
9%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Delaware
n = 345
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
23%
23%
12%
11%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

42%
17%
33%
8%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 
 

28%
20%
17%
16%
10%
9%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

58%
17%
8%
17%

i. Other
Delaware
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

45%
9%
15%
12%
7%
12%
Laurel School District
n = 9
 
 
 
 

67%
11%
11%
11%

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
35%
28%
19%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 
 

42%
17%
25%
8%
8%

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

22%
11%
30%
23%
14%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 

58%
33%
8%

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 

10%
6%
34%
29%
21%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

42%
42%
8%
8%

d. Using data to identify student needs
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

17%
15%
31%
22%
15%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

50%
25%
17%
8%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

14%
13%
33%
23%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 
 

50%
25%
8%
8%
8%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
35%
25%
18%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

58%
25%
8%
8%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 

23%
15%
29%
19%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

58%
25%
8%
8%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

13%
9%
36%
24%
17%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

50%
8%
33%
8%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 

18%
13%
37%
20%
13%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

58%
17%
17%
8%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 340
 
 
 
 
 

13%
9%
33%
28%
18%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 
 

50%
8%
25%
8%
8%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
33%
24%
20%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 
 

58%
8%
17%
8%
8%

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 

13%
6%
29%
25%
27%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 
 
 

50%
25%
17%
8%

m. Other
Delaware
n = 230
 
 
 
 
 

33%
5%
27%
16%
19%
Laurel School District
n = 8
 

100%

Q11.4 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 were in the same building.
Delaware
n = 347
 
 

91%
9%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 

100%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Delaware
n = 347
 
 

61%
39%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

33%
67%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Delaware
n = 347
 
 

55%
45%
Laurel School District
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 365 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
47%
31%
Laurel School District
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

27%
36%
27%
9%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 356 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
51%
28%
Laurel School District
n = 11
 
 
 
 

27%
27%
36%
9%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 357 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

11%
18%
40%
31%
Laurel School District
n = 9 / dk = 3
 
 
 

44%
44%
11%

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