Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
POLYTECH School District (68.67% 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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
51%
23%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
20%

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

9%
30%
48%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
49%
24%

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

10%
31%
47%
12%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
13%
51%
33%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
13%

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

9%
33%
48%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
58%
15%

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

8%
25%
51%
16%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
29%
40%
27%

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
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
33%
43%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
45%
7%
2
0
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
47%
39%
6%
2
2

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
31%
11%
3
0
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 

31%
31%
23%
13%
2

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

2
53%
39%
5%
1
0
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 

35%
54%
12%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
45%
36%
10%
4
1
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 

4
52%
29%
12%
4

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

1
46%
43%
8%
1
1
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 

42%
52%
6%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
3
1
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 

4
65%
25%
6%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
26%
5%
1
1
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
60%
28%
4
2
2

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

11%
42%
31%
11%
3
2
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
46%
31%
6%
4
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
44%
13%
4
2
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 
 
 

2
33%
47%
18%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
39%
10%
3
1
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 
 
 
 

2
37%
43%
14%
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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
10%
13%
23%
35%
17%

 

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
44%
44%

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

6%
19%
49%
26%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
34%
32%

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

1
6%
56%
36%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
41%
54%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
49%
42%

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

5%
18%
57%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
18%
60%
18%

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

4
15%
48%
33%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

2
4
42%
53%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%

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

3
14%
56%
27%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
46%
39%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
46%
25%

 

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
55%
24%

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

2
12%
63%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

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

2
13%
55%
30%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
71%
25%

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

1
5%
61%
33%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52 / dk = 4
 
 

88%
12%

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

2
17%
57%
24%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
82%
14%

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

6%
25%
57%
12%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
5%
87%
4

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

4%
22%
60%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
84%
11%

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

4
17%
59%
20%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 

79%
21%

 

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
48%
18%

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

9%
27%
53%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

4
35%
58%
4

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

5%
20%
53%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
32%
18%

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

14%
30%
39%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

12%
51%
33%
4

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

8%
21%
49%
22%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
54%
12%

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

4
21%
52%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
53%
33%
5%

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

2
9%
57%
31%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
71%
25%

 

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
19%
57%
20%

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

5%
16%
54%
24%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
20%
53%
24%

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

5%
19%
55%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
28%
47%
21%

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

3
12%
56%
28%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

8%
29%
48%
15%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
49%
11%

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

5%
21%
55%
19%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
70%
12%

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

3
16%
58%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
64%
18%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 

11%
15%
74%

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

5%
16%
35%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4
28%
69%

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

9%
26%
36%
28%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
25%
66%

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

25%
39%
28%
8%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
36%
8%

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

25%
37%
28%
9%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
43%
4

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

48%
34%
15%
3
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

35%
43%
19%
4

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

39%
36%
19%
5%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
52%
24%
7%

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

18%
37%
33%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
44%
41%
6%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
48%
41%
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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
30%
61%
7%

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

10%
23%
47%
20%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
40%
44%
9%

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

11%
23%
47%
20%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
29%
55%
13%

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

8%
22%
48%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
43%
9%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 

19%
55%
26%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
9%
67%
20%

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

4%
13%
57%
25%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
70%
15%

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

4
15%
57%
25%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
23%
65%
10%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
15%
72%
11%

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

7%
21%
53%
19%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
47%
16%

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

5%
16%
52%
26%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
62%
25%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
64%
7%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
68%
16%

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

6%
20%
59%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
65%
11%

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

6%
20%
59%
15%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
69%
9%

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

5%
17%
63%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
74%
6%

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

4%
14%
65%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
16%
73%
10%

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

10%
23%
52%
15%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
49%
4

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

4%
13%
65%
18%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
76%
9%

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

7%
19%
59%
16%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
29%
57%
12%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Delaware
n = 3871 / dk = 132
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
60%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

16%
73%
11%

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

4%
20%
63%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
65%
13%

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

4%
24%
59%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
65%
14%

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

3
13%
68%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 46 / dk = 11
 
 
 

15%
74%
11%

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

13%
36%
41%
9%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
47%
13%

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

8%
28%
53%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
48%
7%

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

2
9%
68%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
75%
11%

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

7%
33%
49%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
43%
46%
6%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
24%
62%
11%

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

12%
41%
39%
8%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
51%
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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
22%
69%
7%

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

5%
17%
64%
15%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
25%
66%
8%

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

8%
29%
52%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 48 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
60%
8%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 

37%
63%

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

37%
63%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

33%
67%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

39%
61%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

61%
39%

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

56%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

64%
36%

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

47%
53%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

22%
78%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

41%
59%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

40%
60%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

26%
74%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

59%
41%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

44%
56%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%

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

56%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
POLYTECH School District
n = 48
 
 

56%
44%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%

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

33%
67%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

47%
53%

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

9%
91%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

16%
84%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

8%
92%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

22%
78%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3378
 
 

49%
51%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

55%
45%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3380
 
 

44%
56%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

59%
41%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3381
 
 

49%
51%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

72%
28%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3364
 
 

25%
75%
POLYTECH School District
n = 48
 
 

12%
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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 48 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
40%
10%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 46 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
59%
13%

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

2
11%
66%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
24%
67%
8%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
73%
25%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
62%
23%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
18%
64%
16%

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

2
9%
59%
29%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
8%
71%
19%

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

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

6%
30%
51%
13%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
13%
64%
19%

 

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
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 
 
 
 

82%
2
6%
4
6%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
20%
4
12%
14%
16%
18%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
11%
7%
22%
4
5%
42%

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
2
51%
35%

 

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

86%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

14%
86%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

83%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

54%
46%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

56%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 377
 
 

87%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

82%
18%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

81%
19%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

j. Other
Delaware
n = 302
 
 

42%
58%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

12%
88%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

9%
40%
31%
16%
2
2
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

44%
27%
15%
8%
2
4
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
24%
16%
16%
6%
12%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

26%
26%
16%
17%
8%
8%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

13%
22%
19%
19%
10%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

9%
23%
23%
23%
12%
11%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

28%
20%
17%
16%
10%
9%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

i. Other
Delaware
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

45%
9%
15%
12%
7%
12%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

b. Subject matter I teach
Delaware
n = 342
 
 
 
 
 

22%
11%
30%
23%
14%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

c. Classroom management strategies
Delaware
n = 343
 
 
 
 
 

10%
6%
34%
29%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

17%
15%
31%
22%
15%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

14%
13%
33%
23%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

14%
9%
35%
25%
18%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

23%
15%
29%
19%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

13%
9%
36%
24%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

18%
13%
37%
20%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Delaware
n = 340
 
 
 
 
 

13%
9%
33%
28%
18%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
33%
24%
20%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

l. Providing emotional support
Delaware
n = 341
 
 
 
 
 

13%
6%
29%
25%
27%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

m. Other
Delaware
n = 230
 
 
 
 
 

33%
5%
27%
16%
19%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

61%
39%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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

55%
45%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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%
POLYTECH School District
n = 2
N/A

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