Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
Capital School District (47.85% responded)
Delaware Middle Schools (37.68% responded)
Central Middle School (74.60% 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%
Capital School District
n = 256
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 784 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

14%
40%
38%
8%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

21%
45%
32%
2

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
Capital School District
n = 253 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 778 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
57%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
11%
70%
11%

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

9%
30%
48%
13%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
44%
10%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

17%
43%
40%

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

10%
31%
47%
12%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 4
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 772 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
49%
11%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
59%
9%

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%
Capital School District
n = 248 / dk = 7
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 755 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
45%
9%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

21%
30%
45%
4%

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

9%
33%
48%
11%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 5
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 774 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
46%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
50%
4%

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

8%
25%
51%
16%
Capital School District
n = 244 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 769 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
51%
14%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
64%
7%

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
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 700
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
13%
33%
38%
13%
3
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
14%
12%
52%
12%
7%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
45%
7%
2
0
Capital School District
n = 212
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 696
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
45%
10%
1
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
43%
12%
2

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
31%
11%
3
0
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 695
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
40%
29%
8%
2
0
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
27%
15%

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

2
53%
39%
5%
1
0
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 702
 
 
 
 
 

2
45%
45%
7%
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
50%
33%
14%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
45%
36%
10%
4
1
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 697
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
34%
9%
3
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
43%
29%
14%
7%
2

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

1
46%
43%
8%
1
1
Capital School District
n = 212
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 703
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
44%
45%
9%
1
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
45%
17%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
3
1
Capital School District
n = 211
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 700
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
42%
39%
13%
4
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
14%
43%
21%
14%
5%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
26%
5%
1
1
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 694
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
55%
26%
4%
0
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
29%
14%

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

11%
42%
31%
11%
3
2
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 698
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
43%
32%
12%
2
3
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

7%
52%
29%
10%
2

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
44%
13%
4
2
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 701
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
37%
42%
13%
4
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
40%
31%
17%
5%
5%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
39%
10%
3
1
Capital School District
n = 211
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 700
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
39%
10%
3
1
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
24%
10%
5%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 212
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 703
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4
19%
27%
30%
19%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
17%
31%
26%

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 5
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 776 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
56%
19%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
13%
74%
11%

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

6%
19%
49%
26%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
51%
23%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
33%
52%
2

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

1
6%
56%
36%
Capital School District
n = 253 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 781 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
6%
58%
34%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
74%
9%

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%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 775 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
16%
54%
28%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

5%
18%
57%
21%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 4
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 774 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
58%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

28%
66%
6%

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

4
15%
48%
33%
Capital School District
n = 254 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 782 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
49%
27%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

15%
23%
57%
4%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
Capital School District
n = 250 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 771 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

2
13%
59%
26%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
72%
7%

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

3
14%
56%
27%
Capital School District
n = 253 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 773 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
23%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
28%
65%
4%

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%
Capital School District
n = 255
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
57%
19%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
62%
4%

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 245 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 756 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
44%
15%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
31%
7%

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

2
12%
63%
23%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 771 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
16%
66%
16%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
53%
2

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

2
13%
55%
30%
Capital School District
n = 253 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 774 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
19%
59%
20%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
57%
4%

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

1
5%
61%
33%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 6
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 768 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

1
7%
68%
25%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
66%
23%

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

2
17%
57%
24%
Capital School District
n = 247 / dk = 9
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 760 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4
23%
56%
17%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
49%
47%

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

6%
25%
57%
12%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 766 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
54%
8%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

24%
40%
36%

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

4%
22%
60%
14%
Capital School District
n = 245 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 727 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
56%
10%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
47%
36%

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

4
17%
59%
20%
Capital School District
n = 244 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 739 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
58%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

22%
49%
29%

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 254 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 787 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
22%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
36%
19%

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

9%
27%
53%
11%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 782 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
43%
7%
Central Middle School
n = 46
 
 
 

30%
46%
24%

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

5%
20%
53%
23%
Capital School District
n = 254 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 782 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

21%
30%
40%
9%

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

14%
30%
39%
17%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 6
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 782 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

37%
37%
26%

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

8%
21%
49%
22%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 784 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
46%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

23%
43%
32%
2

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

4
21%
52%
23%
Capital School District
n = 248 / dk = 4
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 779 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
27%
54%
15%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
33%
42%
11%

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

2
9%
57%
31%
Capital School District
n = 253 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 774 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
15%
58%
24%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
43%
2

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 254 / dk = 1
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 781 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
58%
21%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
57%
6%

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

5%
16%
54%
24%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 4
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
57%
22%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
57%
9%

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

5%
19%
55%
21%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 4
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 765 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
57%
19%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
66%
9%

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

3
12%
56%
28%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 779 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
16%
57%
25%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

26%
57%
17%

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

8%
29%
48%
15%
Capital School District
n = 244 / dk = 11
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 772 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
51%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

11%
49%
38%
2

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

5%
21%
55%
19%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 782 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
54%
16%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
53%
36%
4%

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

3
16%
58%
23%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 777 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
19%
61%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

30%
68%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 231 / dk = 23
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 741 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
36%
26%
Central Middle School
n = 41 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
27%
24%

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

5%
16%
35%
44%
Capital School District
n = 235 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 755 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

3
17%
34%
46%
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

12%
19%
30%
40%

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

9%
26%
36%
28%
Capital School District
n = 235 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 752 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
37%
32%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
36%
21%

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

25%
39%
28%
8%
Capital School District
n = 233 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 749 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

32%
36%
25%
7%
Central Middle School
n = 41 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

27%
51%
20%
2

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

25%
37%
28%
9%
Capital School District
n = 240 / dk = 14
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 766 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
26%
7%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

27%
43%
27%
2

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

48%
34%
15%
3
Capital School District
n = 227 / dk = 27
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 735 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

48%
34%
15%
3
Central Middle School
n = 40 / dk = 7
 
 
 

47%
35%
17%

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

39%
36%
19%
5%
Capital School District
n = 236 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 740 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

43%
38%
16%
3
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

26%
44%
28%
2

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

18%
37%
33%
13%
Capital School District
n = 236 / dk = 17
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 729 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

20%
39%
30%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

23%
40%
30%
7%

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%
Capital School District
n = 242 / dk = 14
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 762 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
46%
6%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

13%
58%
29%

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 248 / dk = 7
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 772 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
51%
15%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%

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

10%
23%
47%
20%
Capital School District
n = 252 / dk = 2
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
42%
16%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

26%
40%
34%

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

11%
23%
47%
20%
Capital School District
n = 251 / dk = 3
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 770 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
44%
18%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
50%
2

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

8%
22%
48%
23%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 6
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 773 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
46%
20%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
43%
41%
2

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 6
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 780 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
36%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
74%
9%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
Capital School District
n = 245 / dk = 8
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 766 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
24%
70%
4%

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

4%
13%
57%
25%
Capital School District
n = 233 / dk = 21
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 749 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
22%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
69%
2

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

4
15%
57%
25%
Capital School District
n = 243 / dk = 11
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 765 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
23%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
76%
2

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Capital School District
n = 240 / dk = 15
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 750 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
21%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
64%
7%

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

7%
21%
53%
19%
Capital School District
n = 220 / dk = 31
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 685 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
52%
16%
Central Middle School
n = 40 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
40%
50%
2

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

5%
16%
52%
26%
Capital School District
n = 254
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 775 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
23%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
70%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 234 / dk = 20
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 730 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
54%
11%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
47%
44%
2

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Capital School District
n = 240 / dk = 13
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 750 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
65%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
40%
55%
2

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

6%
20%
59%
14%
Capital School District
n = 243 / dk = 13
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 748 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
60%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
37%
58%
2

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

6%
20%
59%
15%
Capital School District
n = 245 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 743 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
57%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
64%
5%

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

5%
17%
63%
14%
Capital School District
n = 238 / dk = 16
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 735 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
63%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
40%
56%
2

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

4%
14%
65%
17%
Capital School District
n = 237 / dk = 17
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 717 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
61%
14%
Central Middle School
n = 40 / dk = 7
 
 
 

10%
37%
52%

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

10%
23%
52%
15%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 6
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 762 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
45%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 
 

13%
53%
32%
2

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

4%
13%
65%
18%
Capital School District
n = 245 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 748 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
16%
65%
16%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
27%
66%
5%

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

7%
19%
59%
16%
Capital School District
n = 231 / dk = 23
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 673 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
57%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 41 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

15%
37%
46%
2

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 241 / dk = 13
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 766 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
58%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
72%
2

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

4%
20%
63%
13%
Capital School District
n = 249 / dk = 7
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 776 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
61%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
61%
4%

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

4%
24%
59%
13%
Capital School District
n = 227 / dk = 27
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 712 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
56%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
62%
5%

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

3
13%
68%
17%
Capital School District
n = 216 / dk = 38
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 644 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

3
16%
68%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 38 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
71%
3

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

13%
36%
41%
9%
Capital School District
n = 236 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 751 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

15%
40%
38%
7%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

16%
52%
30%
2

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

8%
28%
53%
11%
Capital School District
n = 233 / dk = 20
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 757 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
48%
10%
Central Middle School
n = 43 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
49%
7%

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

2
9%
68%
21%
Capital School District
n = 242 / dk = 11
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 763 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
12%
68%
19%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
76%
9%

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

7%
33%
49%
11%
Capital School District
n = 238 / dk = 16
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 742 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

9%
38%
43%
10%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 
 

12%
57%
31%

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%
Capital School District
n = 241 / dk = 13
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 760 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
56%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
58%
7%

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

12%
41%
39%
8%
Capital School District
n = 229 / dk = 23
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 729 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
34%
7%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

17%
60%
21%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 237 / dk = 14
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 747 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
56%
12%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
31%
57%
10%

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

5%
17%
64%
15%
Capital School District
n = 238 / dk = 11
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 754 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
61%
13%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
66%
7%

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

8%
29%
52%
11%
Capital School District
n = 214 / dk = 35
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 697 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
48%
9%
Central Middle School
n = 39 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
51%
36%
3

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%
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 690
 
 

44%
56%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

43%
57%

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

37%
63%
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 690
 
 

41%
59%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

40%
60%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 689
 
 

41%
59%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

31%
69%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
Capital School District
n = 211
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 685
 
 

55%
45%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

50%
50%

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

56%
44%
Capital School District
n = 209
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 684
 
 

57%
43%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

50%
50%

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

47%
53%
Capital School District
n = 209
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 684
 
 

50%
50%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

57%
43%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
Capital School District
n = 209
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 684
 
 

55%
45%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

48%
52%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 686
 
 

57%
43%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

55%
45%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
Capital School District
n = 209
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 683
 
 

33%
67%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

43%
57%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 683
 
 

35%
65%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

39%
61%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
Capital School District
n = 209
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 693
 
 

64%
36%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

64%
36%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 679
 
 

35%
65%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

43%
57%

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%
Capital School District
n = 210
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 690
 
 

69%
31%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

45%
55%

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

56%
44%
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 686
 
 

56%
44%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

55%
45%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 684
 
 

51%
49%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

39%
61%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
Capital School District
n = 207
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 683
 
 

42%
58%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

41%
59%

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

33%
67%
Capital School District
n = 207
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 681
 
 

28%
72%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

29%
71%

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

9%
91%
Capital School District
n = 208
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 679
 
 

8%
92%
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 

31%
69%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
Capital School District
n = 205
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 681
 
 

19%
81%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

24%
76%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 681
 
 

24%
76%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

20%
80%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3378
 
 

49%
51%
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 682
 
 

49%
51%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

27%
73%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3380
 
 

44%
56%
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 678
 
 

44%
56%
Central Middle School
n = 40
 
 

42%
57%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3381
 
 

49%
51%
Capital School District
n = 207
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 683
 
 

54%
46%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 

46%
54%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3364
 
 

25%
75%
Capital School District
n = 205
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 674
 
 

22%
78%
Central Middle School
n = 40
 
 

20%
80%

 

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%
Capital School District
n = 212 / dk = 42
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 701 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

27%
33%
36%
5%
Central Middle School
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 
 

14%
36%
50%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
Capital School District
n = 224 / dk = 29
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 699 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
64%
11%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
20%
70%
7%

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

2
11%
66%
21%
Capital School District
n = 233 / dk = 18
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 735 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

3
14%
69%
15%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
15%
76%
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%
Capital School District
n = 241 / dk = 12
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 760 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
6%
60%
31%
Central Middle School
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4%
61%
33%

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%
Capital School District
n = 240 / dk = 14
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 756 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
24%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
77%
14%

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%
Capital School District
n = 237 / dk = 13
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 748 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

4
14%
65%
17%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 

27%
66%
7%

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

2
9%
59%
29%
Capital School District
n = 244 / dk = 10
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 760 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
9%
62%
27%
Central Middle School
n = 47
 
 
 

15%
72%
13%

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

11%
29%
47%
13%
Capital School District
n = 226 / dk = 25
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 726 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
46%
11%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
36%
43%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 231 / dk = 23
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 747 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
54%
15%
Central Middle School
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
23%
70%
5%

 

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
Capital School District
n = 212
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 701
 
 
 
 
 
 

85%
4
5%
3
2
2
Central Middle School
n = 42
 
 
 
 

86%
2
10%
2

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%
Capital School District
n = 206
N/A
Delaware Middle Schools
n = 688
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
6%
17%
12%
26%
1
14%
Central Middle School
n = 41
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
10%
5%
24%
20%
17%
7%

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