Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
Laurel School District (68.49% responded)
Delaware Elementary Schools (42.48% responded)
North Laurel Elementary School (70.00% 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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1768 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

14%
33%
41%
12%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

21%
61%
14%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1757 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
54%
7%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1750 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
51%
13%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
56%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1744 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
46%
10%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
59%
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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1713 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

16%
36%
41%
7%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

20%
52%
24%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1748 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

11%
38%
44%
7%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
64%
21%
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%
Laurel School District
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

13%
21%
52%
15%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1729 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
55%
16%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
22%
63%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1575
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
23%
44%
11%
2
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
30%
19%
22%
19%
7%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

23%
41%
27%
4%
4%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1577
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
47%
5%
1
0
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

37%
48%
7%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

29%
38%
26%
3
2
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1569
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
28%
32%
14%
5%
1
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

35%
31%
31%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1559
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
57%
36%
4%
1
0
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
67%
26%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1567
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
38%
10%
4
1
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

4
37%
48%
7%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1579
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
42%
7%
1
1
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 

41%
52%
7%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1580
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
4%
2
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

30%
33%
22%
11%
4

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

11%
61%
21%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1543
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
55%
26%
4%
1
1
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24
 
 
 
 

12%
62%
17%
8%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1567
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
38%
34%
12%
4
3
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
30%
26%
30%
4
7%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

2
37%
42%
14%
3
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1575
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
29%
47%
15%
4
2
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

42%
31%
23%
4

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

15%
40%
29%
12%
4%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1573
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
40%
42%
11%
3
1
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

19%
27%
35%
12%
8%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1586
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
20%
23%
29%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
26%
33%
37%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1755 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
24%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
50%
7%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1767 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
51%
27%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

29%
39%
32%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1756 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
6%
56%
36%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
4
82%
7%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1758 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
13%
55%
30%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
75%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1749 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
20%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

22%
41%
33%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1755 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4
15%
48%
33%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
54%
14%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1755 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
29%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
71%
14%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1753 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
10%
58%
29%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
11%
74%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1761 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
56%
23%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

18%
39%
36%
7%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1708 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
51%
16%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
33%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1736 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
8%
63%
27%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
67%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1762 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
33%
44%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1741 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

0
2
56%
42%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
4
73%
19%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1724 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

1
10%
58%
31%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
62%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1739 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
58%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
62%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1685 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
18%
62%
17%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
56%
7%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1700 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

2
15%
59%
24%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

31%
62%
8%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1769 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
46%
32%
7%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1765 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
61%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
54%
32%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1752 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
15%
54%
28%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
63%
19%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1754 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
43%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

54%
32%
14%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1756 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
50%
25%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

32%
46%
21%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1752 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
9%
58%
33%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
48%
33%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1763 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

27%
62%
12%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1760 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
25%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
30%
48%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1746 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
53%
26%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

23%
35%
42%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1734 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
55%
22%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

23%
46%
27%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1747 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
31%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
54%
31%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1705 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
51%
18%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

33%
48%
19%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1744 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

18%
54%
29%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1748 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
38%
46%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1661 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

12%
38%
32%
18%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

42%
50%
4
4

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

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

29%
36%
19%
16%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1672 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
37%
37%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

42%
42%
15%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1654 / dk = 105
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
35%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

26%
33%
37%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1675 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

26%
40%
28%
6%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

78%
19%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1682 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

22%
37%
32%
9%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

70%
26%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1628 / dk = 136
 
 
 
 

48%
34%
16%
3
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

85%
12%
4

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1623 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

37%
36%
21%
6%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 

93%
7%

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

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

46%
37%
16%
1
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1646 / dk = 119
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
37%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 28
 
 
 

57%
36%
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%
Laurel School District
n = 97 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

33%
40%
25%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1701 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
53%
7%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

37%
52%
11%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1719 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
61%
19%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

21%
50%
25%
4%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1748 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
50%
23%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
27%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1731 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
48%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

27%
50%
19%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1732 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
25%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
52%
26%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1753 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

1
3
51%
45%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
48%
37%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1731 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

1
6%
54%
39%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
26%
59%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1685 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

4
11%
56%
29%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 23 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

26%
26%
39%
9%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1706 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

24%
32%
32%
12%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1670 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
55%
28%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
40%
12%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1528 / dk = 231
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
56%
22%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

25%
58%
12%
4%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1742 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
27%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
59%
11%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1581 / dk = 192
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
62%
14%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 

22%
52%
26%

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

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

19%
27%
52%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1658 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
67%
17%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 

19%
44%
37%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1641 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
62%
14%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
46%
33%

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

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

17%
38%
41%
4%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1656 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
64%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
54%
27%

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

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

19%
30%
47%
4%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1599 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
67%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

22%
52%
26%

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
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1621 / dk = 146
 
 
 
 

3
10%
70%
18%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

24%
52%
24%

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

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

29%
29%
39%
2
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1685 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
56%
16%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 

44%
44%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1669 / dk = 98
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
18%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
46%
35%

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

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

20%
24%
49%
7%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1506 / dk = 263
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
18%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 

21%
62%
17%

 

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1712 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
63%
13%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
44%
11%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1744 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

4
19%
65%
13%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
63%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1550 / dk = 215
 
 
 
 

4
20%
62%
14%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
35%
12%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1466 / dk = 296
 
 
 
 

2
11%
70%
17%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 21 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

19%
24%
48%
10%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1690 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
41%
9%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

40%
44%
16%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1709 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
60%
12%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
33%
7%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1722 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

2
7%
70%
21%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
40%
12%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1687 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
54%
11%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
56%
15%
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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1695 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
59%
12%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
44%
36%
4

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1631 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
41%
8%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

29%
46%
21%
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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1692 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
64%
14%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

20%
32%
40%
8%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1690 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

4
14%
68%
15%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
40%
12%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1515 / dk = 236
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
57%
11%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 22 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

18%
50%
27%
5%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1567
 
 

38%
62%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

50%
50%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1565
 
 

35%
65%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

54%
46%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
Laurel School District
n = 92
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1563
 
 

29%
71%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

50%
50%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

58%
42%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1562
 
 

50%
50%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

54%
46%

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

56%
44%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1562
 
 

57%
43%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

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

47%
53%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1558
 
 

49%
51%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

69%
31%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1561
 
 

55%
45%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

72%
28%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1559
 
 

55%
45%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

77%
23%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
Laurel School District
n = 90
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1551
 
 

28%
72%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

34%
66%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1550
 
 

40%
60%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

54%
46%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

61%
39%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1564
 
 

61%
39%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

73%
27%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
Laurel School District
n = 86
 
 

34%
66%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1548
 
 

27%
73%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

32%
68%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1541
 
 

76%
24%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

72%
28%

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%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1534
 
 

58%
42%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

40%
60%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1527
 
 

48%
52%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

36%
64%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
Laurel School District
n = 91
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1533
 
 

46%
54%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 26
 
 

38%
62%

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

33%
67%
Laurel School District
n = 89
 
 

21%
79%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1529
 
 

31%
69%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 
 

12%
88%

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

9%
91%
Laurel School District
n = 87
 
 

5%
95%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1516
 
 

8%
92%
North Laurel Elementary School
n = 25
 

100%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
Laurel School District
n = 88
 
 

3
97%
Delaware Elementary Schools
n = 1528