Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
Appoquinimink School District (60.86% responded)
Delaware Special Schools (31.34% responded)
Townsend Early Childhood Center (85.71% 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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 437 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

13%
42%
39%
6%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 335 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
46%
24%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
42%
25%
17%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 432 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
51%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
54%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

9%
30%
48%
13%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 437 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
46%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
51%
15%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
33%
42%

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

10%
31%
47%
12%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 427 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
47%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 324 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
48%
17%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
58%
25%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 417 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

14%
37%
42%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

14%
34%
42%
11%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
75%
17%

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

9%
33%
48%
11%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 426 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
47%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
26%
55%
16%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
36%
27%

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

8%
25%
51%
16%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 425 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
48%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 321 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
52%
19%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

67%
33%

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
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 

19%
30%
36%
12%
3
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
26%
37%
15%
2
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
40%
20%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
45%
7%
2
0
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
46%
7%
2
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
34%
5%
2
1
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 

50%
30%
20%

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
31%
11%
3
0
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
31%
35%
10%
4
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
30%
22%
6%
4%
1
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

30%
20%
30%
10%
10%

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

2
53%
39%
5%
1
0
Appoquinimink School District
n = 369
 
 
 
 
 

1
48%
45%
5%
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
57%
34%
6%
1
1
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

60%
40%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
45%
36%
10%
4
1
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
40%
9%
2
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
32%
13%
7%
1
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
50%
30%

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

1
46%
43%
8%
1
1
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
39%
49%
10%
1
0
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
42%
42%
11%
1
0
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

40%
60%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
3
1
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
53%
32%
8%
2
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
30%
14%
4
2
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

70%
30%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
26%
5%
1
1
Appoquinimink School District
n = 368
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
56%
22%
4%
1
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
58%
23%
6%
1
2
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

11%
42%
31%
11%
3
2
Appoquinimink School District
n = 370
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
46%
30%
8%
2
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
42%
23%
9%
1
0
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 

30%
50%
20%

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
44%
13%
4
2
Appoquinimink School District
n = 371
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
11%
4
2
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
44%
30%
13%
3
2
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 

10%
70%
20%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
39%
10%
3
1
Appoquinimink School District
n = 369
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
41%
40%
9%
2
1
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
43%
34%
11%
2
1
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
50%
20%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 372
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
16%
20%
32%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
23%
30%
25%
13%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 
 
 

30%
20%
20%
30%

 

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 432 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
46%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
20%
52%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

6%
19%
49%
26%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 435 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
47%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
27%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
42%
33%

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

1
6%
56%
36%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 438 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4
54%
41%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
9%
51%
39%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11
 
 

45%
55%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 439 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
52%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
37%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
50%
42%

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

5%
18%
57%
21%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 427 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
50%
32%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
67%
25%

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

4
15%
48%
33%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 431 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
11%
45%
42%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 335 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
14%
52%
30%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
50%
42%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 429 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
51%
32%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
29%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

58%
42%

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

3
14%
56%
27%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 435 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
15%
51%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 333 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
55%
30%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 435 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
53%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 334 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
21%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
67%
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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 418 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
16%
50%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
48%
19%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 9 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
33%
11%

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

2
12%
63%
23%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 429 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
10%
60%
29%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
15%
57%
27%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
50%
25%

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

2
13%
55%
30%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 432 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
10%
54%
36%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 336 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
38%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
42%
25%

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

1
5%
61%
33%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 424 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

0
2
55%
42%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

0
6%
51%
43%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11
 
 

27%
73%

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

2
17%
57%
24%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 420 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

1
9%
54%
36%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
12%
54%
32%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
42%
50%

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

6%
25%
57%
12%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 429 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
17%
62%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
20%
59%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%

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

4%
22%
60%
14%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 400 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

2
15%
66%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 311 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

4
22%
59%
16%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
58%
17%

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

4
17%
59%
20%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 424 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 316 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

3
19%
60%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%

 

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 436 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
51%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
15%
54%
28%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

33%
67%

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

9%
27%
53%
11%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 435 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
60%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
56%
17%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

75%
25%

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

5%
20%
53%
23%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 433 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
49%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 325 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
53%
31%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%

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

14%
30%
39%
17%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 431 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

17%
26%
39%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
53%
27%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%

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

8%
21%
49%
22%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 433 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
46%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
15%
50%
31%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%

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

4
21%
52%
23%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 427 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
21%
50%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 325 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

0
8%
58%
34%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
25%
67%

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

2
9%
57%
31%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 435 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
9%
49%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
11%
52%
34%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

33%
67%

 

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 427 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
51%
26%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
27%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
25%
58%

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

5%
16%
54%
24%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 430 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
47%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

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

5%
19%
55%
21%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 423 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
52%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 328 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
18%
53%
26%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
42%
42%

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

3
12%
56%
28%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 432 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
13%
50%
35%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
15%
51%
31%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

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

8%
29%
48%
15%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 424 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
41%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
45%
21%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
25%
42%

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

5%
21%
55%
19%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 433 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
52%
21%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
48%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
25%
50%

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

3
16%
58%
23%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 430 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
15%
52%
29%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 411 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
34%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 309 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4
25%
43%
29%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
27%
36%

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

5%
16%
35%
44%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 416 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
34%
39%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

2
15%
37%
46%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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

9%
26%
36%
28%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 413 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
36%
32%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
36%
35%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
33%
33%

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

25%
39%
28%
8%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 405 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

23%
40%
28%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
37%
12%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

27%
18%
36%
18%

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

25%
37%
28%
9%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 414 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

27%
37%
28%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 312 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

16%
26%
36%
22%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

25%
8%
33%
33%

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

48%
34%
15%
3
Appoquinimink School District
n = 393 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

37%
39%
19%
5%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 306 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

45%
35%
15%
5%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

27%
18%
27%
27%

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

39%
36%
19%
5%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 403 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

14%
40%
34%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 307 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

44%
32%
19%
6%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 

18%
36%
45%

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

18%
37%
33%
13%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 397 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

16%
35%
36%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 304 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

19%
36%
31%
14%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
33%
58%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 418 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
50%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

13%
30%
48%
9%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
33%
42%

 

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 426 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
56%
18%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 328 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
54%
20%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

58%
42%

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

10%
23%
47%
20%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 433 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
41%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 338 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
45%
20%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
42%
50%

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

11%
23%
47%
20%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 430 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
42%
21%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
21%
45%
22%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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

8%
22%
48%
23%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 423 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

10%
19%
48%
23%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
18%
47%
24%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 

64%
36%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 433 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
4%
40%
54%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
8%
56%
34%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

42%
58%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 408 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

4
10%
53%
34%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
10%
54%
34%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

33%
67%

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

4%
13%
57%
25%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 414 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
54%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 317 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
56%
26%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
50%
42%

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

4
15%
57%
25%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 420 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
27%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
42%
33%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 409 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
54%
25%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
49%
28%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
42%
50%

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

7%
21%
53%
19%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 375 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
53%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 284 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
48%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
45%
45%

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

5%
16%
52%
26%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 431 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
51%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
44%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
33%
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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 394 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

10%
19%
56%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
49%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
8%
50%
25%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 419 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
17%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 321 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
55%
22%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

6%
20%
59%
14%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 410 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
56%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
55%
19%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

6%
20%
59%
15%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 409 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
60%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 316 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
53%
23%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%

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

5%
17%
63%
14%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 400 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
63%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 306 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
20%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

4%
14%
65%
17%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 383 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
62%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
20%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
42%
33%
17%

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

10%
23%
52%
15%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 420 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
52%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
54%
23%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%

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

4%
13%
65%
18%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 409 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
61%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
57%
25%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

75%
25%

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

7%
19%
59%
16%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 385 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
56%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 299 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
49%
20%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
58%
25%

 

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 420 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
58%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 327 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
20%
58%
19%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
42%
25%

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

4%
20%
63%
13%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 431 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
60%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 334 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
18%
62%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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

4%
24%
59%
13%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 365 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
51%
10%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 296 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

3
26%
54%
16%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
40%
30%

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

3
13%
68%
17%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 364 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

1
19%
64%
16%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 261 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

4
16%
58%
22%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10 / dk = 2
 
 
 

20%
50%
30%

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

13%
36%
41%
9%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 418 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
40%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
43%
14%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

58%
33%
8%

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

8%
28%
53%
11%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 422 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
52%
9%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

2
9%
68%
21%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 421 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
7%
68%
24%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 12
 
 

58%
42%

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

7%
33%
49%
11%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 412 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
55%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
43%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
73%
18%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 418 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
60%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
18%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10 / dk = 1
 
 

80%
20%

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

12%
41%
39%
8%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 396 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
42%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 301 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
40%
11%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
55%
9%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 420 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
59%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
21%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 

73%
27%

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

5%
17%
64%
15%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 421 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
66%
14%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
15%
59%
22%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 11 / dk = 1
 
 

64%
36%

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

8%
29%
52%
11%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 373 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
54%
10%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 283 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
49%
17%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 4
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 369
 
 

49%
51%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

39%
61%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

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

37%
63%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 364
 
 

35%
65%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 221
 
 

33%
67%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

22%
78%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 364
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

41%
59%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

10%
90%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 367
 
 

56%
44%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 

44%
56%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

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

56%
44%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 366
 
 

58%
42%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 

58%
42%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

70%
30%

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

47%
53%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 365
 
 

52%
48%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 221
 
 

30%
70%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

70%
30%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 358
 
 

36%
64%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

40%
60%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 364
 
 

54%
46%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

33%
67%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 364
 
 

30%
70%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

44%
56%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 363
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 

36%
64%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

20%
80%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 372
 
 

69%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 

59%
41%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

60%
40%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 363
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

41%
59%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

20%
80%

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%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 363
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

74%
26%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

80%
20%

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

56%
44%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 361
 
 

50%
50%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 

45%
55%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

50%
50%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 358
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

52%
48%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

20%
80%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 362
 
 

34%
66%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

60%
40%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

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

33%
67%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 359
 
 

24%
76%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

69%
31%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

20%
80%

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

9%
91%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 358
 
 

8%
92%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 

10%
90%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

10%
90%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 357
 
 

5%
95%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 

16%
84%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

10%
90%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 357
 
 

13%
87%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 216
 
 

20%
80%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

10%
90%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3378
 
 

49%
51%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 362
 
 

56%
44%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

53%
47%
Townsend Early Childhood Center
n = 10
 
 

60%
40%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3380
 
 

44%
56%
Appoquinimink School District
n = 359