Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
POLYTECH School District (68.67% responded)
Delaware High Schools (40.06% responded)
POLYTECH High School (68.67% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Delaware
n = 3984 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

12%
34%
41%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
51%
23%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1097 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
43%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
51%
23%

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

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

7%
24%
49%
20%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1099 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
50%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
20%

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

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

9%
18%
49%
24%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1094 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
46%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
49%
24%

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

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

4
13%
51%
33%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1094 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
45%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
13%
51%
33%

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

14%
35%
42%
8%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
13%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1076 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

14%
34%
42%
10%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
13%

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

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

7%
20%
58%
15%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1089 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
52%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
58%
15%

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

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

4
29%
40%
27%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1086 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
43%
18%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
29%
40%
27%

Q2.2 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
15%
28%
40%
14%
2
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
33%
43%
Delaware High Schools
n = 976
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
10%
33%
36%
19%
2
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
33%
43%

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

4%
47%
39%
6%
2
2
Delaware High Schools
n = 980
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
44%
8%
2
0
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
47%
39%
6%
2
2

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

31%
31%
23%
13%
2
Delaware High Schools
n = 976
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
32%
32%
9%
2
0
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 

31%
31%
23%
13%
2

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

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

35%
54%
12%
Delaware High Schools
n = 976
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
52%
41%
5%
1
0
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 

35%
54%
12%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

4
52%
29%
12%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 972
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
49%
34%
10%
3
1
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 

4
52%
29%
12%
4

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

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

42%
52%
6%
Delaware High Schools
n = 984
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
45%
44%
9%
1
0
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 

42%
52%
6%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

4
65%
25%
6%
Delaware High Schools
n = 987
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
31%
10%
2
0
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 
 

4
65%
25%
6%

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

4
60%
28%
4
2
2
Delaware High Schools
n = 967
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
54%
27%
6%
1
1
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
60%
28%
4
2
2

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

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

10%
46%
31%
6%
4
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 973
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
47%
28%
8%
3
1
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
46%
31%
6%
4
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

2
33%
47%
18%
Delaware High Schools
n = 978
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
45%
10%
4
1
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 
 
 

2
33%
47%
18%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

2
37%
43%
14%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 977
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
43%
37%
8%
2
1
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 
 
 
 

2
37%
43%
14%
4

Q2.3 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 3501
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
24%
29%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
10%
13%
23%
35%
17%
Delaware High Schools
n = 986
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
18%
22%
29%
24%
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
10%
13%
23%
35%
17%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
Delaware
n = 3950 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
54%
22%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
44%
44%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1093 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
54%
22%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
44%
44%

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

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

7%
27%
34%
32%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1104 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
46%
25%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
34%
32%

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

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

5%
41%
54%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1107 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
41%
54%

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

3
13%
54%
30%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
49%
42%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1104 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
13%
52%
31%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
49%
42%

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

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

4
18%
60%
18%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1089 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
21%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
18%
60%
18%

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

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

2
4
42%
53%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1106 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
12%
46%
39%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

2
4
42%
53%

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

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

9%
54%
37%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1107 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
14%
54%
29%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%

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

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

14%
46%
39%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1106 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
27%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
46%
39%

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

7%
18%
54%
21%
POLYTECH School District
n = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
46%
25%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1110 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
49%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
46%
25%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
Delaware
n = 3834 / dk = 181
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
48%
18%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
55%
24%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1040 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
48%
22%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
55%
24%

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

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

14%
64%
21%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1077 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

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

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

4
71%
25%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1087 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

2
16%
58%
24%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
71%
25%

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

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

88%
12%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1083 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

1
7%
69%
22%
POLYTECH High School
n = 52 / dk = 4
 
 

88%
12%

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

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

2
2
82%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1054 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
24%
57%
16%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
82%
14%

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

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

4
5%
87%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1080 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
57%
8%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
5%
87%
4

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

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

5%
84%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1015 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
60%
11%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
84%
11%

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

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

79%
21%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1052 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
60%
18%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 

79%
21%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
Delaware
n = 3988 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
48%
18%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1109 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
51%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
48%
18%

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

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

4
35%
58%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1110 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
45%
6%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

4
35%
58%
4

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

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

5%
46%
32%
18%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1107 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
17%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
32%
18%

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

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

12%
51%
33%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1102 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

20%
36%
33%
11%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

12%
51%
33%
4

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

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

4
30%
54%
12%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1099 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

12%
23%
49%
16%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
54%
12%

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

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

9%
53%
33%
5%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1093 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
41%
8%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
53%
33%
5%

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

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

4
71%
25%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1104 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
10%
62%
25%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
71%
25%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Delaware
n = 3966 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
23%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
19%
57%
20%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1094 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
19%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
19%
57%
20%

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

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

4
20%
53%
24%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1093 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
54%
22%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
20%
53%
24%

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

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

4
28%
47%
21%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1078 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
53%
18%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
28%
47%
21%

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

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

12%
62%
25%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1077 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

4
13%
58%
25%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

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

8%
32%
49%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1041 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
43%
12%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
49%
11%

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

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

2
16%
70%
12%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1081 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
53%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
70%
12%

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

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

18%
64%
18%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1091 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
64%
18%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have at your school in each of the following areas.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
Delaware
n = 3758 / dk = 249
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
34%
27%
POLYTECH School District
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 

11%
15%
74%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1047 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
33%
40%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 

11%
15%
74%

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

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

4
28%
69%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1064 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

4
12%
32%
52%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4
28%
69%

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

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

9%
25%
66%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1055 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
37%
37%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
25%
66%

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

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

9%
47%
36%
8%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1052 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

22%
39%
28%
11%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
36%
8%

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

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

16%
37%
43%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1077 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

30%
40%
23%
7%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
43%
4

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

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

35%
43%
19%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1024 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

48%
35%
14%
3
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

35%
43%
19%
4

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

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

17%
52%
24%
7%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1028 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

39%
37%
18%
6%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
52%
24%
7%

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

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

9%
44%
41%
6%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1014 / dk = 95
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
29%
9%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
44%
41%
6%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 3826 / dk = 193
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
48%
7%
POLYTECH School District
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
48%
41%
2
Delaware High Schools
n = 1045 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
42%
7%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
48%
41%
2

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Delaware
n = 3892 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
17%
POLYTECH School District
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
30%
61%
7%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1073 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
55%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
30%
61%
7%

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

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

7%
40%
44%
9%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1098 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
23%
47%
17%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
40%
44%
9%

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

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

4
29%
55%
13%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1084 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

13%
23%
46%
18%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
29%
55%
13%

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

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

6%
42%
43%
9%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1084 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
46%
19%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
43%
9%

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

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

19%
55%
26%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 

19%
55%
26%

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

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

4
9%
67%
20%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1061 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
60%
24%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
9%
67%
20%

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

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

2
13%
70%
15%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1061 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
58%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
70%
15%

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

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

2
23%
65%
10%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1070 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
20%
POLYTECH High School
n = 52 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
23%
65%
10%

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

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

2
15%
72%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1043 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
55%
18%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
15%
72%
11%

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

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

6%
31%
47%
16%
Delaware High Schools
n = 909 / dk = 192
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
51%
16%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
47%
16%

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

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

5%
7%
62%
25%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1106 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
27%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
62%
25%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
Delaware
n = 3611 / dk = 395
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
56%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
64%
7%
Delaware High Schools
n = 990 / dk = 119
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
51%
12%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
64%
7%

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

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

5%
11%
68%
16%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1046 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
60%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
68%
16%

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

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

9%
15%
65%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1038 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
14%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
65%
11%

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

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

7%
15%
69%
9%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1038 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
56%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
69%
9%

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

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

8%
13%
74%
6%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1007 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
60%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
74%
6%

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

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

2
16%
73%
10%
Delaware High Schools
n = 977 / dk = 130
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
62%
17%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
16%
73%
10%

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

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

5%
42%
49%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1068 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

13%
25%
48%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 57
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
49%
4

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

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

5%
9%
76%
9%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1046 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
63%
17%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
76%
9%

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

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

2
29%
57%
12%
Delaware High Schools
n = 957 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
57%
15%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
29%
57%
12%

 

Professional Development

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


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

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

16%
73%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1066 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
60%
14%
POLYTECH High School
n = 56 / dk = 1
 
 
 

16%
73%
11%

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

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

22%
65%
13%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
62%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
65%
13%

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

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

20%
65%
14%
Delaware High Schools
n = 944 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
57%
12%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
65%
14%

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

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

15%
74%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 847 / dk = 254
 
 
 
 

3
14%
67%
16%
POLYTECH High School
n = 46 / dk = 11
 
 
 

15%
74%
11%

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

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

9%
30%
47%
13%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1044 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

14%
33%
44%
10%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
47%
13%

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

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

6%
39%
48%
7%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1062 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
44%
8%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
48%
7%

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

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

2
13%
75%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1073 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
9%
67%
21%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
75%
11%

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

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

6%
43%
46%
6%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1047 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
48%
10%
POLYTECH High School
n = 54 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
43%
46%
6%

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

6%
24%
57%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
24%
62%
11%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1071 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
54%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
24%
62%
11%

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

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

9%
36%
51%
4
Delaware High Schools
n = 1016 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

13%
40%
40%
7%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
51%
4

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

6%
20%
61%
13%
POLYTECH School District
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
22%
69%
7%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1060 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
59%
12%
POLYTECH High School
n = 55 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
22%
69%
7%

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

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

2
25%
66%
8%
Delaware High Schools
n = 1059 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
60%
13%
POLYTECH High School
n = 53 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
25%
66%
8%

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

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

6%
25%
60%
8%
Delaware High Schools
n = 930 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
49%
9%
POLYTECH High School
n = 48 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
60%
8%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Delaware
n = 3454
 
 

42%
58%
POLYTECH School District
n = 52
 
 

37%
63%
Delaware High Schools
n = 975
 
 

47%
53%
POLYTECH High School
n = 52
 
 

37%
63%

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

37%
63%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware High Schools
n = 971
 
 

38%
62%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 

33%
67%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

39%
61%
Delaware High Schools
n = 970
 
 

39%
61%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 

39%
61%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

61%
39%
Delaware High Schools
n = 972
 
 

51%
49%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 

61%
39%

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

56%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

64%
36%
Delaware High Schools
n = 969
 
 

54%
46%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

64%
36%

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

47%
53%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware High Schools
n = 967
 
 

47%
53%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

22%
78%
Delaware High Schools
n = 965
 
 

48%
52%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

22%
78%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

41%
59%
Delaware High Schools
n = 964
 
 

51%
49%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 

41%
59%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

40%
60%
Delaware High Schools
n = 967
 
 

40%
60%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

40%
60%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

26%
74%
Delaware High Schools
n = 962
 
 

36%
64%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

26%
74%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
POLYTECH School District
n = 51
 
 

59%
41%
Delaware High Schools
n = 973
 
 

63%
37%
POLYTECH High School
n = 51
 
 

59%
41%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

44%
56%
Delaware High Schools
n = 964
 
 

35%
65%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

44%
56%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years, have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Delaware
n = 3415
 
 

71%
29%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware High Schools
n = 962
 
 

65%
35%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%

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

56%
44%
POLYTECH School District
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%
Delaware High Schools
n = 959
 
 

55%
45%
POLYTECH High School
n = 50
 
 

68%
32%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
POLYTECH School District
n = 48
 
 

56%
44%
Delaware High Schools
n = 954
 
 

49%
51%
POLYTECH High School
n = 48
 
 

56%
44%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%
Delaware High Schools
n = 957
 
 

44%
56%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 

63%
37%

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

33%
67%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware High Schools
n = 952
 
 

31%
69%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 

47%
53%

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

9%
91%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

16%
84%
Delaware High Schools
n = 953
 
 

11%
89%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 

16%
84%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49
 
 

8%
92%
Delaware High Schools
n = 950
 
 

12%
88%
POLYTECH High School
n = 49
 
 

8%
92%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
POLYTECH School District
n = 49