Result Details

Delaware (39.42% responded)
DSCYF (57.45% responded)
Delaware Special Schools (31.34% 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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
26%
44%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 335 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
46%
24%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
37%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
54%
18%

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

9%
30%
48%
13%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

31%
46%
19%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
51%
15%

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

10%
31%
47%
12%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
56%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 324 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
48%
17%

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
33%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

14%
34%
42%
11%

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

9%
33%
48%
11%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
44%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
26%
55%
16%

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

8%
25%
51%
16%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

12%
27%
46%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 321 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
52%
19%

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
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 

33%
20%
27%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
26%
37%
15%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
Delaware
n = 3477
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
45%
7%
2
0
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
34%
5%
2
1

c. Supervisory duties
Delaware
n = 3465
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
32%
31%
11%
3
0
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 

67%
13%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
30%
22%
6%
4%
1

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

2
53%
39%
5%
1
0
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 

40%
40%
13%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
57%
34%
6%
1
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Delaware
n = 3458
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
45%
36%
10%
4
1
DSCYF
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
57%
36%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
32%
13%
7%
1

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

1
46%
43%
8%
1
1
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
42%
42%
11%
1
0

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Delaware
n = 3492
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
11%
3
1
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 

7%
40%
33%
13%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
30%
14%
4
2

h. Professional development
Delaware
n = 3422
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
26%
5%
1
1
DSCYF
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
69%
15%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
58%
23%
6%
1
2

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

11%
42%
31%
11%
3
2
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 

40%
33%
20%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
42%
23%
9%
1
0

j. Delivery of assessments
Delaware
n = 3479
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
44%
13%
4
2
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 

60%
27%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
44%
30%
13%
3
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Delaware
n = 3475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
39%
10%
3
1
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 

7%
47%
27%
13%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
43%
34%
11%
2
1

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%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 

20%
53%
20%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
23%
30%
25%
13%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
30%
63%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
20%
52%
25%

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

6%
19%
49%
26%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
52%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
27%

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

1
6%
56%
36%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
9%
51%
39%

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%
DSCYF
n = 25
 
 
 

16%
44%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
37%

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

5%
18%
57%
21%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
63%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
50%
32%

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

4
15%
48%
33%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
15%
50%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 335 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
14%
52%
30%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
19%
58%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
29%

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

3
14%
56%
27%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
62%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 333 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
55%
30%

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
30%
41%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 334 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
21%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

26%
33%
37%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
48%
19%

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

2
12%
63%
23%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
27%
54%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
15%
57%
27%

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

2
13%
55%
30%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 

81%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 336 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
38%

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

1
5%
61%
33%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
23%
58%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

0
6%
51%
43%

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

2
17%
57%
24%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
42%
46%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
12%
54%
32%

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

6%
25%
57%
12%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
50%
42%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
20%
59%
18%

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

4%
22%
60%
14%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
42%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 311 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

4
22%
59%
16%

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

4
17%
59%
20%
DSCYF
n = 23 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
48%
4%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 316 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

3
19%
60%
18%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
44%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
15%
54%
28%

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

9%
27%
53%
11%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
26%
56%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
56%
17%

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

5%
20%
53%
23%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
11%
52%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 325 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
53%
31%

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

14%
30%
39%
17%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
19%
52%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
53%
27%

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

8%
21%
49%
22%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
48%
30%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
15%
50%
31%

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

4
21%
52%
23%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 

4
56%
41%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 325 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

0
8%
58%
34%

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

2
9%
57%
31%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
7%
52%
26%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
11%
52%
34%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
4
63%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
27%

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

5%
16%
54%
24%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
15%
59%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%

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

5%
19%
55%
21%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
62%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 328 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
18%
53%
26%

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

3
12%
56%
28%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
44%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 326 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
15%
51%
31%

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

8%
29%
48%
15%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
37%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
45%
21%

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

5%
21%
55%
19%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
52%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 330 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
48%
25%

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

3
16%
58%
23%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
26%
56%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
15%
44%
37%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 309 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4
25%
43%
29%

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

5%
16%
35%
44%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 

15%
35%
50%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

2
15%
37%
46%

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

9%
26%
36%
28%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
33%
44%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
36%
35%

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

25%
39%
28%
8%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

42%
35%
15%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
37%
12%

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

25%
37%
28%
9%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

37%
26%
26%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 312 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

16%
26%
36%
22%

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

48%
34%
15%
3
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

48%
30%
15%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 306 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

45%
35%
15%
5%

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

39%
36%
19%
5%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

54%
19%
23%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 307 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

44%
32%
19%
6%

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

18%
37%
33%
13%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

35%
38%
19%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 304 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

19%
36%
31%
14%

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%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
42%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

13%
30%
48%
9%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
44%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 328 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
54%
20%

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

10%
23%
47%
20%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
37%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 338 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
45%
20%

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

11%
23%
47%
20%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
15%
44%
26%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

13%
21%
45%
22%

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

8%
22%
48%
23%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

15%
19%
38%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 329 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
18%
47%
24%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 

4
63%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
8%
56%
34%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
67%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 323 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
10%
54%
34%

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

4%
13%
57%
25%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
15%
63%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 317 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
56%
26%

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

4
15%
57%
25%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
15%
63%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
27%

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

6%
15%
55%
24%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
7%
56%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
49%
28%

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

7%
21%
53%
19%
DSCYF
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

29%
21%
46%
4%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 284 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
48%
25%

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

5%
16%
52%
26%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
26%
37%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 331 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
44%
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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
37%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 310 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
49%
18%

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
41%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 321 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
55%
22%

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

6%
20%
59%
14%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
44%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
55%
19%

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

6%
20%
59%
15%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
30%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 316 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
53%
23%

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

5%
17%
63%
14%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
44%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 306 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
20%

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

4%
14%
65%
17%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
31%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 313 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
20%

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

10%
23%
52%
15%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
19%
33%
30%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
54%
23%

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

4%
13%
65%
18%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
56%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
57%
25%

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

7%
19%
59%
16%
DSCYF
n = 25 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
16%
52%
24%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 299 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
49%
20%

 

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
48%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 327 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
20%
58%
19%

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

4%
20%
63%
13%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
56%
15%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 334 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
18%
62%
18%

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

4%
24%
59%
13%
DSCYF
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
44%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 296 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

3
26%
54%
16%

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

3
13%
68%
17%
DSCYF
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

25%
21%
42%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 261 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

4
16%
58%
22%

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

13%
36%
41%
9%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

26%
56%
15%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 315 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
43%
14%

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

8%
28%
53%
11%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
48%
26%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%

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

2
9%
68%
21%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
15%
52%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%

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

7%
33%
49%
11%
DSCYF
n = 26
 
 
 
 

19%
46%
27%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
43%
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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
33%
37%
11%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
18%

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

12%
41%
39%
8%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

23%
50%
23%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 301 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
40%
11%

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%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
22%
41%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 319 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
21%

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

5%
17%
64%
15%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
41%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 318 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
15%
59%
22%

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

8%
29%
52%
11%
DSCYF
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
48%
32%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 283 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
49%
17%

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%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

39%
61%

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

37%
63%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 221
 
 

33%
67%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3444
 
 

35%
65%
DSCYF
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

41%
59%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3443
 
 

51%
49%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 

44%
56%

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

56%
44%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 224
 
 

58%
42%

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

47%
53%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 221
 
 

30%
70%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3432
 
 

52%
48%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

40%
60%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3431
 
 

53%
47%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

33%
67%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3423
 
 

34%
66%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

44%
56%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3418
 
 

38%
62%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 

36%
64%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3453
 
 

62%
38%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 223
 
 

59%
41%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3413
 
 

32%
68%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

41%
59%

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%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 222
 
 

74%
26%

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

56%
44%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 

45%
55%

c. Student assessment
Delaware
n = 3384
 
 

49%
51%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

52%
48%

d. Differentiating instruction
Delaware
n = 3392
 
 

46%
54%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

60%
40%

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

33%
67%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

69%
31%

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

9%
91%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

33%
67%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 

10%
90%

g. English Language Learners
Delaware
n = 3376
 
 

20%
80%
DSCYF
n = 14
 
 

29%
71%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 

16%
84%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Delaware
n = 3371
 
 

24%
76%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 216
 
 

20%
80%

i. Methods of teaching
Delaware
n = 3378
 
 

49%
51%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

73%
27%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 219
 
 

53%
47%

j. Reading strategies
Delaware
n = 3380
 
 

44%
56%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 

32%
68%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Delaware
n = 3381
 
 

49%
51%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 218
 
 

39%
61%

l. Classroom management techniques
Delaware
n = 3364
 
 

25%
75%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 

47%
53%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 3294 / dk = 701
 
 
 
 

21%
33%
40%
6%
DSCYF
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
36%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 201 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
49%
6%

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

5%
16%
65%
14%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
31%
54%
12%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225 / dk = 113
 
 
 
 

4
20%
60%
15%

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

2
11%
66%
21%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
31%
58%
8%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 289 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

2
9%
67%
22%

d. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with State Standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.)
Delaware
n = 3835 / dk = 131
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
34%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
65%
31%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 302 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities or cluster groups to develop and align instructional practices.
Delaware
n = 3829 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
35%
42%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 320 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
57%
22%

f. There are supports in place (professional learning communities, coaching, etc.) that translate to improvements in instructional practice, including standards implementation.
Delaware
n = 3755 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
DSCYF
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
27%
50%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 305 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%

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

2
9%
59%
29%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
56%
22%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 314 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%

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

11%
29%
47%
13%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

19%
30%
48%
4
Delaware Special Schools
n = 298 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
49%
15%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Delaware
n = 3766 / dk = 214
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
4
70%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 308 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
28%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 3485
 
 
 
 
 
 

86%
3
4
3
2
2
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 

73%
7%
7%
13%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

83%
5%
4
3
3
2

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 3405
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
7%
12%
12%
28%
1
16%
DSCYF
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 
 

40%
13%
7%
13%
20%
7%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 217
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
12%
4
9%
10%
25%
1
23%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Delaware
n = 3919
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
8%
3
22%
4%
7%
3
38%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

37%
4
15%
7%
37%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
3
18%
5%
6%
3
40%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Delaware
n = 3962 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
48%
34%
DSCYF
n = 27
 
 
 

22%
59%
19%
Delaware Special Schools
n = 332 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
45%
37%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Delaware
n = 378
 
 

93%
7%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 

100%

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

86%
14%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

93%
7%

c. Reduced workload
Delaware
n = 376
 
 

14%
86%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

10%
90%

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

83%
17%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

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

54%
46%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

67%
33%

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

56%
44%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

90%
10%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Delaware
n = 377
 
 

87%
13%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

90%
10%

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

82%
18%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

90%
10%

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

81%
19%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 

83%
17%

j. Other
Delaware
n = 302
 
 

42%
58%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

48%
52%

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

12%
88%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor or master teacher?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
20%
16%
20%
10%
10%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
30%
27%
7%
3

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

9%
40%
31%
16%
2
2
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
20%
3
3

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

44%
27%
15%
8%
2
4
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

40%
17%
20%
13%
7%
3

d. Analyzing student work
Delaware
n = 344
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
24%
16%
16%
6%
12%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
33%
13%
7%
7%

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

26%
26%
16%
17%
8%
8%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
37%
23%
10%
7%
7%

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

13%
22%
19%
19%
10%
17%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
33%
23%
7%
10%

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

9%
23%
23%
23%
12%
11%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 

23%
43%
17%
7%
10%

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

28%
20%
17%
16%
10%
9%
DSCYF
n = 2
N/A
Delaware Special Schools
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
20%
37%
13%
7%
7%

i. Other
Delaware
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 
 

45%
9%
15%
12%
7%
12%