Result Details

Davidson County (80.88% responded)

 

Time

Q2.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school and district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office has streamlined procedures to minimize principals' time on non-instructional tasks.
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
52%
19%

b. Principals are provided time to collaborate with other principals and district leaders.
Davidson County
n = 87 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
49%
36%

c. Principals are provided time for networking and collaboration outside of the district.
Davidson County
n = 83 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
43%
19%

d. Principals have sufficient time to focus on instructional leadership issues (i.e. data analysis, professional development, etc.)
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
52%
28%

Q2.5 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities?
      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. Instructional planning with teachers
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
24%
29%
4%

b. Observing and coaching teachers
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 

14%
39%
27%
20%

c. Covering classes for certified or non-certified absences on-site
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 
 
 
 

32%
43%
20%
2
3

d. Meetings with or sponsored by central office
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
39%
28%
9%
1

e. Personnel issues
Davidson County
n = 88
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
30%
26%
9%
3

f. Administrative duties
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 
 
 

2
10%
19%
31%
37%

g. Meetings with parents and the community
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
29%
25%
4%

h. Student discipline issues
Davidson County
n = 88
 
 
 
 
 

15%
35%
31%
15%
5%

i. Working directly with students (i.e. teaching, tutoring, etc.)
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
37%
10%
15%
7%

Q2.6 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities?
      Less than 40 hours
      40 - 45 hours
      46 - 50 hours
      51 - 55 hours
      56 - 60 hours
      61 - 65 hours
      66 - 70 hours
      More than 70 hours
n = number of responses
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
8%
8%
20%
26%
11%
7%
19%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.2 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. My school has a sufficient number of licensed staff provided by the district to meet the educational needs of our students.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4%
35%
58%

b. My district HR department provides highly qualified applicants for open faculty positions in this school.
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 4
 
 
 

6%
42%
52%

c. My school has a sufficient number of non-licensed staff to operate efficiently and effectively.
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 

1
13%
46%
40%

d. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

7%
27%
67%

e. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
12%
39%
48%

f. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 

8%
47%
45%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district supports school outreach efforts to engage parents and guardians at this school.
Davidson County
n = 87 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
41%
54%

b. Community organizations are working effectively in this school to improve learning outcomes.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
46%
44%

c. This school uses community resources to provide services to students.
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 

4%
39%
56%

d. Principals are knowledgeable about issues in the community.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
33%
65%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school and district in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district has clear policies for schools as to how to handle student conduct issues.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
30%
60%

b. The district supports efforts to maintain discipline in this school.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
39%
47%

c. The district supports efforts to create a safe environment in this school.
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
37%
57%

d. The district has supports (i.e., resources, personnel, etc.,) in place to support positive student behavior.
Davidson County
n = 88 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
43%
48%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.3 Please indicate the role you and/or your leadership team have in each of the following areas in your school.
      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
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

7%
18%
76%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

3
28%
69%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
36%
53%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

6%
16%
79%

e. Implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 
 

2
4%
21%
72%

f. The selection of teachers new to this school
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

7%
26%
68%

g. Evaluating teachers
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 

16%
7%
9%
69%

h. Removing teachers/teacher transfer
Davidson County
n = 87 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

22%
3
13%
62%

i. Establishing student discipline procedures
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 

6%
18%
77%

j. Establishing the school schedule
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
8%
20%
71%

k. Establishing DISTRICT budget priorities
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

31%
26%
16%
27%

l. Establishing SCHOOL budget priorities
Davidson County
n = 88 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
14%
80%

n. Establishing the school mission and vision
Davidson County
n = 90
 
 
 
 

2
1
9%
88%

Q6.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about decision making in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Principals are actively involved in district decision making about educational issues.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
24%
44%
31%

b. Principals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction in this district.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 

8%
45%
47%

c. In this district we take steps to solve problems.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 

7%
49%
44%

d. The district has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
Davidson County
n = 83 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
14%
46%
36%

e. The district involves principals in decisions that directly impact the operations of my school.
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
9%
50%
40%

 

School Leadership

Q7.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office supports appropriate school improvement decisions when challenged by parents and the community.
Davidson County
n = 82 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
4
56%
39%

b. The district clearly defines expectations for schools.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 

4
42%
54%

c. The district provides constructive feedback to principals toward improving performance.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
7%
46%
46%

d. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this district.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
48%
26%

e. Central office provides principals support when they need it.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
6%
52%
41%

f. The district has a clearly defined mission and vision for all schools.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 4
 
 
 

2
41%
56%

g. The district encourages cooperation among schools.
Davidson County
n = 86 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
3
45%
49%

 

Professional Development

Q8.4 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need additional support to lead your school more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Instructional leadership
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

34%
66%

b. Student assessment
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

38%
62%

c. Creating positive learning environments
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

20%
80%

d. School improvement planning
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 

25%
75%

e. Budgeting
Davidson County
n = 88
 
 

26%
74%

f. School scheduling
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

25%
75%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

22%
78%

h. Teacher evaluation
Davidson County
n = 88
 
 

14%
86%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

40%
60%

j. Data-driven decision making
Davidson County
n = 86
 
 

30%
70%

k. Working with parents and the community
Davidson County
n = 87
 
 

41%
59%

Q8.6 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
Davidson County
n = 0
N/A

Q8.7 Principal professional development is a priority in this district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
42%
40%

Q8.8 Sufficient resources are available to principals to participate in professional development opportunities.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
9%
48%
35%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about instructional leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Davidson County
n = 89 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
29%
66%

b. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Davidson County
n = 84 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
12%
37%
50%

c. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Davidson County
n = 88 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
47%
44%

d. District scheduling policies promote collective learning and shared practice.
Davidson County
n = 85 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
2
53%
44%

 

Overall

Q10.2 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue as a principal at my current school
      Continue as a principal in this district but leave this school
      Continue as a principal in this state but leave this district
      Leave the principalship for another administrative position or teaching position
      Leave the principalship for personal reasons (e.g., health, family, etc.)
      Retire from the principalship
      Leave the principalship for another reason
n = number of responses
Davidson County
n = 89
 
 
 
 
 

90%
2
1
3
3

Q10.4 Which aspect of your leading conditions most affects your willingness to remain as principal in 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
Davidson County
n = 88
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
2
11%
3
20%
26%
5%
27%

 

New Principal Support

Q12.1 Have you been formally assigned a mentor in the past three years?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Davidson County
n = 28
 
 

39%
61%

Q12.2 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional leadership
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

18%
18%
64%

b. School improvement planning
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

18%
27%
55%

c. Budgeting
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
9%
64%

d. Scheduling
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
18%
36%

e. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
9%
27%
55%

f. Teacher evaluation
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

9%
45%
45%

g. Teacher remediation
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
9%
27%
55%

h. Data-driven decision making
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

9%
45%
45%

i. Working with parents and the community
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
27%
45%

Q12.3 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I work in schools at the same level.
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%

b. My mentor and I work in the same district.
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 

91%
9%

c. My mentor and I work in schools within 50 miles of each other.
Davidson County
n = 11
 

100%

Q12.4 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Coaching conversations with my mentor
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

36%
36%
18%
9%

b. Being observed in my school by my mentor
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

45%
27%
27%

c. Observing my mentor’s school
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 

18%
64%
18%

d. School improvement planning with my mentor
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

18%
36%
36%
9%

e. Having discussions with my mentor about leadership
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

45%
27%
18%
9%

Q12.5 Overall, my mentoring experience has been important in my decision to remain as principal in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
27%
45%

Q12.6 My mentoring experience has been important in my effectiveness as a school leader.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
10%
30%
50%

generated Thu May 12 17:39:37 EDT 2016