Result Details

Davidson County (80.88% responded)
MNPS Special Schools (100.00% responded)
Bass Adult (100.00% responded)

 

Time

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


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Davidson County
n = 5061 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
44%
25%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Davidson County
n = 5054 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
50%
31%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
Davidson County
n = 5024 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
46%
25%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Davidson County
n = 5017 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
47%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork teachers are required to do.
Davidson County
n = 4941 / dk = 140
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
48%
26%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Davidson County
n = 5011 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
48%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
Davidson County
n = 4981 / dk = 101
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
50%
27%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

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
Davidson County
n = 4561
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
14%
33%
33%
16%
3
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

b. Collaborative planning time
Davidson County
n = 4549
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
43%
14%
4
0
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

c. Supervisory duties
Davidson County
n = 4540
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
33%
11%
5%
1
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Davidson County
n = 4508
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
45%
12%
2
0
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Davidson County
n = 4516
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
MNPS Special Schools
n = 3
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 3
N/A

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Davidson County
n = 4541
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
49%
38%
9%
2
0
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Davidson County
n = 4560
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
45%
31%
12%
6%
3
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

h. Professional development
Davidson County
n = 4525
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
50%
30%
8%
3
1
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Davidson County
n = 4546
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
30%
17%
10%
7%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

j. Delivery of assessments
Davidson County
n = 4559
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
43%
16%
6%
2
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Davidson County
n = 4553
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
30%
41%
17%
6%
3
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

Q2.3 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school 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
Davidson County
n = 4603
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
7%
17%
21%
28%
25%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

 

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.
Davidson County
n = 5059 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

3
12%
50%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Davidson County
n = 5059 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
42%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communications technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Davidson County
n = 5058 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Davidson County
n = 5057 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
46%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Davidson County
n = 5011 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
50%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Davidson County
n = 5057 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
46%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Davidson County
n = 5026 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Davidson County
n = 5011 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

3
8%
50%
39%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Davidson County
n = 5058 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
48%
23%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%

 

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.
Davidson County
n = 4743 / dk = 314
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
49%
18%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with parents/guardians and the community.
Davidson County
n = 4971 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Davidson County
n = 4986 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

2
9%
48%
41%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Davidson County
n = 4961 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

1
5%
55%
40%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Davidson County
n = 4890 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

2
13%
52%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Davidson County
n = 4904 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
54%
22%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Davidson County
n = 4751 / dk = 291
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Davidson County
n = 4768 / dk = 281
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
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.
Davidson County
n = 5062 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
50%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Davidson County
n = 5058 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
52%
16%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Davidson County
n = 5020 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
49%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Davidson County
n = 5008 / dk = 75
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
43%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Davidson County
n = 5015 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
46%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Davidson County
n = 4992 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

3
14%
53%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Davidson County
n = 5028 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

3
6%
50%
41%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

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.
Davidson County
n = 5024 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
49%
36%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Davidson County
n = 5034 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

4
12%
47%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Davidson County
n = 4975 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Davidson County
n = 4976 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

3
8%
47%
42%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Davidson County
n = 4886 / dk = 191
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Davidson County
n = 4970 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Davidson County
n = 4975 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

3
10%
50%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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
Davidson County
n = 4809 / dk = 278
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
35%
42%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Davidson County
n = 4913 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

3
10%
29%
57%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Davidson County
n = 4849 / dk = 204
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
35%
38%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Davidson County
n = 4838 / dk = 231
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
36%
26%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4 / dk = 2
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4 / dk = 2
N/A

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Davidson County
n = 4906 / dk = 175
 
 
 
 

13%
25%
36%
26%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Davidson County
n = 4657 / dk = 421
 
 
 
 

23%
28%
32%
17%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

40%
60%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

40%
60%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Davidson County
n = 4496 / dk = 585
 
 
 
 

31%
29%
27%
14%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

h. School improvement planning
Davidson County
n = 4685 / dk = 385
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
35%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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
Davidson County
n = 4846 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
52%
18%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

 

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.
Davidson County
n = 4934 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
52%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Davidson County
n = 5011 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
46%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Davidson County
n = 4958 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
44%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Davidson County
n = 4962 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
47%
35%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Davidson County
n = 5026 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

2
3
44%
52%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Davidson County
n = 4985 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

1
4
44%
51%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Davidson County
n = 4850 / dk = 234
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
48%
36%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Davidson County
n = 4934 / dk = 141
 
 
 
 

3
9%
50%
38%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Davidson County
n = 4779 / dk = 295
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
46%
35%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Davidson County
n = 4454 / dk = 608
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
50%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Davidson County
n = 4987 / dk = 83
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
48%
38%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

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
Davidson County
n = 4631 / dk = 451
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
53%
26%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

b. Facilities and resources
Davidson County
n = 4841 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

4
9%
57%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

c. The use of time in my school
Davidson County
n = 4806 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
52%
26%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

d. Professional development
Davidson County
n = 4863 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

e. Teacher leadership
Davidson County
n = 4761 / dk = 308
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
56%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

f. Community support and involvement
Davidson County
n = 4712 / dk = 360
 
 
 
 

3
9%
58%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

g. Managing student conduct
Davidson County
n = 4890 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
51%
27%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

h. Instructional practices and support
Davidson County
n = 4876 / dk = 189
 
 
 
 

3
8%
58%
31%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

i. New teacher support
Davidson County
n = 4540 / dk = 508
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
50%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

 

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.
Davidson County
n = 4922 / dk = 153
 
 
 
 

2
10%
58%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Davidson County
n = 4994 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

2
11%
59%
28%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Davidson County
n = 4679 / dk = 405
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Davidson County
n = 4306 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

2
5%
57%
36%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Davidson County
n = 4860 / dk = 215
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
46%
25%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Davidson County
n = 4934 / dk = 149
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
51%
27%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

g. Professional development provides teachers with strategies to involve families and other community members as active partners in their children's education.
Davidson County
n = 4816 / dk = 247
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
47%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Davidson County
n = 4992 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

1
5%
57%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

i. Follow up is provided from professional development in this school.
Davidson County
n = 4816 / dk = 248
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
52%
25%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Davidson County
n = 4919 / dk = 140
 
 
 
 

4
12%
55%
29%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Davidson County
n = 4701 / dk = 354
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
46%
22%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Davidson County
n = 4919 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
28%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to help improve student learning.
Davidson County
n = 4940 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
31%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

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
Davidson County
n = 4422
 
 

36%
64%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

b. Common Core Standards
Davidson County
n = 4423
 
 

34%
66%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

c. Student assessment
Davidson County
n = 4414
 
 

40%
60%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

d. Differentiating instruction
Davidson County
n = 4435
 
 

54%
46%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
Davidson County
n = 4430
 
 

53%
47%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
Davidson County
n = 4402
 
 

47%
53%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

g. English Language Learners (ELL)
Davidson County
n = 4427
 
 

50%
50%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Davidson County
n = 4430
 
 

52%
48%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

i. Methods of teaching
Davidson County
n = 4387
 
 

36%
64%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

j. Reading strategies
Davidson County
n = 4399
 
 

42%
58%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Davidson County
n = 4450
 
 

50%
50%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

l. Classroom management techniques
Davidson County
n = 4368
 
 

31%
69%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

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
Davidson County
n = 4442
 
 

68%
32%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

b. Common Core Standards
Davidson County
n = 4401
 
 

48%
52%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

c. Student assessment
Davidson County
n = 4398
 
 

54%
46%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

d. Differentiating instruction
Davidson County
n = 4398
 
 

53%
47%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

e. English Language Learners (ELL)
Davidson County
n = 4361
 
 

33%
67%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

f. Special education (students with disabilities)
Davidson County
n = 4359
 
 

26%
74%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

g. Special education (gifted and talented)
Davidson County
n = 4316
 
 

12%
88%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Davidson County
n = 4364
 
 

35%
65%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

i. Methods of teaching
Davidson County
n = 4383
 
 

61%
39%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

j. Reading strategies
Davidson County
n = 4405
 
 

57%
43%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Davidson County
n = 4376
 
 

42%
58%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

l. Classroom management techniques
Davidson County
n = 4350
 
 

43%
57%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

Q8.5 Estimate the total number of days in which you participated in professional development in 2014-2015.
      0-1, (approximately 0-8 hours)
      2-4, (approximately 16-32 hours)
      5-7, (approximately 40-56 hours)
      8-10, (approximately 64-80 hours)
      11-13, (approximately 88-104 hours)
      14 days or more, (105 hours or more)
n = number of responses
Davidson County
n = 4587
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
30%
18%
8%
16%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

 

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.
Davidson County
n = 4407 / dk = 650
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
37%
10%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Davidson County
n = 4557 / dk = 492
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
62%
19%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%
Bass Adult
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

60%
40%

c. Teachers in this school use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Davidson County
n = 4811 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

1
5%
58%
37%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

d. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with Common Core Standards.
Davidson County
n = 4812 / dk = 240
 
 
 
 

1
3
54%
42%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Davidson County
n = 4874 / dk = 172
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

f. Provided supports (i.e., instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Davidson County
n = 4833 / dk = 218
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Davidson County
n = 4953 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
40%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Davidson County
n = 4604 / dk = 439
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
49%
24%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

i. Teachers believe almost every student has the potential to do well on assignments.
Davidson County
n = 4927 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

1
7%
53%
39%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

j. Teachers believe what is taught will make a difference in students’ lives.
Davidson County
n = 4905 / dk = 146
 
 
 
 

1
5%
51%
43%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

k. Teachers require students to work hard.
Davidson County
n = 4949 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

1
4%
48%
47%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

l. Teachers collaborate to achieve consistency on how student work is assessed.
Davidson County
n = 4829 / dk = 189
 
 
 
 

2
10%
52%
35%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

m. Teachers know what students learn in each of their classes.
Davidson County
n = 4825 / dk = 223
 
 
 
 

2
13%
52%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

n. Teachers have knowledge of the content covered and instructional methods used by other teachers at this school.
Davidson County
n = 4816 / dk = 227
 
 
 
 

2
12%
52%
33%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

 

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
Davidson County
n = 4580
 
 
 
 
 
 

78%
8%
3
5%
4
3
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

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
Davidson County
n = 4524
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
7%
7%
11%
11%
37%
2
14%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 4
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 4
N/A

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
Davidson County
n = 4971
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
4
20%
6%
9%
3
38%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
17%
50%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
17%
50%

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
Davidson County
n = 4987 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

6%
8%
42%
44%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%
Bass Adult
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the TELL Survey as a tool for school improvement.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 3712 / dk = 1335
 
 
 
 

7%
8%
51%
34%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%
Bass Adult
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

 

New Teacher Support

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


a. Formally assigned mentor
Davidson County
n = 1124
 
 

58%
42%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Davidson County
n = 1124
 
 

49%
51%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Davidson County
n = 1118
 
 

19%
81%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Davidson County
n = 1124
 
 

83%
17%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Davidson County
n = 1122
 
 

42%
58%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Davidson County
n = 1125
 
 

35%
65%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Davidson County
n = 1121
 
 

56%
44%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Davidson County
n = 1120
 
 

65%
35%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Davidson County
n = 1122
 
 

79%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

j. Other
Davidson County
n = 961
 
 

36%
64%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Davidson County
n = 932
 
 

19%
81%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor during this school year?
      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
Davidson County
n = 641
 
 
 
 
 
 

24%
13%
11%
16%
22%
13%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Davidson County
n = 641
 
 
 
 
 
 

37%
19%
13%
14%
12%
5%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Davidson County
n = 640
 
 
 
 
 
 

47%
25%
13%
7%
4%
4%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

d. Analyzing student work
Davidson County
n = 636
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
12%
14%
14%
16%
13%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Davidson County
n = 636
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
13%
17%
17%
18%
10%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Davidson County
n = 638
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
14%
13%
19%
16%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
12%
15%
19%
18%
16%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
11%
13%
17%
17%
16%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

i. Other
Davidson County
n = 441
 
 
 
 
 
 

42%
7%
9%
10%
15%
16%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas during this school year?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Davidson County
n = 636
 
 
 
 
 

13%
6%
31%
26%
24%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

b. Subject matter I teach
Davidson County
n = 637
 
 
 
 
 

20%
9%
28%
23%
20%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

c. Classroom management strategies
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 
 
 
 

13%
8%
31%
25%
22%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

d. Using data to identify student needs
Davidson County
n = 628
 
 
 
 
 

16%
9%
29%
25%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Davidson County
n = 634
 
 
 
 
 

17%
10%
31%
23%
18%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Davidson County
n = 634
 
 
 
 
 

17%
9%
30%
24%
20%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Davidson County
n = 634
 
 
 
 
 

19%
17%
33%
18%
13%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 
 
 
 

13%
7%
33%
25%
22%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Davidson County
n = 633
 
 
 
 
 

17%
10%
32%
23%
19%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Davidson County
n = 634
 
 
 
 
 

14%
7%
31%
26%
21%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 
 
 
 

18%
10%
31%
24%
17%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

l. Providing emotional support
Davidson County
n = 632
 
 
 
 
 

11%
9%
29%
23%
28%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

m. Other
Davidson County
n = 435
 
 
 
 
 

32%
4
28%
16%
20%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor during this school year.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
Davidson County
n = 640
 
 

93%
7%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 

62%
38%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Davidson County
n = 635
 
 

53%
47%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher during this school year improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 1029 / dk = 95
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
27%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher during this school year has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 1007 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
50%
28%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher during this school year has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Davidson County
n = 996 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
41%
30%
MNPS Special Schools
n = 0
N/A
Bass Adult
n = 0
N/A

generated Thu May 12 17:41:54 EDT 2016