Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.3 How many total years have you been employed as a principal?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 1198
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
23%
20%
22%
7%

Q1.5 How many total years have you been a principal in the school in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 1113
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
28%
25%
15%
12%
3

Q1.6 How many total years have you been a principal in the district in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
23%
20%
20%
6%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
49%
9%

b. Principals are provided time to collaborate with other principals and district leaders.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1202
 
 
 
 

3
20%
56%
21%

c. Principals are provided time for networking and collaboration outside of the district.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1192
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
44%
10%

d. Principals have sufficient time to focus on instructional leadership issues (i.e. data analysis, professional development, etc.)
Tennessee 2011
n = 1201
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
45%
12%

e. In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities?
Tennessee 2011
n = 542 / dk = 306
 
 
 
 

3
9%
36%
52%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 1201
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
25%
42%
19%
11%
2

b. Observing and coaching teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 1194
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
6%
36%
32%
18%
8%

c. Covering classes for certified or non-certified absences on-site
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195
 
 
 
 
 
 

40%
44%
11%
3
1
0

d. Meetings with or sponsored by central office
Tennessee 2011
n = 1187
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
41%
39%
13%
4
1

e. Personnel issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 1177
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
32%
21%
10%
5%

f. Administrative duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 1181
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
1
7%
13%
24%
56%

g. Meetings with parents and the community
Tennessee 2011
n = 1188
 
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
32%
26%
8%

h. Student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 1193
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
11%
30%
26%
21%
11%

i. Working directly with students (i.e. teaching, tutoring, etc.)
Tennessee 2011
n = 1203
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
30%
15%
9%
4%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1205
 
 
 
 

2
15%
41%
42%

b. My district HR department provides highly qualified applicants for open faculty positions in this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1193
 
 
 
 

2
6%
50%
42%

c. My school has a sufficient number of non-licensed staff to operate efficiently and effectively.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1203
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
44%
23%

d. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1204
 
 
 
 

0
4%
45%
51%

e. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1191
 
 
 
 

3
13%
44%
40%

f. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1206
 
 
 
 

2
15%
49%
33%

 

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 1201
 
 
 
 

1
8%
37%
55%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 1198 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
39%
55%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Tennessee 2011
n = 1197 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
42%
42%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Tennessee 2011
n = 1198 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
11%
32%
55%

e. Implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
35%
51%

f. The selection of teachers new to this school
Tennessee 2011
n = 1190 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
16%
67%

g. Evaluating teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 1197 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
6%
7%
73%

h. Removing teachers/teacher transfer
Tennessee 2011
n = 1187 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

22%
17%
19%
42%

i. Establishing student discipline procedures
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
20%
76%

j. Establishing the school schedule
Tennessee 2011
n = 1194 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
18%
71%

k. Establishing DISTRICT budget priorities
Tennessee 2011
n = 1187 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

35%
39%
20%
6%

l. Establishing SCHOOL budget priorities
Tennessee 2011
n = 1189 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
24%
59%

m. School improvement planning
Tennessee 2011
n = 1194
 
 
 
 

0
1
10%
89%

n. Establishing the school mission and vision
Tennessee 2011
n = 1195 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
1
11%
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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1193
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
50%
26%

b. Principals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction in this district.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1197
 
 
 
 

2
12%
49%
38%

c. In this district we take steps to solve problems.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1193
 
 
 
 

1
8%
51%
40%

d. The district has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1168
 
 
 
 

2
19%
48%
31%

e. The district involves principals in decisions that directly impact the operations of my school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1187
 
 
 
 

3
13%
44%
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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1158
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%

b. The district clearly defines expectations for schools.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1200
 
 
 
 

0
5%
51%
43%

c. The district provides constructive feedback to principals toward improving performance.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1190
 
 
 
 

1
10%
52%
37%

d. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this district.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1184
 
 
 
 

4
15%
46%
35%

e. Central office provides principals support when they need it.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1187
 
 
 
 

1
7%
47%
45%

f. The district has a clearly defined mission and vision for all schools.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1200
 
 
 
 

1
3
42%
55%

g. The district encourages cooperation among schools.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1186
 
 
 
 

1
5%
44%
50%

 

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 1159
 
 

51%
49%

b. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 1159
 
 

52%
48%

c. Creating positive learning environments
Tennessee 2011
n = 1154
 
 

31%
69%

d. School improvement planning
Tennessee 2011
n = 1161
 
 

42%
58%

e. Budgeting
Tennessee 2011
n = 1160
 
 

35%
65%

f. School scheduling
Tennessee 2011
n = 1154
 
 

27%
73%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Tennessee 2011
n = 1154
 
 

27%
73%

h. Teacher evaluation
Tennessee 2011
n = 1164
 
 

54%
46%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 1171
 
 

65%
35%

j. Data-driven decision making
Tennessee 2011
n = 1160
 
 

47%
53%

k. Working with parents and the community
Tennessee 2011
n = 1167
 
 

42%
58%

Q8.6 Principal professional development is a priority in this district.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 234
 
 

47%
53%

Q8.7 Sufficient resources are available to principals to participate in professional development opportunities.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 304
 
 

43%
57%

 

Overall

Q10.2 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans?
      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
Tennessee 2011
n = 107
 
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
4
39%
7%

Q10.4 Which aspect of your leading conditions most affects your willingness to remain as principal in your school?
      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
Tennessee 2011
n = 1163
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
6%
12%
4%
19%
23%
1
21%

 

New Principal Mentoring

Q12.1 Have you been formally assigned a mentor in the past three years?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 348
 
 

39%
61%

Q12.2 My mentor was effective in providing support in the following areas:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Instructional leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 134
 
 
 
 

1
6%
54%
40%

b. School improvement planning
Tennessee 2011
n = 130
 
 
 
 

1
13%
52%
34%

c. Budgeting
Tennessee 2011
n = 129
 
 
 
 

2
18%
52%
28%

d. Scheduling
Tennessee 2011
n = 130
 
 
 
 

2
15%
53%
30%

e. Staffing (hiring, firing, etc.)
Tennessee 2011
n = 131
 
 
 
 

2
15%
53%
31%

f. Teacher evaluation
Tennessee 2011
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
11%
50%
37%

g. Teacher remediation
Tennessee 2011
n = 134
 
 
 
 

1
16%
52%
31%

h. Data-driven decision making
Tennessee 2011
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
11%
51%
36%

i. Working with parents and the community
Tennessee 2011
n = 132
 
 
 
 

1
8%
60%
31%

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 126
 
 

69%
31%

b. My mentor and I work in the same district.
Tennessee 2011
n = 132
 
 

93%
7%

c. My mentor and I work in schools within 50 miles of each other.
Tennessee 2011
n = 128
 
 

87%
12%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 134
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
28%
21%
16%
8%

b. Being observed in my school by my mentor
Tennessee 2011
n = 133
 
 
 
 
 
 

41%
28%
17%
8%
4
3

c. Observing my mentor’s school
Tennessee 2011
n = 128
 
 
 
 
 
 

42%
37%
12%
5%
2
1

d. School improvement planning with my mentor
Tennessee 2011
n = 132
 
 
 
 
 
 

34%
29%
17%
13%
5%
2

e. Having discussions with my mentor about leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 135
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
23%
19%
29%
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
Tennessee 2011
n = 130
 
 
 
 

15%
22%
40%
24%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 132
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
44%
33%

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