Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
ATHENS (94.37% 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. Teachers have reasonable class sizes, affording them time to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee 2011
n = 57077
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
45%
20%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

3
17%
48%
32%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56977
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
49%
19%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
43%
24%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions
Tennessee 2011
n = 56702
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
49%
17%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
54%
17%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56541
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
49%
15%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

4
26%
52%
18%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork teachers are required to do.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55951
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
45%
13%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

38%
26%
31%
5%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56608
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
49%
13%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

4
31%
54%
10%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students
Tennessee 2011
n = 56404
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
54%
16%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
39%
16%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 51652
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
31%
31%
12%
2
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
21%
31%
35%
9%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 

14%
56%
25%
5%
1

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
ATHENS
n = 118
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
47%
25%
6%
4%
1

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Tennessee 2011
n = 50932
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
ATHENS
n = 116
 
 
 
 
 

3
50%
45%
2
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
30%
45%
17%
6%
1

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Tennessee 2011
n = 51441
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 

3
59%
33%
3
3

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
65%
24%
3
4%
1

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
ATHENS
n = 116
 
 
 
 
 

12%
55%
24%
5%
3

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51167
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
39%
13%
6%
9%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
ATHENS
n = 118
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
29%
48%
14%
3
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
ATHENS
n = 118
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
38%
41%
14%
3
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
Tennessee 2011
n = 52042
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
7%
19%
22%
25%
24%
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
5%
21%
24%
26%
22%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56991
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
54%
27%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

2
5%
54%
38%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Tennessee 2011
n = 57109
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
46%
30%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 

10%
43%
46%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Tennessee 2011
n = 57037
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

1
7%
51%
40%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Tennessee 2011
n = 57057
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
51%
28%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 

6%
56%
38%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56763
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 
 

2
16%
59%
23%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56864
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
35%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
50%
24%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56878
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56910
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 

4
60%
36%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56956
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
28%
ATHENS
n = 134
 
 
 

9%
54%
37%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54613
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
52%
13%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

2
19%
71%
8%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with parents/guardians and the community.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56574
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
6%
67%
26%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56495
 
 
 
 

2
10%
55%
33%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
10%
54%
34%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56540
 
 
 
 

1
4%
59%
37%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 

2
52%
46%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55722
 
 
 
 

2
14%
56%
28%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

1
9%
65%
25%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56068
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
53%
13%
ATHENS
n = 129
 
 
 
 

4
23%
64%
9%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54816
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
61%
16%
ATHENS
n = 123
 
 
 
 

1
20%
70%
9%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55228
 
 
 
 

3
15%
60%
22%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

1
15%
70%
14%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56433
 
 
 
 

3
10%
57%
30%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 

6%
58%
36%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56375
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
13%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 

7%
83%
10%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56299
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 

12%
55%
33%

d. School administrators consistently enforces rules for student conduct.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56049
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
26%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
51%
31%

e. School administrators supports teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56100
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
32%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
46%
40%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56044
 
 
 
 

3
16%
56%
26%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56177
 
 
 
 

1
4%
55%
39%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 
 

2
9%
45%
44%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55924
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
57%
24%
ATHENS
n = 125
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56127
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
27%
ATHENS
n = 128
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
23%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55785
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
ATHENS
n = 128
 
 
 
 

3
20%
59%
19%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55665
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
29%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

2
18%
54%
26%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54751
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
51%
20%
ATHENS
n = 128
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
52%
20%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55334
 
 
 
 

4
15%
58%
24%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
58%
21%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55595
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
28%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 54434 / dk = 2188
 
 
 
 

4
20%
37%
39%
ATHENS
n = 123 / dk = 3
 
 
 

7%
43%
50%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 55321 / dk = 1191
 
 
 
 

2
10%
31%
57%
ATHENS
n = 124 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
10%
33%
56%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Tennessee 2011
n = 54702 / dk = 1741
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
36%
38%
ATHENS
n = 125 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
27%
42%
27%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Tennessee 2011
n = 54374 / dk = 2116
 
 
 
 

21%
36%
32%
12%
ATHENS
n = 123 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

41%
43%
13%
3

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Tennessee 2011
n = 55124 / dk = 1375
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
38%
25%
ATHENS
n = 123 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
43%
31%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Tennessee 2011
n = 53065 / dk = 3437
 
 
 
 

39%
34%
20%
6%
ATHENS
n = 117 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

33%
42%
21%
4%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Tennessee 2011
n = 52911 / dk = 3650
 
 
 
 

58%
24%
13%
5%
ATHENS
n = 116 / dk = 10
 
 
 

83%
11%
6%

h. School improvement planning
Tennessee 2011
n = 54532 / dk = 1961
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
36%
39%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
31%
45%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 55355
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
54%
11%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
65%
8%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56018
 
 
 
 

3
13%
60%
24%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
58%
24%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56548
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
50%
25%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
46%
31%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56365
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
47%
24%
ATHENS
n = 132
 
 
 
 

11%
14%
42%
33%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56022
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
51%
28%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
45%
36%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56821
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
44%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

3
2
40%
54%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56233
 
 
 
 

1
4
49%
45%
ATHENS
n = 129
 
 
 
 

2
5%
43%
50%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54481
 
 
 
 

3
9%
57%
31%
ATHENS
n = 126
 
 
 
 

4
5%
55%
37%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55558
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
ATHENS
n = 129
 
 
 
 

4
16%
52%
29%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Tennessee 2011
n = 53957
 
 
 
 

3
9%
57%
31%
ATHENS
n = 122
 
 
 
 

2
5%
60%
33%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Tennessee 2011
n = 51823
 
 
 
 

4
15%
56%
25%
ATHENS
n = 121
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
55%
24%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56111
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
29%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

9%
13%
57%
21%

a. Central office supports appropriate school improvement decisions when challenged by parents and the community.
Tennessee 2011
n = 1158
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
ATHENS
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 52301
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
61%
15%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
56%
17%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

1
14%
67%
18%

c. The use of time in my school
Tennessee 2011
n = 54401
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
59%
17%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
19%

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
51%
14%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
ATHENS
n = 126
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
17%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
ATHENS
n = 128
 
 
 
 

4
11%
67%
18%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
57%
24%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

3
12%
61%
24%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
ATHENS
n = 126
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
54%
18%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55701
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
19%
68%
11%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Tennessee 2011
n = 56349
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
58%
8%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Tennessee 2011
n = 51329
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
23%
ATHENS
n = 120
 
 
 
 

2
23%
64%
11%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Tennessee 2011
n = 50646
 
 
 
 

2
9%
66%
23%
ATHENS
n = 118
 
 
 

16%
69%
15%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54426
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
49%
14%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

13%
43%
39%
4

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55381
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
56%
17%
ATHENS
n = 130
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
50%
8%

g. Professional development provides teachers with strategies to involve families and other community members as active partners in their children's education.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54525
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
50%
12%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

7%
40%
49%
4

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55933
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

2
14%
68%
17%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54264
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

8%
40%
47%
5%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55564
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
58%
17%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
53%
4

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Tennessee 2011
n = 53492
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
47%
12%
ATHENS
n = 127
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
35%
2

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55633
 
 
 
 

4
14%
64%
18%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
64%
6%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to help improve student learning.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55858
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
20%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
56%
11%

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. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee 2011
n = 50109
 
 

61%
39%
ATHENS
n = 113
 
 

63%
37%

b. Special education (academically gifted students)
Tennessee 2011
n = 49425
 
 

57%
43%
ATHENS
n = 112
 
 

62%
38%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 

76%
24%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
ATHENS
n = 112
 
 

56%
44%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
ATHENS
n = 116
 
 

78%
22%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
ATHENS
n = 112
 
 

37%
62%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 

42%
58%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 

51%
49%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
ATHENS
n = 112
 
 

29%
71%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 

56%
44%

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. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee 2011
n = 47764
 
 

26%
74%
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 

53%
47%

b. Special education (academically gifted students)
Tennessee 2011
n = 47121
 
 

10%
90%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

7%
93%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

47%
53%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

6%
94%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

46%
54%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

57%
43%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

30%
70%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

61%
39%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 47642
 
 

38%
62%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

20%
80%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 47869
 
 

46%
54%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

27%
73%

Q8.5 Estimate the total number of days in which you participated in professional development in 2010-2011.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 17567
 
 

11%
89%
ATHENS
n = 25
 
 

4
96%

 

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.
Tennessee 2011
n = 52509
 
 
 
 

17%
31%
43%
10%
ATHENS
n = 122
 
 
 
 

29%
39%
28%
5%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Tennessee 2011
n = 52367
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
64%
16%
ATHENS
n = 120
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
67%
18%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54109
 
 
 
 

1
6%
65%
28%
ATHENS
n = 129
 
 
 
 

2
5%
57%
36%

d. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Tennessee 2011
n = 54501
 
 
 
 

4
16%
57%
23%
ATHENS
n = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
53%
14%

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Tennessee 2011
n = 53153
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
ATHENS
n = 125
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
61%
9%

f. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Tennessee 2011
n = 55963
 
 
 
 

2
6%
61%
32%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 

12%
63%
25%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Tennessee 2011
n = 50786
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
53%
16%
ATHENS
n = 114
 
 
 
 

4
25%
57%
15%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Tennessee 2011
n = 55025
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
57%
20%
ATHENS
n = 131
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
46%
14%

 

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 51727
 
 
 
 
 
 

82%
4%
2
6%
3
3
ATHENS
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

83%
9%
2
3
1
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
Tennessee 2011
n = 50590
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
14%
7%
8%
10%
30%
1
17%
ATHENS
n = 116
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
20%
5%
1
10%
32%
20%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 51587
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
10%
4%
15%
6%
7%
3
41%
ATHENS
n = 119
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
7%
2
7%
8%
5%
1
54%

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 56640
 
 
 
 

9%
6%
41%
44%
ATHENS
n = 133
 
 
 
 

6%
8%
35%
52%

 

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
Tennessee 2011
n = 7688
 
 

75%
25%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

93%
7%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 7682
 
 

74%
26%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

c. Reduced workload
Tennessee 2011
n = 7617
 
 

17%
83%
ATHENS
n = 14
 

100%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 7657
 
 

72%
28%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

71%
29%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 7646
 
 

42%
58%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

36%
64%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Tennessee 2011
n = 7635
 
 

37%
63%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Tennessee 2011
n = 7669
 
 

81%
19%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

86%
14%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Tennessee 2011
n = 7631
 
 

68%
32%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Tennessee 2011
n = 7643
 
 

82%
18%
ATHENS
n = 14
 
 

86%
14%

j. Other
Tennessee 2011
n = 6303
 
 

47%
53%
ATHENS
n = 10
 
 

40%
60%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Tennessee 2011
n = 6183
 
 

15%
85%
ATHENS
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

Q11.2 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. Developing lesson plans
Tennessee 2011
n = 5688
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
16%
12%
14%
16%
10%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

23%
15%
31%
31%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Tennessee 2011
n = 5651
 
 
 
 
 
 

45%
23%
15%
10%
4%
3
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

85%
15%

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 5671
 
 
 
 
 
 

52%
24%
11%
7%
3
3
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

d. Analyzing student work
Tennessee 2011
n = 5675
 
 
 
 
 
 

34%
17%
13%
14%
8%
14%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

23%
31%
31%
15%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 5667
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
17%
15%
16%
11%
10%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
38%
15%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 5676
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
18%
16%
20%
13%
17%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
23%
46%
15%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Tennessee 2011
n = 5663
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
17%
16%
19%
13%
13%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

23%
15%
15%
38%
8%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Tennessee 2011
n = 5652
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
14%
13%
14%
14%
15%
ATHENS
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
50%
17%

i. Other
Tennessee 2011
n = 3909
 
 
 
 
 
 

42%
11%
11%
11%
10%
15%
ATHENS
n = 8
 
 
 
 

37%
25%
12%
25%

Q11.3 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 strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 5685
 
 
 
 
 

16%
9%
35%
25%
15%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
31%
31%
15%

b. Subject matter I teach
Tennessee 2011
n = 5673
 
 
 
 
 

26%
12%
28%
20%
14%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

23%
38%
31%
8%

c. Classroom management strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 5675
 
 
 
 
 

15%
10%
35%
26%
14%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

15%
15%
46%
15%
8%

d. Using data to identify student needs
Tennessee 2011
n = 5656
 
 
 
 
 

22%
13%
32%
22%
12%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
62%
23%
8%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Tennessee 2011
n = 5666
 
 
 
 
 

21%
13%
33%
22%
12%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
54%
31%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Tennessee 2011
n = 5656
 
 
 
 
 

21%
12%
33%
22%
12%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
8%
38%
38%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Tennessee 2011
n = 5654
 
 
 
 
 

25%
17%
33%
17%
9%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
38%
38%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Tennessee 2011
n = 5656
 
 
 
 
 

17%
10%
33%
26%
15%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
38%
15%
31%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Tennessee 2011
n = 5651
 
 
 
 
 

21%
13%
33%
21%
11%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
54%
23%
8%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Tennessee 2011
n = 5650
 
 
 
 
 

14%
8%
32%
28%
17%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
46%
23%
15%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 5657
 
 
 
 
 

16%
10%
31%
26%
17%
ATHENS
n = 12
 
 
 
 
 

17%
8%
33%
25%
17%

l. Providing emotional support
Tennessee 2011
n = 5653
 
 
 
 
 

13%
7%
28%
26%
26%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
38%
23%
15%

m. Other
Tennessee 2011
n = 4074
 
 
 
 
 

33%
6%
28%
17%
17%
ATHENS
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

Q11.4 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 were in the same building.
Tennessee 2011
n = 5702
 
 

88%
12%
ATHENS
n = 13
 

100%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Tennessee 2011
n = 5669
 
 

63%
37%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

85%
15%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Tennessee 2011
n = 5670
 
 

64%
36%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

62%
38%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 6566
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
50%
29%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher 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
Tennessee 2011
n = 6530
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
51%
28%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 

69%
31%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher 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
Tennessee 2011
n = 6455
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
41%
32%
ATHENS
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
46%
38%

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