Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
ANDERSON COUNTY (73.88% responded)
Tennessee Middle Schools (76.89% responded)
Norwood Middle School (94.12% 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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 394
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
41%
18%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10414
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
43%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
44%
44%

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

7%
25%
49%
19%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 395
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
52%
12%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10391
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
48%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
50%
12%

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

8%
26%
49%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
49%
13%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10345
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
47%
16%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
19%
75%

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

9%
28%
49%
15%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 392
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
51%
12%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10343
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
48%
15%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

25%
6%
56%
12%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 389
 
 
 
 

15%
29%
44%
11%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10219
 
 
 
 

14%
27%
46%
13%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
53%
7%

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

7%
31%
49%
13%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 395
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
47%
10%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10351
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
46%
12%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
31%
62%

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

8%
23%
54%
16%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 392
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
53%
12%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10293
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
52%
16%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
6%

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
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 362
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
19%
28%
30%
20%
3
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9412
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
23%
26%
36%
12%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

43%
14%
21%
14%
7%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 362
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
24%
7%
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9407
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
48%
25%
9%
2
0
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 
 

29%
57%
7%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 358
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
48%
32%
10%
3
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9388
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
32%
11%
5%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

50%
43%
7%

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

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 353
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
66%
25%
4
1
1
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9291
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
55%
33%
6%
2
0
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

86%
7%
7%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 362
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
49%
30%
11%
4
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9366
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
49%
33%
10%
3
1
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

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

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 360
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
54%
34%
7%
2
1
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9383
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
49%
38%
8%
2
1
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 363
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
30%
8%
4
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9381
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
47%
33%
10%
4%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 356
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
48%
31%
7%
3
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9285
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
50%
23%
6%
3
3
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

7%
57%
14%
14%
7%

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

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 353
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
25%
17%
8%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9364
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
27%
17%
11%
11%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 
 
 

46%
23%
23%
8%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 358
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
37%
37%
12%
4%
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9383
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
37%
14%
5%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

57%
36%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 361
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
40%
35%
11%
4
3
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9417
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
38%
15%
6%
3
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

71%
14%
14%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 365
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
20%
22%
27%
24%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9503
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
8%
20%
22%
25%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 
 
 

29%
7%
21%
29%
14%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 394
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
48%
14%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10413
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
52%
25%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
44%
44%

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

7%
17%
46%
30%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 395
 
 
 
 

14%
27%
47%
13%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10418
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
44%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
44%
37%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 392
 
 
 
 

3
9%
67%
21%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10408
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
34%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
75%
6%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 394
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
56%
16%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10415
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
50%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
25%
56%

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

4%
16%
55%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 393
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
55%
16%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10349
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
26%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
31%
50%

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

4%
13%
49%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 390
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
46%
37%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10367
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
48%
36%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
12%
81%

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

3
12%
55%
30%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 392
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
53%
26%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10384
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
69%
6%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 392
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
26%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10368
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
33%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
12%
81%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 393
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
56%
22%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10389
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
51%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
62%
6%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 375
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
50%
10%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9928
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
48%
12%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

20%
47%
27%
7%

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

2
8%
64%
26%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 386
 
 
 
 

1
10%
69%
19%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10319
 
 
 
 

2
10%
64%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

31%
69%

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

2
10%
55%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 391
 
 
 
 

1
16%
61%
22%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10297
 
 
 
 

2
13%
58%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

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

1
4%
59%
37%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 391
 
 
 

4%
66%
29%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10309
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
33%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

6%
94%

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

2
14%
56%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 382
 
 
 
 

3
21%
57%
19%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10126
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

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

7%
27%
53%
13%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 391
 
 
 
 

12%
37%
47%
4%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10220
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
51%
9%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
44%
31%

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

4%
18%
61%
16%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 384
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
56%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9884
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
59%
12%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
37%
37%

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

3
15%
60%
22%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 386
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
59%
11%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9977
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
59%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388
 
 
 
 

4
12%
60%
25%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10287
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
55%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
75%
6%

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

6%
21%
61%
13%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 389
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
63%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10282
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
56%
9%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

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

3
11%
56%
30%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 385
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10271
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
81%
12%

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

8%
19%
48%
26%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 384
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
46%
21%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10230
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
45%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
75%
6%

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

5%
12%
51%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 382
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
25%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10237
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
50%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
87%
6%

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

3
16%
56%
26%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 383
 
 
 
 

3
18%
57%
22%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10211
 
 
 
 

3
18%
57%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
19%
75%

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

1
4%
55%
39%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 387
 
 
 
 

2
5%
63%
30%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10257
 
 
 
 

2
5%
56%
37%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
81%
12%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 390
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
60%
18%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10190
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
57%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 390
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
61%
20%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10224
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 

100%

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

4%
16%
56%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10154
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
87%
6%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388
 
 
 
 

2
17%
61%
20%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10144
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

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

5%
23%
51%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 384
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
47%
13%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10005
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
50%
19%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

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

4
15%
58%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 385
 
 
 
 

3
22%
57%
18%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10106
 
 
 
 

4
16%
57%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388
 
 
 
 

2
20%
55%
23%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10128
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
26%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 383 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
26%
35%
36%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9934 / dk = 387
 
 
 
 

4
20%
36%
41%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
37%
44%

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

2
10%
31%
57%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 388 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
15%
28%
54%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10096 / dk = 196
 
 
 
 

2
9%
30%
59%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

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

7%
19%
36%
38%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 385 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
29%
43%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10055 / dk = 227
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
35%
43%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

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

21%
36%
32%
12%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 378 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

45%
31%
18%
6%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9911 / dk = 385
 
 
 
 

22%
37%
31%
10%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
25%
12%

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

11%
26%
38%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 385 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
35%
17%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10089 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
37%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%

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

39%
34%
20%
6%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 375 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

50%
37%
12%
2
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9672 / dk = 626
 
 
 
 

41%
35%
18%
6%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

44%
44%
12%

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

58%
24%
13%
5%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 378 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

36%
36%
23%
5%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9629 / dk = 687
 
 
 
 

61%
23%
11%
4%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
25%
6%

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

6%
19%
36%
39%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 377 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
23%
38%
35%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9908 / dk = 389
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
35%
39%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
33%
60%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 379
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
52%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10083
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
53%
10%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 380
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
57%
16%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10214
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

37%
56%
6%

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

7%
18%
50%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 389
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
49%
16%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10331
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
50%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
44%
37%
6%

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

8%
21%
47%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 387
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
50%
17%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10312
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
46%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
6%

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

5%
16%
51%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 382
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
54%
23%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10222
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
26%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
80%
7%

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

2
5%
50%
44%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 389
 
 
 
 

2
7%
57%
34%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10364
 
 
 
 

1
5%
50%
44%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
81%
6%

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

1
4
49%
45%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 381
 
 
 
 

3
8%
60%
29%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10321
 
 
 
 

1
4
47%
48%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
69%
12%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 378
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
23%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9919
 
 
 
 

3
10%
57%
31%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

7%
80%
13%

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

3
12%
56%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 382
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
58%
20%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10130
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

19%
75%
6%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 372
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
58%
23%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9783
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
81%
12%

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

4
15%
56%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 351
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
52%
16%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9347
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

13%
27%
53%
7%

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

5%
14%
52%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 391
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10224
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
52%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
44%
37%
6%

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

1
8%
56%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 10
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 196
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
37%
Norwood Middle School
n = 1
N/A

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 359
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
63%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9586
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
59%
15%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

27%
73%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 370
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
66%
10%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9933
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
63%
18%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

20%
80%

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

5%
18%
59%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 378
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
61%
11%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9962
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
59%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 370
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
47%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9925
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
60%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
25%
69%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 365
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
63%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9720
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

25%
75%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 365
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
67%
10%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9643
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
64%
16%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

13%
13%
73%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 383
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
62%
13%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10080
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
55%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
87%
6%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 371
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
67%
12%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10017
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

13%
87%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 360
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
58%
11%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9512
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
19%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

7%
27%
67%

 

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 384
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
48%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10143
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
19%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

25%
37%
37%

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

3
16%
62%
19%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 390
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
66%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10274
 
 
 
 

3
17%
61%
18%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
31%
62%

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

2
11%
63%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 326
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
57%
8%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9431
 
 
 
 

2
11%
62%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 
 

7%
43%
50%

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

2
9%
66%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 346
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
61%
12%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9120
 
 
 
 

2
10%
65%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

6%
25%
69%

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

8%
29%
49%
14%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 373
 
 
 
 

24%
35%
35%
5%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9919
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
48%
14%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

20%
33%
40%
7%

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

6%
21%
56%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 380
 
 
 
 

16%
27%
51%
6%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10094
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
53%
15%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

13%
33%
47%
7%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 367
 
 
 
 

22%
42%
32%
4%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9929
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
46%
10%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

27%
47%
20%
7%

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

2
8%
66%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 384
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
69%
15%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10213
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

27%
67%
7%

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

5%
26%
55%
14%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 363
 
 
 
 

13%
33%
47%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9887
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
54%
13%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 

12%
37%
50%

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

5%
21%
58%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 383
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
59%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10154
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
58%
16%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

40%
47%
13%

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

7%
33%
47%
12%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 369
 
 
 
 

18%
42%
36%
4%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9785
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
46%
12%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

13%
40%
40%
7%

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

4
14%
64%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 377
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
53%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10160
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
62%
18%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
6%

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

3
11%
65%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 381
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
62%
7%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 10193
 
 
 
 

4
12%
64%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
50%
6%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 352
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9132
 
 

62%
38%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

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

57%
43%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 341
 
 

59%
41%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9014
 
 

57%
43%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

71%
29%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 349
 
 

70%
30%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9127
 
 

66%
34%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

79%
21%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 335
 
 

20%
80%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8896
 
 

44%
56%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

15%
85%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 348
 
 

72%
28%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 9083
 
 

71%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 345
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8984
 
 

49%
51%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 339
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8978
 
 

51%
49%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 339
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8996
 
 

51%
49%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

46%
54%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 347
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8935
 
 

40%
60%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 345
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8984
 
 

50%
50%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

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%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 336
 
 

25%
75%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8734
 
 

30%
70%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

8%
92%

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

10%
90%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 331
 
 

8%
92%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8588
 
 

11%
89%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 

100%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 336
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8790
 
 

61%
39%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 332
 
 

3
97%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8583
 
 

10%
90%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 

100%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 332
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8641
 
 

41%
59%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

7%
93%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 342
 
 

71%
29%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8798
 
 

64%
36%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

64%
36%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 338
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8771
 
 

61%
39%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

50%
50%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 335
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8733
 
 

58%
42%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 47642
 
 

38%
62%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 334
 
 

19%
81%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8672
 
 

37%
63%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13
 
 

23%
77%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 47869
 
 

46%
54%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 336
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Middle Schools
n = 8677
 
 

36%
64%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

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