Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
BEDFORD COUNTY (73.36% responded)
Tennessee Elementary Schools (81.54% responded)
Cascade Elementary (82.61% 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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 444
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
27%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31056
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
47%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
58%
39%

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

7%
25%
49%
19%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

2
15%
50%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30996
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
50%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
8%
50%
39%

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

8%
26%
49%
17%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 440
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
48%
30%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30847
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
18%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
3
58%
37%

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

9%
28%
49%
15%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 440
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
55%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30714
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
48%
12%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
26%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
49%
22%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30408
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
44%
12%
Cascade Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
19%

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

7%
31%
49%
13%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
55%
17%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30783
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
49%
11%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
59%
11%

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

8%
23%
54%
16%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 437
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
55%
26%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30679
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
55%
16%
Cascade Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
3
56%
39%

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
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
23%
29%
37%
9%
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28245
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
25%
34%
30%
8%
1
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

17%
37%
37%
9%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 401
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
59%
25%
7%
1
0
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28176
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
51%
28%
7%
1
0
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

54%
31%
14%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 395
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
27%
6%
2
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28074
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
33%
12%
4
1
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
33%
15%
3

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

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 401
 
 
 
 
 

4
74%
21%
2
0
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27814
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
61%
30%
4
1
0
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
77%
17%
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 399
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
58%
27%
7%
2
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28066
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
57%
26%
9%

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

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 398
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
63%
30%
4
2
0
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28089
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
2
0
Cascade Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 

62%
35%
3

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 400
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
59%
26%
6%
3
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28049
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
Cascade Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
76%
6%
6%

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 394
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
61%
15%
3
3
4
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27782
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
53%
23%
5%
2
3
Cascade Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
76%
6%
6%

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

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 397
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
34%
10%
9%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27897
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
29%
15%
9%
10%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
20%
14%
14%
9%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 396
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
36%
12%
3
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28023
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
42%
14%
5%
2
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 

26%
29%
23%
17%
6%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 398
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
37%
37%
12%
4%
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28121
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
39%
14%
6%
4
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
29%
17%
9%
6%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 404
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
10%
22%
21%
24%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28440
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
19%
23%
26%
23%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
9%
26%
26%
20%
17%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

2
12%
51%
35%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31009
 
 
 
 

4
13%
54%
29%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
37%
61%

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

7%
17%
46%
30%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

2
10%
38%
49%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31064
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
47%
32%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
32%
65%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

1
7%
48%
44%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31030
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
34%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
39%
58%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

3
11%
47%
39%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31041
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
51%
29%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
29%
68%

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

4%
16%
55%
25%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30904
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
42%
55%

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

4%
13%
49%
35%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 440
 
 
 
 

1
6%
43%
50%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30948
 
 
 
 

4
12%
49%
35%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

5%
34%
61%

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

3
12%
55%
30%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

1
5%
50%
44%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30963
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

29%
71%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

1
4
45%
50%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30965
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

24%
76%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

1
7%
49%
43%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30997
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
53%
29%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

39%
61%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 425
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
54%
12%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29936
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
55%
14%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
26%
61%
11%

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

2
8%
64%
26%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 437
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
33%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30882
 
 
 
 

1
6%
62%
30%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

3
53%
45%

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

2
10%
55%
33%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 435
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
39%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30871
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
39%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

5%
41%
54%

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

1
4%
59%
37%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 

4
54%
42%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30835
 
 
 
 

0
2
54%
44%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

45%
55%

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

2
14%
56%
28%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 431
 
 
 
 

2
13%
54%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30578
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
51%
46%

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

7%
27%
53%
13%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
52%
15%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30612
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
55%
16%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
8%
71%
18%

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

4%
18%
61%
16%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 431
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30032
 
 
 
 

3
15%
63%
19%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
58%
34%

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

3
15%
60%
22%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30176
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
25%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

50%
50%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

3
8%
45%
44%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30699
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
33%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 

38%
62%

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

6%
21%
61%
13%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 437
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
54%
26%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30651
 
 
 
 

3
16%
65%
16%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
57%
41%

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

3
11%
56%
30%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 
 

3
10%
45%
41%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30625
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
41%
57%

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

8%
19%
48%
26%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
41%
37%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30466
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
29%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
3
46%
49%

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

5%
12%
51%
32%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
39%
45%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30511
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
3
41%
54%

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

3
16%
56%
26%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 435
 
 
 
 

3
14%
46%
37%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30534
 
 
 
 

1
8%
58%
33%
Cascade Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 

3
44%
53%

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

1
4%
55%
39%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

1
4%
40%
55%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30587
 
 
 
 

1
3
53%
43%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 

22%
78%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 441
 
 
 
 

2
10%
58%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30429
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
47%
39%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30509
 
 
 
 

4
14%
54%
28%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
50%
37%

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

4%
16%
56%
24%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 441
 
 
 
 

3
12%
54%
30%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30366
 
 
 
 

4
15%
55%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
58%
29%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

3
7%
55%
36%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30287
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
31%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
3
63%
29%

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

5%
23%
51%
20%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29819
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
53%
22%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
58%
32%

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

4
15%
58%
24%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 441
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30128
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
53%
39%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
37%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30266
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
3
57%
38%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 426 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
18%
41%
40%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29652 / dk = 1136
 
 
 
 

4
22%
39%
35%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
32%
41%
24%

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

2
10%
31%
57%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
7%
37%
54%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30053 / dk = 673
 
 
 
 

2
12%
33%
52%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
18%
32%
47%

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

7%
19%
36%
38%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 424 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
41%
36%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29554 / dk = 1130
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
38%
32%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
43%
30%

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

21%
36%
32%
12%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 426 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

24%
40%
28%
8%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29636 / dk = 1077
 
 
 
 

19%
35%
33%
12%
Cascade Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

22%
50%
25%
3

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

11%
26%
38%
25%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 425 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
43%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30009 / dk = 704
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
40%
32%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
60%
17%

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

39%
34%
20%
6%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 411 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

38%
35%
21%
6%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28969 / dk = 1765
 
 
 
 

35%
34%
23%
8%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

37%
26%
31%
6%

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

58%
24%
13%
5%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 407 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

66%
22%
9%
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28815 / dk = 1928
 
 
 
 

55%
25%
14%
6%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 3
 
 
 

74%
20%
6%

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

6%
19%
36%
39%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
13%
36%
51%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29734 / dk = 977
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
36%
42%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

24%
26%
50%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
60%
13%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30173
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
55%
12%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

8%
16%
53%
24%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 435
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30561
 
 
 
 

3
11%
60%
27%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
58%
32%

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

7%
18%
50%
25%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
46%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30767
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
28%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

11%
16%
42%
32%

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

8%
21%
47%
24%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30674
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
46%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
47%
26%

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

5%
16%
51%
28%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 437
 
 
 
 

4
12%
47%
38%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30469
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
55%
29%

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

2
5%
50%
44%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 440
 
 
 
 

1
3
41%
54%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30943
 
 
 
 

1
4
47%
48%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

47%
53%

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

1
4
49%
45%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 437
 
 
 
 

0
1
40%
59%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30706
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 

37%
63%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 423
 
 
 
 

1
3
56%
40%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29772
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
35%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
3
53%
39%

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

3
12%
56%
29%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 429
 
 
 
 

1
3
55%
40%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30345
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
32%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
42%
50%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 416
 
 
 
 

1
3
51%
45%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29542
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
34%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
3
40%
51%

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

4
15%
56%
25%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 420
 
 
 
 

1
9%
54%
35%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28492
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
8%
57%
32%

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

5%
14%
52%
29%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 436
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
50%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30540
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
51%
31%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
53%
37%

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

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

30%
60%
10%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 714
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Cascade Elementary
n = 0
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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 407
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
65%
18%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28489
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
17%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

11%
14%
51%
23%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 421
 
 
 
 

2
7%
63%
28%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29737
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
3
58%
34%

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

5%
18%
59%
17%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 422
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29592
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

11%
8%
55%
26%

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 412
 
 
 
 

4
16%
62%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29604
 
 
 
 

4
15%
61%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

13%
11%
53%
24%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 410
 
 
 
 

2
11%
65%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29036
 
 
 
 

4
13%
65%
18%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

11%
5%
57%
27%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 410
 
 
 
 

2
10%
68%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29228
 
 
 
 

3
10%
67%
19%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
58%
29%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 422
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
60%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29934
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
61%
21%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

5%
62%
32%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 419
 
 
 
 

2
6%
64%
27%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29914
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

11%
8%
53%
29%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 401
 
 
 
 

4
9%
65%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28387
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
3
63%
26%

 

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 436
 
 
 
 

1
14%
61%
24%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30380
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
21%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
61%
32%

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

3
16%
62%
19%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

1
11%
63%
25%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30685
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
61%
32%

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

2
11%
63%
23%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 

1
10%
61%
28%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28404
 
 
 
 

2
9%
63%
25%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
63%
29%

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

2
9%
66%
23%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 408
 
 
 
 

1
9%
61%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28003
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 
 

3
5%
55%
37%

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

8%
29%
49%
14%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 426
 
 
 
 

4
30%
47%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29725
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
16%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
54%
27%

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

6%
21%
56%
17%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 431
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
56%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30207
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
22%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 429
 
 
 
 

3
29%
52%
15%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29736
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
53%
14%
Cascade Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
53%
18%

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

2
8%
66%
24%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 439
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30501
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Cascade Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
3
67%
28%

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

5%
26%
55%
14%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 416
 
 
 
 

2
21%
58%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29614
 
 
 
 

4
23%
57%
16%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
62%
24%

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

5%
21%
58%
17%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 429
 
 
 
 

2
16%
60%
22%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30285
 
 
 
 

4
19%
59%
19%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
59%
22%

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

7%
33%
47%
12%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 415
 
 
 
 

3
30%
53%
14%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29136
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
49%
14%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
51%
22%

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

4
14%
64%
18%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 434
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
25%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30350
 
 
 
 

3
12%
65%
20%
Cascade Elementary
n = 38
 
 
 

8%
66%
26%

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

3
11%
65%
20%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 438
 
 
 
 

2
10%
63%
26%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30472
 
 
 
 

2
9%
66%
23%
Cascade Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
5%
62%
30%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 390
 
 

65%
35%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27350
 
 

63%
37%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

54%
46%

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

57%
43%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 387
 
 

57%
43%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27010
 
 

59%
41%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

71%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27342
 
 

67%
33%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

71%
29%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 386
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26718
 
 

43%
57%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

72%
28%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27072
 
 

67%
33%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

74%
26%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 380
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26515
 
 

39%
61%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

49%
51%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

52%
48%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26632
 
 

47%
53%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

49%
51%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26709
 
 

47%
53%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

49%
51%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 382
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26680
 
 

39%
61%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 387
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27023
 
 

59%
41%
Cascade Elementary
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%

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%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 386
 
 

39%
61%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26012
 
 

24%
76%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

21%
79%

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

10%
90%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 377
 
 

13%
87%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25717
 
 

9%
91%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

9%
91%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

66%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26390
 
 

64%
36%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

64%
36%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 378
 
 

25%
75%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25719
 
 

11%
89%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

21%
79%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 376
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25794
 
 

37%
63%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

33%
67%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 380
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26215
 
 

63%
37%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

64%
36%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 387
 
 

70%
30%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26228
 
 

62%
38%
Cascade Elementary
n = 33
 
 

79%
21%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
BEDFORD COUNTY
n = 388