Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
CLEVELAND (71.99% responded)
Tennessee Elementary Schools (81.54% responded)
Arnold (87.50% 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%
CLEVELAND
n = 290
 
 
 
 

17%
39%
35%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31056
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
47%
20%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

39%
39%
21%

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

7%
25%
49%
19%
CLEVELAND
n = 291
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
47%
18%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30996
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
50%
20%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
50%
4

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

8%
26%
49%
17%
CLEVELAND
n = 292
 
 
 
 

10%
35%
45%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30847
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
18%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

32%
43%
25%

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

9%
28%
49%
15%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
55%
16%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30714
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
48%
12%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

18%
21%
54%
7%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
57%
11%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30408
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
44%
12%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
14%
64%
11%

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

7%
31%
49%
13%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

11%
38%
42%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30783
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
49%
11%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 

61%
39%

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

8%
23%
54%
16%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
55%
13%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30679
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
55%
16%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
15%
63%
7%

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
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
18%
24%
36%
19%
0
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28245
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
25%
34%
30%
8%
1
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
16%
20%
60%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
50%
21%
9%
1
0
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28176
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
51%
28%
7%
1
0
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 
 

16%
52%
16%
12%
4

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
29%
13%
4
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28074
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
33%
12%
4
1
Arnold
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
33%
29%
4%

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

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
CLEVELAND
n = 269
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
30%
4
1
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27814
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
61%
30%
4
1
0
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
68%
24%
4

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
58%
21%
7%
5%
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28066
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
60%
24%
8%

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

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
45%
43%
9%
1
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28089
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
2
0
Arnold
n = 24
 
 
 
 

58%
33%
4%
4%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
CLEVELAND
n = 266
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
40%
41%
12%
5%
2
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28049
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 
 

24%
48%
4
20%
4

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
CLEVELAND
n = 262
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
61%
18%
5%
3
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27782
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
53%
23%
5%
2
3
Arnold
n = 23
 
 
 
 
 

22%
57%
13%
4%
4%

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

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
CLEVELAND
n = 264
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
23%
13%
7%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27897
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
29%
15%
9%
10%
Arnold
n = 23
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
35%
4%
4%
9%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
39%
31%
12%
6%
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28023
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
42%
14%
5%
2
Arnold
n = 24
 
 
 
 

29%
17%
50%
4%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
CLEVELAND
n = 269
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
30%
10%
7%
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28121
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
39%
14%
6%
4
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
36%
4
4
8%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 271
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
10%
21%
26%
23%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28440
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
19%
23%
26%
23%
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
8%
16%
36%
20%
16%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 292
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
37%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31009
 
 
 
 

4
13%
54%
29%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
18%
36%
43%

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

7%
17%
46%
30%
CLEVELAND
n = 292
 
 
 
 

1
7%
46%
46%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31064
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
47%
32%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 

36%
64%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

1
6%
46%
47%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31030
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
34%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 292
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
53%
33%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 31041
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
51%
29%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
46%
21%

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

4%
16%
55%
25%
CLEVELAND
n = 290
 
 
 
 

2
14%
59%
24%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30904
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

21%
68%
11%

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

4%
13%
49%
35%
CLEVELAND
n = 292
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
59%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30948
 
 
 
 

4
12%
49%
35%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
18%
64%
14%

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

3
12%
55%
30%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
26%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30963
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
46%
43%
4

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

3
9%
55%
33%
CLEVELAND
n = 290
 
 
 
 

2
12%
56%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30965
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
33%
52%
11%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 291
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
35%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30997
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
53%
29%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

4
54%
43%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 279
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
58%
12%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29936
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
55%
14%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
50%
36%
4

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

2
8%
64%
26%
CLEVELAND
n = 291
 
 
 
 

0
8%
67%
25%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30882
 
 
 
 

1
6%
62%
30%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

18%
79%
4

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

2
10%
55%
33%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

1
5%
55%
40%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30871
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
39%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
59%
33%

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

1
4%
59%
37%
CLEVELAND
n = 290
 
 
 

4%
61%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30835
 
 
 
 

0
2
54%
44%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
75%
14%

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

2
14%
56%
28%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

1
14%
60%
25%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30578
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
79%
11%

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

7%
27%
53%
13%
CLEVELAND
n = 290
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
57%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30612
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
55%
16%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
46%
4

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

4%
18%
61%
16%
CLEVELAND
n = 283
 
 
 
 

2
12%
73%
12%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30032
 
 
 
 

3
15%
63%
19%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

15%
81%
4

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

3
15%
60%
22%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

1
8%
70%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30176
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
25%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
75%
11%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

3
11%
64%
22%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30699
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
33%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
21%
57%
18%

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

6%
21%
61%
13%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
61%
4%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30651
 
 
 
 

3
16%
65%
16%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

26%
48%
26%

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

3
11%
56%
30%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
59%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30625
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
43%
7%

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

8%
19%
48%
26%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

12%
22%
52%
14%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30466
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
29%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

44%
41%
15%

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

5%
12%
51%
32%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

8%
16%
57%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30511
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

33%
37%
30%

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

3
16%
56%
26%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

2
21%
57%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30534
 
 
 
 

1
8%
58%
33%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
29%
64%
4

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

1
4%
55%
39%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

1
5%
59%
34%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30587
 
 
 
 

1
3
53%
43%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
21%
68%
7%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

3
10%
68%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30429
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

21%
64%
14%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

2
9%
65%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30509
 
 
 
 

4
14%
54%
28%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
61%
25%

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

4%
16%
56%
24%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

3
18%
60%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30366
 
 
 
 

4
15%
55%
26%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

21%
61%
18%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

3
9%
60%
28%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30287
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
31%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
71%
18%

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

5%
23%
51%
20%
CLEVELAND
n = 280
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
55%
16%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29819
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
53%
22%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

29%
61%
11%

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

4
15%
58%
24%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

2
13%
66%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30128
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
26%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

21%
71%
7%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30266
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
14%
71%
11%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 282 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
17%
40%
41%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29652 / dk = 1136
 
 
 
 

4
22%
39%
35%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
52%
37%

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

2
10%
31%
57%
CLEVELAND
n = 285 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
8%
31%
61%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30053 / dk = 673
 
 
 
 

2
12%
33%
52%
Arnold
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 

46%
54%

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

7%
19%
36%
38%
CLEVELAND
n = 282 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
34%
33%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29554 / dk = 1130
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
38%
32%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
30%
19%
48%

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

21%
36%
32%
12%
CLEVELAND
n = 280 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

24%
41%
27%
8%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29636 / dk = 1077
 
 
 
 

19%
35%
33%
12%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
44%
41%
7%

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

11%
26%
38%
25%
CLEVELAND
n = 280 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
37%
22%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30009 / dk = 704
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
40%
32%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
48%
26%
19%

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

39%
34%
20%
6%
CLEVELAND
n = 276 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

43%
45%
11%
1
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28969 / dk = 1765
 
 
 
 

35%
34%
23%
8%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

44%
33%
22%

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

58%
24%
13%
5%
CLEVELAND
n = 273 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

35%
40%
22%
3
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28815 / dk = 1928
 
 
 
 

55%
25%
14%
6%
Arnold
n = 25 / dk = 2
 
 
 

40%
40%
20%

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

6%
19%
36%
39%
CLEVELAND
n = 279 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
42%
33%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29734 / dk = 977
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
36%
42%
Arnold
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
46%
35%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 283
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
57%
6%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30173
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
55%
12%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

4
46%
50%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

1
16%
67%
17%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30561
 
 
 
 

3
11%
60%
27%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
79%
7%

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

7%
18%
50%
25%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

4
18%
55%
24%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30767
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
28%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
29%
61%
7%

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

8%
21%
47%
24%
CLEVELAND
n = 288
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
49%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30674
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
46%
26%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

15%
48%
33%
4

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

5%
16%
51%
28%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
22%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30469
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
57%
4

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

2
5%
50%
44%
CLEVELAND
n = 291
 
 
 

3
56%
41%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30943
 
 
 
 

1
4
47%
48%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

4
61%
36%

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

1
4
49%
45%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

1
3
57%
39%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30706
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 

64%
36%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
CLEVELAND
n = 282
 
 
 
 

2
9%
61%
28%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29772
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
35%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

4
75%
21%

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

3
12%
56%
29%
CLEVELAND
n = 284
 
 
 
 

2
16%
60%
21%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30345
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
32%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

18%
71%
11%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
CLEVELAND
n = 273
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29542
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
34%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 

8%
73%
19%

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

4
15%
56%
25%
CLEVELAND
n = 277
 
 
 
 

2
12%
66%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28492
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 

15%
65%
19%

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

5%
14%
52%
29%
CLEVELAND
n = 287
 
 
 
 

4
13%
64%
20%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30540
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
51%
31%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
74%
15%

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

1
8%
56%
35%
CLEVELAND
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 714
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%
Arnold
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%
CLEVELAND
n = 255
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
64%
10%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28489
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
17%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
54%
4

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
CLEVELAND
n = 272
 
 
 
 

3
14%
68%
14%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29737
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
20%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
74%
7%

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

5%
18%
59%
17%
CLEVELAND
n = 269
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
68%
11%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29592
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
12%
81%
4

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
CLEVELAND
n = 271
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
65%
13%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29604
 
 
 
 

4
15%
61%
20%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 
 

4
8%
85%
4

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
CLEVELAND
n = 264
 
 
 
 

3
14%
71%
12%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29036
 
 
 
 

4
13%
65%
18%
Arnold
n = 25
 
 
 

16%
80%
4

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
CLEVELAND
n = 267
 
 
 
 

1
9%
76%
15%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29228
 
 
 
 

3
10%
67%
19%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 

8%
85%
8%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
CLEVELAND
n = 273
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
60%
11%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29934
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
61%
21%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
50%
7%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
CLEVELAND
n = 271
 
 
 
 

1
8%
76%
14%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29914
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
89%
4

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
CLEVELAND
n = 260
 
 
 
 

3
13%
70%
14%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28387
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Arnold
n = 26
 
 
 

4
15%
81%

 

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 284
 
 
 
 

1
13%
68%
18%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30380
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
21%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

4
67%
30%

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

3
16%
62%
19%
CLEVELAND
n = 289
 
 
 
 

1
10%
71%
18%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30685
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

4
79%
18%

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

2
11%
63%
23%
CLEVELAND
n = 276
 
 
 
 

0
7%
70%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28404
 
 
 
 

2
9%
63%
25%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

4
70%
26%

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

2
9%
66%
23%
CLEVELAND
n = 280
 
 
 
 

1
4
72%
23%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 28003
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
26%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

7%
68%
25%

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

8%
29%
49%
14%
CLEVELAND
n = 281
 
 
 
 

12%
44%
38%
6%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29725
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
16%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

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

6%
21%
56%
17%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
53%
10%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30207
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

29%
64%
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%
CLEVELAND
n = 282
 
 
 
 

5%
37%
50%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29736
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
53%
14%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
46%
46%
4

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

2
8%
66%
24%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

1
10%
70%
19%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30501
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

11%
74%
15%

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

5%
26%
55%
14%
CLEVELAND
n = 285
 
 
 
 

3
32%
56%
8%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29614
 
 
 
 

4
23%
57%
16%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

19%
74%
7%

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

5%
21%
58%
17%
CLEVELAND
n = 283
 
 
 
 

4
26%
61%
9%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30285
 
 
 
 

4
19%
59%
19%
Arnold
n = 27
 
 
 

19%
78%
4

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

7%
33%
47%
12%
CLEVELAND
n = 284
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
40%
7%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 29136
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
49%
14%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
57%
4

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

4
14%
64%
18%
CLEVELAND
n = 283
 
 
 
 

3
24%
63%
11%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30350
 
 
 
 

3
12%
65%
20%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
21%
71%
4

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

3
11%
65%
20%
CLEVELAND
n = 286
 
 
 
 

2
16%
69%
13%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 30472
 
 
 
 

2
9%
66%
23%
Arnold
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
75%
14%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 260
 
 

68%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27350
 
 

63%
37%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

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

57%
43%
CLEVELAND
n = 261
 
 

68%
32%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27010
 
 

59%
41%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
CLEVELAND
n = 268
 
 

71%
29%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27342
 
 

67%
33%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

83%
17%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
CLEVELAND
n = 262
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26718
 
 

43%
57%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
CLEVELAND
n = 264
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27072
 
 

67%
33%
Arnold
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
CLEVELAND
n = 258
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26515
 
 

39%
61%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

25%
75%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
CLEVELAND
n = 258
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26632
 
 

47%
53%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

29%
71%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
CLEVELAND
n = 257
 
 

49%
51%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26709
 
 

47%
53%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

29%
71%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
CLEVELAND
n = 260
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26680
 
 

39%
61%
Arnold
n = 25
 
 

48%
52%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
CLEVELAND
n = 262
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 27023
 
 

59%
41%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

12%
87%

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%
CLEVELAND
n = 254
 
 

25%
75%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26012
 
 

24%
76%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

12%
87%

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

10%
90%
CLEVELAND
n = 251
 
 

6%
94%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25717
 
 

9%
91%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

12%
87%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
CLEVELAND
n = 255
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26390
 
 

64%
36%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

42%
58%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
CLEVELAND
n = 252
 
 

11%
89%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25719
 
 

11%
89%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

4%
96%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
CLEVELAND
n = 250
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25794
 
 

37%
63%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

50%
50%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
CLEVELAND
n = 251
 
 

41%
59%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26215
 
 

63%
37%
Arnold
n = 23
 
 

57%
43%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
CLEVELAND
n = 250
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26228
 
 

62%
38%
Arnold
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
CLEVELAND
n = 255
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 26175
 
 

56%
44%
Arnold
n = 24
 
 

46%
54%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 47642
 
 

38%
62%
CLEVELAND
n = 252
 
 

35%
65%
Tennessee Elementary Schools
n = 25989