Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
CARROLL COUNTY (81.25% responded)
Tennessee Special Schools (81.29% responded)
Carroll County Special Learning Center (100.00% 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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
69%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

4
11%
49%
36%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

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

7%
25%
49%
19%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
54%
31%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
41%
32%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

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

8%
26%
49%
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

38%
38%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 236
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
53%
19%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
40%
20%

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

9%
28%
49%
15%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

54%
15%
23%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
54%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
55%
19%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

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

7%
31%
49%
13%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 

83%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

3
21%
54%
22%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

8%
23%
54%
16%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
42%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
59%
22%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
9%
36%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 194
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
22%
30%
28%
18%
1
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

18%
73%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 196
 
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
26%
10%
5%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
64%
18%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 196
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
46%
23%
11%
7%
2
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 10
 
 

60%
40%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 194
 
 
 
 
 

8%
57%
28%
6%
1
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 2
N/A

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

36%
27%
27%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 196
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
49%
32%
10%
5%
2
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
27%
18%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 195
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
47%
38%
11%
2
1
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

45%
27%
18%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 194
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
38%
30%
18%
7%
6%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

36%
36%
18%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
50%
24%
8%
4%
3
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
36%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
34%
30%
13%
4%
6%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
36%
9%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 195
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
39%
34%
13%
3
1
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
45%
9%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 196
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
32%
16%
4%
4
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 
 

9%
45%
9%
18%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 197
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
29%
21%
18%
13%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
46%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
47%
30%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
40%
20%

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

7%
17%
46%
30%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

9%
12%
41%
38%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
46%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 239
 
 
 
 

5%
6%
48%
41%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
23%
62%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 236
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
46%
41%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

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

4%
16%
55%
25%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

38%
15%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 236
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
25%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

4%
13%
49%
35%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
38%
54%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
46%
37%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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

3
12%
55%
30%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
38%
38%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

7%
12%
50%
32%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

60%
20%
20%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
38%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
43%
37%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
31%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 239
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
44%
31%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
20%
60%

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

55%
27%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
50%
11%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

2
8%
64%
26%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 

75%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

2
5%
60%
34%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

2
10%
55%
33%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
42%
42%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 235
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
44%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

1
4%
59%
37%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

1
3
48%
47%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

2
14%
56%
28%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

38%
38%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

4
9%
52%
36%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

7%
27%
53%
13%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
50%
25%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
50%
15%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

4%
18%
61%
16%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
54%
20%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

3
15%
60%
22%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
46%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 228
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
51%
24%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
75%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

3
8%
57%
32%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

6%
21%
61%
13%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
85%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
59%
10%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

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

3
11%
56%
30%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
42%
50%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

1
8%
51%
40%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

8%
19%
48%
26%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
58%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
43%
41%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
12%
51%
32%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

4
7%
46%
43%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

3
16%
56%
26%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

18%
36%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

1
4%
55%
39%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
46%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

7%
6%
48%
39%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
60%
20%

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
54%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
32%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
54%
38%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 236
 
 
 
 

2
2
58%
37%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

4%
16%
56%
24%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
62%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 237
 
 
 
 

1
8%
55%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

27%
36%
36%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
34%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
23%
51%
20%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

42%
42%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

4
18%
49%
30%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

4
15%
58%
24%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
46%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

3
12%
48%
38%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

2
8%
52%
38%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
23%
69%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
27%
53%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
20%
60%

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

2
10%
31%
57%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
15%
77%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 236 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
4%
25%
69%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

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

7%
19%
36%
38%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 

15%
85%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
34%
46%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

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

21%
36%
32%
12%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

62%
15%
8%
15%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 224 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

13%
32%
35%
20%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

60%
20%
20%

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

11%
26%
38%
25%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
42%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
36%
39%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4 / dk = 1
N/A

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

39%
34%
20%
6%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

46%
23%
15%
15%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 221 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

36%
32%
20%
12%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

60%
20%
20%

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

58%
24%
13%
5%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

77%
15%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 227 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

49%
19%
18%
14%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

80%
20%

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

6%
19%
36%
39%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12 / dk = 1
 
 
 

25%
42%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
33%
41%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4 / dk = 1
N/A

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
23%
38%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
55%
18%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
20%
40%

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
46%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 235
 
 
 
 

3
11%
53%
33%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
20%
40%

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

7%
18%
50%
25%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

15%
15%
31%
38%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
46%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

8%
21%
47%
24%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

23%
15%
31%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 238
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
48%
32%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

5%
16%
51%
28%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
54%
31%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
47%
38%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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

2
5%
50%
44%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
38%
38%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 239
 
 
 
 

1
4%
53%
41%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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

1
4
49%
45%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
50%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

1
6%
54%
39%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
20%
60%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

8%
54%
38%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

2
4%
58%
36%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
20%
60%

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

3
12%
56%
29%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
38%
46%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
20%
60%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
50%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 222
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
20%
40%

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

4
15%
56%
25%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

27%
45%
27%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 214
 
 
 
 

3
13%
50%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
14%
52%
29%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
46%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 235
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
46%
33%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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

1
8%
56%
35%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 1
N/A
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 15
 
 
 

7%
53%
40%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

31%
15%
31%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
59%
23%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
58%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 228
 
 
 
 

4
11%
61%
24%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
18%
59%
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

25%
50%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

3
8%
62%
26%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
33%
25%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

3
10%
60%
28%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
33%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 229
 
 
 
 

2
10%
62%
26%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
50%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
29%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

17%
58%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

3
6%
56%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
50%
25%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

2
6%
63%
30%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
50%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 218
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
56%
27%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

 

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
46%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
50%
25%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

60%
20%
20%

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

3
16%
62%
19%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
62%
15%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

80%
20%

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

2
11%
63%
23%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
44%
22%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 201
 
 
 
 

2
14%
58%
26%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

2
9%
66%
23%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 10
 
 
 

40%
40%
20%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 197
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

8%
29%
49%
14%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

42%
42%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
21%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

6%
21%
56%
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 229
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
23%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

20%
40%
40%

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
62%
15%
15%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 230
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

2
8%
66%
24%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

8%
50%
42%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 231
 
 
 
 

2
6%
64%
28%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
26%
55%
14%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
42%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
19%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
40%
20%

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

5%
21%
58%
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
23%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 228
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
24%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

7%
33%
47%
12%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 

58%
33%
8%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 223
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
49%
16%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

60%
20%
20%

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

4
14%
64%
18%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

23%
54%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 232
 
 
 
 

2
11%
60%
27%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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

3
11%
65%
20%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 13
 
 
 

15%
62%
23%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 234
 
 
 
 

2
10%
60%
29%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
20%
40%

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

91%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 193
 
 

72%
28%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

57%
43%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 187
 
 

43%
57%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

91%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 

69%
31%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

9%
91%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 188
 
 

39%
61%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 189
 
 

60%
40%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 

47%
53%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

91%
9%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 189
 
 

52%
48%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 189
 
 

53%
47%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 189
 
 

51%
49%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 

52%
48%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 185
 
 

48%
52%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

10%
90%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

18%
82%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 180
 
 

14%
86%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 184
 
 

66%
34%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

9%
91%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 179
 
 

9%
91%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 179
 
 

40%
60%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 185
 
 

70%
30%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 184
 
 

67%
33%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 182
 
 

65%
35%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 47642
 
 

38%
62%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 184
 
 

54%
46%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 47869
 
 

46%
54%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 183
 
 

39%
61%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

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

11%
89%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 3
N/A
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 60
 
 

12%
88%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 0
N/A

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Tennessee 2011
n = 52509
 
 
 
 

17%
31%
43%
10%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 9
 
 
 
 

22%
33%
22%
22%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 193
 
 
 
 

21%
27%
42%
9%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

5%
15%
64%
16%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
56%
22%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 191
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
63%
14%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

1
6%
65%
28%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
40%
30%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 219
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

4
16%
57%
23%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 
 
 

17%
50%
17%
17%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 223
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
51%
21%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

3
15%
62%
20%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
45%
18%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 220
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
62%
19%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

2
6%
61%
32%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 235
 
 
 
 

2
6%
57%
36%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

7%
25%
53%
16%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 
 
 

36%
36%
27%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 220
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
50%
25%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 12
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

3
6%
61%
31%
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 4
N/A

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 51727
 
 
 
 
 
 

82%
4%
2
6%
3
3
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 11
 

100%
Tennessee Special Schools
n = 197
 
 
 
 
 
 

81%
5%
2
8%
3
2
Carroll County Special Learning Center
n = 3
N/A

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Tennessee 2011
n = 50590
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
14%
7%
8%
10%
30%
1
17%
CARROLL COUNTY
n = 10