Result Details

Tennessee 2011 (76.99% responded)
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE (80.36% responded)
Tennessee High Schools (69.19% responded)
Alvin C York Institute (80.36% 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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
5%
59%
30%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15369
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
45%
20%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
5%
59%
30%

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

7%
25%
49%
19%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
20%
56%
22%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15353
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
46%
17%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
20%
56%
22%

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

8%
26%
49%
17%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
24%
69%
4%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15274
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
48%
15%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
24%
69%
4%

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

9%
28%
49%
15%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
5%
64%
30%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15246
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
18%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
5%
64%
30%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
53%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15091
 
 
 
 

13%
28%
45%
14%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
53%
9%

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

7%
31%
49%
13%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
62%
22%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15237
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
62%
22%

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

8%
23%
54%
16%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
11%
69%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15200
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
52%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
11%
69%
18%

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
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
9%
28%
49%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13801
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
28%
29%
22%
3
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
9%
28%
49%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee 2011
n = 51545
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
50%
26%
7%
1
0
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

19%
49%
26%
5%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13766
 
 
 
 
 
 

24%
47%
22%
5%
1
0
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

19%
49%
26%
5%
2

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee 2011
n = 51414
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
32%
11%
4%
1
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
51%
28%
5%
2
7%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13756
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
29%
9%
4
2
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
51%
28%
5%
2
7%

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

5%
60%
30%
4%
1
0
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 

2
58%
35%
5%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13633
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
61%
27%
4%
1
0
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 

2
58%
35%
5%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
1
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
44%
40%
7%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13752
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
48%
34%
9%
3
2
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
44%
40%
7%
2

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

2
52%
37%
7%
2
1
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
60%
28%
2
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13774
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
35%
7%
2
1
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
60%
28%
2
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee 2011
n = 51380
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
30%
8%
3
2
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

5%
77%
14%
2
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13756
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
58%
26%
7%
3
1
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

5%
77%
14%
2
2

h. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 50934
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
52%
23%
5%
2
3
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
52%
21%
5%
2
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13676
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
23%
5%
2
2
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
52%
21%
5%
2
2

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

8%
30%
28%
15%
9%
9%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
19%
12%
5%
12%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13715
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
27%
14%
8%
7%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
19%
12%
5%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51325
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
39%
13%
5%
2
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
51%
30%
9%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13724
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
35%
12%
4
2
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
51%
30%
9%
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee 2011
n = 51475
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
37%
13%
5%
3
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
37%
9%
2
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13741
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
33%
11%
4%
2
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
37%
9%
2
2

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
12%
28%
28%
26%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13902
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
7%
19%
21%
24%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
12%
28%
28%
26%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
9%
59%
30%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15331
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
54%
23%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
9%
59%
30%

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

7%
17%
46%
30%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
23%
39%
36%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15389
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
45%
28%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
23%
39%
36%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
5%
59%
34%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15360
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
5%
59%
34%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

2
41%
57%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15365
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
51%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

2
41%
57%

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

4%
16%
55%
25%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15274
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
23%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%

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

4%
13%
49%
35%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
44%
30%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15311
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
49%
33%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
44%
30%

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

3
12%
55%
30%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
61%
25%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15293
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
54%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
61%
25%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
55%
32%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15340
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
55%
32%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15331
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
51%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
52%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14523
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
48%
11%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
52%
9%

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

2
8%
64%
26%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
70%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15136
 
 
 
 

2
12%
66%
20%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
11%
70%
16%

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

2
10%
55%
33%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
7%
67%
24%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15092
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
7%
67%
24%

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

1
4%
59%
37%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
9%
75%
14%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15159
 
 
 
 

1
8%
66%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
9%
75%
14%

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

2
14%
56%
28%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
65%
12%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14785
 
 
 
 

4
23%
57%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
65%
12%

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

7%
27%
53%
13%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
61%
5%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14998
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
52%
9%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
61%
5%

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

4%
18%
61%
16%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
7%
86%
5%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14670
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
13%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
7%
86%
5%

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

3
15%
60%
22%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
69%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14847
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
59%
19%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
69%
18%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
4%
80%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15215
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
57%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
4%
80%
13%

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

6%
21%
61%
13%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

16%
78%
7%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15208
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
56%
9%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

16%
78%
7%

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

3
11%
56%
30%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
67%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15171
 
 
 
 

3
15%
57%
24%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
67%
16%

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

8%
19%
48%
26%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
58%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15121
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
45%
21%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
58%
16%

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

5%
12%
51%
32%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
62%
24%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15119
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
51%
29%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
62%
24%

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

3
16%
56%
26%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
31%
56%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15068
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
51%
14%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
31%
56%
11%

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

1
4%
55%
39%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

2
58%
40%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15100
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
33%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

2
58%
40%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
18%
61%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15073
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
58%
19%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
18%
61%
18%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
64%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15158
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
59%
24%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
64%
18%

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

4%
16%
56%
24%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

27%
56%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15028
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
21%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

27%
56%
18%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15002
 
 
 
 

4
14%
58%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%

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

5%
23%
51%
20%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
62%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14693
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
49%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
62%
9%

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

4
15%
58%
24%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

11%
76%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14866
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
58%
20%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

11%
76%
13%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
71%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14970
 
 
 
 

3
15%
59%
22%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

9%
36%
56%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14618 / dk = 657
 
 
 
 

3
17%
35%
45%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

9%
36%
56%

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

2
10%
31%
57%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

13%
29%
58%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14936 / dk = 320
 
 
 
 

2
8%
28%
63%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

13%
29%
58%

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

7%
19%
36%
38%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
9%
36%
53%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14861 / dk = 379
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
34%
45%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
9%
36%
53%

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

21%
36%
32%
12%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
58%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14603 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

22%
36%
31%
11%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
58%
13%

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

11%
26%
38%
25%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
24%
58%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14796 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

19%
34%
34%
13%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
24%
58%
16%

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

39%
34%
20%
6%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
16%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14203 / dk = 1030
 
 
 
 

47%
33%
16%
4%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
16%
2

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

58%
24%
13%
5%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

60%
27%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14240 / dk = 1024
 
 
 
 

61%
24%
11%
4
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

60%
27%
13%

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

6%
19%
36%
39%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
52%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14660 / dk = 587
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
36%
34%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
52%
16%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
61%
5%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14868
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
52%
9%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
61%
5%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
16%
64%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15008
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
61%
19%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
16%
64%
18%

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

7%
18%
50%
25%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
56%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15216
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
53%
21%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
56%
13%

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

8%
21%
47%
24%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
16%
61%
20%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15141
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
49%
21%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
16%
61%
20%

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

5%
16%
51%
28%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
9%
64%
20%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15097
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
52%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
9%
64%
20%

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

2
5%
50%
44%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

4%
69%
27%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15275
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

4%
69%
27%

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

1
4
49%
45%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 

9%
67%
23%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14975
 
 
 
 

2
7%
58%
33%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 

9%
67%
23%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 
 

10%
64%
26%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14558
 
 
 
 

3
11%
61%
25%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 
 

10%
64%
26%

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

3
12%
56%
29%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14853
 
 
 
 

4
15%
58%
23%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%

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

3
9%
57%
31%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
17%
60%
20%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14410
 
 
 
 

4
11%
59%
26%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 
 
 

2
17%
60%
20%

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

4
15%
56%
25%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
19%
64%
14%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13770
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
21%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
19%
64%
14%

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

5%
14%
52%
29%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
25%
55%
18%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15112
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
27%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
25%
55%
18%

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

1
8%
56%
35%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 0
N/A
Tennessee High Schools
n = 233
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
30%
Alvin C York Institute
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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
24%
71%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13999
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
59%
13%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
24%
71%
2

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee 2011
n = 54506
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
64%
19%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
76%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14608
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
62%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
76%
9%

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

5%
18%
59%
17%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
73%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14616
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
59%
15%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
73%
11%

d. Professional development
Tennessee 2011
n = 54340
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
60%
18%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

7%
73%
20%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14578
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
59%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

7%
73%
20%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee 2011
n = 53229
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
17%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
67%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14244
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
62%
14%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
67%
9%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee 2011
n = 53278
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
18%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

13%
76%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14174
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
64%
15%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

13%
76%
11%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee 2011
n = 55094
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
20%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
76%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14846
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
57%
18%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
9%
76%
11%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee 2011
n = 54859
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
21%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

7%
82%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14695
 
 
 
 

4
12%
67%
17%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

7%
82%
11%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee 2011
n = 52336
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

16%
61%
23%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14219
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
19%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

16%
61%
23%

 

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 

21%
63%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14946
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
59%
17%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 

21%
63%
16%

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

3
16%
62%
19%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

16%
68%
16%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 15156
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
61%
17%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

16%
68%
16%

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

2
11%
63%
23%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 

23%
56%
21%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13293
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 

23%
56%
21%

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

2
9%
66%
23%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 
 

15%
72%
13%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13326
 
 
 
 

3
12%
66%
19%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 
 

15%
72%
13%

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

8%
29%
49%
14%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
48%
7%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14558
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
46%
12%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
48%
7%

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

6%
21%
56%
17%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
45%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14851
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
48%
12%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
45%
9%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

40%
58%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14630
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
47%
10%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

40%
58%
2

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

2
8%
66%
24%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

11%
80%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14988
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
20%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

11%
80%
9%

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

5%
26%
55%
14%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
41%
50%
7%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14539
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
51%
11%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 
 

2
41%
50%
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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 

26%
65%
9%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14897
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
55%
13%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 

26%
65%
9%

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

7%
33%
47%
12%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 43
 
 
 
 

2
37%
58%
2
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14348
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
45%
10%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 43
 
 
 
 

2
37%
58%
2

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

4
14%
64%
18%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 44
 
 
 

20%
68%
11%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14891
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
14%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 44
 
 
 

20%
68%
11%

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

3
11%
65%
20%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
76%
7%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 14959
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
63%
16%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
76%
7%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 42
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13434
 
 

58%
42%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 42
 
 

50%
50%

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

57%
43%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13214
 
 

52%
48%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 50026
 
 

65%
35%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

60%
40%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13366
 
 

61%
39%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

60%
40%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 48894
 
 

42%
58%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13092
 
 

40%
60%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 

44%
56%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 49590
 
 

66%
34%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 

67%
33%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13246
 
 

61%
39%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 

67%
33%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48877
 
 

42%
58%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13187
 
 

43%
57%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

40%
60%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48997
 
 

49%
51%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13198
 
 

50%
50%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 

54%
46%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 49094
 
 

48%
52%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

60%
40%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13200
 
 

47%
53%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

60%
40%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 48987
 
 

39%
61%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

32%
67%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13183
 
 

40%
60%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

32%
67%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 49414
 
 

55%
45%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 13216
 
 

49%
51%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

40%
60%

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%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12833
 
 

28%
72%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

50%
50%

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

10%
90%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

12%
87%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12636
 
 

12%
88%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

12%
87%

c. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee 2011
n = 48261
 
 

61%
39%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

57%
42%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12897
 
 

56%
44%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

57%
42%

d. English Language Learners
Tennessee 2011
n = 47085
 
 

10%
90%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

5%
95%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12604
 
 

10%
90%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

5%
95%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee 2011
n = 47301
 
 

37%
63%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 

33%
67%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12687
 
 

35%
65%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 

33%
67%

f. Your content area
Tennessee 2011
n = 48127
 
 

62%
38%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12929
 
 

59%
41%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%

g. Methods of teaching
Tennessee 2011
n = 48068
 
 

62%
38%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 41
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12885
 
 

60%
40%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 41
 
 

73%
27%

h. Student assessment
Tennessee 2011
n = 47925
 
 

56%
44%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 40
 
 

65%
35%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12835
 
 

54%
46%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 40
 
 

65%
35%

i. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee 2011
n = 47642
 
 

38%
62%
ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
n = 39
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee High Schools
n = 12797
 
 

40%
60%
Alvin C York Institute
n = 39
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee 2011
n = 47869