Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
ANDERSON COUNTY (78.08% responded)
Tennessee Middle School (84.64% responded)
Norwood Middle School (76.00% 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. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee
n = 59689 / dk = 310
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
47%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 505 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
48%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
47%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
53%
32%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Tennessee
n = 59637 / dk = 283
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 502 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
45%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16409 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
42%
37%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions
Tennessee
n = 59533 / dk = 278
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
51%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 501 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
47%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

16%
11%
53%
21%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Tennessee
n = 59167 / dk = 705
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 498 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
17%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16300 / dk = 172
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
79%
16%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork teachers are required to do.
Tennessee
n = 58519 / dk = 1320
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
49%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 494 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16138 / dk = 334
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
50%
18%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
42%
11%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee
n = 59297 / dk = 539
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 499 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
47%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16316 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
16%
63%
11%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students
Tennessee
n = 58901 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
54%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 500 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
54%
17%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 255
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
37%
21%

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
n = 54200
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
20%
30%
32%
14%
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 455
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
12%
31%
32%
20%
5%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14929
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
22%
28%
35%
12%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
31%
37%
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 456
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
42%
30%
9%
4%
0
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14885
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
30%
10%
2
0
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
47%
20%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 450
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
30%
12%
3
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14816
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
32%
11%
5%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

31%
44%
19%
6%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Tennessee
n = 53855
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 449
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
55%
33%
6%
2
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14815
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
56%
32%
5%
2
0
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

29%
71%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 446
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
49%
34%
7%
4
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14776
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
31%
9%
3
1
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

20%
73%
7%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Tennessee
n = 54070
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 453
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
37%
9%
2
0
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14896
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
38%
8%
2
1
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 455
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
55%
29%
9%
2
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14930
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
31%
8%
3
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
6%
12%

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 447
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
48%
34%
5%
2
3
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14730
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
53%
25%
6%
2
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

57%
43%

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Tennessee
n = 53839
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 445
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
26%
19%
8%
8%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
30%
18%
11%
10%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

25%
31%
37%
6%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 451
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
35%
14%
5%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14886
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
41%
15%
5%
2
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 
 

40%
33%
20%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 451
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
37%
13%
8%
3
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14869
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
31%
41%
16%
6%
3
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 
 

33%
40%
27%

Q2.3 In an Average Week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school 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
n = 54515
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
19%
22%
26%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 456
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
19%
23%
25%
23%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15012
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
8%
20%
23%
26%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
25%
25%
31%

 

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
n = 59482 / dk = 357
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 501 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
59%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16384 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
74%
5%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Tennessee
n = 59673 / dk = 152
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
47%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 502 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16428 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
46%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
53%
16%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communications technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Tennessee
n = 59668 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 504 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
12%
60%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
36%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
74%
11%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Tennessee
n = 59583 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
51%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 502 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
59%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16400 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
31%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
53%
11%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Tennessee
n = 59367 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 496 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
59%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16342 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
58%
26%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Tennessee
n = 59446 / dk = 506
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 495 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
44%
41%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16346 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

4
10%
48%
38%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
39%
50%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Tennessee
n = 59305 / dk = 377
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 496 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
52%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16310 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
39%
44%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Tennessee
n = 59195 / dk = 470
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
37%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 494 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16268 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
58%
32%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 59371 / dk = 403
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 500 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
56%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16332 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
49%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
53%
26%

 

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
n = 56375 / dk = 3184
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 473 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
47%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15533 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
32%
16%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with parents/guardians and the community.
Tennessee
n = 58858 / dk = 759
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 495 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
9%
64%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

17%
83%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Tennessee
n = 58915 / dk = 761
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 488 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
14%
58%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16223 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

17%
83%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58860 / dk = 801
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 497 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

0
6%
62%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16211 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

0
4
60%
36%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 

95%
5%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Tennessee
n = 58071 / dk = 1592
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
19%
57%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16018 / dk = 412
 
 
 
 

2
12%
59%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
26%
58%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee
n = 58251 / dk = 1241
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
56%
15%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 483 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

13%
32%
48%
8%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16040 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
13%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

42%
26%
32%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Tennessee
n = 57164 / dk = 2513
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 475 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
58%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15690 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

3
17%
63%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

28%
44%
28%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Tennessee
n = 57610 / dk = 2009
 
 
 
 

3
12%
59%
26%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 480 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15785 / dk = 621
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

26%
42%
32%

 

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
n = 59322 / dk = 224
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 503
 
 
 
 

4
9%
56%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16315 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
53%
26%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Tennessee
n = 59347 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
61%
15%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 504
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
58%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16334 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
60%
14%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
47%
5%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Tennessee
n = 59060 / dk = 277
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 498 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16249 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
47%
21%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Tennessee
n = 58951 / dk = 559
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
48%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 497 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
47%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16216 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

21%
16%
47%
16%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Tennessee
n = 59033 / dk = 470
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
50%
36%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 500 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
11%
50%
36%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16237 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
50%
34%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
16%
68%
5%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Tennessee
n = 58954 / dk = 602
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 497 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16234 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Tennessee
n = 59088 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

1
4%
53%
41%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 501 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16255 / dk = 125
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
40%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
47%
37%

 

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
n = 58407 / dk = 626
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 492 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
14%
58%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16048 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

17%
83%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Tennessee
n = 58480 / dk = 416
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
31%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 490 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16076 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
79%
11%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Tennessee
n = 58157 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
15%
57%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15987 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
72%
6%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Tennessee
n = 58119 / dk = 802
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 492 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
10%
57%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15966 / dk = 233
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
33%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Tennessee
n = 56942 / dk = 1971
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
52%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
50%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 529
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
52%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
33%
56%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Tennessee
n = 57759 / dk = 1215
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
11%
60%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15854 / dk = 352
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
72%
6%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Tennessee
n = 58066 / dk = 822
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 490 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
13%
57%
29%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15956 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
74%
5%

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
n = 57164 / dk = 2551
 
 
 
 

4
19%
38%
40%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 480 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

2
19%
41%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15718 / dk = 725
 
 
 
 

3
18%
37%
41%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Tennessee
n = 58069 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

2
10%
32%
55%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 488 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
9%
34%
55%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16031 / dk = 368
 
 
 
 

2
10%
30%
58%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
22%
72%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Tennessee
n = 57269 / dk = 2061
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
37%
39%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
38%
41%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15846 / dk = 482
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
36%
40%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
28%
56%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Tennessee
n = 56959 / dk = 2587
 
 
 
 

19%
34%
34%
13%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
31%
9%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15645 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
12%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
35%
41%
12%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Tennessee
n = 57896 / dk = 1719
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
39%
26%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 492 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
37%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16000 / dk = 413
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
40%
25%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

39%
39%
22%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Tennessee
n = 55184 / dk = 4404
 
 
 
 

38%
34%
21%
7%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 465 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

43%
33%
19%
5%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15175 / dk = 1222
 
 
 
 

39%
34%
20%
7%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

41%
35%
24%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Tennessee
n = 54879 / dk = 4761
 
 
 
 

53%
25%
15%
7%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 463 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

32%
40%
19%
9%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15078 / dk = 1338
 
 
 
 

57%
24%
13%
6%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

35%
53%
12%

h. School improvement planning
Tennessee
n = 56738 / dk = 2841
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
38%
32%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
43%
23%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15643 / dk = 760
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
38%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

39%
50%
11%

 

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
n = 58621 / dk = 1316
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
17%
54%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16116 / dk = 379
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

12%
19%
69%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Tennessee
n = 59084 / dk = 719
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
49%
29%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 500 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
45%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16263 / dk = 199
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
49%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
44%
6%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Tennessee
n = 58735 / dk = 1002
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
47%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 492 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
46%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16168 / dk = 270
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
50%
6%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Tennessee
n = 58748 / dk = 1104
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
50%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 494 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
16%
46%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16142 / dk = 316
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
33%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
65%
12%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Tennessee
n = 59502 / dk = 350
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 504 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
3
48%
47%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
63%
32%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58994 / dk = 835
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
51%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 495 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
4%
45%
49%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16297 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

1
2
44%
53%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 

47%
53%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Tennessee
n = 58111 / dk = 1804
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
50%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 491 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
49%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16019 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
59%
35%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Tennessee
n = 58765 / dk = 993
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 487 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
8%
55%
36%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16187 / dk = 250
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
56%
39%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Tennessee
n = 57679 / dk = 2105
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
48%
31%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
50%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15868 / dk = 581
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
49%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

6%
69%
25%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Tennessee
n = 53762 / dk = 5882
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 451 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14702 / dk = 1713
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15 / dk = 3
 
 
 

33%
53%
13%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Tennessee
n = 58558 / dk = 1082
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
33%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 488 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
55%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16073 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
32%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
69%
6%

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
n = 54734 / dk = 5057
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 454 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15042 / dk = 1418
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
64%
21%

b. Facilities and resources
Tennessee
n = 57007 / dk = 2741
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

3
12%
64%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15665 / dk = 783
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
71%
18%

c. The use of time in my school
Tennessee
n = 56899 / dk = 2809
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
59%
22%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 477 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15637 / dk = 793
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
57%
21%

d. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 56874 / dk = 2879
 
 
 
 

4
13%
60%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 480 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
61%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15631 / dk = 824
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
65%
24%

e. Teacher leadership
Tennessee
n = 55812 / dk = 3810
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 466 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15355 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14 / dk = 5
 
 
 

7%
71%
21%

f. Community support and involvement
Tennessee
n = 55754 / dk = 3893
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 472 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

2
12%
65%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15282 / dk = 1135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

24%
71%
6%

g. Managing student conduct
Tennessee
n = 57737 / dk = 1948
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 483 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15887 / dk = 535
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
22%
50%
11%

h. Instructional practices and support
Tennessee
n = 57460 / dk = 2197
 
 
 
 

3
8%
63%
27%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 478 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

2
10%
62%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15797 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
26%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

6%
81%
12%

i. New teacher support
Tennessee
n = 54017 / dk = 5497
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 447 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14767 / dk = 1619
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

35%
47%
18%

 

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
n = 58372 / dk = 1477
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
23%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 481 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

3
22%
60%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16036 / dk = 434
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
21%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

35%
53%
12%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Tennessee
n = 59041 / dk = 746
 
 
 
 

2
14%
62%
22%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 493 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
19%
64%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16238 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

2
14%
62%
21%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
79%
11%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Tennessee
n = 54621 / dk = 5256
 
 
 
 

2
10%
62%
27%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 444 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15140 / dk = 1341
 
 
 
 

2
9%
62%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

6%
87%
6%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Tennessee
n = 52210 / dk = 7250
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

3
12%
67%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14302 / dk = 2065
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
Norwood Middle School
n = 13 / dk = 6
 
 
 

23%
69%
8%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Tennessee
n = 57034 / dk = 2727
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
50%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 479 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
43%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 777
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
18%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

35%
59%
6%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Tennessee
n = 58202 / dk = 1535
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 484 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
49%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15985 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
47%
6%

g. Professional development provides teachers with strategies to involve families and other community members as active partners in their children's education.
Tennessee
n = 56907 / dk = 2761
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
50%
15%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 470 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
38%
7%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15616 / dk = 787
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
49%
14%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
69%
12%
6%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Tennessee
n = 58861 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 489 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
9%
64%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16201 / dk = 226
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

i. Follow up is provided from professional development in this school
Tennessee
n = 56906 / dk = 2672
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
18%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 480 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
51%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15627 / dk = 753
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
17%
Norwood Middle School
n = 19
 
 
 

53%
37%
11%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Tennessee
n = 58158 / dk = 1309
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 489 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
55%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15979 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

3
17%
59%
21%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
76%
6%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Tennessee
n = 55629 / dk = 3824
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
48%
16%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 464 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
42%
8%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15274 / dk = 1055
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
48%
15%
Norwood Middle School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

71%
24%
6%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Tennessee
n = 57963 / dk = 1416
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 486 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
57%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15915 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

28%
67%
6%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to help improve student learning.
Tennessee
n = 58093 / dk = 1149
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 487 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
64%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15991 / dk = 315
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
23%
Norwood Middle School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
72%
6%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52820
 
 

40%
60%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 442
 
 

38%
62%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14577
 
 

43%
57%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

27%
73%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 452
 
 

82%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 

81%
19%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 442
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14525
 
 

46%
54%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 444
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14626
 
 

59%
41%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee
n = 52803
 
 

49%
51%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 441
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14557
 
 

51%
49%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
Tennessee
n = 52436
 
 

45%
55%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 440
 
 

39%
61%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14459
 
 

47%
53%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

g. English Language Learners (ELL)
Tennessee
n = 52353
 
 

35%
65%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 433
 
 

17%
83%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14417
 
 

35%
65%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

14%
86%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 448
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14593
 
 

62%
38%
Norwood Middle School
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 437
 
 

41%
59%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14477
 
 

42%
58%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 445
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14474
 
 

44%
56%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 444
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14601
 
 

55%
45%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 437
 
 

32%
68%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14424
 
 

34%
66%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

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. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52420
 
 

66%
34%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 432
 
 

66%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14492
 
 

67%
33%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

87%
12%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 435
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14501
 
 

58%
42%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

62%
37%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 430
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14380
 
 

54%
46%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

60%
40%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 427
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14356
 
 

47%
53%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

37%
62%

e. English Language Learners (ELL)
Tennessee
n = 51403
 
 

10%
90%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 422
 
 

5%
95%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14199
 
 

9%
91%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 

100%

f. Special education (students with disabilities)
Tennessee
n = 51579
 
 

21%
79%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 429
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14265
 
 

22%
78%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

g. Special education (gifted and talented)
Tennessee
n = 51286
 
 

9%
91%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 425
 
 

8%
92%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14169
 
 

9%
91%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

6%
94%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 427
 
 

30%
70%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14251
 
 

35%
65%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

31%
69%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 428
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14323
 
 

52%
48%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 427
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14279
 
 

38%
62%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

44%
56%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 430
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14340
 
 

44%
56%
Norwood Middle School
n = 16
 
 

56%
44%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 427
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14192
 
 

28%
72%
Norwood Middle School
n = 15
 
 

33%
67%

Q8.5 Estimate the total number of days in which you participated in professional development in 2012-2013.
      0-1, (approximately 0-8 hours)
      2-4, (approximately 16-32 hours)
      5-7, (approximately 40-56 hours)
      8-10, (approximately 64-80 hours)
      11-13, (approximately 88-104 hours)
      14 days or more, (105 hours or more)
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 54403
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
34%
20%
7%
8%
ANDERSON COUNTY
n = 455