Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BENTON COUNTY (100.00% responded)
Tennessee Elementary School (84.30% responded)
Briarwood School (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. 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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 164
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
51%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
21%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

24%
58%
18%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 164
 
 
 
 

3
24%
53%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26265 / dk = 114
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

45%
45%
9%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163
 
 
 
 

3
16%
53%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26187 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
22%
Briarwood School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
6%
72%
19%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
60%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26007 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
51%
15%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

24%
61%
15%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25688 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
50%
17%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
12%
73%
12%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
20%
61%
16%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26094 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
52%
15%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

42%
52%
6%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
16%
54%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25948 / dk = 367
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
20%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
64%
9%

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
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
16%
22%
37%
22%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24000
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
33%
31%
10%
2
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
37%
11%
4

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 

11%
51%
35%
2
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23953
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
34%
9%
2
0
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
56%
30%
4

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
47%
32%
7%
4
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23806
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
34%
12%
4%
1
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
37%
4
4

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 

1
73%
23%
2
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23833
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
34%
5%
1
0
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
56%
33%
7%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 
 
 
 

4
58%
26%
9%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23764
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
32%
9%
3
1
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

4
52%
19%
15%
11%

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 
 
 
 

4%
52%
33%
9%
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23961
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 

56%
33%
11%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
56%
25%
11%
2
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24013
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
29%
9%
4
2
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

7%
44%
41%
4
4

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 
 
 
 

20%
57%
16%
6%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23673
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
26%
6%
2
2
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

26%
52%
19%
4

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
26%
21%
11%
9%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23813
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
32%
16%
9%
8%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

26%
26%
15%
15%
19%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
37%
18%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23970
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
45%
14%
4%
2
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
56%
15%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 

4
35%
40%
15%
6%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23898
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
43%
15%
6%
4
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 

44%
44%
7%
4

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
10%
20%
21%
23%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24138
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
18%
22%
27%
25%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
15%
11%
15%
22%
33%

 

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26178 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
67%
27%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
14%
52%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26246 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
48%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
58%
18%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4
53%
42%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
67%
27%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161
 
 
 
 

1
11%
48%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26226 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
32%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
67%
27%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 157 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
10%
59%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26171 / dk = 159
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

12%
73%
15%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
3
35%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26179 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
Briarwood School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
6%
90%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
6%
45%
48%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26128 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
41%
53%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 3
 
 
 

6%
42%
51%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26093 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
37%
59%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
49%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26115 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

 

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 156 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
17%
71%
11%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25035 / dk = 1187
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
57%
16%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
84%
9%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163 / dk = 1
 
 
 

1
67%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26045 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

1
6%
60%
33%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

58%
42%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
59%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26079 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
41%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

58%
42%

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

1
4
58%
37%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
2
58%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25990 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
45%
Briarwood School
n = 32
 
 

47%
53%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
60%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25807 / dk = 446
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

48%
52%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
57%
11%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25784 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
9%
70%
18%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
69%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25295 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
61%
33%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
60%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25465 / dk = 786
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
29%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
55%
39%

 

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4%
61%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26130 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

3
45%
52%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 164
 
 
 
 

1
13%
71%
15%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26120 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

3
67%
30%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162
 
 
 
 

1
6%
61%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25999 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%
Briarwood School
n = 32
 
 
 

6%
47%
47%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 164
 
 
 
 

1
12%
52%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25943 / dk = 240
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

9%
55%
36%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163
 
 
 
 

1
9%
46%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25974 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
10%
49%
37%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
48%
45%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 164
 
 
 
 

1
12%
57%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26013 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

1
7%
56%
36%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

9%
45%
45%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162
 
 
 

2
48%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26025 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
44%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

3
39%
58%

 

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
63%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25760 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
31%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
58%
36%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25769 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
55%
39%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
7%
58%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25655 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
58%
36%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 158 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
52%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25676 / dk = 289
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

45%
55%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 157 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
8%
60%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25224 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

4
17%
53%
26%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
6%
58%
33%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161
 
 
 
 

1
4
59%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25515 / dk = 458
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

9%
52%
39%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161
 
 
 
 

1
3
53%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25619 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
48%
45%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
32%
56%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25282 / dk = 1006
 
 
 
 

4
21%
39%
36%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

27%
73%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
30%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25525 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

3
12%
34%
51%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

21%
79%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
11%
39%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1095
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
39%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
9%
28%
59%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
44%
7%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25161 / dk = 1052
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
14%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

36%
48%
15%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
48%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25553 / dk = 693
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
41%
32%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

15%
52%
33%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 156 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

30%
35%
28%
7%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24372 / dk = 1858
 
 
 
 

32%
34%
24%
9%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
34%
34%
16%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 153 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

75%
16%
7%
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24213 / dk = 2042
 
 
 
 

49%
26%
17%
8%
Briarwood School
n = 30 / dk = 2
 
 
 

87%
10%
3

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
15%
40%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1190
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
39%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
19%
28%
50%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Tennessee
n = 58621 / dk = 1316
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
58%
38%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25881 / dk = 492
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
33%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
72%
25%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26029 / dk = 280
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
31%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

15%
70%
15%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
55%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25864 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

12%
70%
18%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
50%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25883 / dk = 463
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
49%
35%
Briarwood School
n = 31
 
 
 

6%
68%
26%

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

1
3
46%
50%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 163
 
 
 
 

1
2
45%
52%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26224 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

1
2
43%
54%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

48%
52%

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

1
3
45%
51%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 

1
38%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26056 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 

33%
67%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
38%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25607 / dk = 758
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
49%
36%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

9%
61%
30%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
54%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25953 / dk = 366
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
38%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
62%
25%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 158 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
45%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25478 / dk = 851
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
47%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
25%
47%
25%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 155 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
4
59%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23972 / dk = 2294
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
69%
28%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
7%
57%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25829 / dk = 425
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
3
67%
27%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 152 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24163 / dk = 2142
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Briarwood School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
77%
19%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
64%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25184 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
69%
28%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25078 / dk = 1209
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
69%
22%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
60%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25084 / dk = 1207
 
 
 
 

3
12%
61%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
84%
9%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
6%
64%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24677 / dk = 1569
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
69%
25%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
4
68%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24777 / dk = 1476
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

87%
12%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
60%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25466 / dk = 806
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
58%
26%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
66%
25%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
60%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25402 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
28%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

69%
31%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
4%
62%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23791 / dk = 2381
 
 
 
 

4
10%
60%
26%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
66%
28%

 

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
58%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25785 / dk = 555
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
25%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

3
79%
18%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162
 
 
 
 

1
8%
69%
22%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26050 / dk = 271
 
 
 
 

2
12%
62%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

12%
76%
12%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 154 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
3
71%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24406 / dk = 1946
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

81%
19%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 154 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
2
67%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23431 / dk = 2737
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Briarwood School
n = 30 / dk = 3
 
 
 

3
77%
20%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
56%
21%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25222 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
51%
19%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

18%
67%
15%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
16%
59%
22%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25728 / dk = 573
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
72%
19%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
69%
17%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25154 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
53%
17%
Briarwood School
n = 33
 
 
 

9%
79%
12%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 162 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
64%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25968 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

1
5%
62%
32%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

75%
25%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 156 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
15%
65%
17%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25172 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
21%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
69%
9%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 160 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
13%
64%
22%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25699 / dk = 483
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

19%
62%
19%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 152 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
61%
14%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24504 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
50%
18%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
19%
69%
9%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 161 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
68%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25635 / dk = 501
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
24%
Briarwood School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
72%
25%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 159 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
64%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25662 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
27%
Briarwood School
n = 31 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
71%
26%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 140
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23244
 
 

38%
62%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

87%
13%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23771
 
 

81%
19%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

93%
7%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 140
 
 

59%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23252
 
 

46%
54%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

59%
41%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 

68%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23426
 
 

58%
42%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

67%
33%

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

49%
51%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23290
 
 

50%
50%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

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

45%
55%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23105
 
 

45%
55%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

48%
52%

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

35%
65%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

28%
72%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23108
 
 

36%
64%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23330
 
 

61%
39%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

81%
19%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23104
 
 

39%
61%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

63%
37%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 140
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23237
 
 

50%
50%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

59%
41%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

57%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23348
 
 

54%
46%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

63%
37%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 139
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23033
 
 

32%
68%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

30%
70%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 140
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23080
 
 

69%
31%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

52%
48%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 141
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23291
 
 

66%
34%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

59%
41%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22892
 
 

50%
50%
Briarwood School
n = 26
 
 

58%
42%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 139
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22908
 
 

48%
52%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

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

10%
90%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

9%
91%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22617
 
 

11%
89%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

4
96%

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

21%
79%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

20%
80%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22679
 
 

18%
82%
Briarwood School
n = 26
 
 

15%
85%

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

9%
91%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 139
 
 

6%
94%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22549
 
 

7%
93%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

4
96%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 139
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22693
 
 

33%
67%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

57%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22861
 
 

54%
46%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 

59%
41%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

41%
59%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22894
 
 

54%
46%
Briarwood School
n = 26
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 137
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22832
 
 

41%
59%
Briarwood School
n = 26
 
 

27%
73%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 138
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22615
 
 

29%
71%
Briarwood School
n = 26
 
 

8%
92%

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%
BENTON COUNTY
n = 142
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
4
66%
13%
2
8%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24081
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
25%
34%
22%
8%
9%
Briarwood School
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
4