Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BLOUNT COUNTY (56.36% responded)
Tennessee High School (76.99% responded)
Heritage High School (60.53% 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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
49%
24%
Tennessee High School
n = 16679 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
46%
23%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
35%
38%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
45%
14%
Tennessee High School
n = 16642 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
48%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
34%
23%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
15%
56%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 16642 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
49%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

3
15%
52%
29%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 440 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
46%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 16545 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
51%
22%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

14%
27%
36%
23%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 16379 / dk = 340
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
48%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
40%
27%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
52%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 16569 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
43%
20%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 437 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
58%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 16447 / dk = 264
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
47%
23%

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
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
30%
32%
17%
1
Tennessee High School
n = 14996
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
14%
27%
30%
24%
3
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
26%
39%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 

20%
50%
23%
6%
1
Tennessee High School
n = 14942
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
46%
27%
8%
2
0
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

18%
47%
27%
3
5%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
36%
40%
16%
4
2
Tennessee High School
n = 14886
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
44%
31%
10%
5%
1
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
40%
34%
16%
3
3

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
70%
20%
2
0
0
Tennessee High School
n = 14935
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
58%
30%
5%
1
0
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

8%
56%
31%
3
2

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 402
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
32%
7%
1
0
Tennessee High School
n = 14875
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
30%
9%
3
1
Heritage High School
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 

7%
51%
31%
8%
3

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 409
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
42%
49%
7%
1
0
Tennessee High School
n = 14938
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
52%
35%
8%
2
1
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 

39%
47%
13%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
55%
31%
8%
3
1
Tennessee High School
n = 15009
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
61%
24%
7%
2
1
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

3
73%
16%
6%
2

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
53%
21%
3
1
2
Tennessee High School
n = 14844
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
51%
25%
6%
2
2
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
48%
21%
3
3
3

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
34%
18%
10%
7%
Tennessee High School
n = 14920
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
29%
15%
9%
7%
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
26%
23%
11%
3

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 408
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
43%
11%
3
1
Tennessee High School
n = 14975
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
38%
13%
5%
2
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
32%
16%
8%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 406
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
37%
42%
12%
4%
1
Tennessee High School
n = 14941
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
38%
36%
13%
5%
2
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

2
45%
31%
16%
6%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 410
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
7%
20%
20%
31%
22%
Tennessee High School
n = 15086
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
18%
21%
24%
28%
Heritage High School
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
3
19%
13%
31%
32%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
50%
14%
Tennessee High School
n = 16601 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
48%
22%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 444 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
42%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 16677 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
46%
30%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
46%
18%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
59%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 16657 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 

11%
54%
35%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
52%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 16635 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
51%
32%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
45%
17%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
59%
25%
Tennessee High School
n = 16536 / dk = 184
 
 
 
 

3
14%
57%
26%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
18%
56%
23%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 443 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
48%
39%
Tennessee High School
n = 16600 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
37%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

3
18%
45%
34%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
7%
55%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 16550 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
33%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
50%
33%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 16517 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
33%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
53%
20%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 441 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
46%
17%
Tennessee High School
n = 16605 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
49%
26%
Heritage High School
n = 63
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
48%
25%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 420 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
38%
46%
10%
Tennessee High School
n = 15498 / dk = 1123
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
52%
11%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
42%
35%
8%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
8%
65%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 16312 / dk = 323
 
 
 
 

2
10%
66%
22%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
54%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 16298 / dk = 361
 
 
 
 

2
11%
60%
27%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
27%
54%
16%

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

1
4
58%
37%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 431 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

0
3
60%
36%
Tennessee High School
n = 16339 / dk = 322
 
 
 
 

1
7%
66%
27%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 

5%
64%
31%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
15%
57%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 15936 / dk = 722
 
 
 
 

3
18%
59%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
32%
55%
10%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
52%
8%
Tennessee High School
n = 16118 / dk = 486
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
55%
12%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
45%
5%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
23%
61%
13%
Tennessee High School
n = 15870 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

4
17%
62%
17%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
62%
7%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
20%
63%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 16055 / dk = 587
 
 
 
 

3
13%
59%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
49%
7%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
8%
61%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 16559 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

4
12%
57%
28%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
51%
20%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
68%
9%
Tennessee High School
n = 16577 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
59%
12%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
52%
6%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%
Tennessee High School
n = 16501 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

3
27%
47%
23%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 435 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
52%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 16482 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
47%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
34%
39%
8%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 16507 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
49%
22%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
14%
54%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 16388 / dk = 252
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
54%
18%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
40%
11%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
5%
57%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 16489 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
37%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%
Tennessee High School
n = 16284 / dk = 204
 
 
 
 

4
14%
57%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
57%
21%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 436 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
35%
Tennessee High School
n = 16318 / dk = 121
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
58%
23%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
15%
54%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 16207 / dk = 258
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
24%
54%
21%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 431 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
6%
52%
40%
Tennessee High School
n = 16164 / dk = 277
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
31%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

5%
2
61%
33%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 422 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
23%
47%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 15749 / dk = 707
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
50%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
43%
22%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 428 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 16079 / dk = 399
 
 
 
 

4
14%
58%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
20%
56%
21%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
12%
53%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 16175 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
27%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
44%
23%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 430 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
21%
40%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 15851 / dk = 812
 
 
 
 

4
16%
36%
44%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
11%
40%
47%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
9%
27%
62%
Tennessee High School
n = 16201 / dk = 421
 
 
 
 

2
9%
30%
59%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
25%
68%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 424 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
33%
40%
Tennessee High School
n = 16088 / dk = 472
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
35%
46%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
14%
36%
47%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 422 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
37%
13%
Tennessee High School
n = 15841 / dk = 787
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
12%
Heritage High School
n = 59 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
39%
12%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 426 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
42%
25%
Tennessee High School
n = 16033 / dk = 603
 
 
 
 

17%
32%
36%
15%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

21%
39%
31%
10%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

47%
33%
16%
4%
Tennessee High School
n = 15339 / dk = 1301
 
 
 
 

45%
32%
18%
6%
Heritage High School
n = 59 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

51%
36%
8%
5%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 413 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

54%
26%
14%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 15290 / dk = 1358
 
 
 
 

57%
25%
12%
5%
Heritage High School
n = 58 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

67%
21%
10%
2

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
38%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 15765 / dk = 873
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
38%
28%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
38%
26%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
11%
58%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 16319 / dk = 432
 
 
 
 

4
13%
60%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
27%
49%
21%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 16482 / dk = 230
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
51%
26%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
55%
12%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 440 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 16389 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
49%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
46%
17%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
35%
Tennessee High School
n = 16412 / dk = 316
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
51%
30%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
59%
14%

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

1
3
46%
50%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442
 
 
 
 

0
5%
43%
52%
Tennessee High School
n = 16576 / dk = 140
 
 
 
 

1
5%
51%
43%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
31%

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

1
3
45%
51%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 442 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
41%
57%
Tennessee High School
n = 16333 / dk = 370
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 

3
57%
40%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 433 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
14%
48%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 16181 / dk = 556
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
52%
28%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
62%
16%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 437 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
13%
53%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 16315 / dk = 370
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
11%
60%
25%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
47%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 16033 / dk = 655
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
49%
27%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

15%
23%
53%
8%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

3
16%
56%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 14826 / dk = 1820
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
56%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 57 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
53%
16%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 16348 / dk = 307
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
52%
31%
Heritage High School
n = 63
 
 
 
 

10%
5%
54%
32%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
13%
66%
17%
Tennessee High School
n = 15237 / dk = 1468
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
59%
18%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
62%
15%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 427 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4
11%
66%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 15850 / dk = 848
 
 
 
 

4
13%
62%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
53%
13%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 425 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

1
13%
65%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 15874 / dk = 796
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
59%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 417 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

3
15%
64%
18%
Tennessee High School
n = 15851 / dk = 836
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
59%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
25%
61%
13%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

2
10%
70%
19%
Tennessee High School
n = 15489 / dk = 1153
 
 
 
 

4
14%
62%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
65%
16%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 414 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
12%
66%
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 15402 / dk = 1256
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
21%
Heritage High School
n = 56 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
30%
55%
12%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 16077 / dk = 594
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
57%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
17%
59%
11%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 421 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

1
9%
69%
22%
Tennessee High School
n = 15955 / dk = 710
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
18%
64%
16%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 15177 / dk = 1459
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 60 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%

 

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 434 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
59%
13%
Tennessee High School
n = 16244 / dk = 476
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
62%
12%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 439 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 16440 / dk = 259
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

3
26%
58%
12%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 418 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

1
7%
66%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 14798 / dk = 1927
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
23%
Heritage High School
n = 62 / dk = 3
 
 
 

8%
71%
21%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 388 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
68%
24%
Tennessee High School
n = 14229 / dk = 2379
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%
Heritage High School
n = 53 / dk = 12
 
 
 

11%
66%
23%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 424 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
53%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 15846 / dk = 857
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
48%
16%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
44%
12%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 432 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
57%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 16182 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
48%
15%
Heritage High School
n = 64 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
47%
11%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 432 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
46%
11%
Tennessee High School
n = 15834 / dk = 842
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
47%
13%
Heritage High School
n = 63 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
41%
32%
13%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 16380 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
25%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 423 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
49%
13%
Tennessee High School
n = 15807 / dk = 824
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
53%
15%
Heritage High School
n = 61 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
41%
13%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 438 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
59%
14%
Tennessee High School
n = 16173 / dk = 437
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
58%
18%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
52%
12%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 413 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
46%
10%
Tennessee High School
n = 15564 / dk = 1044
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
46%
14%
Heritage High School
n = 59 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
34%
15%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 433 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
66%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 16111 / dk = 478
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
61%
17%
Heritage High School
n = 65
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
52%
14%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 430 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
70%
18%
Tennessee High School
n = 16134 / dk = 408
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
63%
19%
Heritage High School
n = 64
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
53%
17%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 398
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee High School
n = 14733
 
 

40%
60%
Heritage High School
n = 60
 
 

35%
65%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 407
 
 

86%
14%
Tennessee High School
n = 14884
 
 

75%
25%
Heritage High School
n = 61
 
 

90%
10%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 400
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee High School
n = 14668
 
 

43%
57%
Heritage High School
n = 60
 
 

42%
58%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 402
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 14720
 
 

55%
45%
Heritage High School
n = 60
 
 

60%
40%

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

49%
51%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 395
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee High School
n = 14682
 
 

47%
53%
Heritage High School
n = 59
 
 

39%
61%

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

45%
55%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 396
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee High School
n = 14605
 
 

43%
57%
Heritage High School
n = 58
 
 

34%
66%

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

35%
65%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 394
 
 

28%
72%
Tennessee High School
n = 14558
 
 

34%
66%
Heritage High School
n = 58
 
 

24%
76%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 400
 
 

60%
39%
Tennessee High School
n = 14667
 
 

55%
45%
Heritage High School
n = 59
 
 

54%
46%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 397
 
 

42%
58%
Tennessee High School
n = 14624
 
 

43%
57%
Heritage High School
n = 59
 
 

36%
64%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 395
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee High School
n = 14584
 
 

42%
58%
Heritage High School
n = 56
 
 

36%
64%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 403
 
 

70%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 14730
 
 

55%
45%
Heritage High School
n = 60
 
 

52%
48%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 393
 
 

35%
65%
Tennessee High School
n = 14561
 
 

34%
66%
Heritage High School
n = 57
 
 

23%
77%

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%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 389
 
 

68%
32%
Tennessee High School
n = 14578
 
 

62%
38%
Heritage High School
n = 56
 
 

64%
36%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 392
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee High School
n = 14544
 
 

50%
50%
Heritage High School
n = 56
 
 

32%
68%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 385
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee High School
n = 14460
 
 

51%
49%
Heritage High School
n = 56
 
 

34%
66%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee High School
n = 14449
 
 

47%
53%
Heritage High School
n = 55
 
 

40%
60%

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

10%
90%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 380
 
 

3
97%
Tennessee High School
n = 14320
 
 

10%
90%
Heritage High School
n = 53
 
 

4
96%

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

21%
79%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 379
 
 

12%
88%
Tennessee High School
n = 14366
 
 

23%
77%
Heritage High School
n = 53
 
 

9%
91%

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

9%
91%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 377
 
 

4%
96%
Tennessee High School
n = 14301
 
 

12%
88%
Heritage High School
n = 53
 
 

4
96%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 377
 
 

30%
70%
Tennessee High School
n = 14370
 
 

33%
67%
Heritage High School
n = 55
 
 

35%
65%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 384
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee High School
n = 14460
 
 

54%
46%
Heritage High School
n = 54
 
 

41%
59%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BLOUNT COUNTY
n = 385