Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
ALCOA (72.86% responded)
Tennessee Elementary School (84.30% responded)
Alcoa Elementary (71.15% 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%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
40%
21%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
21%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

30%
57%
14%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

3
29%
43%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26265 / dk = 114
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

24%
43%
32%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 
 

1
20%
45%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26187 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
22%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
25%
61%
11%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26007 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
51%
15%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
54%
8%

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%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
60%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25688 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
50%
17%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
68%
14%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
54%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26094 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
52%
15%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
54%
8%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25948 / dk = 367
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
20%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
62%
8%

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
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
16%
35%
32%
12%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24000
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
33%
31%
10%
2
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

3
18%
50%
26%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
37%
16%
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23953
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
34%
9%
2
0
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 

26%
59%
15%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
38%
16%
1
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23806
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
34%
12%
4%
1
Alcoa Elementary
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
18%
42%
36%

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 

2
50%
42%
5%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23833
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
34%
5%
1
0
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
47%
12%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 

8%
64%
25%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23764
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
32%
9%
3
1
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
62%
26%
6%

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
ALCOA
n = 90
 
 
 

56%
43%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23961
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
Alcoa Elementary
n = 33
 
 

61%
39%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 

7%
67%
22%
4%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24013
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
29%
9%
4
2
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 

62%
29%
9%

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
30%
5%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23673
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
26%
6%
2
2
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

18%
53%
24%
6%

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
27%
15%
9%
7%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23813
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
32%
16%
9%
8%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
38%
32%
12%
6%
3

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
45%
10%
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23970
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
45%
14%
4%
2
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
56%
9%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
48%
9%
4%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23898
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
43%
15%
6%
4
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
47%
9%
3
3

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%
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
26%
26%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24138
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
18%
22%
27%
25%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

3
12%
24%
26%
35%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 

7%
49%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26178 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
50%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26246 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
48%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

19%
38%
43%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
12%
49%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 

54%
46%

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%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

1
40%
59%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26226 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
32%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
54%
43%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26171 / dk = 159
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

16%
57%
27%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
49%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26179 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
57%
41%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
42%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26128 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

14%
54%
32%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
44%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26093 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
11%
49%
38%

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%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
49%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26115 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
19%
47%
31%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 89 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
31%
62%
6%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25035 / dk = 1187
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
57%
16%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 3
 
 

44%
56%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
5%
68%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26045 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

1
6%
60%
33%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
11%
73%
14%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
55%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26079 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
41%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

11%
62%
27%

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

1
4
58%
37%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
3
57%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25990 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
45%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
8%
68%
22%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
67%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25807 / dk = 446
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

14%
65%
22%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
73%
11%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25784 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 

28%
67%
6%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
71%
22%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25295 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

8%
84%
8%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
2
58%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25465 / dk = 786
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
29%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
3
76%
19%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 

3
61%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26130 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

5%
78%
16%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 

8%
71%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26120 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

16%
78%
5%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
8%
54%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25999 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
14%
68%
16%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
11%
51%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25943 / dk = 240
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
24%
57%
16%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
5%
51%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25974 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
10%
49%
37%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
14%
65%
19%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 

9%
66%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26013 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

1
7%
56%
36%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

11%
70%
19%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 

1
52%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26025 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
44%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
73%
24%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 94 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
51%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25760 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
31%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

23%
60%
17%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
ALCOA
n = 96
 
 
 
 

1
6%
49%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25769 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
ALCOA
n = 96
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25655 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
14%
67%
17%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
ALCOA
n = 94 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
44%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25676 / dk = 289
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
51%
29%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
ALCOA
n = 94 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
16%
52%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25224 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

4
17%
53%
26%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
54%
9%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
ALCOA
n = 96
 
 
 
 

2
9%
57%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25515 / dk = 458
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
69%
8%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
ALCOA
n = 96
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25619 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
69%
6%

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%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4%
16%
78%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25282 / dk = 1006
 
 
 
 

4
21%
39%
36%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
25%
67%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
16%
80%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25525 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

3
12%
34%
51%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
22%
72%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
9%
21%
67%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1095
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
39%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
20%
63%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
31%
8%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25161 / dk = 1052
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
14%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

22%
38%
32%
8%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
46%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25553 / dk = 693
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
41%
32%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
46%
29%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
ALCOA
n = 87 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

36%
38%
20%
7%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24372 / dk = 1858
 
 
 
 

32%
34%
24%
9%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

37%
41%
16%
6%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
ALCOA
n = 92 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

29%
38%
27%
5%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24213 / dk = 2042
 
 
 
 

49%
26%
17%
8%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

26%
37%
29%
9%

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
ALCOA
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
18%
48%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1190
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
39%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
37%
31%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
10%
53%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25881 / dk = 492
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
33%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
23%
57%
17%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
20%
45%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26029 / dk = 280
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
31%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
43%
41%
11%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
43%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25864 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

11%
38%
46%
5%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
13%
43%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25883 / dk = 463
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
49%
35%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
50%
11%

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

1
3
46%
50%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
4%
42%
53%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26224 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

1
2
43%
54%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
3
43%
51%

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

1
3
45%
51%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 

1
46%
53%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26056 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 

3
51%
46%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25607 / dk = 758
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
49%
36%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
25%
53%
19%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25953 / dk = 366
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
38%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
19%
57%
22%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
ALCOA
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
49%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25478 / dk = 851
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
47%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
ALCOA
n = 88 / dk = 10
 
 
 

11%
59%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23972 / dk = 2294
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 

20%
63%
17%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
54%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25829 / dk = 425
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
41%
22%

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%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24163 / dk = 2142
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
50%
8%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

8%
61%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25184 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
71%
20%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
12%
58%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25078 / dk = 1209
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
22%
59%
16%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

3
18%
51%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25084 / dk = 1207
 
 
 
 

3
12%
61%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
54%
14%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
13%
61%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24677 / dk = 1569
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
27%
59%
11%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
ALCOA
n = 92 / dk = 5
 
 
 

5%
66%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24777 / dk = 1476
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
77%
14%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25466 / dk = 806
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
58%
26%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
11%
69%
17%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
4%
60%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25402 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
28%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
11%
68%
19%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
ALCOA
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
6%
61%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23791 / dk = 2381
 
 
 
 

4
10%
60%
26%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
14%
63%
14%

 

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%
ALCOA
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
62%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25785 / dk = 555
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
25%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
65%
16%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26050 / dk = 271
 
 
 
 

2
12%
62%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
68%
16%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
ALCOA
n = 92 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24406 / dk = 1946
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
17%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
ALCOA
n = 88 / dk = 9
 
 
 

3
62%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23431 / dk = 2737
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 4
 
 
 

3
75%
22%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
45%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25222 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
51%
19%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
43%
11%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
ALCOA
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
52%
21%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25728 / dk = 573
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
28%
50%
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%
ALCOA
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
51%
15%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25154 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
53%
17%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
42%
42%
8%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
6%
58%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25968 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

1
5%
62%
32%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
62%
24%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
ALCOA
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
25%
47%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25172 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
21%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 36 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
53%
8%

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%
ALCOA
n = 97
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25699 / dk = 483
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
59%
14%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
ALCOA
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
41%
43%
14%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24504 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
50%
18%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 35 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
37%
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%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
16%
57%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25635 / dk = 501
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
24%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
59%
11%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
ALCOA
n = 98
 
 
 
 

1
9%
63%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25662 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
27%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 37
 
 
 
 

3
14%
65%
19%

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%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

38%
62%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23244
 
 

38%
62%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

38%
62%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 

80%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23771
 
 

81%
19%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

74%
26%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23252
 
 

46%
54%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

74%
26%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

59%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23426
 
 

58%
42%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

74%
26%

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

49%
51%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23290
 
 

50%
50%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

41%
59%

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

45%
55%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23105
 
 

45%
55%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

32%
68%

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

35%
65%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23108
 
 

36%
64%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
ALCOA
n = 92
 
 

75%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23330
 
 

61%
39%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

68%
32%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
ALCOA
n = 90
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23104
 
 

39%
61%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 33
 
 

27%
73%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23237
 
 

50%
50%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

47%
53%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

52%
48%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23348
 
 

54%
46%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

47%
53%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
ALCOA
n = 91
 
 

23%
77%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23033
 
 

32%
68%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 34
 
 

18%
82%

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%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23080
 
 

69%
31%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

62%
37%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

57%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23291
 
 

66%
34%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 33
 
 

73%
27%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22892
 
 

50%
50%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

37%
62%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22908
 
 

48%
52%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

37%
62%

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

10%
90%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

11%
89%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22617
 
 

11%
89%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

12%
87%

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

21%
79%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

17%
83%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22679
 
 

18%
82%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 

100%

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

9%
91%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

6%
94%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22549
 
 

7%
93%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 

100%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

41%
59%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22693
 
 

33%
67%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

31%
69%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
ALCOA
n = 88
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22861
 
 

54%
46%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 33
 
 

42%
58%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

31%
69%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22894
 
 

54%
46%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

28%
72%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
ALCOA
n = 86
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22832
 
 

41%
59%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

28%
72%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
ALCOA
n = 87
 
 

24%
76%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22615
 
 

29%
71%
Alcoa Elementary
n = 32
 
 

12%
87%

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%
ALCOA
n = 91