Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
CHESTER COUNTY (100.00% responded)
Tennessee Elementary School (84.30% responded)
W Chester Elementary 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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

4
25%
45%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
21%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

11%
61%
28%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
26%
50%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26265 / dk = 114
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
74%
11%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

1
12%
62%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26187 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
22%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
89%
5%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
24%
56%
17%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26007 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
51%
15%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
84%
5%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
59%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25688 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
50%
17%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
79%
11%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
22%
53%
21%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26094 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
52%
15%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
68%
11%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
61%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25948 / dk = 367
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
20%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
27%
25%
38%
7%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24000
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
33%
31%
10%
2
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

26%
32%
42%

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 

21%
55%
20%
3
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23953
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
34%
9%
2
0
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

6%
67%
28%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
51%
23%
6%
2
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23806
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
34%
12%
4%
1
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
32%
5%

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 

13%
70%
15%
1
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23833
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
34%
5%
1
0
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
84%
11%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

8%
68%
21%
3
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23764
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
32%
9%
3
1
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

89%
11%

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 

3
73%
21%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23961
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

84%
16%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
64%
28%
4
1
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24013
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
29%
9%
4
2
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

68%
26%
5%

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

11%
68%
17%
1
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23673
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
26%
6%
2
2
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
79%
11%

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
27%
10%
7%
11%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23813
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
32%
16%
9%
8%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
29%
12%
6%
6%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
47%
11%
3
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23970
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
45%
14%
4%
2
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
39%
17%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
37%
39%
12%
6%
2
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23898
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
43%
15%
6%
4
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

39%
50%
11%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
11%
26%
26%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24138
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
18%
22%
27%
25%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 
 

16%
11%
26%
37%
11%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

2
3
59%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26178 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

2
7%
47%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26246 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
48%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

58%
42%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

1
3
53%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

58%
42%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

4
10%
50%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26226 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
32%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
53%
42%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26171 / dk = 159
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

2
5%
47%
46%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26179 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
58%
32%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
47%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26128 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
37%
53%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
50%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26093 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
47%
47%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
42%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26115 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
37%
42%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
14%
72%
11%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25035 / dk = 1187
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
57%
16%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

21%
79%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
65%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26045 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

1
6%
60%
33%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
58%
37%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
57%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26079 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
41%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

53%
47%

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

1
4
58%
37%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 

1
56%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25990 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
45%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

53%
47%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
3
61%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25807 / dk = 446
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

58%
42%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
65%
13%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25784 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

89%
11%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
10%
72%
17%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25295 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
89%
5%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 

7%
63%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25465 / dk = 786
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
29%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
59%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26130 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
70%
17%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26120 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

11%
72%
17%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108
 
 
 

6%
61%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25999 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
68%
16%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
52%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25943 / dk = 240
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

83%
17%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
50%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25974 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
10%
49%
37%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

53%
47%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 3
 
 
 

10%
57%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26013 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

1
7%
56%
36%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
68%
21%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108
 
 
 

2
46%
52%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26025 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
44%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

47%
53%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
3
66%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25760 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
31%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

79%
21%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
5%
62%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25769 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
5%
65%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25655 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
61%
22%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
5%
64%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25676 / dk = 289
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
68%
26%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
13%
61%
25%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25224 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

4
17%
53%
26%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
59%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25515 / dk = 458
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
63%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25619 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
67%
28%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
14%
32%
53%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25282 / dk = 1006
 
 
 
 

4
21%
39%
36%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

44%
33%
22%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 5
 
 
 

8%
37%
55%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25525 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

3
12%
34%
51%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

18%
35%
47%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
17%
43%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1095
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
39%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

28%
39%
33%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 98 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

12%
38%
40%
10%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25161 / dk = 1052
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
14%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
44%
6%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4
25%
46%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25553 / dk = 693
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
41%
32%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 94 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

27%
40%
23%
10%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24372 / dk = 1858
 
 
 
 

32%
34%
24%
9%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

41%
41%
18%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 95 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

65%
22%
12%
1
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24213 / dk = 2042
 
 
 
 

49%
26%
17%
8%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 15 / dk = 3
 
 
 

40%
47%
13%

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 97 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
21%
53%
24%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1190
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
39%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
75%
19%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
55%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25881 / dk = 492
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
33%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
74%
16%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
5%
55%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26029 / dk = 280
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
31%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
63%
32%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25864 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

26%
63%
11%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
7%
48%
42%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25883 / dk = 463
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
49%
35%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

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

1
3
46%
50%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 

2
37%
61%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26224 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

1
2
43%
54%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
58%
32%

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

1
3
45%
51%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
41%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26056 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

74%
26%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
8%
49%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25607 / dk = 758
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
49%
36%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
68%
16%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

2
6%
51%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25953 / dk = 366
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
38%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
63%
21%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
52%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25478 / dk = 851
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
47%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
6%
59%
24%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 93 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
9%
57%
32%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23972 / dk = 2294
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
71%
12%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
7%
56%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25829 / dk = 425
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
63%
16%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 98 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24163 / dk = 2142
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
68%
11%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25184 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 6
 
 
 

11%
60%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25078 / dk = 1209
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 5
 
 
 

9%
62%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25084 / dk = 1207
 
 
 
 

3
12%
61%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
84%
11%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
9%
61%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24677 / dk = 1569
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
78%
11%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 5
 
 
 

6%
69%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24777 / dk = 1476
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

79%
21%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
30%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25466 / dk = 806
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
58%
26%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
58%
21%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 

6%
63%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25402 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
28%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

84%
16%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
4
68%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23791 / dk = 2381
 
 
 
 

4
10%
60%
26%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
74%
21%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
64%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25785 / dk = 555
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
25%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
72%
17%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
61%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26050 / dk = 271
 
 
 
 

2
12%
62%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
63%
16%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 99 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
6%
57%
36%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24406 / dk = 1946
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
76%
6%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 8
 
 
 

4
62%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23431 / dk = 2737
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 

18%
65%
18%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 100 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
24%
54%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25222 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
51%
19%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

53%
42%
5%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
22%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25728 / dk = 573
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
79%
5%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
25%
57%
16%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25154 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
53%
17%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
74%
11%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 

1
57%
42%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25968 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

1
5%
62%
32%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

84%
16%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102 / dk = 8
 
 
 

13%
65%
23%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25172 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
21%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

37%
47%
16%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
14%
58%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25699 / dk = 483
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 98 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
27%
52%
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24504 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
50%
18%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

35%
53%
12%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 

7%
67%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25635 / dk = 501
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
24%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

6%
83%
11%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 4
 
 
 

5%
64%
31%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25662 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
27%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 
 

6%
72%
22%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23244
 
 

38%
62%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

32%
68%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 

82%
18%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23771
 
 

81%
19%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

84%
16%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23252
 
 

46%
54%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

63%
37%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23426
 
 

58%
42%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

49%
51%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

49%
51%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23290
 
 

50%
50%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

42%
58%

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

45%
55%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

47%
53%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23105
 
 

45%
55%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

37%
63%

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

35%
65%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23108
 
 

36%
64%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

21%
79%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23330
 
 

61%
39%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

84%
16%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

38%
62%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23104
 
 

39%
61%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

58%
42%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23237
 
 

50%
50%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

63%
37%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23348
 
 

54%
46%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 

32%
68%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 100
 
 

33%
67%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23033
 
 

32%
68%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

28%
72%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23080
 
 

69%
31%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

56%
44%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23291
 
 

66%
34%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

67%
33%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22892
 
 

50%
50%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

56%
44%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22908
 
 

48%
52%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

44%
56%

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

10%
90%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

3
97%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22617
 
 

11%
89%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 

100%

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

21%
79%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

16%
84%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22679
 
 

18%
82%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

6%
94%

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

9%
91%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

7%
93%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22549
 
 

7%
93%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

6%
94%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22693
 
 

33%
67%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

22%
78%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22861
 
 

54%
46%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

44%
56%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 100
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22894
 
 

54%
46%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

61%
39%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

25%
75%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22832
 
 

41%
59%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

33%
67%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

18%
82%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22615
 
 

29%
71%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18
 
 

11%
89%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
52%
21%
3
4
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24081
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
25%
34%
22%
8%
9%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
68%
26%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 54367 / dk = 5364
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
53%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 98 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
54%
10%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23709 / dk = 2584
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
55%
13%
W Chester Elementary School
n = 18 / dk = 1