Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BELLS (100.00% responded)
Tennessee Elementary School (84.30% responded)
Bells Elementary (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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
3
43%
51%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
21%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
3
43%
51%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26265 / dk = 114
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26187 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
22%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
49%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26007 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
51%
15%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
49%
37%

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%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25688 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
50%
17%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26094 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
52%
15%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

53%
47%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
50%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25948 / dk = 367
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
20%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
50%
44%

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
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

13%
58%
19%
6%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24000
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
33%
31%
10%
2
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

13%
58%
19%
6%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 

3
61%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23953
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
46%
34%
9%
2
0
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 

3
61%
35%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

16%
39%
26%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23806
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
34%
12%
4%
1
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 

16%
39%
26%
19%

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

13%
71%
13%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23833
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
34%
5%
1
0
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 

13%
71%
13%
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

10%
71%
13%
3
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23764
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
32%
9%
3
1
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

10%
71%
13%
3
3

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
61%
23%
10%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23961
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
61%
23%
10%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
81%
6%
3
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24013
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
54%
29%
9%
4
2
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
81%
6%
3
3

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

13%
65%
19%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23673
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
26%
6%
2
2
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 

13%
65%
19%
3

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
23%
33%
17%
3
20%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23813
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
32%
16%
9%
8%
Bells Elementary
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
23%
33%
17%
3
20%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
39%
6%
3
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23970
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
45%
14%
4%
2
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
39%
6%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
45%
10%
6%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23898
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
43%
15%
6%
4
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
45%
10%
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%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
16%
35%
13%
19%
13%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24138
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
18%
22%
27%
25%
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
16%
35%
13%
19%
13%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26178 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26246 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
48%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26264 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

50%
50%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26226 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
32%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26171 / dk = 159
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26179 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

3
11%
48%
38%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26128 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

26%
74%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26093 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

1
5%
53%
41%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

26%
74%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

14%
51%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26115 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

14%
51%
34%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
76%
12%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25035 / dk = 1187
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
57%
16%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
76%
12%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26045 / dk = 219
 
 
 
 

1
6%
60%
33%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26079 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
41%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
4
58%
37%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25990 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

0
2
53%
45%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25807 / dk = 446
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
70%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25784 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Bells Elementary
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
70%
27%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
60%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25295 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
60%
37%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25465 / dk = 786
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
29%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

40%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26130 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

40%
60%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
69%
29%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26120 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
69%
29%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25999 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25943 / dk = 240
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25974 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
10%
49%
37%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26013 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

1
7%
56%
36%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

14%
86%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26025 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
44%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

14%
86%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
26%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25760 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

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

3
26%
71%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25769 / dk = 186
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
33%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25655 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

3
13%
54%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
29%
63%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25676 / dk = 289
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
29%
63%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25224 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

4
17%
53%
26%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25515 / dk = 458
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
29%
69%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25619 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
29%
69%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

11%
89%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25282 / dk = 1006
 
 
 
 

4
21%
39%
36%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

11%
89%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

15%
85%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25525 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

3
12%
34%
51%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

15%
85%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1095
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
39%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

27%
73%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
21%
59%
18%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25161 / dk = 1052
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
14%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
21%
59%
18%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
18%
79%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25553 / dk = 693
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
41%
32%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
18%
79%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

50%
28%
16%
6%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24372 / dk = 1858
 
 
 
 

32%
34%
24%
9%
Bells Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

50%
28%
16%
6%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

82%
12%
6%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24213 / dk = 2042
 
 
 
 

49%
26%
17%
8%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

82%
12%
6%

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

25%
25%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25028 / dk = 1190
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
39%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

25%
25%
50%

 

School Leadership

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


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

3
10%
58%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25881 / dk = 492
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
33%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26029 / dk = 280
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
31%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25864 / dk = 429
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25883 / dk = 463
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
49%
35%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
3
46%
50%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26224 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

1
2
43%
54%
Bells Elementary
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
3
45%
51%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

20%
80%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26056 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

20%
80%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
35%
59%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25607 / dk = 758
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
49%
36%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
35%
59%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25953 / dk = 366
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
38%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
34%
60%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25478 / dk = 851
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
47%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
34%
60%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23972 / dk = 2294
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25829 / dk = 425
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
41%
44%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24163 / dk = 2142
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%
Bells Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
41%
44%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
43%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25184 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
43%
54%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
51%
46%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25078 / dk = 1209
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
51%
46%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25084 / dk = 1207
 
 
 
 

3
12%
61%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
44%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24677 / dk = 1569
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
44%
47%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
BELLS
n = 33
 
 
 

3
55%
42%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24777 / dk = 1476
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
Bells Elementary
n = 33
 
 
 

3
55%
42%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
46%
51%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25466 / dk = 806
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
58%
26%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
46%
51%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25402 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
28%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23791 / dk = 2381
 
 
 
 

4
10%
60%
26%
Bells Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 

53%
47%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

60%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25785 / dk = 555
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
25%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

60%
40%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
54%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 26050 / dk = 271
 
 
 
 

2
12%
62%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
54%
43%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24406 / dk = 1946
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 

55%
45%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23431 / dk = 2737
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Bells Elementary
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 

55%
45%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

11%
54%
34%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25222 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
51%
19%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

11%
54%
34%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25728 / dk = 573
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
71%
26%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25154 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
53%
17%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
71%
26%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25968 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

1
5%
62%
32%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
57%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25172 / dk = 1076
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
21%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
57%
40%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25699 / dk = 483
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

19%
53%
28%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24504 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
50%
18%
Bells Elementary
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

19%
53%
28%

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%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

58%
42%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25635 / dk = 501
 
 
 
 

2
11%
63%
24%
Bells Elementary
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

58%
42%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25662 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
27%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

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%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

32%
68%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23244
 
 

38%
62%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

32%
68%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23771
 
 

81%
19%
Bells Elementary
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23252
 
 

46%
54%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23426
 
 

58%
42%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

50%
50%

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

49%
51%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

29%
71%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23290
 
 

50%
50%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

29%
71%

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

45%
55%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23105
 
 

45%
55%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

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

35%
65%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23108
 
 

36%
64%
Bells Elementary
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

60%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23330
 
 

61%
39%
Bells Elementary
n = 30
 
 

60%
40%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

36%
64%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23104
 
 

39%
61%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

36%
64%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

39%
61%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23237
 
 

50%
50%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

39%
61%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23348
 
 

54%
46%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BELLS
n = 26
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23033
 
 

32%
68%
Bells Elementary
n = 26
 
 

27%
73%

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%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

59%
41%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23080
 
 

69%
31%
Bells Elementary
n = 29
 
 

59%
41%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 

81%
19%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23291
 
 

66%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 

81%
19%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22892
 
 

50%
50%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

61%
39%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22908
 
 

48%
52%
Bells Elementary
n = 29
 
 

45%
55%

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

10%
90%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

11%
89%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22617
 
 

11%
89%
Bells Elementary
n = 27
 
 

11%
89%

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

21%
79%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

11%
89%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22679
 
 

18%
82%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

11%
89%

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

9%
91%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

7%
93%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22549
 
 

7%
93%
Bells Elementary
n = 27
 
 

7%
93%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22693
 
 

33%
67%
Bells Elementary
n = 30
 
 

53%
47%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22861
 
 

54%
46%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

38%
62%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22894
 
 

54%
46%
Bells Elementary
n = 29
 
 

38%
62%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22832
 
 

41%
59%
Bells Elementary
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

21%
79%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 22615
 
 

29%
71%
Bells Elementary
n = 28
 
 

21%
79%

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%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
42%
26%
3
10%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24081
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
25%
34%
22%
8%
9%
Bells Elementary
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
42%
26%
3
10%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
73%
21%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 23709 / dk = 2584
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
55%
13%
Bells Elementary
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
73%
21%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 54976 / dk = 4567
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
20%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
61%
33%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 24479 / dk = 1736
 
 
 
 

2
8%
69%
22%
Bells Elementary
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
61%
33%

c. Teachers in this school use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Tennessee
n = 57180 / dk = 2419
 
 
 
 

1
4%
63%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25564 / dk = 682
 
 
 
 

1
2
60%
37%
Bells Elementary
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

d. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with Common Core Standards.
Tennessee
n = 56433 / dk = 3142
 
 
 
 

1
10%
60%
28%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25614 / dk = 641
 
 
 
 

1
7%
58%
34%
Bells Elementary
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 57759 / dk = 1874
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
14%
43%
40%
Tennessee Elementary School
n = 25632 / dk = 627