Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
ATHENS (100.00% responded)
Tennessee Middle School (84.64% responded)
Athens City Middle 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%
ATHENS
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
48%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
47%
20%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
36%
48%
12%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
ATHENS
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16409 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
23%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
48%
24%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
60%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
67%
18%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
52%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16300 / dk = 172
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
51%
17%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
39%
15%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork teachers are required to do.
Tennessee
n = 58519 / dk = 1320
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
49%
18%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

13%
22%
50%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16138 / dk = 334
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
50%
18%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
47%
9%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
23%
59%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16316 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
51%
17%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 
 

3
15%
70%
12%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
59%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 255
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
77%
10%

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
ATHENS
n = 111
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
14%
33%
38%
12%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14929
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
22%
28%
35%
12%
2
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

28%
25%
44%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
ATHENS
n = 111
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
37%
5%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14885
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
30%
10%
2
0
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
37%
12%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 
 
 
 

18%
44%
27%
7%
4
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14816
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
42%
32%
11%
5%
2
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 

62%
28%
9%

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
ATHENS
n = 111
 
 
 
 
 

1
54%
42%
2
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14815
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
56%
32%
5%
2
0
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

56%
44%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
33%
12%
3
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14776
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
31%
9%
3
1
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
50%
34%
12%

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 
 
 
 

2
56%
38%
3
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14896
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
38%
8%
2
1
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

56%
44%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
34%
6%
3
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14930
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
31%
8%
3
2
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

9%
50%
37%
3

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 
 
 
 

15%
58%
22%
4
2
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14730
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
53%
25%
6%
2
2
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

19%
62%
16%
3

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
ATHENS
n = 111
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
32%
14%
6%
10%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
30%
18%
11%
10%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
22%
34%
9%
9%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
50%
10%
7%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14886
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
41%
15%
5%
2
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
55%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
34%
47%
9%
6%
2
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14869
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
31%
41%
16%
6%
3
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
45%
42%
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%
ATHENS
n = 111
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
6%
19%
23%
32%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15012
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
8%
20%
23%
26%
22%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
6%
19%
19%
25%
28%

 

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%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
63%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16384 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

9%
68%
24%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16428 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
46%
30%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
47%
24%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16426 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
36%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
18%
62%
18%

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%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
36%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16400 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
31%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

15%
55%
30%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
60%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16342 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

24%
65%
12%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
17%
52%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16346 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

4
10%
48%
38%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
18%
65%
15%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
66%
33%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16310 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

6%
76%
18%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
61%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16268 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

78%
22%

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%
ATHENS
n = 121
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
49%
8%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16332 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
49%
29%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

15%
42%
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%
ATHENS
n = 112 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
20%
70%
9%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15533 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
19%
68%
10%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
ATHENS
n = 122
 
 
 

1
67%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16188 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

3
50%
47%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
ATHENS
n = 120 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
63%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16223 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
56%
37%

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

1
4
58%
37%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
57%
40%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16211 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

0
4
60%
36%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4%
68%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16018 / dk = 412
 
 
 
 

2
12%
59%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
69%
25%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
ATHENS
n = 117 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
26%
66%
7%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16040 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
13%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
24%
70%
3

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

3
14%
63%
20%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 6
 
 
 

17%
73%
10%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15690 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

3
17%
63%
17%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

16%
78%
6%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
75%
12%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15785 / dk = 621
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

15%
73%
12%

 

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%
ATHENS
n = 122
 
 
 

2
61%
38%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16315 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 

62%
38%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
8%
74%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16334 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
60%
14%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
9%
79%
9%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
ATHENS
n = 120
 
 
 

2
59%
38%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16249 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
67%
27%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
ATHENS
n = 121
 
 
 
 

2
7%
60%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16216 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 

68%
32%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
ATHENS
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
5%
57%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16237 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
50%
34%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

58%
42%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
ATHENS
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16234 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
6%
71%
21%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
ATHENS
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
2
62%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16255 / dk = 125
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
40%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

3
65%
32%

 

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%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
55%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16048 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

15%
61%
24%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
19%
48%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16076 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

33%
39%
27%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
ATHENS
n = 117 / dk = 2
 
 
 

26%
46%
28%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15987 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

31%
47%
22%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
53%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15966 / dk = 233
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
33%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33
 
 
 

21%
48%
30%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
ATHENS
n = 114 / dk = 4
 
 
 

25%
52%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 529
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
52%
23%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

34%
44%
22%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
ATHENS
n = 112 / dk = 6
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15854 / dk = 352
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
27%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
61%
23%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
ATHENS
n = 116 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
11%
49%
39%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15956 / dk = 235
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
58%
32%

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%
ATHENS
n = 114 / dk = 6
 
 
 

18%
34%
48%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15718 / dk = 725
 
 
 
 

3
18%
37%
41%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 

13%
35%
52%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 4
 
 
 

7%
32%
61%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16031 / dk = 368
 
 
 
 

2
10%
30%
58%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
25%
72%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
ATHENS
n = 111 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
35%
13%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15846 / dk = 482
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
36%
40%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

31%
31%
31%
6%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
ATHENS
n = 108 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

37%
38%
19%
6%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15645 / dk = 740
 
 
 
 

20%
35%
33%
12%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 4
 
 
 

45%
38%
17%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
21%
43%
32%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16000 / dk = 413
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
40%
25%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
29%
47%
21%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
ATHENS
n = 110 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

36%
37%
23%
4
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15175 / dk = 1222
 
 
 
 

39%
34%
20%
7%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

34%
44%
19%
3

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
ATHENS
n = 109 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

72%
19%
7%
1
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15078 / dk = 1338
 
 
 
 

57%
24%
13%
6%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 5
 
 
 

83%
14%
3

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
ATHENS
n = 110 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
37%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15643 / dk = 760
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
38%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

14%
38%
28%
21%

 

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%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
31%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16116 / dk = 379
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
29%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
68%
26%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
12%
48%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16263 / dk = 199
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
49%
30%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
52%
36%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
14%
51%
33%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16168 / dk = 270
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

9%
59%
32%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
ATHENS
n = 116 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
7%
49%
42%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16142 / dk = 316
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
33%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
59%
37%

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

1
3
46%
50%
ATHENS
n = 120
 
 
 

1
33%
66%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16383 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 

41%
59%

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

1
3
45%
51%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
33%
63%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16297 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

1
2
44%
53%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
48%
39%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
3
55%
38%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16019 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
34%
Athens City Middle School
n = 34
 
 
 

9%
59%
32%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
2
54%
43%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16187 / dk = 250
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 

69%
31%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
5%
50%
42%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15868 / dk = 581
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
49%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 3
 
 
 

7%
57%
37%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
ATHENS
n = 106 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
12%
49%
37%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14702 / dk = 1713
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%
Athens City Middle School
n = 26 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

8%
12%
50%
31%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
6%
52%
39%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16073 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
32%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
58%
39%

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%
ATHENS
n = 112 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
17%
61%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15042 / dk = 1418
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
20%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

22%
56%
22%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 8
 
 
 

9%
67%
24%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15665 / dk = 783
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 

3
74%
23%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 8
 
 
 

16%
58%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15637 / dk = 793
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
22%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 4
 
 
 

20%
53%
27%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
ATHENS
n = 111 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
20%
55%
23%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15631 / dk = 824
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
22%
Athens City Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
57%
14%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
ATHENS
n = 114 / dk = 7
 
 
 

12%
63%
25%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15355 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

3
12%
63%
22%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 

16%
61%
23%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
9%
67%
23%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15282 / dk = 1135
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
13%
68%
16%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
ATHENS
n = 116 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
27%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15887 / dk = 535
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 

72%
28%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
ATHENS
n = 116 / dk = 5
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15797 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

2
7%
64%
26%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 

13%
61%
26%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
ATHENS
n = 104 / dk = 16
 
 
 

8%
62%
30%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14767 / dk = 1619
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%
Athens City Middle School
n = 28 / dk = 6
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

 

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%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
58%
20%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16036 / dk = 434
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
21%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
47%
12%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
ATHENS
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
18%
62%
16%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16238 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

2
14%
62%
21%
Athens City Middle School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
55%
3

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

2
10%
62%
27%
ATHENS
n = 109 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
17%
56%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15140 / dk = 1341
 
 
 
 

2
9%
62%
27%
Athens City Middle School
n = 25 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
48%
40%
4

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

1
7%
65%
27%
ATHENS
n = 101 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

1
8%
65%
26%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14302 / dk = 2065
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
Athens City Middle School
n = 21 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
62%
10%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
48%
15%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15663 / dk = 777
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
18%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

17%
43%
33%
7%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
18%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15985 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
55%
10%

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%
ATHENS
n = 114 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
39%
45%
11%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15616 / dk = 787
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
49%
14%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
47%
34%
6%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
ATHENS
n = 117 / dk = 3
 
 
 

3
62%
35%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 16201 / dk = 226
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
72%
25%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
27%
51%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15627 / dk = 753
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
17%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
35%
13%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Tennessee
n = 58158 / dk = 1309
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
21%
ATHENS
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
19%
58%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15979 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

3
17%
59%
21%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
47%
16%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
ATHENS
n = 113 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
35%
14%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15274 / dk = 1055
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
48%
15%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
53%
20%
10%

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%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
16%
63%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15915 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
19%
58%
13%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
ATHENS
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
12%
65%
21%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 15991 / dk = 315
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
23%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
61%
13%

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%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

38%
62%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14577
 
 

43%
57%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

45%
55%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

78%
22%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14832
 
 

81%
19%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

71%
29%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14525
 
 

46%
54%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

44%
56%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 

66%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14626
 
 

59%
41%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

75%
25%

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

49%
51%
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 

46%
54%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14557
 
 

51%
49%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

44%
56%

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

45%
55%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14459
 
 

47%
53%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

61%
39%

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

35%
65%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14417
 
 

35%
65%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

52%
48%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

61%
39%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14593
 
 

62%
38%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

61%
39%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
ATHENS
n = 109
 
 

44%
56%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14477
 
 

42%
58%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

45%
55%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14474
 
 

44%
56%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

47%
53%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

54%
46%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14601
 
 

55%
45%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32
 
 

50%
50%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

32%
68%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14424
 
 

34%
66%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

35%
65%

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%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

66%
34%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14492
 
 

67%
33%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

53%
47%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
ATHENS
n = 108
 
 

81%
19%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14501
 
 

58%
42%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

53%
47%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
ATHENS
n = 105
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14380
 
 

54%
46%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29
 
 

28%
72%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
ATHENS
n = 106
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14356
 
 

47%
53%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

17%
83%

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

10%
90%
ATHENS
n = 103
 
 

5%
95%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14199
 
 

9%
91%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29
 

100%

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

21%
79%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

21%
79%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14265
 
 

22%
78%
Athens City Middle School
n = 31
 
 

32%
68%

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

9%
91%
ATHENS
n = 104
 
 

2
98%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14169
 
 

9%
91%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 

100%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
ATHENS
n = 104
 
 

24%
76%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14251
 
 

35%
65%
Athens City Middle School
n = 29
 
 

17%
83%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
ATHENS
n = 105
 
 

43%
57%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14323
 
 

52%
48%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

27%
73%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
ATHENS
n = 107
 
 

34%
66%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14279
 
 

38%
62%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

20%
80%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
ATHENS
n = 105
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14340
 
 

44%
56%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

40%
60%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
ATHENS
n = 105
 
 

19%
81%
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14192
 
 

28%
72%
Athens City Middle School
n = 30
 
 

13%
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%
ATHENS
n = 110
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
27%
51%
15%
3
3
Tennessee Middle School
n = 14976
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
35%
19%
7%
8%
Athens City Middle School
n = 32