Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BRISTOL (84.76% responded)
Tennessee High 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%
BRISTOL
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
54%
17%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
52%
12%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 87
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
22%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
BRISTOL
n = 252
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
50%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
43%
23%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
BRISTOL
n = 250 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
51%
22%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
49%
24%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 254 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
47%
19%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
40%
16%

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

6%
26%
51%
17%
BRISTOL
n = 252 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
55%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
57%
23%

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

6%
20%
54%
20%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
49%
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

22%
31%
33%
14%

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
BRISTOL
n = 232
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
16%
26%
38%
17%
1
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
39%
21%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BRISTOL
n = 230
 
 
 
 
 

8%
43%
43%
5%
1
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
45%
5%
3

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
41%
32%
11%
4%
1
BRISTOL
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
40%
10%
4
2
Tennessee High School
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
37%
46%
10%
3
3

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

4%
57%
33%
5%
1
0
BRISTOL
n = 231
 
 
 
 

2
64%
30%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 
 

41%
53%
7%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
1
BRISTOL
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
61%
26%
9%
1
0
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 
 
 
 

5%
56%
27%
11%
1

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BRISTOL
n = 228
 
 
 
 
 

0
45%
43%
9%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 
 

45%
41%
15%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
56%
28%
8%
3
2
BRISTOL
n = 231
 
 
 
 
 

3
56%
29%
9%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 
 
 

3
59%
31%
8%

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
52%
25%
6%
2
2
BRISTOL
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
37%
4
0
2
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 
 
 
 

1
41%
51%
5%
1

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

7%
28%
31%
17%
10%
8%
BRISTOL
n = 229
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
33%
16%
8%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 73
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
42%
11%
8%
1

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
42%
14%
5%
2
BRISTOL
n = 230
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
44%
12%
3
1
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
40%
11%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
32%
40%
15%
6%
3
BRISTOL
n = 228
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
33%
43%
15%
5%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 
 
 
 

3
42%
42%
11%
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%
BRISTOL
n = 235
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
5%
24%
20%
28%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 77
 
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
22%
30%
19%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
6%
57%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 87 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
56%
34%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
BRISTOL
n = 254
 
 
 
 

2
13%
51%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

2
19%
47%
33%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
BRISTOL
n = 256
 
 
 
 

1
6%
54%
38%
Tennessee High School
n = 87
 
 
 
 

2
5%
53%
40%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
10%
48%
41%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 

8%
52%
40%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
12%
54%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 87
 
 
 
 

1
10%
61%
28%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
BRISTOL
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
19%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
18%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

0
14%
57%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 87 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
16%
56%
26%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 84
 
 
 
 

2
13%
58%
26%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 256
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
53%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
50%
22%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 240 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
18%
60%
19%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
15%
57%
24%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
4
63%
32%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
76%
17%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
5%
57%
38%
Tennessee High School
n = 87 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
7%
62%
30%

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

1
4
58%
37%
BRISTOL
n = 250 / dk = 7
 
 
 

2
55%
43%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
71%
25%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
11%
58%
31%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
12%
71%
15%

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

5%
23%
56%
15%
BRISTOL
n = 246 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
59%
14%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
31%
58%
8%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
BRISTOL
n = 238 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
12%
66%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 81 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
16%
68%
14%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
BRISTOL
n = 242 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
8%
62%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
11%
67%
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%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
66%
22%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
BRISTOL
n = 252
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
63%
10%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

2
28%
62%
8%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BRISTOL
n = 252
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
31%
Tennessee High School
n = 84
 
 
 

8%
68%
24%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
BRISTOL
n = 252
 
 
 
 

4
18%
52%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
58%
19%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
BRISTOL
n = 250 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
13%
52%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
56%
25%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
BRISTOL
n = 250 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
10%
63%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
11%
74%
12%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4
56%
40%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
60%
34%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
13%
54%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
54%
15%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
14%
50%
32%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
52%
15%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
52%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
47%
13%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
9%
54%
33%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
56%
22%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
BRISTOL
n = 243 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
48%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

16%
26%
44%
15%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
14%
58%
25%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
54%
16%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BRISTOL
n = 245 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
55%
16%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 245 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
14%
33%
53%
Tennessee High School
n = 81 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
15%
30%
54%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
6%
32%
61%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
41%
53%

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

6%
18%
37%
39%
BRISTOL
n = 242 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

2
13%
41%
43%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
13%
36%
48%

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

19%
34%
34%
13%
BRISTOL
n = 241 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

22%
39%
30%
8%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

26%
28%
37%
10%

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

10%
25%
39%
26%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
33%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

32%
38%
20%
10%

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

38%
34%
21%
7%
BRISTOL
n = 233 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

40%
39%
15%
5%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

59%
23%
12%
6%

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

53%
25%
15%
7%
BRISTOL
n = 237 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

80%
12%
5%
3
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

73%
11%
12%
4

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

8%
22%
38%
32%
BRISTOL
n = 241 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
37%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
35%
32%
15%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
56%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 81 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

9%
16%
57%
19%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
53%
25%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
13%
52%
18%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
46%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

20%
26%
40%
15%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
BRISTOL
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
54%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 87 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
15%
57%
17%

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

1
3
46%
50%
BRISTOL
n = 255
 
 
 
 

0
2
42%
56%
Tennessee High School
n = 86
 
 
 
 

1
1
55%
43%

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

1
3
45%
51%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 5
 
 
 

3
47%
49%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
58%
38%

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

5%
12%
50%
33%
BRISTOL
n = 245 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
57%
21%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
BRISTOL
n = 248 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
24%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
BRISTOL
n = 245 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
49%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
52%
24%

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

4%
13%
55%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 222 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
54%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 75 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
51%
20%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
51%
30%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
16%
49%
22%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
Tennessee
n = 54734 / dk = 5057
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
60%
21%
BRISTOL
n = 232 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
57%
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 77 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

17%
14%
57%
12%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
BRISTOL
n = 251 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
10%
63%
22%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
14%
59%
16%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
BRISTOL
n = 248 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
55%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
22%
45%
16%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
BRISTOL
n = 242 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
57%
24%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
46%
23%

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

3
12%
63%
22%
BRISTOL
n = 238 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
63%
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
16%
56%
16%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
BRISTOL
n = 230 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

3
7%
66%
24%
Tennessee High School
n = 72 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
8%
62%
22%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
BRISTOL
n = 248 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
56%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
12%
58%
22%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
7%
62%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
64%
22%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
BRISTOL
n = 219 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
56%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 74 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
53%
28%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 250 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
17%
56%
26%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
16%
53%
28%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
17%
59%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

2
18%
58%
22%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
BRISTOL
n = 238 / dk = 17
 
 
 

9%
63%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 81 / dk = 5
 
 
 

10%
62%
28%

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

1
7%
65%
27%
BRISTOL
n = 225 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
29%
Tennessee High School
n = 74 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
8%
64%
26%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
BRISTOL
n = 241 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
46%
18%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
39%
18%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
49%
18%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
46%
12%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 240 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

8%
34%
46%
11%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
42%
11%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
BRISTOL
n = 247 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
5%
61%
32%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
4
64%
30%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
BRISTOL
n = 245 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
19%
61%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
57%
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%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
16%
57%
24%
Tennessee High School
n = 86 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
59%
22%

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

6%
30%
48%
16%
BRISTOL
n = 235 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
52%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
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%
BRISTOL
n = 241 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
56%
17%
Tennessee High School
n = 81 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
54%
11%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
BRISTOL
n = 240 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 79 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
59%
15%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 230
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee High School
n = 76
 
 

46%
54%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BRISTOL
n = 232
 
 

77%
23%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

66%
34%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BRISTOL
n = 228
 
 

45%
55%
Tennessee High School
n = 73
 
 

45%
55%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BRISTOL
n = 232
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

44%
56%

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

49%
51%
BRISTOL
n = 229
 
 

50%
50%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

44%
56%

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

45%
55%
BRISTOL
n = 227
 
 

41%
59%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

36%
64%

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

35%
65%
BRISTOL
n = 225
 
 

31%
69%
Tennessee High School
n = 73
 
 

30%
70%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BRISTOL
n = 229
 
 

63%
37%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

55%
45%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BRISTOL
n = 226
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

44%
56%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BRISTOL
n = 228
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

47%
53%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BRISTOL
n = 229
 
 

52%
48%
Tennessee High School
n = 76
 
 

49%
51%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BRISTOL
n = 226
 
 

32%
68%
Tennessee High School
n = 72
 
 

32%
68%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 227
 
 

73%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

59%
41%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BRISTOL
n = 231
 
 

79%
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 76
 
 

75%
25%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BRISTOL
n = 224
 
 

53%
47%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

54%
46%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BRISTOL
n = 227
 
 

48%
52%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

43%
57%

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

10%
90%
BRISTOL
n = 224
 
 

5%
95%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

5%
95%

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

21%
79%
BRISTOL
n = 225
 
 

14%
86%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

16%
84%

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

9%
91%
BRISTOL
n = 223
 
 

6%
94%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

11%
89%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BRISTOL
n = 226
 
 

31%
69%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

35%
65%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BRISTOL
n = 223
 
 

49%
51%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

45%
55%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BRISTOL
n = 224
 
 

37%
63%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

21%
79%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
BRISTOL
n = 226
 
 

51%
49%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 

45%
55%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
BRISTOL
n = 223
 
 

18%
82%
Tennessee High School
n = 74
 
 

19%
81%

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%
BRISTOL
n = 235
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
36%
18%
5%
7%
Tennessee High School
n = 77
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
36%
21%
4
12%

 

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%
BRISTOL
n = 222 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
54%
15%
Tennessee High School
n = 78 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
56%
14%

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

3
11%
67%
20%
BRISTOL
n = 228 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

1
7%
70%
22%
Tennessee High School
n = 77 / dk = 10
 
 
 

12%
70%
18%

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

1
4%
63%
32%
BRISTOL
n = 239 / dk = 16
 
 
 

3
65%
32%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 7
 
 
 

6%
76%
17%

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

1
10%
60%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 244 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

0
7%
61%
31%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
10%
70%
19%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
40%
Tennessee High School
n = 84 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
39%

f. Provided supports (i.e., instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Tennessee
n = 56476 / dk = 3104
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
24%
BRISTOL
n = 244 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
13%
59%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 82 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
15%
63%
21%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Tennessee
n = 58716 / dk = 949
 
 
 
 

1
4%
59%
35%
BRISTOL
n = 253 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
3
63%
34%
Tennessee High School
n = 85 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
4
67%
28%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Tennessee
n = 54098 / dk = 5434
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
53%
19%
BRISTOL
n = 233 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

4
23%
53%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 80 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
46%
19%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Tennessee
n = 57698 / dk = 1797
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
25%
BRISTOL
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
12%
59%
27%
Tennessee High School
n = 83 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
24%
51%
22%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 54352
 
 
 
 
 
 

84%
4%
2
4%
2
4
BRISTOL
n = 234
 
 
 
 
 
 

85%
4
2
3
1
5%
Tennessee High School
n = 76
 
 
 
 
 
 

76%
4
3
4
1
12%

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 53469
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
13%
7%
7%
10%
33%
1
16%
BRISTOL
n = 231
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
10%
5%
7%
13%
25%
1
21%
Tennessee High School
n = 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
17%
3
4
9%
20%
4
17%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 58376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
4
14%
7%
8%
3
41%
BRISTOL
n = 246
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
4
13%
5%
9%
3
40%
Tennessee High School
n = 85
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
14%
5%
8%
8%
13%
4
22%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 59119 / dk = 668
 
 
 
 

11%
5%
41%
43%
BRISTOL
n = 257
 
 
 
 

11%
4%
46%
39%
Tennessee High School
n = 88
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
49%
28%

Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2011 TELL Tennessee Survey as a tool for school improvement.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 35565 / dk = 23890
 
 
 
 

11%
12%
59%
18%
BRISTOL
n = 144 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
67%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 46 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

13%
4%
70%
13%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Tennessee
n = 8738
 
 

74%
26%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

72%
28%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

89%
11%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Tennessee
n = 8735
 
 

72%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

c. Reduced workload
Tennessee
n = 8690
 
 

18%
82%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

12%
88%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Tennessee
n = 8734
 
 

73%
27%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

78%
22%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Tennessee
n = 8717
 
 

44%
56%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Tennessee
n = 8703
 
 

38%
62%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

32%
68%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Tennessee
n = 8710
 
 

81%
19%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

88%
12%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

89%
11%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Tennessee
n = 8687
 
 

72%
28%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Tennessee
n = 8720
 
 

83%
17%
BRISTOL
n = 25
 
 

80%
20%
Tennessee High School
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

j. Other
Tennessee
n = 7409
 
 

44%
56%
BRISTOL
n = 23
 
 

35%
65%
Tennessee High School
n = 7
 
 

14%
86%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Tennessee
n = 7287
 
 

13%
87%
BRISTOL
n = 22
 
 

27%
73%
Tennessee High School
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Tennessee
n = 6411
 
 
 
 
 
 

28%
18%
13%
14%
16%
12%
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

39%
28%
17%
11%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
12%
12%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Tennessee
n = 6384
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
23%
15%
10%
4%
3
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

67%
17%
6%
6%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 
 

62%
12%
12%
12%

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Tennessee
n = 6382
 
 
 
 
 
 

50%
24%
12%
7%
3
3
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

56%
28%
6%
6%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 
 

50%
25%
12%
12%

d. Analyzing student work
Tennessee
n = 6357
 
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
14%
15%
9%
13%
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

44%
33%
6%
6%
11%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 

62%
25%
12%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Tennessee
n = 6349
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
17%
15%
17%
11%
10%
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

44%
22%
17%
11%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 

62%
25%
12%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Tennessee
n = 6367
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
15%
21%
12%
17%
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
11%
6%
11%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
12%
12%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Tennessee
n = 6330
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
16%
17%
20%
12%
13%
BRISTOL
n = 18
 
 
 
 
 

39%
28%
17%
11%
6%
Tennessee High School
n = 8
 
 
 
 

50%
12%
25%
12%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Tennessee
n = 6353