Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
CHESTER COUNTY (100.00% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
Tennessee
n = 59689 / dk = 310
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
47%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

4
25%
45%
27%

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

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

4
26%
50%
20%

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

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

1
12%
62%
25%

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

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

4
24%
56%
17%

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

9%
23%
49%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
59%
20%

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

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

3
22%
53%
21%

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

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

2
14%
61%
23%

Q2.2 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
Tennessee
n = 54200
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
20%
30%
32%
14%
2
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
27%
25%
38%
7%
1

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

21%
55%
20%
3
1

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

16%
51%
23%
6%
2
2

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

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

13%
70%
15%
1
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

8%
68%
21%
3
1

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

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

3
73%
21%
3

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

2
64%
28%
4
1
2

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

11%
68%
17%
1
3

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

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

7%
39%
27%
10%
7%
11%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

5%
34%
47%
11%
3
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

4
37%
39%
12%
6%
2

Q2.3 In an Average Week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 54515
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
19%
22%
26%
25%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
11%
26%
26%
25%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
Tennessee
n = 59482 / dk = 357
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

2
3
59%
36%

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

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

2
7%
47%
44%

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

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

1
3
53%
44%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Tennessee
n = 59583 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
51%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

4
10%
50%
36%

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

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

4
10%
56%
30%

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

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

2
5%
47%
46%

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

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

2
5%
47%
47%

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

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

2
50%
49%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Tennessee
n = 59371 / dk = 403
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
50%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
42%
35%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
Tennessee
n = 56375 / dk = 3184
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
55%
14%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
14%
72%
11%

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

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

5%
65%
30%

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

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

2
57%
41%

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

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

1
56%
44%

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

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

2
3
61%
34%

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

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

6%
16%
65%
13%

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

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

1
10%
72%
17%

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

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

7%
63%
30%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
Tennessee
n = 59322 / dk = 224
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
33%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
59%
37%

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

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

1
12%
70%
17%

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

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

6%
61%
33%

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

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

14%
52%
34%

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

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

1
6%
50%
43%

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

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

10%
57%
32%

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

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

2
46%
52%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Tennessee
n = 58407 / dk = 626
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
3
66%
29%

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

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

2
5%
62%
32%

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

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

2
5%
65%
29%

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

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

2
5%
64%
30%

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

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

1
13%
61%
25%

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

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

9%
59%
32%

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

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

6%
63%
31%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have at your school in each of the following areas.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
Tennessee
n = 57164 / dk = 2551
 
 
 
 

4
19%
38%
40%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
14%
32%
53%

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

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

8%
37%
55%

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

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

2
17%
43%
39%

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

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

12%
38%
40%
10%

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

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

4
25%
46%
26%

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

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

27%
40%
23%
10%

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

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

65%
22%
12%
1

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

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

3
21%
53%
24%

 

School Leadership

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


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

3
10%
58%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 108 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
55%
39%

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

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

4
5%
55%
37%

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

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

2
10%
57%
31%

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

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

3
7%
48%
42%

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

1
3
46%
50%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 

2
37%
61%

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

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

2
41%
57%

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

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

4
8%
49%
39%

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

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

2
6%
51%
40%

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

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

8%
8%
52%
32%

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

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

2
9%
57%
32%

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

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

3
7%
56%
33%

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


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

5%
15%
60%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 98 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
23%

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

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

2
7%
65%
27%

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

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

11%
60%
30%

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

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

9%
62%
30%

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

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

2
9%
61%
28%

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

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

6%
69%
26%

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

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

2
10%
59%
30%

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

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

6%
63%
31%

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

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

3
4
68%
26%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Tennessee
n = 58372 / dk = 1477
 
 
 
 

3
14%
61%
23%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
64%
29%

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

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

1
12%
61%
27%

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

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

1
6%
57%
36%

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

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

4
62%
34%

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

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

2
24%
54%
20%

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

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

3
14%
61%
22%

g. Professional development provides teachers with strategies to involve families and other community members as active partners in their children's education.
Tennessee
n = 56907 / dk = 2761
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
50%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
25%
57%
16%

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

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

1
57%
42%

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

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

13%
65%
23%

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

4
16%
59%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
14%
58%
26%

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

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

1
27%
52%
20%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Tennessee
n = 57963 / dk = 1416
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 

7%
67%
27%

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

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

5%
64%
31%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52820
 
 

40%
60%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

34%
66%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 

82%
18%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

53%
47%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

61%
39%

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

49%
51%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

49%
51%

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

45%
55%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

47%
53%

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

35%
65%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

37%
63%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 

73%
27%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 

38%
62%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

51%
49%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103
 
 

46%
54%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 100
 
 

33%
67%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52420
 
 

66%
34%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

61%
39%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

55%
45%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

54%
46%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

36%
64%

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

10%
90%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

3
97%

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

21%
79%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

16%
84%

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

9%
91%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101
 
 

7%
93%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

36%
64%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103
 
 

50%
50%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 100
 
 

37%
63%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

25%
75%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 102
 
 

18%
82%

Q8.5 Estimate the total number of days in which you participated in professional development in 2012-2013.
      0-1, (approximately 0-8 hours)
      2-4, (approximately 16-32 hours)
      5-7, (approximately 40-56 hours)
      8-10, (approximately 64-80 hours)
      11-13, (approximately 88-104 hours)
      14 days or more, (105 hours or more)
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 54403
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
34%
20%
7%
8%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
52%
21%
3
4

 

Instructional Practices and Support

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


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

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

9%
27%
54%
10%

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

3
11%
67%
20%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 101 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
2
74%
22%

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

1
4%
63%
32%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106 / dk = 4
 
 
 

1
63%
36%

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

1
10%
60%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
7%
61%
31%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
63%
26%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 6
 
 
 

12%
65%
23%

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

1
4%
59%
35%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 109 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
61%
35%

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

6%
21%
53%
19%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 94 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
19%
56%
21%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 103 / dk = 6
 
 
 

9%
68%
23%

 

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
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 
 

90%
2
1
1
4
3

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 104
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
6%
6%
12%
37%
1
13%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
5%
6%
27%
8%
5%
3
37%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 110
 
 
 
 

11%
2
40%
47%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 59 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

7%
10%
71%
12%

 

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

89%
11%

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

72%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

56%
44%

c. Reduced workload
Tennessee
n = 8690
 
 

18%
82%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

6%
94%

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

73%
27%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

56%
44%

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

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

22%
78%

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

38%
62%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

39%
61%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Tennessee
n = 8710
 
 

81%
19%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

89%
11%

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

72%
28%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

61%
39%

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

83%
17%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 18
 
 

83%
17%

j. Other
Tennessee
n = 7409
 
 

44%
56%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 15
 
 

27%
73%

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

13%
87%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 17
 
 

6%
94%

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%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
25%
6%
12%
25%
6%

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

44%
23%
15%
10%
4%
3
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

81%
6%
6%
6%

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

50%
24%
12%
7%
3
3
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 

87%
12%

d. Analyzing student work
Tennessee
n = 6357
 
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
14%
15%
9%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
12%
12%
6%
12%
12%

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

29%
17%
15%
17%
11%
10%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

37%
12%
25%
6%
19%

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

17%
17%
15%
21%
12%
17%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
6%
6%
19%
19%
19%

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

22%
16%
17%
20%
12%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

50%
6%
25%
6%
12%

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

30%
14%
13%
15%
13%
14%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 
 

37%
25%
6%
12%
6%
12%

i. Other
Tennessee
n = 4549
 
 
 
 
 
 

43%
10%
11%
12%
9%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

50%
20%
10%
10%
10%

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Tennessee
n = 6344
 
 
 
 
 

14%
8%
34%
28%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
12%
31%
37%

b. Subject matter I teach
Tennessee
n = 6334
 
 
 
 
 

24%
11%
28%
23%
14%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

37%
19%
25%
19%

c. Classroom management strategies
Tennessee
n = 6318
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
35%
26%
15%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

25%
6%
31%
31%
6%

d. Using data to identify student needs
Tennessee
n = 6298
 
 
 
 
 

20%
12%
31%
24%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
50%
12%
12%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Tennessee
n = 6302
 
 
 
 
 

18%
11%
35%
24%
12%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

19%
6%
44%
25%
6%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Tennessee
n = 6314
 
 
 
 
 

19%
10%
34%
24%
13%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
6%
25%
50%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Tennessee
n = 6312
 
 
 
 
 

24%
15%
34%
18%
9%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

19%
19%
44%
12%
6%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Tennessee
n = 6314
 
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
34%
26%
16%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

12%
6%
31%
37%
12%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Tennessee
n = 6290
 
 
 
 
 

19%
12%
34%
22%
12%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 15
 
 
 
 
 

13%
27%
20%
33%
7%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Tennessee
n = 6321
 
 
 
 
 

13%
8%
33%
29%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
25%
44%
12%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 6306
 
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
32%
27%
17%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
37%
37%
12%

l. Providing emotional support
Tennessee
n = 6310
 
 
 
 
 

12%
7%
29%
26%
26%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 
 
 

19%
19%
44%
19%

m. Other
Tennessee
n = 4613
 
 
 
 
 

31%
5%
28%
18%
18%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

30%
10%
20%
30%
10%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
Tennessee
n = 6368
 
 

89%
11%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 

69%
31%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Tennessee
n = 6333
 
 

64%
36%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 

87%
12%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Tennessee
n = 6324
 
 

64%
36%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16
 
 

75%
25%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 8369 / dk = 332
 
 
 
 

9%
14%
49%
29%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
44%
50%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 8264 / dk = 357
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
51%
27%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 15 / dk = 3
 
 
 

7%
60%
33%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 8237 / dk = 449
 
 
 
 

9%
19%
42%
30%
CHESTER COUNTY
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
31%
62%

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