Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)
BELLS (100.00% responded)

 

Time

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


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

7%
24%
47%
21%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
3
43%
51%

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

6%
21%
50%
23%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

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

6%
22%
51%
21%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

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

7%
24%
51%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
49%
37%

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

9%
23%
49%
18%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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

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

53%
47%

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

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

6%
50%
44%

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


a. Individual planning time
Tennessee
n = 54200
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
20%
30%
32%
14%
2
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 

13%
58%
19%
6%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
Tennessee
n = 54055
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
46%
31%
9%
2
0
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 

3
61%
35%

c. Supervisory duties
Tennessee
n = 53780
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

16%
39%
26%
19%

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

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

13%
71%
13%
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 53686
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

10%
71%
13%
3
3

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

2
51%
37%
7%
2
1
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

6%
61%
23%
10%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 54227
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

6%
81%
6%
3
3

h. Professional development
Tennessee
n = 53521
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

13%
65%
19%
3

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

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

3
23%
33%
17%
3
20%

j. Delivery of assessments
Tennessee
n = 54107
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

6%
45%
39%
6%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Tennessee
n = 53981
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

6%
32%
45%
10%
6%

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

1
7%
19%
22%
26%
25%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
16%
35%
13%
19%
13%

 

Facilities and Resources

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


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

3
12%
56%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

5%
16%
47%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

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

2
7%
54%
36%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

50%
50%

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

4%
13%
51%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%

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

3
11%
48%
38%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%

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

2
7%
53%
37%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

26%
74%

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

6%
15%
50%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

14%
51%
34%

 

Community Support and Involvement

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


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

5%
26%
55%
14%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
76%
12%

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

1
7%
63%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%

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

2
9%
55%
35%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
4
58%
37%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

2
11%
57%
30%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

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

3
70%
27%

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

3
14%
63%
20%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
60%
37%

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

3
12%
59%
26%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

 

Managing Student Conduct

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


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

3
9%
56%
33%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

40%
60%

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

5%
19%
61%
15%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
69%
29%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

37%
63%

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

6%
17%
48%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

4%
11%
50%
36%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%

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

2
13%
56%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

43%
57%

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

1
4%
53%
41%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

14%
86%

 

Teacher Leadership

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


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

3
12%
56%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
26%
71%

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

3
11%
54%
31%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

26%
74%

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

3
14%
55%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%

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

2
9%
55%
34%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
29%
63%

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

5%
20%
52%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

3
12%
57%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
37%
60%

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

2
10%
56%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
29%
69%

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


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

4
19%
38%
40%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

11%
89%

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

2
10%
32%
55%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

15%
85%

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

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

27%
73%

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

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

3
21%
59%
18%

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

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

3
18%
79%

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

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

50%
28%
16%
6%

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

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

82%
12%
6%

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

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

25%
25%
50%

 

School Leadership

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


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

3
10%
58%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

31%
69%

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

6%
16%
49%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

7%
18%
47%
28%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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

4%
13%
50%
33%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
3
46%
50%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 

29%
71%

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

1
3
45%
51%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

20%
80%

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

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

6%
35%
59%

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

3
9%
53%
35%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

34%
66%

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

6%
14%
48%
31%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
34%
60%

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

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

6%
44%
50%

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

5%
12%
51%
33%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
31%
66%

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


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

5%
15%
60%
21%
BELLS
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
41%
44%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
43%
54%

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

4%
15%
59%
22%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
51%
46%

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

4
13%
60%
23%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

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

9%
44%
47%

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

3
10%
65%
23%
BELLS
n = 33
 
 
 

3
55%
42%

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

5%
13%
58%
25%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
46%
51%

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

3
8%
63%
27%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
40%
57%

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

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

53%
47%

 

Professional Development

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


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

3
14%
61%
23%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

60%
40%

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

2
14%
62%
22%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
54%
43%

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

2
10%
62%
27%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

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

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

55%
45%

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

7%
25%
50%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

11%
54%
34%

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

5%
19%
56%
20%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

63%
37%

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

6%
29%
50%
15%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
71%
26%

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

1
5%
63%
30%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

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

4
22%
56%
18%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
57%
40%

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

4
16%
59%
21%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

6%
46%
49%

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

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

19%
53%
28%

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

3
13%
62%
21%
BELLS
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 

58%
42%

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

3
10%
64%
24%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 

46%
54%

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


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52820
 
 

40%
60%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

32%
68%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 53759
 
 

79%
21%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52715
 
 

45%
55%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 53042
 
 

57%
43%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

50%
50%

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

49%
51%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

29%
71%

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

45%
55%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

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

35%
65%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 52857
 
 

60%
40%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

60%
40%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 52473
 
 

41%
59%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

36%
64%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 52567
 
 

46%
54%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

39%
61%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 52950
 
 

55%
45%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 52283
 
 

33%
67%
BELLS
n = 26
 
 

27%
73%

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


a. Your content area
Tennessee
n = 52420
 
 

66%
34%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

59%
41%

b. Common Core Standards
Tennessee
n = 52607
 
 

59%
41%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 

81%
19%

c. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 52001
 
 

51%
49%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

61%
39%

d. Differentiating instruction
Tennessee
n = 51982
 
 

48%
52%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

45%
55%

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

10%
90%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

11%
89%

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

21%
79%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

11%
89%

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

9%
91%
BELLS
n = 27
 
 

7%
93%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
Tennessee
n = 51580
 
 

34%
66%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

53%
47%

i. Methods of teaching
Tennessee
n = 51911
 
 

54%
46%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

j. Reading strategies
Tennessee
n = 51792
 
 

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 29
 
 

38%
62%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Tennessee
n = 51891
 
 

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

l. Classroom management techniques
Tennessee
n = 51422
 
 

30%
70%
BELLS
n = 28
 
 

21%
79%

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

4%
26%
34%
20%
7%
8%
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
42%
26%
3
10%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

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


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

7%
27%
53%
13%
BELLS
n = 33
 
 
 

6%
73%
21%

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

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

6%
61%
33%

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

1
4%
63%
32%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
49%
49%

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

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

3
9%
53%
35%

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

3
12%
57%
29%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
14%
43%
40%

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%
BELLS
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
6%
59%
32%

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

1
4%
59%
35%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

3
51%
46%

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

6%
21%
53%
19%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
9%
60%
29%

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%
BELLS
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
3
53%
41%

 

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
BELLS
n = 31
 
 
 
 

90%
3
3
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%
BELLS
n = 30
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
17%
7%
3
60%
10%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
9%
20%
6%
3
40%

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%
BELLS
n = 35
 
 
 

20%
11%
69%

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%
BELLS
n = 29 / dk = 6
 
 
 

14%
62%
24%

 

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 

100%

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

72%
28%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

c. Reduced workload
Tennessee
n = 8690
 
 

18%
82%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

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

73%
27%
BELLS
n = 6
 

100%

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

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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

38%
62%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Tennessee
n = 8710
 
 

81%
19%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

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

72%
28%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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

83%
17%
BELLS
n = 6
 

100%

j. Other
Tennessee
n = 7409
 
 

44%
56%
BELLS
n = 4
N/A

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

13%
87%
BELLS
n = 3
N/A

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
17%
17%

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

44%
23%
15%
10%
4%
3
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%

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

50%
24%
12%
7%
3
3
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

d. Analyzing student work
Tennessee
n = 6357
 
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
14%
15%
9%
13%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
17%
17%

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

29%
17%
15%
17%
11%
10%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

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

17%
17%
15%
21%
12%
17%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
17%
17%
17%

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

22%
16%
17%
20%
12%
13%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

50%
17%
17%
17%

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

30%
14%
13%
15%
13%
14%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
17%
17%
17%

i. Other
Tennessee
n = 4549
 
 
 
 
 
 

43%
10%
11%
12%
9%
15%
BELLS
n = 3
N/A

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
17%
33%

b. Subject matter I teach
Tennessee
n = 6334
 
 
 
 
 

24%
11%
28%
23%
14%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

c. Classroom management strategies
Tennessee
n = 6318
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
35%
26%
15%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
33%
17%
33%

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

20%
12%
31%
24%
13%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
33%
33%
17%

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

18%
11%
35%
24%
12%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
50%
17%
17%

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

19%
10%
34%
24%
13%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

24%
15%
34%
18%
9%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
17%
17%
17%

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

15%
9%
34%
26%
16%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

19%
12%
34%
22%
12%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Tennessee
n = 6321
 
 
 
 
 

13%
8%
33%
29%
18%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
17%
50%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Tennessee
n = 6306
 
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
32%
27%
17%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

l. Providing emotional support
Tennessee
n = 6310
 
 
 
 
 

12%
7%
29%
26%
26%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
17%
50%

m. Other
Tennessee
n = 4613
 
 
 
 
 

31%
5%
28%
18%
18%
BELLS
n = 3
N/A

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 

100%

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

64%
36%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

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

64%
36%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

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%
BELLS
n = 5 / dk = 1
 
 

80%
20%

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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%
BELLS
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

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