Result Details

Tennessee (82.14% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.3 How many total years have you been employed as a principal?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 1084
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
17%
21%
19%
21%
8%

Q1.5 How many total years have you been a principal in the school in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 1023
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
25%
24%
16%
12%
2

Q1.6 How many total years have you been a principal in the district in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 1020
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
21%
23%
19%
18%
4%

 

Time

Q2.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school and district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office has streamlined procedures to minimize principals' time on non-instructional tasks.
Tennessee
n = 1089 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
56%
14%

b. Principals are provided time to collaborate with other principals and district leaders.
Tennessee
n = 1098 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
16%
56%
26%

c. Principals are provided time for networking and collaboration outside of the district.
Tennessee
n = 1085 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
50%
17%

d. Principals have sufficient time to focus on instructional leadership issues (i.e. data analysis, professional development, etc.)
Tennessee
n = 1095 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
49%
16%

Q2.5 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities?
      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. Instructional planning with teachers
Tennessee
n = 1098
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
19%
43%
22%
12%
2

b. Observing and coaching teachers
Tennessee
n = 1094
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
2
21%
34%
31%
11%

c. Covering classes for certified or non-certified absences on-site
Tennessee
n = 1094
 
 
 
 
 
 

41%
39%
14%
4
1
0

d. Meetings with or sponsored by central office
Tennessee
n = 1101
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
43%
40%
11%
3
1

e. Personnel issues
Tennessee
n = 1093
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
31%
18%
10%
2

f. Administrative duties
Tennessee
n = 1098
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
1
4%
13%
27%
55%

g. Meetings with parents and the community
Tennessee
n = 1097
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
6%
28%
32%
26%
8%

h. Student discipline issues
Tennessee
n = 1099
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
13%
28%
30%
19%
10%

i. Working directly with students (i.e. teaching, tutoring, etc.)
Tennessee
n = 1102
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
14%
7%
3

Q2.6 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities?
      Less than 40 hours
      40 - 45 hours
      46 - 50 hours
      51 - 55 hours
      56 - 60 hours
      61 - 65 hours
      66 - 70 hours
      More than 70 hours
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 1106
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
4
16%
19%
26%
12%
9%
11%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.2 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. My school has a sufficient number of licensed staff provided by the district to meet the educational needs of our students.
Tennessee
n = 1100 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
13%
42%
44%

b. My district HR department provides highly qualified applicants for open faculty positions in this school.
Tennessee
n = 1078 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
6%
48%
45%

c. My school has a sufficient number of non-licensed staff to operate efficiently and effectively.
Tennessee
n = 1103 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
24%
48%
25%

d. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
Tennessee
n = 1100 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
2
39%
59%

e. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
Tennessee
n = 1080 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
10%
46%
42%

f. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
Tennessee
n = 1095 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
11%
50%
37%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.3 Please indicate the role you and/or your leadership team have in each of the following areas in your school.
      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 = 1106
 
 
 
 

1
7%
35%
57%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Tennessee
n = 1102
 
 
 
 

1
5%
36%
58%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Tennessee
n = 1100
 
 
 
 

1
12%
42%
45%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Tennessee
n = 1097 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
10%
31%
58%

e. Implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
Tennessee
n = 1100 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
31%
54%

f. The selection of teachers new to this school
Tennessee
n = 1101 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
16%
68%

g. Evaluating teachers
Tennessee
n = 1103 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
6%
6%
76%

h. Removing teachers/teacher transfer
Tennessee
n = 1089 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

20%
15%
19%
46%

i. Establishing student discipline procedures
Tennessee
n = 1098 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4
17%
78%

j. Establishing the school schedule
Tennessee
n = 1101 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
8%
15%
75%

k. Establishing DISTRICT budget priorities
Tennessee
n = 1096 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

36%
37%
19%
8%

l. Establishing SCHOOL budget priorities
Tennessee
n = 1100 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
20%
63%

m. School improvement planning
Tennessee
n = 1098 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
2
9%
88%

n. Establishing the school mission and vision
Tennessee
n = 1091 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

0
1
10%
88%

Q6.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about decision making in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Principals are actively involved in district decision making about educational issues.
Tennessee
n = 1090 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
28%

b. Principals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction in this district.
Tennessee
n = 1089 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
7%
49%
42%

c. In this district we take steps to solve problems.
Tennessee
n = 1095 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
4
47%
48%

d. The district has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
Tennessee
n = 1070 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

2
11%
51%
35%

e. The district involves principals in decisions that directly impact the operations of my school.
Tennessee
n = 1086 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
9%
43%
46%

f. Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
Tennessee
n = 1094 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
3
55%
41%

 

School Leadership

Q7.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office supports appropriate school improvement decisions when challenged by parents and the community.
Tennessee
n = 1079 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

1
5%
51%
43%

b. The district clearly defines expectations for schools.
Tennessee
n = 1098 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
4
44%
51%

c. The district provides constructive feedback to principals toward improving performance.
Tennessee
n = 1097 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
45%

d. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this district.
Tennessee
n = 1094 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
11%
45%
42%

e. Central office provides principals support when they need it.
Tennessee
n = 1096 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
5%
42%
52%

f. The district has a clearly defined mission and vision for all schools.
Tennessee
n = 1089 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
4%
37%
58%

g. The district encourages cooperation among schools.
Tennessee
n = 1089 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
5%
39%
55%

 

Professional Development

Q8.4 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need additional support to lead your school more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Instructional leadership
Tennessee
n = 1074
 
 

43%
57%

b. Student assessment
Tennessee
n = 1074
 
 

41%
59%

c. Creating positive learning environments
Tennessee
n = 1072
 
 

24%
76%

d. School improvement planning
Tennessee
n = 1069
 
 

29%
71%

e. Budgeting
Tennessee
n = 1075
 
 

29%
71%

f. School scheduling
Tennessee
n = 1076
 
 

28%
72%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Tennessee
n = 1076
 
 

24%
76%

h. Teacher evaluation
Tennessee
n = 1074
 
 

29%
71%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
Tennessee
n = 1077
 
 

54%
46%

j. Data-driven decision making
Tennessee
n = 1073
 
 

38%
62%

k. Working with parents and the community
Tennessee
n = 1076
 
 

41%
59%

Q8.6 Principal professional development is a priority in this district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 1091 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

14%
6%
44%
37%

Q8.7 Sufficient resources are available to principals to participate in professional development opportunities.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 1087 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

14%
12%
46%
29%

 

Overall

Q10.2 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue as a principal at my current school
      Continue as a principal in this district but leave this school
      Continue as a principal in this state but leave this district
      Leave the principalship for another administrative position or teaching position
      Leave the principalship for personal reasons (e.g., health, family, etc.)
      Retire from the principalship
      Leave the principalship for another reason
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 74
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
3
46%
8%

Q10.4 Which aspect of your leading conditions most affects your willingness to remain as principal in 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 = 1082
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
5%
12%
4
18%
24%
2
22%

 

New Principal Support

Q12.1 Have you been formally assigned a mentor in the past three years?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
Tennessee
n = 12
 
 

58%
42%

Q12.2 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 leadership
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%

b. School improvement planning
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
57%
14%

c. Budgeting
Tennessee
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
17%
67%

d. Scheduling
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

e. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

29%
14%
43%
14%

f. Teacher evaluation
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
57%
14%

g. Teacher remediation
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
43%
14%

h. Data-driven decision making
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

29%
14%
43%
14%

i. Working with parents and the community
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 
 

29%
14%
14%
29%
14%

Q12.3 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 work in schools at the same level.
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

b. My mentor and I work in the same district.
Tennessee
n = 7
 

100%

c. My mentor and I work in schools within 50 miles of each other.
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

Q12.4 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. Coaching conversations with my mentor
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
29%
29%
14%

b. Being observed in my school by my mentor
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

29%
29%
29%
14%

c. Observing my mentor’s school
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
29%
29%

d. School improvement planning with my mentor
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 

29%
14%
57%

e. Having discussions with my mentor about leadership
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
14%
43%
14%

Q12.5 Overall, my mentoring experience has been important in my decision to remain as principal in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 7
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
29%
29%

Q12.6 My mentoring experience has been important in my effectiveness as a school leader.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Tennessee
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
33%
33%

generated Thu Jan 15 23:03:33 EST 2015