North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions

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Response Rate

The NC TWC Survey is now Closed. Thank you to the more than 93,000 teachers and administrators (88%) who have completed the TELL Texas Survey! 

ANNOUNCEMENT: The NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey resulted in the voices of 93,179 teachers and administrators being shared! 2,548 schools (98%) met or exceeded the minimum threshold of 40% response rate. These schools will have their own NC TWC results to use in school improvement planning!

Please check this website in the coming days for details about the release of survey results, post survey webinar offerings, and more!











 Since 2002 educators across North Carolina have helped to shape school, district and state policy by completing the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey, making our state a national leader. Research continues to show the importance of positive teaching conditions to student achievement and teacher retention. If you wish to view 2012 NC TWC Survey results, please click on the 'Historical' tab located on the menu bar at the top of this page or click here


About the NC TWC Initiative

The North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (NC TWC) surveis an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level. First administered in 2002 as part of the Governor's Teacher Working Conditions Initiative, it is conducted biennially.

The results of this survey are one component of the on-going process for collaborative school and district improvement plans. Results are also used as artifacts in the educator and administrator evaluation instruments in our state. 

The 2014 NC TWC Survey  will be administered March 10-April 4.. School-based licensed educators will be able to complete the survey anytime during the four-week window, 24 hours a day, from any Internet location using the anonymous access code provided.

Research from around the country shows that teaching conditions are positively associated with improved student achievement and teacher retention. The NC TWC Survey results will provide educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement.  NC TWC Survey includes questions on the following topics:

·         Community Engagement and Support

·         Teacher Leadership

·          School Leadership

·         Managing Student Conduct

·         Use of Time

·         Professional Development

·         Facilities and Resources

·         Instructional Practices and Support

·         New Teacher Support

During the survey window, anyone can view the live response rate tracker for every school by visiting this website. 


About the New Teacher Center

The New Teacher Center (NTC) works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholder groups representing teachers, superintendents, community and business to conduct the survey. NTC is a nonpartisan group with a mission to support the development of an effective, dedicated and inspired teaching force. NTC also has vast experience conducting similar surveys across the country. For more information about NTC’s work across the country with teaching conditions surveys, please click here.