Result Details

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (85.46% responded)
Alexander County Schools (98.69% responded)
North Carolina Middle Schools (84.25% responded)
East Alexander Middle (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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100348 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
43%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
47%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22930 / dk = 194
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
43%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
49%
29%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100139 / dk = 783
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
15%
52%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22901 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
27%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
48%
33%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99841 / dk = 853
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22801 / dk = 187
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
20%
54%
24%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99182 / dk = 1650
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
48%
18%
Alexander County Schools
n = 362 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
50%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22673 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
23%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97931 / dk = 2919
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 363 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
47%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22430 / dk = 601
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
49%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
20%
47%
16%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99514 / dk = 1306
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
53%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
22%
55%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22738 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
53%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
48%
22%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99213 / dk = 1727
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
52%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 363 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22649 / dk = 408
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
52%
20%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
69%
13%

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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88553
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
17%
34%
26%
18%
3
Alexander County Schools
n = 332
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
13%
37%
26%
20%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20321
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
15%
35%
28%
18%
2
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
5%
37%
32%
20%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88385
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
39%
11%
3
0
Alexander County Schools
n = 334
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
43%
10%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20287
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
41%
12%
3
0
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

29%
52%
17%
2

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87921
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
33%
14%
7%
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 333
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
50%
27%
12%
6%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20182
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
36%
15%
7%
1
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
24%
10%
10%
5%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87312
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
46%
8%
2
0
Alexander County Schools
n = 335
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
44%
46%
6%
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20000
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
39%
48%
9%
2
0
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

26%
52%
14%
7%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87725
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
47%
34%
10%
4
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
50%
35%
10%
2
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20136
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
49%
32%
10%
4
1
East Alexander Middle
n = 41
 
 
 
 
 

2
44%
37%
10%
7%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88185
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
40%
8%
2
0
Alexander County Schools
n = 332
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
61%
33%
4
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20220
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
44%
43%
9%
2
1
East Alexander Middle
n = 41
 
 
 
 

56%
37%
5%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88576
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
52%
30%
9%
3
2
Alexander County Schools
n = 335
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
64%
27%
4
1
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20316
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
48%
34%
10%
4%
2
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
5%
2
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 87658
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
54%
30%
5%
1
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 335
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
68%
19%
4%
1
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20104
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
53%
31%
6%
2
1
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

7%
69%
17%
5%
2

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88275
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
33%
14%
7%
5%
Alexander County Schools
n = 334
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
33%
12%
7%
4%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20261
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
33%
14%
7%
5%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
36%
12%
7%
10%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88499
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
44%
14%
4%
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 336
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
37%
46%
9%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20308
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
37%
42%
12%
4
1
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
40%
2
5%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 88445
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
34%
42%
14%
4%
2
Alexander County Schools
n = 336
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
41%
42%
9%
4
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20289
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
35%
42%
13%
4%
2
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
40%
2
5%

Q2.4 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside of the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on weekends)?
      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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89105
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
23%
27%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 337
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
18%
25%
26%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20466
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
21%
24%
27%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
31%
29%
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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99975 / dk = 1177
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
55%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22855 / dk = 241
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
23%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
57%
24%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to digital content and resources.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99665 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

3
12%
54%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
9%
56%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22793 / dk = 233
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
15%
41%
41%

c. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, devices, printers, software and internet access.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100267 / dk = 591
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
32%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
11%
49%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22886 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
47%
34%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
38%
44%

d. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100325 / dk = 581
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
3
48%
49%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22885 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

2
6%
52%
40%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

4%
46%
50%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100278 / dk = 588
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
51%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
14%
50%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22901 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
33%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
7%
59%
33%

f. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99741 / dk = 1158
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
27%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22787 / dk = 269
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
61%
22%

g. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100221 / dk = 934
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
47%
37%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
6%
44%
47%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22881 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
46%
38%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
11%
48%
39%

h. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99552 / dk = 871
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 366 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
8%
48%
42%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22736 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

7%
52%
41%

i. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99727 / dk = 852
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
34%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
7%
50%
42%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22776 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
34%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

15%
39%
46%

j. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100127 / dk = 735
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
52%
27%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
12%
54%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22862 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
27%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
48%
26%

 

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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94700 / dk = 6120
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
Alexander County Schools
n = 353 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

3
21%
63%
13%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21539 / dk = 1480
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
51%
7%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98159 / dk = 2324
 
 
 
 

2
8%
60%
30%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22410 / dk = 548
 
 
 
 

2
8%
62%
28%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 

67%
33%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99009 / dk = 1676
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
9%
51%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22591 / dk = 393
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44
 
 
 

9%
39%
52%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98741 / dk = 2002
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
3
52%
44%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22581 / dk = 421
 
 
 
 

1
4%
61%
34%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

4%
50%
46%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97491 / dk = 3253
 
 
 
 

2
11%
56%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
9%
53%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22254 / dk = 735
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
28%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

18%
49%
33%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98083 / dk = 2357
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
56%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
18%
62%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22430 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
57%
14%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
74%
9%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95806 / dk = 4909
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
11%
66%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21678 / dk = 1321
 
 
 
 

4
16%
62%
18%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
69%
20%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96607 / dk = 4203
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21825 / dk = 1184
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
23%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

13%
67%
20%

 

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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100362 / dk = 462
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
55%
29%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
9%
50%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22929 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
55%
27%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100296 / dk = 368
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
56%
14%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
16%
62%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22911 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
53%
11%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

22%
71%
7%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99665 / dk = 635
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
10%
50%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22743 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
26%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

27%
47%
27%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99227 / dk = 1414
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
46%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
17%
44%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22700 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
45%
23%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
33%
44%
20%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99439 / dk = 1183
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
51%
30%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
8%
47%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22747 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
29%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

7%
64%
29%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99271 / dk = 1419
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22676 / dk = 313
 
 
 
 

3
19%
55%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

16%
67%
18%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99973 / dk = 765
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
38%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
3
44%
52%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22811 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
45%
50%

 

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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99672 / dk = 1175
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
8%
60%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22708 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
28%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
64%
27%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99449 / dk = 1003
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
5%
58%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22681 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
31%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

2
63%
35%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98738 / dk = 1717
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
29%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
10%
56%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22538 / dk = 383
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
28%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

11%
57%
33%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99226 / dk = 1347
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
2
51%
45%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22617 / dk = 326
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
37%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
55%
43%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96966 / dk = 3652
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
53%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 366 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
8%
57%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22080 / dk = 885
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
26%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98647 / dk = 2125
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22497 / dk = 510
 
 
 
 

4
14%
57%
26%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

4%
65%
30%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99195 / dk = 1502
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
56%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22567 / dk = 415
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
58%
36%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers 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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94739 / dk = 6389
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
35%
41%
Alexander County Schools
n = 357 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
14%
39%
45%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21661 / dk = 1425
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
34%
44%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
27%
64%

b. Devising teaching techniques
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96534 / dk = 4154
 
 
 
 

3
11%
33%
53%
Alexander County Schools
n = 359 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

0
6%
32%
62%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22146 / dk = 860
 
 
 
 

3
10%
31%
56%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44
 
 
 

9%
16%
75%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95565 / dk = 4900
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
37%
38%
Alexander County Schools
n = 354 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
19%
36%
41%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21993 / dk = 941
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
36%
41%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
36%
43%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93989 / dk = 6675
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
38%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 354 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
45%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21457 / dk = 1535
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
38%
16%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
27%
42%
16%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96872 / dk = 4180
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
40%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 359 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
21%
48%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22232 / dk = 848
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
40%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
23%
43%
32%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 91057 / dk = 9790
 
 
 
 

27%
34%
28%
11%
Alexander County Schools
n = 344 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
39%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20721 / dk = 2298
 
 
 
 

29%
35%
27%
9%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

20%
22%
40%
17%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 91107 / dk = 9881
 
 
 
 

25%
33%
29%
13%
Alexander County Schools
n = 339 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
34%
14%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20668 / dk = 2376
 
 
 
 

27%
33%
28%
12%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
36%
24%

h. School improvement planning
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97065 / dk = 3990
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
39%
39%
Alexander County Schools
n = 360 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
11%
44%
44%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22136 / dk = 929
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
40%
37%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
34%
52%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96570 / dk = 4646
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
56%
15%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
57%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21996 / dk = 1124
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
56%
15%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
64%
20%

Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 82309 / dk = 18264
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
49%
29%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
7%
48%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 18685 / dk = 4272
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
48%
29%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
47%
40%

 

School Leadership

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


a. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 100114 / dk = 1011
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
49%
26%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
14%
48%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22827 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
24%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%

b. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98866 / dk = 2023
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
47%
26%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
16%
46%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22548 / dk = 486
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
48%
25%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

13%
61%
26%

c. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98529 / dk = 2482
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
50%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
9%
49%
41%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22462 / dk = 604
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
50%
29%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

11%
54%
35%

d. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99751 / dk = 871
 
 
 
 

1
5%
49%
45%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
6%
44%
48%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22793 / dk = 190
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

2
44%
53%

e. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98459 / dk = 2478
 
 
 
 

1
4%
50%
45%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
4%
47%
47%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22453 / dk = 588
 
 
 
 

1
4%
52%
43%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
52%
43%

f. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96060 / dk = 5016
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21904 / dk = 1178
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
53%
42%

g. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97361 / dk = 3459
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
8%
56%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22212 / dk = 793
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
31%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45
 
 
 

7%
53%
40%

h. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95224 / dk = 5612
 
 
 
 

4
10%
54%
33%
Alexander County Schools
n = 356 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

1
5%
58%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21766 / dk = 1261
 
 
 
 

4
10%
55%
31%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
55%
43%

i. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93221 / dk = 7554
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 362 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21122 / dk = 1878
 
 
 
 

4
13%
57%
26%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 

12%
56%
33%

j. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 99111 / dk = 1718
 
 
 
 

4
11%
50%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
6%
45%
48%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22612 / dk = 417
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
35%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
56%
36%

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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 92161 / dk = 8864
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
60%
21%
Alexander County Schools
n = 360 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20969 / dk = 2106
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
64%
27%

b. Facilities and resources
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95527 / dk = 5340
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
8%
63%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21730 / dk = 1296
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
65%
28%

c. The use of time in my school
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95323 / dk = 5550
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
58%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 362 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
13%
61%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21732 / dk = 1297
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
16%
55%
27%

d. Professional development
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95059 / dk = 5815
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21642 / dk = 1392
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
61%
27%

e. Teacher leadership
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93838 / dk = 6906
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 362 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
5%
67%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21356 / dk = 1643
 
 
 
 

3
11%
64%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 

7%
65%
28%

f. Community support and involvement
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 93335 / dk = 7340
 
 
 
 

2
9%
65%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 363 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
6%
65%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21137 / dk = 1857
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
64%
31%

g. Managing student conduct
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96672 / dk = 4190
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 365 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
8%
59%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22099 / dk = 935
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
54%
23%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
62%
27%

h. Instructional practices and support
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 96033 / dk = 4751
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21862 / dk = 1134
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
25%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
62%
33%

i. New teacher support
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 90103 / dk = 10652
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 340 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

1
8%
66%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20447 / dk = 2547
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
25%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
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.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97373 / dk = 3654
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
13%
65%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22165 / dk = 922
 
 
 
 

4
16%
61%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
51%
27%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98793 / dk = 2070
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22509 / dk = 518
 
 
 
 

3
17%
61%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
61%
24%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89129 / dk = 11859
 
 
 
 

3
13%
63%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 339 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

2
12%
64%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20098 / dk = 2958
 
 
 
 

3
13%
63%
21%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
22%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 89200 / dk = 11055
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
26%
Alexander County Schools
n = 349 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

1
6%
67%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20099 / dk = 2792
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
24%
East Alexander Middle
n = 38 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 95083 / dk = 5822
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 359 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21619 / dk = 1426
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
16%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

14%
23%
41%
23%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97123 / dk = 3688
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
58%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
56%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22156 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
56%
18%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
43%
24%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97855 / dk = 2989
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
57%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
17%
60%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22377 / dk = 645
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
58%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
50%
24%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 98608 / dk = 2264
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

0
5%
67%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22517 / dk = 521
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
East Alexander Middle
n = 46
 
 
 

9%
61%
30%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 94842 / dk = 5815
 
 
 
 

4
20%
58%
18%
Alexander County Schools
n = 357 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
24%
55%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21622 / dk = 1363
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
57%
17%
East Alexander Middle
n = 43 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
26%
49%
23%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97110 / dk = 3472
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22161 / dk = 834
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
East Alexander Middle
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
48%
27%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 92106 / dk = 8510
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
51%
16%
Alexander County Schools
n = 358 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
51%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20968 / dk = 2017
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
51%
15%
East Alexander Middle
n = 41 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
44%
12%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97127 / dk = 3404
 
 
 
 

3
12%
64%
21%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
11%
64%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22200 / dk = 759
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
20%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
49%
24%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 97399 / dk = 2950
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
10%
65%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22236 / dk = 684
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
22%
East Alexander Middle
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
18%
51%
29%

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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86899
 
 

38%
62%
Alexander County Schools
n = 330
 
 

42%
58%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19936
 
 

41%
59%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 

52%
48%

b. Common core and essential standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86541
 
 

31%
69%
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19844
 
 

34%
66%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

40%
60%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86311
 
 

32%
68%
Alexander County Schools
n = 330
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19799
 
 

35%
65%
East Alexander Middle
n = 41
 
 

49%
51%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86832
 
 

54%
46%
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 

49%
51%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19925
 
 

57%
43%
East Alexander Middle
n = 41
 
 

63%
37%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86745
 
 

52%
48%
Alexander County Schools
n = 328
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19898
 
 

54%
46%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

57%
42%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86170
 
 

46%
54%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19755
 
 

48%
52%
East Alexander Middle
n = 39
 
 

49%
51%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86411
 
 

46%
54%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

36%
64%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19797
 
 

48%
52%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

55%
45%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86545
 
 

51%
49%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19817
 
 

54%
46%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

62%
37%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85985
 
 

33%
67%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

33%
67%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19682
 
 

35%
65%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

47%
52%

j. Reading strategies
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86156
 
 

40%
60%
Alexander County Schools
n = 328
 
 

39%
61%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19679
 
 

39%
61%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

32%
67%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 86998
 
 

52%
48%
Alexander County Schools
n = 334
 
 

57%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19913
 
 

52%
48%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 

67%
33%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85998
 
 

30%
70%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19703
 
 

32%
68%
East Alexander Middle
n = 40
 
 

30%
70%

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
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85707
 
 

64%
36%
Alexander County Schools
n = 329
 
 

64%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19668
 
 

64%
36%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 

64%
36%

b. Common core and essential standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 85057
 
 

48%
52%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

54%
46%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19472
 
 

46%
54%
East Alexander Middle
n = 42
 
 

45%
55%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
n = 84846
 
 

46%
54%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19416
 
 

43%
57%
East Alexander Middle
n = 41
 
 

46%
54%

d. Differentiating instruction
North