Result Details

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (85.46% responded)
Cabarrus County Schools (93.60% responded)
North Carolina Middle Schools (84.25% responded)
Hickory Ridge Middle (88.31% 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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2163 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
42%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22930 / dk = 194
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
43%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

29%
44%
22%
4%

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

5%
18%
51%
25%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2161 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
51%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22901 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
27%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
66%
10%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2147 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
54%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22801 / dk = 187
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
50%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
53%
12%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2143 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
49%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22673 / dk = 336
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
60%
9%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2110 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
54%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22430 / dk = 601
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
49%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
25%
62%
11%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2140 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
55%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22738 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
53%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
66%
12%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2142 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
54%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22649 / dk = 408
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
52%
20%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
22%
51%
15%

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
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1910
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
13%
33%
29%
21%
3
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20321
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
15%
35%
28%
18%
2
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
46%
24%

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

8%
38%
39%
11%
3
0
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1909
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
44%
12%
3
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20287
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
41%
12%
3
0
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
55%
15%
2

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

8%
36%
33%
14%
7%
1
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1900
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
35%
15%
7%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20182
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
36%
15%
7%
1
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 
 
 
 

41%
41%
10%
5%
3

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

2
42%
46%
8%
2
0
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1885
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
45%
45%
7%
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20000
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
39%
48%
9%
2
0
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

3
45%
42%
8%
2

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

4%
47%
34%
10%
4
1
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1885
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
55%
30%
8%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20136
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
49%
32%
10%
4
1
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 60
 
 
 
 

5%
53%
33%
8%

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

2
47%
40%
8%
2
0
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1902
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
49%
40%
7%
2
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20220
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
44%
43%
9%
2
1
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 

44%
50%
5%
2

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

4
52%
30%
9%
3
2
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1909
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
57%
28%
8%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20316
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
48%
34%
10%
4%
2
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 

2
68%
27%
2
2

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

8%
54%
30%
5%
1
1
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1903
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
61%
24%
4%
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20104
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
53%
31%
6%
2
1
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 

26%
61%
10%
3

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

8%
33%
33%
14%
7%
5%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1907
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
30%
12%
5%
4
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20261
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
33%
14%
7%
5%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
43%
30%
8%
5%
5%

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

5%
32%
44%
14%
4%
1
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1906
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
39%
42%
10%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20308
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
37%
42%
12%
4
1
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
41%
6%
2

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

4
34%
42%
14%
4%
2
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1912
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
37%
41%
12%
4%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20289
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
35%
42%
13%
4%
2
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 

5%
45%
47%
3

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1917
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
18%
23%
28%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20466
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
21%
24%
27%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
8%
23%
24%
24%
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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2153 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
51%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22855 / dk = 241
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
23%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
54%
22%

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

3
12%
54%
31%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2154 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22793 / dk = 233
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67
 
 
 
 

1
13%
61%
24%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2162 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
9%
45%
44%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22886 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
47%
34%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

10%
60%
29%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2158 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
3
48%
49%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22885 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

2
6%
52%
40%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

1
59%
40%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2155 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
10%
48%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22901 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

4
13%
50%
33%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

1
51%
47%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2150 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

1
10%
55%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22787 / dk = 269
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
14%
65%
18%

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

4%
12%
47%
37%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2147 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

2
7%
39%
52%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22881 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
46%
38%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

1
40%
59%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2140 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
44%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22736 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

4%
49%
47%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2153 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
7%
48%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22776 / dk = 179
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
34%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67
 
 
 

6%
46%
48%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2152 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

3
11%
51%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22862 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
27%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

12%
22%
49%
18%

 

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2012 / dk = 162
 
 
 
 

2
18%
61%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21539 / dk = 1480
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
55%
18%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
71%
17%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2109 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

1
7%
62%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22410 / dk = 548
 
 
 
 

2
8%
62%
28%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 

6%
56%
38%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2127 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

1
8%
57%
35%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22591 / dk = 393
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
60%
31%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2124 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

0
3
62%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22581 / dk = 421
 
 
 
 

1
4%
61%
34%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
73%
26%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2098 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

1
10%
59%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22254 / dk = 735
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
28%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
62%
29%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2128 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

3
17%
62%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22430 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
57%
14%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
9%
78%
12%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2034 / dk = 133
 
 
 
 

2
13%
64%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21678 / dk = 1321
 
 
 
 

4
16%
62%
18%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
10%
71%
17%

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

3
12%
58%
28%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2074 / dk = 93
 
 
 
 

1
11%
60%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21825 / dk = 1184
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
23%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
69%
26%

 

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2158 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
9%
59%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22929 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
55%
27%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
66%
19%

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

7%
23%
56%
14%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2159 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
60%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22911 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
53%
11%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
70%
9%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2147 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22743 / dk = 150
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
26%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
56%
18%

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

8%
20%
46%
25%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2131 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
50%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22700 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
45%
23%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
55%
12%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2131 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
53%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22747 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
29%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

3
18%
63%
16%

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

3
17%
55%
25%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2140 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

3
17%
57%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22676 / dk = 313
 
 
 
 

3
19%
55%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
64%
12%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2155 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
4
55%
41%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22811 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

2
7%
55%
36%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 1
 
 

64%
36%

 

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2153 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22708 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
28%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

1
18%
60%
21%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2145 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22681 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
31%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

1
9%
62%
28%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2122 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22538 / dk = 383
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
28%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
14%
57%
26%

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

2
6%
54%
38%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2129 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
6%
56%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22617 / dk = 326
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
37%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

1
4%
65%
29%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2076 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
14%
58%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22080 / dk = 885
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
13%
58%
16%

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

3
13%
56%
28%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2113 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

2
11%
59%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22497 / dk = 510
 
 
 
 

4
14%
57%
26%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

1
15%
65%
19%

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

2
10%
57%
32%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2136 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

2
9%
57%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22567 / dk = 415
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
25%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2014 / dk = 157
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
35%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21661 / dk = 1425
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
34%
44%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
18%
39%
40%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2055 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

3
12%
33%
52%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22146 / dk = 860
 
 
 
 

3
10%
31%
56%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 2
 
 
 

11%
31%
58%

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

7%
19%
37%
38%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2035 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
38%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21993 / dk = 941
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
36%
41%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
53%
33%

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

14%
30%
38%
17%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2007 / dk = 164
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
41%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21457 / dk = 1535
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
38%
16%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

8%
34%
37%
21%

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

10%
27%
40%
23%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2063 / dk = 110
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
43%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22232 / dk = 848
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
40%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 65 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

22%
35%
29%
14%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1995 / dk = 172
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
37%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20721 / dk = 2298
 
 
 
 

29%
35%
27%
9%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
48%
31%
11%

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

25%
33%
29%
13%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1949 / dk = 224
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
29%
9%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20668 / dk = 2376
 
 
 
 

27%
33%
28%
12%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 61 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

46%
38%
15%
2

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

4%
17%
39%
39%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2094 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

3
18%
43%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22136 / dk = 929
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
40%
37%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 5
 
 
 

30%
41%
29%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2077 / dk = 99
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21996 / dk = 1124
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
56%
15%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
61%
10%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1807 / dk = 356
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
51%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 18685 / dk = 4272
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
48%
29%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 55 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

16%
15%
47%
22%

 

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2153 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
50%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22827 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
24%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
21%
45%
21%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2124 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22548 / dk = 486
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
48%
25%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 68
 
 
 
 

15%
22%
43%
21%

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

5%
15%
50%
31%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2110 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

4
14%
52%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22462 / dk = 604
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
50%
29%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2141 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
4%
49%
45%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22793 / dk = 190
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4%
55%
39%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2094 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
45%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22453 / dk = 588
 
 
 
 

1
4%
52%
43%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 4
 
 
 

5%
65%
31%

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

3
9%
55%
33%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2074 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

4
9%
56%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21904 / dk = 1178
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
11%
64%
23%

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

3
10%
55%
32%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2087 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22212 / dk = 793
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
31%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
54%
16%

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

4
10%
54%
33%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2056 / dk = 115
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
55%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21766 / dk = 1261
 
 
 
 

4
10%
55%
31%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
54%
16%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2027 / dk = 141
 
 
 
 

2
10%
60%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21122 / dk = 1878
 
 
 
 

4
13%
57%
26%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
13%
65%
21%

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

4
11%
50%
35%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2143 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

3
8%
52%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22612 / dk = 417
 
 
 
 

4%
11%
51%
35%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 67 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
13%
60%
24%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1953 / dk = 218
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
63%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20969 / dk = 2106
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
56%
26%

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

3
10%
63%
24%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2057 / dk = 113
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21730 / dk = 1296
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
6%
64%
27%

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

4%
15%
58%
22%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2045 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

3
13%
61%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21732 / dk = 1297
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
59%
19%

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

3
13%
61%
23%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2039 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

3
12%
64%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21642 / dk = 1392
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
59%
12%

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

3
10%
64%
23%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1997 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

2
9%
67%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21356 / dk = 1643
 
 
 
 

3
11%
64%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
23%

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

2
9%
65%
24%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2001 / dk = 164
 
 
 
 

2
7%
68%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21137 / dk = 1857
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
10%
68%
19%

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

6%
15%
56%
23%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2081 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
59%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22099 / dk = 935
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
54%
23%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
61%
20%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2055 / dk = 110
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21862 / dk = 1134
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
25%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
17%
55%
25%

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

4%
12%
59%
25%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1899 / dk = 266
 
 
 
 

3
11%
61%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20447 / dk = 2547
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
25%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 60 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
20%

 

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2102 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

3
14%
63%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22165 / dk = 922
 
 
 
 

4
16%
61%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
44%
6%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2124 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22509 / dk = 518
 
 
 
 

3
17%
61%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 66 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

17%
39%
36%
8%

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

3
13%
63%
22%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1859 / dk = 311
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20098 / dk = 2958
 
 
 
 

3
13%
63%
21%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 51 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
49%
10%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1960 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20099 / dk = 2792
 
 
 
 

2
7%
66%
24%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 57 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
51%
9%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2050 / dk = 121
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
52%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21619 / dk = 1426
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
16%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
40%
8%

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

5%
18%
58%
19%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2098 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
58%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22156 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
56%
18%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

17%
29%
43%
11%

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

4%
20%
57%
19%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2114 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22377 / dk = 645
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
58%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 60 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

20%
32%
42%
7%

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

1
5%
64%
30%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2115 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

1
5%
65%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22517 / dk = 521
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 

14%
62%
23%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2066 / dk = 98
 
 
 
 

3
21%
59%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21622 / dk = 1363
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
57%
17%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 60 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
42%
7%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2098 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22161 / dk = 834
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
44%
8%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1980 / dk = 184
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
50%
14%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 20968 / dk = 2017
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
51%
15%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 59 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

15%
47%
31%
7%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2101 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

3
13%
65%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22200 / dk = 759
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
20%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 64 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
52%
6%

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

3
9%
65%
23%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 2103 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22236 / dk = 684
 
 
 
 

3
10%
66%
22%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
56%
8%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1874
 
 

39%
61%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19936
 
 

41%
59%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

44%
56%

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

31%
69%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1870
 
 

24%
76%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19844
 
 

34%
66%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

39%
61%

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

32%
68%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1867
 
 

30%
70%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19799
 
 

35%
65%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

34%
66%

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

54%
46%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1880
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19925
 
 

57%
43%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 

71%
29%

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

52%
48%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1881
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19898
 
 

54%
46%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

48%
52%

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

46%
54%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1867
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19755
 
 

48%
52%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 

59%
41%

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

46%
54%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1870
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19797
 
 

48%
52%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

47%
53%

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

51%
49%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1870
 
 

49%
51%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19817
 
 

54%
46%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

48%
52%

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

33%
67%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1864
 
 

31%
69%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19682
 
 

35%
65%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

31%
69%

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

40%
60%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1863
 
 

31%
69%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19679
 
 

39%
61%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

32%
68%

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

52%
48%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1880
 
 

51%
49%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19913
 
 

52%
48%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 

54%
46%

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

30%
70%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1862
 
 

29%
71%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19703
 
 

32%
68%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

23%
77%

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%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1871
 
 

67%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19668
 
 

64%
36%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 63
 
 

44%
56%

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

48%
52%
Cabarrus County Schools
n = 1855
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19472
 
 

46%
54%
Hickory Ridge Middle
n = 62
 
 

34%
66%

c. Student assessment