% Agree
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (85.46% responded)
Wake County Schools (86.05% responded)
North Carolina Elementary Schools (88.72% responded)
Underwood Elementary (80.95% responded)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Wake County Schools North Carolina Elementary Schools Underwood Elementary
 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students. 61.9% 61.8% 61.6% 47.1%
b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues. 76.4% 79.5% 75.5% 70.6%
c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions. 71.3% 74.1% 72.1% 70.6%
d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient. 66.4% 66.0% 60.6% 52.9%
e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do. 65.0% 62.4% 60.6% 47.1%
f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students. 71.8% 70.5% 67.4% 55.9%
g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students. 74.3% 75.0% 77.8% 76.5%
 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials. 75.4% 78.9% 76.9% 87.9%
b. Teachers have sufficient access to digital content and resources. 84.9% 83.5% 86.6% 90.9%
c. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, devices, printers, software and internet access. 79.7% 70.3% 80.0% 70.6%
d. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email. 91.6% 88.9% 92.5% 94.1%
e. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc. 81.8% 83.6% 81.8% 85.3%
f. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel. 83.7% 86.1% 84.6% 91.2%
g. The school environment is clean and well maintained. 83.5% 80.4% 84.4% 91.2%
h. Teachers have adequate space to work productively. 89.0% 87.0% 90.6% 82.4%
i. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning. 88.3% 86.8% 91.1% 85.3%
j. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices. 79.0% 79.7% 81.7% 88.2%
 

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.
a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school. 73.2% 78.3% 74.7% 97.0%
b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community. 90.1% 90.4% 91.6% 100.0%
c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement. 90.1% 91.3% 92.4% 100.0%
d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning. 95.7% 96.3% 97.5% 100.0%
e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school. 86.8% 88.7% 90.6% 100.0%
f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students. 73.5% 81.7% 75.7% 100.0%
g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students. 83.6% 86.6% 86.9% 97.1%
h. The community we serve is supportive of this school. 85.3% 89.8% 87.8% 100.0%
 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct. 83.9% 82.7% 88.1% 91.2%
b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct. 69.7% 70.7% 75.8% 97.1%
c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty. 82.8% 78.6% 86.8% 73.5%
d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct. 71.6% 66.8% 76.6% 84.8%
e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom. 81.1% 78.4% 82.6% 93.9%
f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct. 79.8% 76.8% 89.0% 82.4%
g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe. 92.5% 92.2% 94.4% 97.1%
 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts. 84.2% 84.1% 85.1% 93.9%
b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction. 84.8% 84.1% 83.9% 93.9%
c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues. 83.4% 82.4% 83.7% 97.0%
d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles. 92.5% 93.3% 93.5% 96.9%
e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems. 78.6% 75.7% 81.5% 97.0%
f. In this school we take steps to solve problems. 84.0% 83.0% 85.8% 96.9%
g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school. 88.3% 88.5% 90.2% 97.0%
Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school. 71.4% 71.9% 74.0% 91.2%
Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected. 78.0% 74.0% 78.8% 76.9%
 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your school.
a. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school. 75.6% 73.6% 76.3% 94.1%
b. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them. 73.5% 71.0% 73.1% 93.9%
c. The school leadership consistently supports teachers. 80.6% 78.8% 82.0% 97.1%
d. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction. 93.9% 93.9% 95.3% 100.0%
e. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning. 94.5% 94.8% 96.3% 100.0%
f. Teacher performance is assessed objectively. 88.0% 86.6% 89.1% 100.0%
g. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching. 86.8% 85.5% 88.5% 96.9%
h. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent. 86.2% 82.6% 87.9% 96.7%
i. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school. 84.8% 85.4% 87.5% 90.3%
j. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments. 85.8% 86.1% 86.1% 100.0%
Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
a. Leadership issues 81.2% 80.1% 83.1% 90.6%
b. Facilities and resources 86.4% 84.6% 88.4% 83.3%
c. The use of time in my school 80.2% 77.4% 80.5% 75.0%
d. Professional development 84.1% 80.9% 86.0% 93.5%
e. Teacher leadership 86.8% 86.5% 88.3% 96.8%
f. Community support and involvement 88.5% 87.8% 90.8% 90.0%
g. Managing student conduct 79.3% 75.7% 81.4% 84.4%
h. Instructional practices and support 88.6% 88.2% 89.1% 93.5%
i. New teacher support 83.8% 84.8% 84.8% 92.6%
 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school. 81.4% 81.6% 83.7% 90.3%
b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development. 81.1% 81.3% 83.1% 75.8%
c. Professional development offerings are data driven. 84.9% 83.8% 87.6% 96.2%
d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan. 91.5% 92.0% 93.4% 96.3%
e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers. 68.0% 62.1% 69.6% 53.1%
f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge. 76.9% 71.0% 84.6% 93.9%
g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology. 75.9% 70.3% 75.6% 75.8%
h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice. 94.1% 93.7% 95.1% 96.9%
i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development. 75.8% 71.1% 78.7% 96.8%
j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices. 81.4% 79.2% 83.7% 93.9%
k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers. 66.9% 61.1% 69.5% 87.1%
l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs. 84.9% 81.8% 87.9% 97.0%
m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning. 87.8% 85.1% 90.8% 97.0%
 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices. 65.5% 65.4% 71.4% 46.2%
b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices. 85.3% 82.8% 90.4% 81.5%
c. State assessments accurately gauge students’ understanding of standards. 43.0% 42.4% 45.2% 36.7%
d. Teachers believe almost every student has the potential to do well on assignments. 88.6% 88.2% 90.0% 96.8%
e. Teachers believe what is taught will make a difference in students’ lives. 92.7% 93.3% 94.1% 96.9%
f. Teachers require students to work hard. 94.8% 94.9% 97.6% 100.0%
g. Teachers collaborate to achieve consistency on how student work is assessed. 87.5% 89.7% 91.3% 96.8%
h. Teachers know what students learn in each of their classes. 83.2% 82.9% 91.1% 87.9%
i. Teachers have knowledge of the content covered and instructional methods used by other teachers at this school. 83.1% 81.8% 88.0% 77.4%
j. Teachers use digital content and resources in their instruction. 95.5% 94.5% 95.9% 100.0%
 

Overall

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn. 86.5% 86.8% 86.8% 91.2%
Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2014 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey as a tool for school improvement. 83.5% 84.9% 85.4% 95.0%
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