Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.1 Please indicate your position:
      Teacher (including instructional coaches, department heads, vocational, literacy specialist, etc.)
      Principal
      Assistant Principal
      Other Education Professional (school counselor, school psychologist, social worker, etc.)
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 109426
 
 
 
 

88%
2
2
8%

Q1.2 How many total years have you been employed as an educator?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 109265
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
14%
14%
35%
23%

Q1.4 How many total years have you been employed in the school in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      2-3 Years
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 106420
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
24%
21%
13%
19%
6%

 

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
n = 107649 / dk = 1110
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
42%
18%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
North Carolina
n = 107504 / dk = 977
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
24%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
North Carolina
n = 107121 / dk = 1120
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
49%
20%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
North Carolina
n = 106364 / dk = 2070
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
47%
18%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
North Carolina
n = 104582 / dk = 3694
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
48%
19%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina
n = 106402 / dk = 1882
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
20%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
North Carolina
n = 105907 / dk = 2329
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
51%
22%

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
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
17%
33%
27%
18%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
North Carolina
n = 94474
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
North Carolina
n = 94976
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
North Carolina
n = 94698
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2

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 per week
      Less than or equal to 1 hour per week
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours per week
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours per week
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours per week
      More than 10 hours per week
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 95286
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
24%
26%
23%

 

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
n = 107078 / dk = 1563
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
52%
24%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to digital content and resources.
North Carolina
n = 106859 / dk = 1415
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
31%

c. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, devices, printers, software and internet access.
North Carolina
n = 107753 / dk = 761
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
33%

d. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
North Carolina
n = 107718 / dk = 748
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
40%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
North Carolina
n = 107570 / dk = 768
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
49%
32%

f. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
North Carolina
n = 106941 / dk = 1433
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
26%

g. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
North Carolina
n = 107271 / dk = 1282
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
46%
35%

h. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
North Carolina
n = 107187 / dk = 1115
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%

i. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
North Carolina
n = 107006 / dk = 1159
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
34%

j. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
North Carolina
n = 107008 / dk = 951
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%

Q3.3 Which of the following statements best describes students’ relationship with hunger in your school? (Select one.)
      Hunger is a problem for my students, and it causes problems in my classroom/school.
      Hunger is a problem for my students, but my school uses creative strategies to combat it (i.e Grab & Go; 2nd Chance Cafeteria; Breakfast After the Bell, etc.)
      Hunger is not a problem among my students.
      I have not noticed if students struggle with hunger in my classroom/school.
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 106364
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
23%
21%

 

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
n = 101870 / dk = 6773
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
17%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
North Carolina
n = 105734 / dk = 2715
 
 
 
 

2
9%
60%
29%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
North Carolina
n = 106639 / dk = 1854
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
North Carolina
n = 106363 / dk = 2260
 
 
 
 

1
4%
59%
36%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
North Carolina
n = 105070 / dk = 3402
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
31%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina
n = 105684 / dk = 2722
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
16%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina
n = 103094 / dk = 5343
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
North Carolina
n = 103999 / dk = 4490
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
27%

 

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
n = 108088 / dk = 546
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
56%
26%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
North Carolina
n = 108000 / dk = 495
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
11%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
North Carolina
n = 107671 / dk = 846
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina
n = 106896 / dk = 1744
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
46%
23%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
North Carolina
n = 106975 / dk = 1542
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
28%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina
n = 106609 / dk = 1852
 
 
 
 

4
19%
54%
23%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
North Carolina
n = 107354 / dk = 1152
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%

 

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
n = 107128 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
North Carolina
n = 107127 / dk = 1302
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
31%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
North Carolina
n = 106047 / dk = 2290
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
North Carolina
n = 106873 / dk = 1662
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
37%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
North Carolina
n = 104120 / dk = 4398
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
North Carolina
n = 106065 / dk = 2411
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
27%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
North Carolina
n = 106698 / dk = 1787
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
31%

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
n = 101067 / dk = 7567
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
36%
39%

b. Devising teaching techniques
North Carolina
n = 103211 / dk = 5070
 
 
 
 

3
11%
33%
53%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
North Carolina
n = 102064 / dk = 5864
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
36%
41%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
North Carolina
n = 100208 / dk = 8235
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
38%
17%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
North Carolina
n = 103854 / dk = 4666
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
39%
22%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
North Carolina
n = 97318 / dk = 11197
 
 
 
 

29%
34%
27%
10%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
North Carolina
n = 97069 / dk = 11413
 
 
 
 

25%
32%
29%
14%

h. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 103847 / dk = 4641
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
40%
38%

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
n = 103569 / dk = 5190
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
55%
15%

Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 84070 / dk = 25220
 
 

79%
21%

 

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
n = 107200 / dk = 1283
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
25%

b. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
North Carolina
n = 105835 / dk = 2543
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%

c. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
North Carolina
n = 105568 / dk = 2883
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
50%
30%

d. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
North Carolina
n = 107386 / dk = 1142
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%

e. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
North Carolina
n = 105619 / dk = 2921
 
 
 
 

1
4%
50%
44%

f. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
North Carolina
n = 102737 / dk = 5818
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%

g. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
North Carolina
n = 104649 / dk = 3835
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
32%

h. The faculty and staff have a shared vision.
North Carolina
n = 104294 / dk = 4158
 
 
 
 

4
12%
55%
30%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
North Carolina
n = 102248 / dk = 6140
 
 
 
 

4
9%
54%
33%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
North Carolina
n = 100165 / dk = 8216
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
29%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
North Carolina
n = 106501 / dk = 1930
 
 
 
 

4
10%
51%
35%

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
n = 98218 / dk = 10322
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
21%

b. Facilities and resources
North Carolina
n = 102665 / dk = 5667
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%

c. The use of time in my school
North Carolina
n = 102398 / dk = 5978
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
22%

d. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 102189 / dk = 6258
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%

e. Teacher leadership
North Carolina
n = 100556 / dk = 7698
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%

f. Community support and involvement
North Carolina
n = 100401 / dk = 7968
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
24%

g. Managing student conduct
North Carolina
n = 104275 / dk = 4186
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
54%
23%

h. Instructional practices and support
North Carolina
n = 103373 / dk = 5037
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%

i. New teacher support
North Carolina
n = 95886 / dk = 12432
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
58%
25%

 

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
n = 104494 / dk = 4014
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
North Carolina
n = 105860 / dk = 2572
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
19%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
North Carolina
n = 94007 / dk = 14349
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
North Carolina
n = 94540 / dk = 13758
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
25%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers.
North Carolina
n = 101403 / dk = 7016
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
North Carolina
n = 104082 / dk = 4291
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
57%
20%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.
North Carolina
n = 104650 / dk = 3754
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
56%
19%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
North Carolina
n = 105710 / dk = 2625
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
North Carolina
n = 101273 / dk = 6971
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
18%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
North Carolina
n = 104013 / dk = 4250
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
60%
20%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
North Carolina
n = 98211 / dk = 10068
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
15%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
North Carolina
n = 104109 / dk = 4100
 
 
 
 

4
12%
63%
21%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
North Carolina
n = 104531 / dk = 3633
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
22%

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
n = 93743
 
 

39%
61%

b. North Carolina Standard Course of Study
North Carolina
n = 93213
 
 

26%
74%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina
n = 93482
 
 

55%
45%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina
n = 93191
 
 

49%
51%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

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
n = 93748
 
 

65%
35%

b. North Carolina Standard Course of Study
North Carolina
n = 92582
 
 

32%
68%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 92821
 
 

43%
57%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 92689
 
 

44%
56%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina
n = 92368
 
 

20%
80%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina
n = 92173
 
 

13%
87%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 92279
 
 

16%
84%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 92066
 
 

25%
75%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92488
 
 

44%
56%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92915
 
 

55%
45%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 92809
 
 

50%
50%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 92418
 
 

24%
76%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 91854
 
 

12%
88%

 

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.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
North Carolina
n = 97634 / dk = 10342
 
 
 
 

3
12%
65%
21%

b. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
North Carolina
n = 105265 / dk = 2660
 
 
 
 

1
2
56%
42%

c. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
North Carolina
n = 104911 / dk = 3114
 
 
 
 

2
6%
58%
34%

d. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
North Carolina
n = 102142 / dk = 5952
 
 
 
 

3
11%
61%
25%

e. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
North Carolina
n = 105418 / dk = 2781
 
 
 
 

2
5%
57%
36%

f. Teachers are encouraged to observe other teachers within their school/district.
North Carolina
n = 102197 / dk = 5882
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
52%
26%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
North Carolina
n = 96343 / dk = 11695
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
52%
19%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
North Carolina
n = 103290 / dk = 4802
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
56%
27%

i. Teachers believe almost every student has the potential to do well on assignments.
North Carolina
n = 104935 / dk = 3219
 
 
 
 

1
8%
58%
33%

j. Teachers believe what is taught will make a difference in students’ lives.
North Carolina
n = 104612 / dk = 3548
 
 
 
 

1
5%
58%
36%

k. Teachers require students to work hard.
North Carolina
n = 105824 / dk = 2233
 
 
 
 

1
5%
55%
38%

l. Teachers collaborate to achieve consistency on how student work is assessed.
North Carolina
n = 103263 / dk = 4651
 
 
 
 

2
10%
58%
30%

m. Teachers know what students learn in each of their classes.
North Carolina
n = 102354 / dk = 5701
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
27%

n. Teachers have knowledge of the content covered and instructional methods used by other teachers at this school.
North Carolina
n = 102199 / dk = 5777
 
 
 
 

2
15%
57%
26%

o. Teachers use digital content and resources in their instruction.
North Carolina
n = 104690 / dk = 3305
 
 
 
 

1
4
64%
32%

p. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
North Carolina
n = 102689 / dk = 4820
 
 
 
 

1
4
62%
33%

q. Teachers regularly assign homework that requires access to the internet to complete.
North Carolina
n = 88460 / dk = 19627
 
 
 
 

13%
32%
41%
14%

r. Teachers regularly (several times a month) assign homework that requires access to a digital device to complete.
North Carolina
n = 87635 / dk = 20403
 
 
 
 

13%
30%
43%
14%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans?
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue teaching in a state other than North Carolina
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 94979
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

81%
5%
3
2
3
2
4

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school?
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 93285
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
10%
8%
11%
11%
30%
2
14%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning?
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 103465
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
9%
4
19%
7%
8%
3
35%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 107096 / dk = 1581
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
45%
42%

Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2016 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey as a tool for school improvement.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 77418 / dk = 30709
 
 
 
 

6%
10%
56%
28%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of support.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
North Carolina
n = 14776
 
 

94%
6%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
North Carolina
n = 14751
 
 

83%
17%

c. Reduced workload
North Carolina
n = 14709
 
 

28%
72%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
North Carolina
n = 14743
 
 

76%
24%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
North Carolina
n = 14736
 
 

47%
53%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
North Carolina
n = 14744
 
 

54%
46%

g. Orientation for new teachers
North Carolina
n = 14746
 
 

89%
11%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
North Carolina
n = 14687
 
 

78%
22%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
North Carolina
n = 14729
 
 

82%
18%

j. Other
North Carolina
n = 12460
 
 

47%
53%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
North Carolina
n = 12595
 
 

16%
84%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
North Carolina
n = 13784
 
 
 
 
 
 

28%
16%
14%
14%
17%
11%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
North Carolina
n = 13775
 
 
 
 
 
 

24%
39%
19%
10%
5%
3

c. Observing my mentor’s teaching
North Carolina
n = 13758
 
 
 
 
 
 

47%
29%
12%
6%
3
3

d. Analyzing student work
North Carolina
n = 13758
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
17%
16%
15%
10%
13%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
North Carolina
n = 13738
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
18%
17%
18%
12%
9%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
North Carolina
n = 13783
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
16%
18%
21%
15%
18%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
North Carolina
n = 13755
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
15%
19%
22%
16%
15%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
North Carolina
n = 13746
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
15%
16%
15%
15%
14%

i. Other
North Carolina
n = 10066
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
9%
13%
13%
12%
17%

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
North Carolina
n = 13738
 
 
 
 
 

13%
8%
31%
28%
20%

b. Subject matter I teach
North Carolina
n = 13719
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
26%
21%
18%

c. Classroom management strategies
North Carolina
n = 13714
 
 
 
 
 

12%
9%
31%
28%
21%

d. Using data to identify student needs
North Carolina
n = 13679
 
 
 
 
 

18%
11%
30%
24%
18%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
North Carolina
n = 13683
 
 
 
 
 

16%
10%
31%
25%
17%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
North Carolina
n = 13708
 
 
 
 
 

16%
9%
31%
26%
19%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
North Carolina
n = 13706
 
 
 
 
 

21%
14%
31%
21%
14%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
North Carolina
n = 13708
 
 
 
 
 

14%
9%
31%
26%
19%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 13703
 
 
 
 
 

17%
11%
30%
25%
16%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
North Carolina
n = 13713
 
 
 
 
 

13%
8%
29%
29%
21%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 13693
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
29%
27%
21%

l. Providing emotional support
North Carolina
n = 13708
 
 
 
 
 

11%
7%
25%
27%
30%

m. Other
North Carolina
n = 10095
 
 
 
 
 

30%
5%
24%
19%
22%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
North Carolina
n = 13784
 
 

83%
17%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
North Carolina
n = 13760
 
 

55%
45%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
North Carolina
n = 13748
 
 

55%
45%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 14367 / dk = 388
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
49%
31%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 13617 / dk = 406
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
52%
30%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 14006 / dk = 658
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
44%
31%

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