Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.5 How many total years have you been a principal 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 = 2081
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
34%
24%
11%
5%
0

Q1.6 How many total years have you been a principal in the district 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 = 2091
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
24%
23%
19%
16%
2

 

Time

Q2.3 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement about the use of time in your school and district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office has streamlined procedures to minimize principals' time on non-instructional tasks.
North Carolina
n = 2080 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
55%
16%

b. Principals are provided time to collaborate with other principals and district leaders.
North Carolina
n = 2097 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
29%

c. Principals are provided time for networking and collaboration outside of the district.
North Carolina
n = 2073 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
47%
17%

d. Principals have sufficient time to focus on instructional leadership issues (i.e. data analysis, professional development, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 2103 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
54%
18%

Q2.5 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours do YOU spend on school-related activities?
      Less than 40 hours
      40 - 45 hours
      46 - 50 hours
      51 - 55 hours
      56 - 60 hours
      61 - 65 hours
      66 - 70 hours
      More than 70 hours
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 2113
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
2
12%
19%
27%
18%
12%
10%

Q2.6 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities?
      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. Instructional planning with teachers
North Carolina
n = 2103
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
14%
40%
26%
18%
2

b. Observing and coaching teachers
North Carolina
n = 2089
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
3
27%
40%
23%
7%

c. Covering classes for certified or non-certified absences on-site
North Carolina
n = 2091
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
48%
15%
4
1
0

d. Meetings with or sponsored by central office
North Carolina
n = 2104
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
30%
43%
18%
6%
1

e. Personnel issues
North Carolina
n = 2050
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
24%
37%
23%
10%
3

f. Administrative duties
North Carolina
n = 2063
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
1
7%
22%
29%
41%

g. Meetings with parents and the community
North Carolina
n = 2100
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
6%
31%
36%
20%
6%

h. Student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 2102
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
12%
30%
28%
20%
10%

i. Working directly with students (i.e. teaching, tutoring, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 2104
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
33%
18%
9%
3

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.2 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. My school has a sufficient number of licensed staff provided by the district to meet the educational needs of our students.
North Carolina
n = 2103 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
19%
43%
34%

b. My district HR department provides highly qualified applicants for open faculty positions in this school.
North Carolina
n = 2078 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
30%

c. My school has a sufficient number of non-licensed staff to operate efficiently and effectively.
North Carolina
n = 2095 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
47%
20%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district supports school outreach efforts to engage parents and guardians at this school.
North Carolina
n = 2090 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
3
53%
43%

b. Community organizations are working effectively in this school to improve learning outcomes.
North Carolina
n = 2083 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

0
11%
58%
31%

c. This school uses community resources to provide services to students.
North Carolina
n = 2090 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

0
5%
55%
40%

d. Principals are knowledgeable about issues in the community.
North Carolina
n = 2101 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
1
42%
57%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school and district in the past two years.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The district has clear policies for schools as to how to handle student conduct issues.
North Carolina
n = 2108 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
49%
45%

b. The district supports efforts to maintain discipline in this school.
North Carolina
n = 2106 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
4%
48%
46%

c. The district supports efforts to create a safe environment in this school.
North Carolina
n = 2106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
2
43%
55%

d. The district has supports (i.e., resources, personnel, etc.,) in place to support positive student behavior.
North Carolina
n = 2097 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
8%
49%
41%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.3 Please indicate the role you and/or your leadership team 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 = 2106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
9%
32%
59%

b. Devising teaching techniques
North Carolina
n = 2102 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
8%
40%
52%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
North Carolina
n = 2100 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
14%
42%
44%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
North Carolina
n = 2104 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
35%
58%

e. Implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
North Carolina
n = 2094 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
13%
31%
54%

f. The selection of teachers new to this school
North Carolina
n = 2103 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
5%
16%
78%

g. Evaluating teachers
North Carolina
n = 2101 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
10%
13%
72%

h. Removing teachers/teacher transfer
North Carolina
n = 2082 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

18%
14%
18%
50%

i. Establishing student discipline procedures
North Carolina
n = 2099
 
 
 
 

1
4
25%
70%

j. Establishing the school schedule
North Carolina
n = 2095 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
20%
73%

k. Establishing DISTRICT budget priorities
North Carolina
n = 2072 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

28%
37%
22%
14%

l. Establishing SCHOOL budget priorities
North Carolina
n = 2099 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
8%
22%
67%

m. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 2101 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
1
13%
86%

n. Establishing the school mission and vision
North Carolina
n = 2092 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
2
14%
83%

Q6.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about decision making in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Principals are actively involved in district decision making about educational issues.
North Carolina
n = 2091 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
13%
53%
31%

b. Principals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction in this district.
North Carolina
n = 2098 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
9%
48%
41%

c. In this district we take steps to solve problems.
North Carolina
n = 2087 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
8%
50%
41%

d. The district has an effective process for making group decisions and solving problems.
North Carolina
n = 2069 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

3
14%
51%
32%

e. The district involves principals in decisions that directly impact the operations of my school.
North Carolina
n = 2091 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
11%
46%
40%

 

School Leadership

Q7.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Central office supports appropriate school improvement decisions when challenged by parents and the community.
North Carolina
n = 1992 / dk = 109
 
 
 
 

1
6%
57%
36%

b. The district clearly defines expectations for schools.
North Carolina
n = 2090 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
40%

c. The district provides constructive feedback to principals toward improving performance.
North Carolina
n = 2073 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

2
9%
53%
36%

d. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within this district.
North Carolina
n = 2079 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
49%
32%

e. Central office provides principals support when they need it.
North Carolina
n = 2086 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
7%
48%
43%

f. The district has a clearly defined mission and vision for all schools.
North Carolina
n = 2084 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
6%
43%
51%

g. The district encourages cooperation among schools.
North Carolina
n = 2079 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

1
5%
45%
48%

 

Professional Development

Q8.4 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need additional support to lead your school more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Instructional leadership
North Carolina
n = 2069
 
 

36%
64%

b. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 2066
 
 

31%
69%

c. Creating positive learning environments
North Carolina
n = 2067
 
 

23%
77%

d. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 2067
 
 

31%
69%

e. Budgeting
North Carolina
n = 2069
 
 

29%
71%

f. School scheduling
North Carolina
n = 2069
 
 

25%
75%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 2064
 
 

18%
82%

h. Teacher evaluation
North Carolina
n = 2057
 
 

13%
87%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
North Carolina
n = 2069
 
 

45%
55%

j. Data-driven decision making
North Carolina
n = 2061
 
 

32%
68%

k. Working with parents and the community
North Carolina
n = 2062
 
 

29%
71%

Q8.5 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. Instructional leadership
North Carolina
n = 2090
 
 

87%
13%

b. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 2077
 
 

53%
47%

c. Creating positive learning environments
North Carolina
n = 2064
 
 

49%
51%

d. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 2078
 
 

61%
39%

e. Budgeting
North Carolina
n = 2062
 
 

16%
84%

f. School scheduling
North Carolina
n = 2061
 
 

14%
86%

g. Staffing (hiring, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 2061
 
 

23%
77%

h. Teacher evaluation
North Carolina
n = 2079
 
 

53%
47%

i. Teacher remediation/coaching
North Carolina
n = 2064
 
 

39%
61%

j. Data-driven decision making
North Carolina
n = 2081
 
 

67%
33%

k. Working with parents and the community
North Carolina
n = 2058
 
 

21%
79%

Q8.6 Principal professional development is a priority in this district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 2074 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
54%
28%

Q8.7 Sufficient resources are available to principals to participate in professional development opportunities.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 2047 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
54%
24%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.2 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about instructional leadership in your district.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. My school is provided sufficient data and information to make informed decisions.
North Carolina
n = 2103 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
2
44%
53%

b. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with other schools in the district.
North Carolina
n = 2067 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

2
9%
47%
42%

c. My school receives instructional resources commensurate with student needs.
North Carolina
n = 2102 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
13%
50%
35%

d. District scheduling policies promote collective learning and shared practice.
North Carolina
n = 2028 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
35%

 

Overall

Q10.2 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans?
      Continue as a principal at my current school
      Continue as a principal in this district but leave this school
      Continue as a principal in this state but leave this district
      Leave the principalship for another administrative position or teaching position
      Leave the principalship for personal reasons (e.g., health, family, etc.)
      Retire from the principalship
      Leave the principalship for another reason
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 2097
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

90%
2
1
4
0
2
1

Q10.4 Which aspect of your leading conditions most affects your willingness to remain as principal in 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 = 2086
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
3
10%
5%
25%
25%
2
21%

 

New Principal Support

Q12.1 Have you been formally assigned a mentor in the past three years?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 677
 
 

43%
57%

Q12.2 My mentor was effective in providing support in the following areas.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Instructional leadership
North Carolina
n = 288 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
10%
50%
38%

b. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 283 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
10%
50%
38%

c. Budgeting
North Carolina
n = 275 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
15%
50%
32%

d. Scheduling
North Carolina
n = 282 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
33%

e. Staffing (hiring, firing, etc.)
North Carolina
n = 280 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
10%
51%
37%

f. Teacher evaluation
North Carolina
n = 280 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
36%

g. Teacher remediation
North Carolina
n = 277 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
13%
52%
33%

h. Data-driven decision making
North Carolina
n = 283 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
40%

i. Working with parents and the community
North Carolina
n = 280 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
10%
53%
35%

Q12.3 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 work in schools at the same level.
North Carolina
n = 285
 
 

53%
47%

b. My mentor and I work in the same district.
North Carolina
n = 287
 
 

87%
13%

c. My mentor and I work in schools within 50 miles of each other.
North Carolina
n = 283
 
 

86%
14%

Q12.4 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. Coaching conversations with my mentor
North Carolina
n = 290
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
29%
30%
14%
6%

b. Being observed in my school by my mentor
North Carolina
n = 290
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
22%
23%
12%
8%
2

c. Observing my mentor’s school
North Carolina
n = 289
 
 
 
 
 
 

58%
24%
10%
5%
2
1

d. School improvement planning with my mentor
North Carolina
n = 288
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
25%
23%
14%
8%
2

e. Having discussions with my mentor about leadership
North Carolina
n = 288
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
15%
29%
32%
15%
6%

Q12.5 Overall, my mentoring expereince has been important in my decision to remain as principal in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 282 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
40%
31%

Q12.6 My mentoring experience has been important in my effectiveness as a school leader.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 278 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
47%
35%

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