Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Ashe County Schools (100.00% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina
n = 107649 / dk = 1110
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
42%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
11%
51%
36%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
19%
55%
22%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Ashe County Schools
n = 258
 
 
 
 

2
21%
55%
21%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
18%
58%
23%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
58%
16%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
21%
57%
21%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
16%
53%
28%

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
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
18%
31%
25%
23%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
30%
6%
2

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
49%
35%
8%
4
1

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 
 
 
 

3
58%
33%
4%
1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
54%
31%
10%
0
0

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 

65%
30%
5%
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
73%
19%
3
1
1

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 
 
 
 

9%
57%
30%
3
1

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
33%
16%
9%
8%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
42%
38%
12%
2
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
35%
13%
4%
1

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 227
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
7%
27%
24%
22%
20%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
4
50%
45%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
2
43%
55%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 257 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
3
35%
61%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Ashe County Schools
n = 257 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
1
37%
62%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
10%
50%
39%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
3
42%
55%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
3
41%
55%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4
41%
54%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
3
41%
56%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253
 
 
 
 

13%
62%
11%
15%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 237 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
22%
64%
12%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
8%
61%
29%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
12%
51%
36%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

0
4
55%
41%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
10%
57%
32%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
23%
63%
13%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

0
9%
68%
23%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
5%
60%
35%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
58%
34%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
15%
69%
15%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
35%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
14%
48%
34%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
46%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
17%
52%
28%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Ashe County Schools
n = 250 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
4%
47%
48%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
8%
55%
36%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256
 
 
 
 

1
6%
50%
43%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
9%
53%
37%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
6%
47%
46%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
16%
43%
37%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
9%
53%
36%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 244 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
9%
30%
59%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Ashe County Schools
n = 248 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
7%
29%
63%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Ashe County Schools
n = 246 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
13%
41%
42%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Ashe County Schools
n = 239 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
18%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 251 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
46%
22%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Ashe County Schools
n = 242 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
32%
14%

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Ashe County Schools
n = 244 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
37%
27%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
12%
34%
51%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
57%
24%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 244 / dk = 14
 
 

88%
12%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 258
 
 
 
 

2
17%
52%
29%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
48%
34%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
11%
47%
41%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
45%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
3
46%
51%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Ashe County Schools
n = 248 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

0
4
54%
42%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Ashe County Schools
n = 250 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
8%
52%
39%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
10%
53%
35%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Ashe County Schools
n = 247 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
5%
51%
43%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Ashe County Schools
n = 250 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
12%
50%
37%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
10%
47%
41%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 242 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Ashe County Schools
n = 251 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
4%
61%
33%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 251 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
61%
28%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
6%
63%
29%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Ashe County Schools
n = 246 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
7%
61%
30%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
5%
65%
29%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
31%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Ashe County Schools
n = 228 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
37%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
14%
58%
27%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 231 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

1
9%
58%
33%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Ashe County Schools
n = 236 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

1
5%
60%
34%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Ashe County Schools
n = 246 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
20%
57%
20%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
13%
58%
28%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
11%
59%
29%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Ashe County Schools
n = 254 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
33%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 246 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
12%
62%
25%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
15%
58%
26%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Ashe County Schools
n = 236 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
26%
48%
23%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
6%
64%
29%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 251 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
4
63%
33%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 

35%
65%

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

26%
74%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

16%
84%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

22%
78%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 

45%
55%

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

55%
45%
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 

48%
52%

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

49%
51%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

45%
55%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 

38%
62%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

50%
50%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 

23%
77%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

31%
69%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Ashe County Schools
n = 225
 
 

35%
65%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

22%
78%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

16%
84%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 

77%
23%

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

32%
68%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

35%
65%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 92821
 
 

43%
57%
Ashe County Schools
n = 224
 
 

46%
54%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 92689
 
 

44%
56%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

41%
59%

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

20%
80%
Ashe County Schools
n = 221
 
 

12%
88%

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

13%
87%
Ashe County Schools
n = 222
 
 

6%
94%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 92279
 
 

16%
84%
Ashe County Schools
n = 222
 
 

14%
86%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 92066
 
 

25%
75%
Ashe County Schools
n = 218
 
 

28%
72%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92488
 
 

44%
56%
Ashe County Schools
n = 222
 
 

45%
55%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92915
 
 

55%
45%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

69%
31%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 92809
 
 

50%
50%
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 

72%
28%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 92418
 
 

24%
76%
Ashe County Schools
n = 223
 
 

12%
88%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 91854
 
 

12%
88%
Ashe County Schools
n = 222
 
 

7%
93%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 247 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
9%
62%
28%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 256
 
 
 

1
42%
57%

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

2
6%
58%
34%
Ashe County Schools
n = 253 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
6%
51%
43%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 241 / dk = 14
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

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

2
5%
57%
36%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 4
 
 
 

4
56%
40%

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

4%
18%
52%
26%
Ashe County Schools
n = 246 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
26%
48%
22%

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

8%
21%
52%
19%
Ashe County Schools
n = 231 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

2
14%
56%
28%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 8
 
 
 

5%
57%
39%

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

1
8%
58%
33%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
6%
62%
31%

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

1
5%
58%
36%
Ashe County Schools
n = 250 / dk = 7
 
 
 

5%
55%
40%

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

1
5%
55%
38%
Ashe County Schools
n = 252 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

0
7%
52%
40%

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

2
10%
58%
30%
Ashe County Schools
n = 247 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
14%
51%
34%

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

2
13%
57%
27%
Ashe County Schools
n = 249 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
14%
53%
31%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 243 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
15%
51%
31%

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

1
4
64%
32%
Ashe County Schools
n = 255 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
2
58%
40%

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

1
4
62%
33%
Ashe County Schools
n = 244 / dk = 12
 
 
 

2
53%
44%

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

13%
32%
41%
14%
Ashe County Schools
n = 211 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

7%
45%
37%
10%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 208 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
43%
11%

 

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
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 

92%
4
1
1
1
2

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 226
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
22%
2
4%
8%
31%
1
15%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 248
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
8%
3
6%
7%
7%
2
44%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 257 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
3
37%
58%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 199 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

2
4%
53%
41%

 

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 

100%

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

83%
17%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 

100%

c. Reduced workload
North Carolina
n = 14709
 
 

28%
72%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

27%
73%

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

76%
24%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

86%
14%

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

47%
53%
Ashe County Schools
n = 21
 
 

33%
67%

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

54%
46%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

64%
36%

g. Orientation for new teachers
North Carolina
n = 14746
 
 

89%
11%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 

100%

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

78%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

86%
14%

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

82%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

77%
23%

j. Other
North Carolina
n = 12460
 
 

47%
53%
Ashe County Schools
n = 19
 
 

42%
58%

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

16%
84%
Ashe County Schools
n = 19
 
 

5%
95%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
18%
9%
27%
23%
9%

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

24%
39%
19%
10%
5%
3
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

45%
27%
14%
5%
5%
5%

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

47%
29%
12%
6%
3
3
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

55%
23%
9%
5%
5%
5%

d. Analyzing student work
North Carolina
n = 13758
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
17%
16%
15%
10%
13%
Ashe County Schools
n = 21
 
 
 
 
 

33%
24%
29%
10%
5%

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

27%
18%
17%
18%
12%
9%
Ashe County Schools
n = 21
 
 
 
 
 
 

33%
19%
10%
29%
5%
5%

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

12%
16%
18%
21%
15%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

23%
5%
50%
14%
9%

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

12%
15%
19%
22%
16%
15%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
18%
41%
14%
9%

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

26%
15%
16%
15%
15%
14%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
18%
23%
23%
18%
5%

i. Other
North Carolina
n = 10066
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
9%
13%
13%
12%
17%
Ashe County Schools
n = 16
 
 
 
 
 

44%
6%
19%
25%
6%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

14%
5%
27%
23%
32%

b. Subject matter I teach
North Carolina
n = 13719
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
26%
21%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

23%
9%
23%
9%
36%

c. Classroom management strategies
North Carolina
n = 13714
 
 
 
 
 

12%
9%
31%
28%
21%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
32%
27%

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

18%
11%
30%
24%
18%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
32%
14%
27%

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

16%
10%
31%
25%
17%
Ashe County Schools
n = 21
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
33%
24%

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

16%
9%
31%
26%
19%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
36%
9%
36%

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

21%
14%
31%
21%
14%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
41%
9%
23%

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

14%
9%
31%
26%
19%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

9%
5%
32%
23%
32%

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

17%
11%
30%
25%
16%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

9%
5%
36%
27%
23%

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

13%
8%
29%
29%
21%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
23%
32%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 13693
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
29%
27%
21%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
41%
27%

l. Providing emotional support
North Carolina
n = 13708
 
 
 
 
 

11%
7%
25%
27%
30%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
9%
27%
45%

m. Other
North Carolina
n = 10095
 
 
 
 
 

30%
5%
24%
19%
22%
Ashe County Schools
n = 16
 
 
 
 

44%
12%
6%
37%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 

100%

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

55%
45%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

68%
32%

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

55%
45%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 

68%
32%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 21 / dk = 1
 
 

52%
48%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 22
 
 
 

9%
55%
36%

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%
Ashe County Schools
n = 20 / dk = 2
 
 
 

10%
55%
35%

generated Wed Jul 11 17:34:44 UTC 2018 / 295 ms