Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Buncombe County Schools (90.60% 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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1820 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
44%
17%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1816 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
49%
19%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1806 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
50%
17%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1794 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
45%
14%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1766 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

13%
28%
45%
14%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
50%
16%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1793 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
49%
19%

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
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1577
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
35%
28%
16%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1578
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
39%
40%
11%
2
0

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1573
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
35%
13%
4%
2

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1576
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
40%
50%
8%
1
0

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1579
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
47%
35%
10%
3
1

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1583
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
54%
37%
6%
1
0

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1584
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
55%
28%
9%
3
1

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1564
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
59%
26%
5%
1
0

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1579
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
31%
11%
6%
4

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1583
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
39%
41%
12%
3
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1583
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
40%
40%
11%
3
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1580
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
26%
28%
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1799 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
9%
56%
34%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1808 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
38%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1811 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
5%
52%
42%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1820 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1810 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
15%
55%
27%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1815 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
11%
46%
40%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1804 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1806 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

2
11%
52%
35%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1798 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1805
 
 
 
 

16%
56%
14%
14%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1728 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
56%
16%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1802 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1798 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
9%
56%
34%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1790 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

1
4
62%
33%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1783 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
14%
56%
28%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1786 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
59%
13%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1763 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

2
12%
66%
20%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1772 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

3
9%
59%
29%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1829 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1827 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
59%
11%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1819 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
27%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1812 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
49%
25%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1800 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
51%
32%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
18%
55%
24%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1818 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
33%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1807 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
56%
27%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1814 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
30%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1791 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
27%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1810 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

2
5%
53%
41%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1781 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
26%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1806 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1804 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

2
9%
55%
34%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1681 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
39%
35%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1740 / dk = 91
 
 
 
 

2
12%
33%
52%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1723 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
34%
44%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1706 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
37%
14%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1756 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
43%
22%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1631 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
11%

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1643 / dk = 189
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
34%
17%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1772 / dk = 64
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
37%
44%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1756 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
56%
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1511 / dk = 325
 
 

82%
18%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1815 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
51%
24%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1791 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
50%
24%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1776 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
31%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1810 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
5%
49%
44%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1786 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

1
4%
51%
43%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1710 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
35%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1746 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

3
14%
54%
30%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1749 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
55%
28%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1703 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1725 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

3
12%
54%
31%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1790 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
51%
31%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1620 / dk = 207
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
59%
21%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1718 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1706 / dk = 121
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
58%
19%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1698 / dk = 130
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
20%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1683 / dk = 145
 
 
 
 

3
10%
65%
22%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1697 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1749 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
23%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1715 / dk = 110
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
24%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1575 / dk = 249
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
20%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
North Carolina
n = 104494 / dk = 4014
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1768 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

4
15%
64%
17%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1789 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
61%
17%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1609 / dk = 217
 
 
 
 

3
12%
65%
21%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1652 / dk = 173
 
 
 
 

2
6%
67%
25%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1702 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
49%
14%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1766 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
59%
19%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1766 / dk = 64
 
 
 
 

4
18%
59%
19%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1776 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

1
6%
66%
26%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1720 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

4
16%
64%
16%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1768 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1653 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
51%
11%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1766 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

3
10%
68%
19%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1770 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

2
9%
68%
21%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1559
 
 

40%
60%

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

26%
74%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1559
 
 

24%
76%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1558
 
 

27%
73%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1560
 
 

53%
47%

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

55%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1563
 
 

53%
47%

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

49%
51%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1557
 
 

46%
54%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562
 
 

53%
47%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562
 
 

52%
48%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1550
 
 

27%
73%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1552
 
 

35%
65%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1557
 
 

53%
47%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1556
 
 

28%
72%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1553
 
 

22%
78%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1561
 
 

74%
26%

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

32%
68%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1539
 
 

37%
63%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 92821
 
 

43%
57%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1542
 
 

47%
53%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 92689
 
 

44%
56%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1544
 
 

43%
57%

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

20%
80%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1537
 
 

20%
80%

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

13%
87%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1529
 
 

11%
89%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 92279
 
 

16%
84%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1536
 
 

24%
76%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 92066
 
 

25%
75%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1528
 
 

20%
80%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92488
 
 

44%
56%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1538
 
 

40%
60%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92915
 
 

55%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1554
 
 

73%
27%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 92809
 
 

50%
50%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562
 
 

68%
32%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 92418
 
 

24%
76%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1535
 
 

16%
84%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 91854
 
 

12%
88%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1528
 
 

9%
91%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1639 / dk = 185
 
 
 
 

4
18%
62%
16%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1784 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

0
1
51%
48%

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

2
6%
58%
34%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1796 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

1
5%
52%
42%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1743 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

4
8%
59%
29%

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

2
5%
57%
36%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1760 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

2
8%
58%
32%

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

4%
18%
52%
26%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1708 / dk = 117
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
49%
23%

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

8%
21%
52%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1581 / dk = 242
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1742 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
53%
24%

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

1
8%
58%
33%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1772 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

1
9%
56%
33%

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

1
5%
58%
36%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1755 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

1
5%
56%
38%

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

1
5%
55%
38%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1787 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

1
6%
53%
40%

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

2
10%
58%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1742 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

1
9%
58%
32%

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

2
13%
57%
27%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1746 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

2
15%
54%
29%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1750 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

3
15%
55%
27%

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

1
4
64%
32%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1782 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

0
2
62%
35%

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

1
4
62%
33%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1730 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

0
4
60%
36%

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

13%
32%
41%
14%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1466 / dk = 358
 
 
 
 

19%
37%
33%
11%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1469 / dk = 353
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
37%
13%

 

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
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1579
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

85%
5%
1
2
2
1
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1552
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
9%
9%
10%
14%
28%
1
12%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1732
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
7%
4%
17%
8%
6%
3
33%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1815 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
46%
43%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1230 / dk = 595
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
58%
24%

 

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 155
 
 

96%
4

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

83%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 155
 
 

86%
14%

c. Reduced workload
North Carolina
n = 14709
 
 

28%
72%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 154
 
 

25%
75%

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

76%
24%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 154
 
 

75%
25%

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

47%
53%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 153
 
 

36%
64%

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

54%
46%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 154
 
 

45%
55%

g. Orientation for new teachers
North Carolina
n = 14746
 
 

89%
11%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 154
 
 

88%
12%

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

78%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 154
 
 

83%
17%

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

82%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 152
 
 

86%
14%

j. Other
North Carolina
n = 12460
 
 

47%
53%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 129
 
 

43%
57%

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

16%
84%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 129
 
 

13%
87%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
18%
6%
8%
11%
21%

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

24%
39%
19%
10%
5%
3
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

40%
40%
11%
3
3
3

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

47%
29%
12%
6%
3
3
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

57%
27%
6%
3
2
4%

d. Analyzing student work
North Carolina
n = 13758
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
17%
16%
15%
10%
13%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
21%
9%
14%
9%
14%

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

27%
18%
17%
18%
12%
9%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
17%
14%
15%
12%
12%

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

12%
16%
18%
21%
15%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
23%
9%
20%
7%
23%

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

12%
15%
19%
22%
16%
15%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
20%
14%
16%
7%
16%

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

26%
15%
16%
15%
15%
14%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 
 

37%
14%
9%
10%
9%
21%

i. Other
North Carolina
n = 10066
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
9%
13%
13%
12%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 103
 
 
 
 
 
 

49%
8%
7%
11%
4
22%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

16%
14%
26%
23%
21%

b. Subject matter I teach
North Carolina
n = 13719
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
26%
21%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 146
 
 
 
 
 

26%
14%
19%
20%
21%

c. Classroom management strategies
North Carolina
n = 13714
 
 
 
 
 

12%
9%
31%
28%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

16%
11%
28%
24%
20%

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

18%
11%
30%
24%
18%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

22%
11%
31%
19%
17%

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

16%
10%
31%
25%
17%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 146
 
 
 
 
 

19%
11%
32%
18%
20%

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

16%
9%
31%
26%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 146
 
 
 
 
 

25%
5%
28%
23%
19%

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

21%
14%
31%
21%
14%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

27%
13%
33%
17%
10%

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

14%
9%
31%
26%
19%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

16%
7%
32%
25%
20%

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

17%
11%
30%
25%
16%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

20%
13%
31%
22%
14%

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

13%
8%
29%
29%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

18%
9%
30%
24%
19%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 13693
 
 
 
 
 

14%
10%
29%
27%
21%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

16%
14%
29%
20%
21%

l. Providing emotional support
North Carolina
n = 13708
 
 
 
 
 

11%
7%
25%
27%
30%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 147
 
 
 
 
 

18%
7%
22%
26%
27%

m. Other
North Carolina
n = 10095
 
 
 
 
 

30%
5%
24%
19%
22%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 100
 
 
 
 
 

46%
4
18%
15%
17%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 

89%
11%

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

55%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 

70%
30%

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

55%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 148
 
 

71%
29%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 153 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
9%
54%
33%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 143 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
12%
52%
32%

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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 150 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
41%
26%

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