Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Alexander County Schools (98.95% responded)
North Carolina High Schools (87.56% responded)
Alexander Central High (96.08% 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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
48%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31007 / dk = 327
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
40%
21%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
45%
29%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
13%
50%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30970 / dk = 294
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
17%
42%
41%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
50%
23%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30893 / dk = 290
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
45%
28%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
21%
51%
24%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30685 / dk = 565
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
14%
49%
36%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
47%
22%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30206 / dk = 996
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
48%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
51%
37%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
49%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30650 / dk = 549
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
17%
45%
37%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
49%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30500 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
47%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
42%
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
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
10%
37%
28%
22%
2
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27109
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
29%
27%
29%
4%
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
2
33%
23%
37%
3

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Alexander County Schools
n = 330
 
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
44%
12%
3
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27077
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
34%
9%
3
0
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
43%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
32%
12%
5%
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26940
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
36%
11%
4
1
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 
 
 

74%
20%
5%
1

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 
 
 
 

2
40%
53%
5%
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27023
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
40%
6%
1
0
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 
 

2
69%
28%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 332
 
 
 
 
 

4%
53%
34%
8%
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27122
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
53%
29%
8%
3
1
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 
 

7%
67%
20%
3
2

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 333
 
 
 
 

2
58%
35%
5%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27184
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 

3
59%
34%
3

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Alexander County Schools
n = 333
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
62%
25%
6%
2
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27176
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
58%
26%
7%
2
1
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 
 

5%
72%
20%
1
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 329
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
66%
23%
3
0
0
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26569
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
55%
27%
5%
1
1
Alexander Central High
n = 84
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
62%
14%
4
1
1

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Alexander County Schools
n = 330
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
34%
13%
4%
5%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27102
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
29%
14%
7%
5%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
40%
24%
11%
8%
7%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Alexander County Schools
n = 333
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
45%
41%
9%
1
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27149
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
43%
12%
3
1
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
50%
34%
8%
2
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Alexander County Schools
n = 331
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
44%
40%
7%
3
2
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27093
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
39%
39%
12%
3
1
Alexander Central High
n = 84
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
51%
33%
6%
2
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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 333
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
21%
25%
27%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27275
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
7%
19%
23%
25%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
26%
26%
24%
17%

 

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 366 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
12%
48%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30772 / dk = 516
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
51%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
46%
27%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
5%
47%
46%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30733 / dk = 456
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
52%
31%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
5%
51%
42%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
5%
45%
49%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30975 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
47%
34%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
4%
45%
48%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
3
43%
54%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30986 / dk = 250
 
 
 
 

2
7%
51%
39%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
6%
42%
51%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
9%
45%
43%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30933 / dk = 256
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
45%
39%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
11%
52%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30685 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
15%
58%
24%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
11%
43%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30934 / dk = 344
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
33%
Alexander Central High
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
15%
41%
42%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
4%
45%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30833 / dk = 350
 
 
 
 

4
10%
53%
33%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
6%
47%
44%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
6%
45%
48%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30812 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
53%
30%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
48%
38%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
11%
51%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30852 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
51%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 98
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
49%
26%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368
 
 
 
 

8%
53%
19%
21%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30610
 
 
 
 

22%
31%
20%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 96
 
 
 
 

16%
34%
18%
32%

 

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 359 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
63%
11%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28806 / dk = 2480
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
17%
Alexander Central High
n = 89 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
56%
8%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Alexander County Schools
n = 375 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
7%
57%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30256 / dk = 1002
 
 
 
 

3
10%
61%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
8%
51%
40%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30322 / dk = 916
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
29%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
62%
24%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

0
4
51%
46%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30383 / dk = 895
 
 
 
 

1
6%
65%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

6%
75%
19%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
9%
53%
38%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29781 / dk = 1455
 
 
 
 

3
16%
57%
24%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
19%
59%
21%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Alexander County Schools
n = 366 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
19%
61%
17%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30168 / dk = 1036
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
58%
13%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
9%
64%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29390 / dk = 1833
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
62%
18%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
66%
20%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
6%
61%
32%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29788 / dk = 1464
 
 
 
 

4
13%
58%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
64%
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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 376
 
 
 
 

2
8%
52%
39%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31090 / dk = 190
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
54%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 98
 
 
 
 

2
16%
48%
34%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Alexander County Schools
n = 376 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
13%
64%
21%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31087 / dk = 160
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
50%
10%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
24%
57%
16%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
10%
53%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30955 / dk = 292
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
55%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
57%
23%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
44%
38%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30775 / dk = 521
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
43%
21%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
25%
42%
30%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
8%
44%
46%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30764 / dk = 480
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
27%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
45%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30542 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
49%
15%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
51%
16%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
4%
51%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30795 / dk = 461
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
57%
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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
11%
49%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30775 / dk = 503
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
9%
59%
30%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
10%
50%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30827 / dk = 390
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
9%
51%
38%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
10%
51%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30483 / dk = 719
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
55%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
52%
33%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
5%
51%
45%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30731 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

2
7%
56%
35%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
57%
37%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29755 / dk = 1495
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
51%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
12%
55%
32%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Alexander County Schools
n = 372 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30391 / dk = 842
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
57%
35%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
41%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30618 / dk = 624
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
8%
58%
32%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 355 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
14%
32%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29020 / dk = 2256
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
34%
45%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
13%
33%
52%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
11%
32%
56%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29866 / dk = 1304
 
 
 
 

2
8%
29%
61%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
23%
67%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Alexander County Schools
n = 353 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

3
13%
36%
48%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29838 / dk = 1199
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
34%
49%
Alexander Central High
n = 91 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
4%
24%
69%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 356 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
46%
21%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28789 / dk = 2421
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
37%
18%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
39%
44%
14%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 365 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
46%
30%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29718 / dk = 1538
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
36%
16%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
38%
22%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Alexander County Schools
n = 346 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
39%
19%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27850 / dk = 3384
 
 
 
 

33%
34%
24%
9%
Alexander Central High
n = 86 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

26%
42%
22%
10%

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Alexander County Schools
n = 344 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
40%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27890 / dk = 3335
 
 
 
 

29%
33%
26%
12%
Alexander Central High
n = 87 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

10%
43%
31%
16%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
9%
43%
47%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29745 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
39%
35%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
49%
42%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
57%
24%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29632 / dk = 1702
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
53%
14%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
61%
22%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 328 / dk = 49
 
 

93%
7%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 23568 / dk = 8249
 
 

77%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 85 / dk = 13
 
 

93%
7%

 

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
10%
49%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30825 / dk = 422
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
8%
48%
42%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
48%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30394 / dk = 818
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
47%
44%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
9%
46%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30301 / dk = 926
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 97 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
44%
47%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Alexander County Schools
n = 373 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
6%
42%
51%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30827 / dk = 426
 
 
 
 

2
7%
52%
38%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
10%
53%
34%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
2
41%
56%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30020 / dk = 1221
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
36%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 

5%
51%
44%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Alexander County Schools
n = 365 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

2
6%
48%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29372 / dk = 1882
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Alexander County Schools
n = 365 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29949 / dk = 1291
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
10%
57%
30%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
7%
53%
40%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29768 / dk = 1441
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 2
 
 
 

8%
59%
32%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
5%
49%
45%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29272 / dk = 1934
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
55%
30%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
4%
56%
38%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
7%
51%
41%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28348 / dk = 2861
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
25%
Alexander Central High
n = 96 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
49%
35%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Alexander County Schools
n = 374 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
6%
45%
47%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30623 / dk = 605
 
 
 
 

4
11%
51%
34%
Alexander Central High
n = 98
 
 
 
 

4%
2
47%
47%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 359 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
7%
59%
32%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28159 / dk = 3091
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
56%
20%
Alexander Central High
n = 92 / dk = 6
 
 
 

8%
60%
33%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 363 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

0
4%
60%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29455 / dk = 1728
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
60%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 91 / dk = 6
 
 
 

10%
58%
32%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 361 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
12%
54%
32%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29318 / dk = 1873
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
21%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 

11%
58%
31%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 358 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

1
9%
55%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29356 / dk = 1870
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
59%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 90 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
13%
59%
27%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 358 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28712 / dk = 2435
 
 
 
 

4
12%
62%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 4
 
 
 

9%
61%
30%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28398 / dk = 2786
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
9%
63%
26%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Alexander County Schools
n = 362 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
7%
56%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29879 / dk = 1344
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
53%
22%
Alexander Central High
n = 92 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
10%
55%
34%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 363 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29489 / dk = 1705
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 

9%
59%
32%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 343 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

2
7%
57%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27609 / dk = 3562
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
57%
26%
Alexander Central High
n = 88 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
11%
52%
33%

 

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
9%
63%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30055 / dk = 1167
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
58%
19%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
61%
19%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 370 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
10%
62%
28%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30410 / dk = 791
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
59%
18%
Alexander Central High
n = 95 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
17%
62%
19%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 341 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
8%
60%
31%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26108 / dk = 5070
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
60%
20%
Alexander Central High
n = 82 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
66%
16%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Alexander County Schools
n = 350 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

1
4
63%
32%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26508 / dk = 4642
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Alexander Central High
n = 87 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
8%
74%
17%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29007 / dk = 2182
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
16%
Alexander Central High
n = 91 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
54%
15%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
52%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29756 / dk = 1427
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
50%
17%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
43%
21%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Alexander County Schools
n = 366 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
15%
58%
24%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30077 / dk = 1119
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
19%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
57%
20%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Alexander County Schools
n = 367 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

0
4%
60%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30306 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

2
6%
63%
29%
Alexander Central High
n = 93 / dk = 5
 
 
 

10%
65%
26%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Alexander County Schools
n = 354 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

1
18%
56%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29014 / dk = 2124
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
54%
17%
Alexander Central High
n = 90 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
36%
51%
11%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
11%
59%
28%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29862 / dk = 1300
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
58%
19%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
59%
18%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Alexander County Schools
n = 349 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
54%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28231 / dk = 2923
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
48%
15%
Alexander Central High
n = 91 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
42%
15%

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

4
12%
63%
21%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
29%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29796 / dk = 1334
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
61%
19%
Alexander Central High
n = 94 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
51%
19%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Alexander County Schools
n = 364 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29857 / dk = 1254
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
62%
20%
Alexander Central High
n = 92 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
26%
49%
22%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
North Carolina
n = 93743
 
 

39%
61%
Alexander County Schools
n = 329
 
 

40%
60%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26846
 
 

43%
57%
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 

49%
51%

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

26%
74%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

25%
75%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26668
 
 

28%
72%
Alexander Central High
n = 86
 
 

36%
64%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26666
 
 

35%
65%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

39%
61%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26702
 
 

55%
45%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

56%
44%

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

55%
45%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26734
 
 

53%
47%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

41%
59%

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

49%
51%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26659
 
 

46%
54%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

47%
53%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26654
 
 

50%
50%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

39%
61%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26651
 
 

51%
49%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

45%
55%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

33%
67%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26573
 
 

37%
63%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

47%
53%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26559
 
 

40%
60%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

40%
60%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26694
 
 

47%
53%
Alexander Central High
n = 85
 
 

46%
54%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

23%
77%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26629