Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Alexander County Schools (98.95% responded)
North Carolina Elementary Schools (93.45% responded)
Taylorsville Elementary (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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 371 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
48%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49934 / dk = 519
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
43%
17%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
4%
62%
25%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49867 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
52%
22%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
56%
20%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49655 / dk = 569
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
50%
19%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
21%
51%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49252 / dk = 1040
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
20%
56%
12%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48431 / dk = 1790
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
47%
15%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
56%
4

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49369 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
16%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
28%
40%
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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 368 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
49%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49160 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
54%
23%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
24%
44%
16%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44030
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
23%
36%
26%
10%
2
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 

14%
41%
27%
18%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44055
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
42%
13%
3
0
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 

23%
45%
32%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 43615
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
30%
17%
10%
2
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
50%
27%
18%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 43964
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
49%
8%
1
0
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 

32%
59%
9%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44054
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
47%
33%
10%
3
1
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44174
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
8%
2
0
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 

36%
59%
5%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44157
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
47%
31%
11%
4%
2
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
27%
27%
5%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 43104
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
29%
5%
1
1
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 
 

52%
43%
5%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44036
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
32%
13%
6%
4
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
18%
23%
5%
18%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44152
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
43%
13%
4
1
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
59%
14%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44097
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
42%
14%
5%
3
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
45%
9%
5%
9%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44294
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
18%
24%
28%
23%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
27%
32%

 

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49727 / dk = 684
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
52%
25%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
8%
52%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49573 / dk = 634
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
30%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

12%
72%
16%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 50024 / dk = 326
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
49%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

8%
64%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 50018 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
38%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

4
64%
32%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49990 / dk = 310
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
12%
52%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49750 / dk = 540
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
4
56%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49764 / dk = 599
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
46%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
12%
36%
44%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49830 / dk = 461
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

8%
56%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49714 / dk = 503
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
68%
24%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49674 / dk = 434
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
56%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49364
 
 
 
 

11%
49%
25%
15%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23
 
 
 
 

22%
57%
17%
4%

 

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47818 / dk = 2595
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
54%
17%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

16%
28%
56%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49270 / dk = 1035
 
 
 
 

2
7%
60%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
24%
48%
24%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49865 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
40%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
16%
56%
20%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49572 / dk = 842
 
 
 
 

0
2
55%
43%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
52%
40%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49220 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

1
9%
54%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
16%
52%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49288 / dk = 1032
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
55%
18%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
28%
48%
8%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48336 / dk = 1987
 
 
 
 

2
11%
62%
25%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
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 Elementary Schools
n = 48605 / dk = 1738
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
8%
52%
28%

 

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 Elementary Schools
n = 50203 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
4%
42%
46%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 50124 / dk = 211
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
58%
13%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
8%
72%
8%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 50028 / dk = 332
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
60%
24%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49578 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
20%
44%
20%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49637 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
51%
30%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
40%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49624 / dk = 703
 
 
 
 

2
12%
58%
29%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49955 / dk = 384
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
37%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
60%
32%

 

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49808 / dk = 602
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
16%
44%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49705 / dk = 609
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
4
52%
32%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49251 / dk = 1024
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
28%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
48%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49696 / dk = 674
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
39%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
56%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48546 / dk = 1813
 
 
 
 

4
16%
54%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
16%
48%
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 Elementary Schools
n = 49328 / dk = 1007
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
20%
48%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49650 / dk = 698
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

4
60%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 46883 / dk = 3529
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
37%
34%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
45%
45%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47575 / dk = 2675
 
 
 
 

3
14%
37%
46%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

9%
57%
35%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 46648 / dk = 3480
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
38%
34%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21 / dk = 3
 
 
 

19%
48%
33%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 46494 / dk = 3829
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
38%
16%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 

67%
33%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48290 / dk = 2069
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
42%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

28%
44%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 45311 / dk = 5050
 
 
 
 

25%
33%
30%
12%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

13%
30%
48%
9%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 45139 / dk = 5223
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
32%
15%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
64%
14%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48409 / dk = 1933
 
 
 
 

4
16%
40%
41%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
46%
29%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48223 / dk = 2223
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
57%
16%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
12%
68%
12%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 40036 / dk = 10444
 
 

80%
20%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 

91%
9%

 

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49827 / dk = 505
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
49%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
37%
25%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49201 / dk = 1097
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
47%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
20%
36%
28%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49114 / dk = 1217
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

28%
36%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49932 / dk = 422
 
 
 
 

1
4
48%
47%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

4
4
36%
56%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49430 / dk = 941
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

4
36%
60%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47935 / dk = 2432
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
40%
44%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48728 / dk = 1613
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48745 / dk = 1584
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
33%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

8%
60%
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 Elementary Schools
n = 47698 / dk = 2605
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
54%
37%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47239 / dk = 3068
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
32%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

12%
64%
24%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49521 / dk = 809
 
 
 
 

4
10%
50%
36%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 
 

12%
8%
40%
40%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 45767 / dk = 4595
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
60%
22%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
65%
13%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47850 / dk = 2430
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
65%
30%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47686 / dk = 2610
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
58%
22%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

26%
61%
13%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47549 / dk = 2776
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
23%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

8%
62%
29%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 46956 / dk = 3310
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
24%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22 / dk = 3
 
 
 

9%
77%
14%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47258 / dk = 3046
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
79%
17%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48554 / dk = 1796
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
24%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
58%
21%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48292 / dk = 2054
 
 
 
 

2
8%
63%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
62%
33%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44593 / dk = 5687
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
59%
25%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
8%
58%
25%

 

Professional Development

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


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

4
16%
60%
20%
Alexander County Schools
n = 369 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
9%
63%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48596 / dk = 1791
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
20%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 

64%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49235 / dk = 1106
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

4
60%
36%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44768 / dk = 5537
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 44966 / dk = 5323
 
 
 
 

2
6%
66%
26%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 

46%
54%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47317 / dk = 3032
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
17%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 
 

8%
60%
32%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48587 / dk = 1733
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48638 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
56%
18%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
52%
17%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 49217 / dk = 1080
 
 
 
 

1
4
63%
32%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 24 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
46%
50%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 47223 / dk = 3056
 
 
 
 

3
20%
59%
18%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
52%
43%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48423 / dk = 1854
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
21%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 45654 / dk = 4626
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
52%
16%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 23 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4%
74%
22%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48536 / dk = 1714
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
22%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 48794 / dk = 1440
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

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 Elementary Schools
n = 43564
 
 

36%
64%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 22
 
 

23%
77%

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

26%
74%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

25%
75%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43364
 
 

23%
77%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

29%
71%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43368
 
 

28%
72%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 20
 
 

15%
85%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43487
 
 

52%
48%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

48%
52%

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

55%
45%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43527
 
 

56%
44%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

62%
38%

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

49%
51%
Alexander County Schools
n = 325
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43368
 
 

49%
51%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

48%
52%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43405
 
 

48%
52%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

48%
52%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Alexander County Schools
n = 327
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43401
 
 

52%
48%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

43%
57%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

33%
67%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43201
 
 

30%
70%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 20
 
 

25%
75%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43307
 
 

44%
56%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 20
 
 

65%
35%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43548
 
 

52%
48%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

62%
38%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Alexander County Schools
n = 326
 
 

23%
77%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43352
 
 

29%
71%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

19%
81%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Alexander County Schools
n = 324
 
 

19%
81%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43095
 
 

17%
83%
Taylorsville Elementary
n = 21
 
 

19%
81%

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%
Alexander County Schools
n = 328
 
 

60%
40%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43580
 
 

68%
32%