Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Buncombe County Schools (90.60% responded)
North Carolina Special Schools (79.81% responded)
Progressive Education Program (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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1820 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
44%
17%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1929 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
42%
30%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
61%
25%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1926 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
48%
30%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

21%
39%
36%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1920 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
48%
29%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
43%
29%
18%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1906 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
42%
25%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

48%
30%
19%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1868 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
45%
28%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

33%
52%
11%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1897 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

3
18%
51%
28%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
21%
57%
18%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1899 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
47%
29%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
36%
14%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1701
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
17%
30%
28%
19%
3
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 

21%
46%
25%
8%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1695
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
35%
13%
3
0
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 

12%
58%
29%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

5%
41%
35%
13%
4%
2
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1677
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
29%
14%
10%
4
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
25%
17%
8%
8%
17%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1703
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
37%
48%
11%
1
0
Progressive Education Program
n = 23
 
 

52%
48%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1695
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
45%
31%
11%
4%
1
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 

21%
42%
17%
21%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1699
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
38%
41%
12%
4%
2
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 

33%
42%
17%
4%
4%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1701
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
48%
27%
11%
3
2
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
25%
12%
12%
12%

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

9%
59%
26%
5%
1
0
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1663
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
28%
7%
2
1
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 

12%
67%
21%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
38%
28%
12%
4
2
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 

12%
67%
12%
8%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1701
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
35%
11%
3
1
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
50%
4%
4%

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
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1696
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
37%
13%
4%
2
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 

4%
46%
46%
4%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1706
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
9%
22%
23%
25%
18%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
4%
54%
17%
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1921 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
48%
30%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
50%
11%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1917 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

3
13%
48%
35%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

7%
57%
36%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1930 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
15%
42%
39%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 

50%
50%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1921 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
6%
47%
45%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

4
54%
43%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1921 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
10%
46%
41%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
25%
32%
39%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1902 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
48%
30%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

26%
59%
15%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1909 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

3
9%
45%
43%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
54%
25%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1900 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
13%
46%
38%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

29%
46%
25%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1885 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
39%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

7%
61%
32%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1900 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
48%
36%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
54%
25%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1903
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
40%
27%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

29%
25%
25%
21%

 

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1860 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

3
17%
53%
27%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

23%
50%
27%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1891 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

2
11%
54%
34%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
57%
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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1911 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

1
8%
47%
44%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
52%
37%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1904 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

1
4%
51%
44%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

4
61%
36%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1894 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

2
9%
49%
40%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
50%
39%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1903 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

3
15%
57%
26%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
11%
67%
19%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1807 / dk = 132
 
 
 
 

2
13%
57%
28%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
20%
68%
8%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1836 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

2
12%
52%
34%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
15%
65%
15%

 

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1908 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
58%
25%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
23%
58%
8%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1905 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
61%
13%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
23%
58%
8%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1922 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
18%
55%
24%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
7%
68%
21%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1900 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
46%
24%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
11%
68%
18%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1908 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
56%
37%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1900 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

2
17%
55%
25%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
54%
32%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1908 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
42%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
42%
21%

 

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1920 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

2
9%
51%
37%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

18%
50%
32%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1923 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
8%
47%
43%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27
 
 
 

7%
44%
48%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1904 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
10%
49%
39%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27
 
 
 

4
56%
41%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1905 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

2
7%
46%
45%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 

61%
39%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1860 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
47%
28%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1902 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
12%
51%
33%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

4
68%
29%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1904 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

2
10%
50%
38%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 

64%
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%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1681 / dk = 154
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
39%
35%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1843 / dk = 102
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
31%
48%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
43%
46%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1878 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

2
9%
26%
62%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

4
18%
79%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1849 / dk = 82
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
33%
47%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
36%
21%
39%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1825 / dk = 121
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
38%
21%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
54%
29%
11%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1837 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
40%
23%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
46%
29%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1759 / dk = 181
 
 
 
 

33%
34%
23%
10%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

25%
61%
7%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1774 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

26%
30%
29%
15%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

26%
41%
30%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1853 / dk = 93
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
39%
35%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
4
54%
39%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1868 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
52%
18%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
26%
67%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1315 / dk = 632
 
 

67%
33%
Progressive Education Program
n = 23 / dk = 5
 
 

78%
22%

 

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1914 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
48%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27
 
 
 

15%
37%
48%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1898 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
45%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

7%
50%
43%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1885 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

4
13%
46%
37%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4
32%
64%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1914 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

2
6%
45%
47%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 

46%
54%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1868 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

1
6%
48%
46%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 

74%
26%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1801 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

2
8%
51%
39%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 

56%
44%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1861 / dk = 76
 
 
 
 

3
12%
49%
37%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

4
54%
43%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1832 / dk = 105
 
 
 
 

3
12%
50%
34%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4
59%
37%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1776 / dk = 157
 
 
 
 

4
11%
48%
38%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 

58%
42%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1670 / dk = 265
 
 
 
 

4
16%
50%
30%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
70%
22%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1883 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

3
11%
47%
39%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1750 / dk = 196
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
54%
24%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
77%
19%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1826 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
29%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
69%
19%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1823 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

4
15%
55%
26%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
65%
12%

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

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

4
14%
61%
20%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1839 / dk = 101
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
27%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
81%
8%

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

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

3
10%
65%
22%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1800 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

3
10%
59%
28%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
77%
19%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1781 / dk = 161
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
8%
64%
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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1838 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
53%
27%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
8%
72%
16%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1846 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 

77%
23%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1731 / dk = 213
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
53%
31%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 

20%
60%
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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1865 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
54%
23%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
36%
54%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1885 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

4
21%
53%
22%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
46%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1638 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

4
18%
56%
22%
Progressive Education Program
n = 20 / dk = 7
 
 
 

35%
60%
5%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1555 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

2
10%
60%
27%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 

20%
72%
8%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1799 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
46%
21%
Progressive Education Program
n = 26 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
46%
38%
12%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1854 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
23%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

25%
64%
11%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1855 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
50%
21%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
50%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1885 / dk = 49
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
35%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27
 
 
 

4
74%
22%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1794 / dk = 141
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
52%
20%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

48%
48%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1837 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

4
16%
57%
23%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27
 
 
 

26%
67%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1736 / dk = 199
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
46%
17%
Progressive Education Program
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
52%
40%
4

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1852 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%
Progressive Education Program
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
70%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1857 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

3
9%
62%
26%
Progressive Education Program
n = 28
 
 
 

21%
71%
7%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1670
 
 

42%
58%
Progressive Education Program
n = 23
 
 

52%
48%

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

26%
74%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1559
 
 

24%
76%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1664
 
 

28%
72%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

37%
62%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1558
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1668
 
 

35%
65%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

54%
46%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1560
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1664
 
 

56%
44%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

58%
42%

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

55%
45%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1563
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1671
 
 

59%
41%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

67%
33%

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

49%
51%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1557
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1659
 
 

50%
50%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

12%
87%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1655
 
 

39%
61%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

21%
79%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1562
 
 

52%
48%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1661
 
 

48%
52%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 

100%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1550
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1658
 
 

39%
61%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

29%
71%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1552
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1658
 
 

44%
56%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1557
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1671
 
 

48%
52%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

75%
25%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1556
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1666
 
 

34%
66%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

46%
54%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Buncombe County Schools
n = 1553
 
 

22%
78%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1661
 
 

29%
71%
Progressive Education Program
n = 24
 
 

46%
54%

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%
North Carolina Special Schools
n = 1668