Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Burke County Schools (100.00% responded)
North Carolina High Schools (87.56% responded)
Freedom High (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%
Burke County Schools
n = 888 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
38%
11%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31007 / dk = 327
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
40%
21%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
35%
46%
8%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Burke County Schools
n = 891 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30970 / dk = 294
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
24%
44%
31%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Burke County Schools
n = 889 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
55%
18%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30893 / dk = 290
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
53%
22%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Burke County Schools
n = 886 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
50%
18%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30685 / dk = 565
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
22%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
8%
62%
24%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 877 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
51%
16%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30206 / dk = 996
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
48%
22%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
51%
15%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Burke County Schools
n = 884 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
54%
17%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30650 / dk = 549
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
25%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
14%
67%
17%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 879 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
57%
19%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30500 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
47%
22%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
55%
25%

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
Burke County Schools
n = 800
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
29%
26%
23%
3
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27109
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
9%
29%
27%
29%
4%
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
5%
12%
26%
45%
11%

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Burke County Schools
n = 798
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
36%
12%
2
0
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27077
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
34%
9%
3
0
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 

15%
28%
37%
12%
8%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Burke County Schools
n = 790
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
36%
12%
7%
3
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26940
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
36%
11%
4
1
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 
 
 
 

3
75%
16%
5%
2

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Burke County Schools
n = 796
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
49%
42%
6%
1
0
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27023
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
50%
40%
6%
1
0
Freedom High
n = 64
 
 
 
 
 

3
61%
33%
2
2

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Burke County Schools
n = 798
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
34%
9%
4%
2
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27122
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
53%
29%
8%
3
1
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
34%
11%
2
3

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Burke County Schools
n = 804
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
50%
40%
7%
1
0
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27184
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
7%
2
1
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 

2
45%
40%
12%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Burke County Schools
n = 800
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
52%
31%
9%
2
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27176
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
58%
26%
7%
2
1
Freedom High
n = 64
 
 
 
 
 

3
72%
14%
9%
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Burke County Schools
n = 788
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
62%
23%
5%
1
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26569
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
55%
27%
5%
1
1
Freedom High
n = 61
 
 
 
 
 

7%
69%
20%
3
2

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Burke County Schools
n = 800
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
32%
18%
9%
8%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27102
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
29%
14%
7%
5%
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
35%
12%
9%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Burke County Schools
n = 800
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
43%
15%
4
1
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27149
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
43%
12%
3
1
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
46%
17%
2
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Burke County Schools
n = 798
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
39%
17%
5%
2
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27093
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
39%
39%
12%
3
1
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
35%
23%
6%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 806
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
5%
17%
25%
28%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27275
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
7%
19%
23%
25%
25%
Freedom High
n = 65
 
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
29%
26%
22%

 

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 894 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30772 / dk = 516
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
51%
23%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
44%
15%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Burke County Schools
n = 888 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
5%
53%
40%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30733 / dk = 456
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
52%
31%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
62%
24%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 892 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
9%
45%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30975 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
47%
34%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
23%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Burke County Schools
n = 892 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
3
48%
48%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30986 / dk = 250
 
 
 
 

2
7%
51%
39%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
7%
56%
36%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 889 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
10%
51%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30933 / dk = 256
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
48%
33%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
61%
12%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Burke County Schools
n = 890 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
30%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30685 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
26%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
68%
21%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Burke County Schools
n = 874 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
7%
42%
49%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30934 / dk = 344
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
47%
33%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
65%
31%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Burke County Schools
n = 881 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
7%
49%
42%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30833 / dk = 350
 
 
 
 

4
10%
53%
33%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 

1
65%
34%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Burke County Schools
n = 873 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
7%
50%
41%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30812 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
53%
30%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
7%
61%
30%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 880 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30852 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
51%
28%
Freedom High
n = 71
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
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%
Burke County Schools
n = 883
 
 
 
 

7%
69%
15%
10%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30610
 
 
 
 

22%
31%
20%
28%
Freedom High
n = 72
 
 
 
 

6%
81%
7%
7%

 

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 852 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
58%
14%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28806 / dk = 2480
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
17%
Freedom High
n = 63 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
16%
70%
5%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Burke County Schools
n = 885 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30256 / dk = 1002
 
 
 
 

3
10%
61%
26%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
4%
72%
22%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Burke County Schools
n = 884 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
5%
58%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30322 / dk = 916
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
29%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
71%
25%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Burke County Schools
n = 883 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
2
53%
44%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30383 / dk = 895
 
 
 
 

1
6%
65%
28%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
69%
26%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Burke County Schools
n = 867 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
5%
57%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29781 / dk = 1455
 
 
 
 

3
16%
57%
24%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
6%
65%
26%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Burke County Schools
n = 875 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
18%
63%
16%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30168 / dk = 1036
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
22%
71%
6%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 861 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

1
11%
63%
24%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29390 / dk = 1833
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
62%
18%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 

12%
71%
17%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Burke County Schools
n = 874 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

1
8%
62%
29%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29788 / dk = 1464
 
 
 
 

4
13%
58%
25%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
3
75%
18%

 

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 891 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
59%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31090 / dk = 190
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
54%
22%
Freedom High
n = 72
 
 
 
 

4%
6%
57%
33%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Burke County Schools
n = 893 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
60%
10%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 31087 / dk = 160
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
50%
10%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
28%
56%
13%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Burke County Schools
n = 888 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
12%
56%
30%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30955 / dk = 292
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
55%
22%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

1
14%
49%
36%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Burke County Schools
n = 884 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
49%
29%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30775 / dk = 521
 
 
 
 

13%
24%
43%
21%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
47%
40%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Burke County Schools
n = 883 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
50%
34%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30764 / dk = 480
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
27%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
49%
47%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Burke County Schools
n = 886 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30542 / dk = 697
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
49%
15%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
19%
59%
20%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Burke County Schools
n = 886 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30795 / dk = 461
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
3
55%
38%

 

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 887 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
55%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30775 / dk = 503
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
57%
26%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
62%
21%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Burke County Schools
n = 880 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30827 / dk = 390
 
 
 
 

4
11%
55%
30%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
54%
25%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Burke County Schools
n = 872 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
17%
54%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30483 / dk = 719
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
55%
26%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Burke County Schools
n = 884 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30731 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

2
7%
56%
35%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 1
 
 
 

1
63%
35%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Burke County Schools
n = 862 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
57%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29755 / dk = 1495
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
51%
22%
Freedom High
n = 68 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
6%
62%
29%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Burke County Schools
n = 876 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
11%
59%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30391 / dk = 842
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
25%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
3
67%
28%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Burke County Schools
n = 884 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30618 / dk = 624
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
28%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
7%
53%
37%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 826 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
36%
32%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29020 / dk = 2256
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
34%
45%
Freedom High
n = 67 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
25%
28%
43%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Burke County Schools
n = 846 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

2
12%
36%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29866 / dk = 1304
 
 
 
 

2
8%
29%
61%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
4%
27%
66%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Burke County Schools
n = 848 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
37%
39%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29838 / dk = 1199
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
34%
49%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
13%
34%
51%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Burke County Schools
n = 836 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
41%
15%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28789 / dk = 2421
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
37%
18%
Freedom High
n = 67 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
42%
15%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 861 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
43%
23%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29718 / dk = 1538
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
36%
16%
Freedom High
n = 68 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
44%
13%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Burke County Schools
n = 819 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

36%
35%
22%
7%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27850 / dk = 3384
 
 
 
 

33%
34%
24%
9%
Freedom High
n = 61 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

43%
39%
15%
3

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Burke County Schools
n = 805 / dk = 88
 
 
 
 

21%
34%
32%
12%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27890 / dk = 3335
 
 
 
 

29%
33%
26%
12%
Freedom High
n = 64 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

19%
36%
30%
16%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Burke County Schools
n = 863 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

4
16%
43%
37%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29745 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
39%
35%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
18%
42%
36%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 868 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
57%
15%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29632 / dk = 1702
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
53%
14%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
65%
9%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 738 / dk = 159
 
 

82%
18%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 23568 / dk = 8249
 
 

77%
23%
Freedom High
n = 58 / dk = 15
 
 

88%
12%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
North Carolina
n = 107200 / dk = 1283
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
25%
Burke County Schools
n = 888 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
48%
28%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30825 / dk = 422
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
23%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

4%
8%
53%
34%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Burke County Schools
n = 879 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
45%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30394 / dk = 818
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
53%
26%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Burke County Schools
n = 876 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
50%
31%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30301 / dk = 926
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
49%
28%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
7%
54%
36%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Burke County Schools
n = 892 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30827 / dk = 426
 
 
 
 

2
7%
52%
38%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 
 

1
1
47%
51%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Burke County Schools
n = 865 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

0
3
48%
49%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30020 / dk = 1221
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
36%
Freedom High
n = 71 / dk = 2
 
 
 

1
51%
48%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Burke County Schools
n = 861 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
36%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29372 / dk = 1882
 
 
 
 

4
10%
56%
30%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
55%
36%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Burke County Schools
n = 878 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29949 / dk = 1291
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
10%
53%
36%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Burke County Schools
n = 874 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29768 / dk = 1441
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
26%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
6%
51%
40%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Burke County Schools
n = 853 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

3
8%
54%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29272 / dk = 1934
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
55%
30%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
1
57%
39%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Burke County Schools
n = 846 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28348 / dk = 2861
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
55%
25%
Freedom High
n = 67 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
9%
57%
31%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Burke County Schools
n = 885 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
9%
48%
39%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30623 / dk = 605
 
 
 
 

4
11%
51%
34%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 

1
42%
56%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 837 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
59%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28159 / dk = 3091
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
56%
20%
Freedom High
n = 62 / dk = 11
 
 
 

6%
65%
29%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Burke County Schools
n = 852 / dk = 43
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29455 / dk = 1728
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
60%
23%
Freedom High
n = 64 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
19%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 843 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

4
13%
59%
24%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29318 / dk = 1873
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
21%
Freedom High
n = 63 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
54%
25%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 830 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

2
11%
64%
22%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29356 / dk = 1870
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
59%
22%
Freedom High
n = 59 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
15%
63%
20%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Burke County Schools
n = 852 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

3
7%
66%
25%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28712 / dk = 2435
 
 
 
 

4
12%
62%
22%
Freedom High
n = 64 / dk = 9
 
 
 

8%
66%
27%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Burke County Schools
n = 841 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

1
7%
66%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28398 / dk = 2786
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
Freedom High
n = 63 / dk = 10
 
 
 

8%
68%
24%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Burke County Schools
n = 862 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
56%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29879 / dk = 1344
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
53%
22%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
6%
59%
33%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Burke County Schools
n = 849 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

2
8%
63%
27%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29489 / dk = 1705
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
24%
Freedom High
n = 67 / dk = 6
 
 
 

7%
61%
31%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Burke County Schools
n = 753 / dk = 141
 
 
 
 

4
10%
60%
26%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 27609 / dk = 3562
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
57%
26%
Freedom High
n = 58 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
12%
60%
24%

 

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 867 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

3
13%
65%
18%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30055 / dk = 1167
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
58%
19%
Freedom High
n = 68 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
71%
10%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Burke County Schools
n = 879 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
16%
65%
16%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30410 / dk = 791
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
59%
18%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
68%
10%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 775 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

2
9%
67%
23%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26108 / dk = 5070
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
60%
20%
Freedom High
n = 63 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
5%
76%
17%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Burke County Schools
n = 783 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

2
5%
71%
23%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26508 / dk = 4642
 
 
 
 

3
9%
65%
23%
Freedom High
n = 64 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
3
80%
16%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Burke County Schools
n = 837 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29007 / dk = 2182
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
16%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
59%
9%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Burke County Schools
n = 877 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

4
13%
63%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29756 / dk = 1427
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
50%
17%
Freedom High
n = 69 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
71%
13%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Burke County Schools
n = 885 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
17%
60%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30077 / dk = 1119
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
56%
19%
Freedom High
n = 72 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
17%
64%
18%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Burke County Schools
n = 889 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
2
64%
33%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 30306 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

2
6%
63%
29%
Freedom High
n = 73
 
 
 

3
63%
34%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Burke County Schools
n = 851 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
65%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29014 / dk = 2124
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
54%
17%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
5%
74%
18%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 861 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
13%
64%
21%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29862 / dk = 1300
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
58%
19%
Freedom High
n = 68 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
10%
71%
18%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Burke County Schools
n = 821 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
54%
16%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 28231 / dk = 2923
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
48%
15%
Freedom High
n = 66 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
65%
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%
Burke County Schools
n = 863 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

2
10%
68%
20%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29796 / dk = 1334
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
61%
19%
Freedom High
n = 67 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
12%
67%
18%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Burke County Schools
n = 870 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

2
8%
69%
22%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 29857 / dk = 1254
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
62%
20%
Freedom High
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
19%

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%
Burke County Schools
n = 796
 
 

32%
68%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26846
 
 

43%
57%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

37%
63%

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

26%
74%
Burke County Schools
n = 789
 
 

18%
82%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26668
 
 

28%
72%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

16%
84%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Burke County Schools
n = 791
 
 

19%
81%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26666
 
 

35%
65%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

22%
78%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Burke County Schools
n = 791
 
 

47%
53%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26702
 
 

55%
45%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

56%
44%

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

55%
45%
Burke County Schools
n = 792
 
 

50%
50%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26734
 
 

53%
47%
Freedom High
n = 62
 
 

55%
45%

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

49%
51%
Burke County Schools
n = 785
 
 

36%
64%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26659
 
 

46%
54%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

48%
52%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Burke County Schools
n = 792
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26654
 
 

50%
50%
Freedom High
n = 64
 
 

50%
50%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Burke County Schools
n = 790
 
 

38%
62%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26651
 
 

51%
49%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

27%
73%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Burke County Schools
n = 789
 
 

25%
75%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26573
 
 

37%
63%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

29%
71%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Burke County Schools
n = 792
 
 

33%
67%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26559
 
 

40%
60%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

21%
79%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Burke County Schools
n = 798
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina High Schools
n = 26694
 
 

47%
53%
Freedom High
n = 63
 
 

38%
62%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Burke County Schools
n = 790
 
 

23%
77%