Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Caldwell County Schools (97.35% responded)
North Carolina Middle Schools (89.75% responded)
Granite Falls Middle (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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 944 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
48%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24779 / dk = 248
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
40%
17%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
50%
5%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 948 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
51%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24741 / dk = 212
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
51%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 

2
55%
43%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 940 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
45%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24653 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
48%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
45%
24%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 931 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
49%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24521 / dk = 430
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
57%
27%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
45%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24077 / dk = 840
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
8%
67%
21%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 937 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
49%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24486 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
29%
50%
19%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 931 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
51%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24348 / dk = 545
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

12%
7%
64%
17%

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
Caldwell County Schools
n = 825
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
12%
31%
30%
24%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21883
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
15%
34%
30%
18%
2
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
42%
29%
24%

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Caldwell County Schools
n = 822
 
 
 
 
 

8%
48%
33%
9%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21852
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
41%
12%
3
0
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
55%
8%
8%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Caldwell County Schools
n = 825
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
36%
40%
13%
6%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21707
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
35%
16%
7%
2
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 

39%
45%
8%
8%

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Caldwell County Schools
n = 822
 
 
 
 
 

1
49%
41%
8%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21784
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
40%
48%
9%
1
0
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 
 
 

30%
57%
11%
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Caldwell County Schools
n = 823
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
49%
34%
9%
4
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21852
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
51%
30%
9%
3
1
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 
 
 
 

5%
57%
30%
5%
3

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Caldwell County Schools
n = 827
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
51%
40%
6%
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21919
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
47%
41%
9%
2
1
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 

53%
39%
5%
3

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Caldwell County Schools
n = 828
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
55%
28%
10%
2
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21909
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
34%
11%
4%
2
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 

82%
8%
8%
3

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Caldwell County Schools
n = 812
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
63%
21%
3
1
0
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21393
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
6%
2
0
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 

5%
79%
16%

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 826
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
31%
13%
8%
7%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21863
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
29%
13%
6%
4%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 
 

50%
29%
5%
5%
11%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Caldwell County Schools
n = 828
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
33%
44%
14%
4
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21887
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
40%
40%
11%
3
1
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 

50%
37%
11%
3

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Caldwell County Schools
n = 825
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
36%
40%
13%
5%
3
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21849
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
39%
12%
4
2
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 
 
 
 

46%
38%
11%
3
3

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 827
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
8%
21%
26%
26%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22011
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
21%
25%
26%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38
 
 
 
 
 

3
24%
24%
24%
26%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 948 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24658 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
24%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
24%
50%
24%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 945 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
16%
56%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24636 / dk = 300
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 

17%
52%
31%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 946 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
50%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24824 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
47%
35%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
41%
44%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 949 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24793 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

2
5%
51%
42%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
37%
60%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 941 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
52%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24726 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
48%
34%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

5%
51%
44%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 943 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
15%
56%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24604 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
54%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
45%
47%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 940 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4
12%
45%
40%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24664 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
45%
37%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
51%
34%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 946 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24624 / dk = 272
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
46%
41%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 937 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
11%
50%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24595 / dk = 277
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
34%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
62%
20%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 944 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
50%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24582 / dk = 242
 
 
 
 

4
12%
52%
32%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
51%
39%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 934
 
 
 
 

18%
51%
16%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24487
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
22%
25%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41
 
 
 
 

5%
68%
15%
12%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 899 / dk = 53
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
55%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23386 / dk = 1612
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
52%
17%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
72%
20%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 938 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24317 / dk = 625
 
 
 
 

2
10%
61%
28%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
66%
32%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 931 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

2
10%
53%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24541 / dk = 433
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
61%
37%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 937 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

1
3
58%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24504 / dk = 489
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
34%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
61%
37%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
13%
52%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24175 / dk = 784
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
28%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
62%
35%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

7%
29%
52%
13%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24325 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
56%
14%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
68%
12%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 916 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

2
12%
64%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23561 / dk = 1391
 
 
 
 

4
16%
62%
19%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
5%
82%
11%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 936 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23770 / dk = 1182
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
5%
65%
27%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 948 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
54%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24887 / dk = 115
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
55%
25%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41
 
 
 

5%
54%
41%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 950 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
54%
14%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24884 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
52%
9%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 940 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
52%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24766 / dk = 201
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
24%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

10%
47%
42%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 938 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

13%
20%
42%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24643 / dk = 355
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
44%
22%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
5%
57%
30%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 932 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
46%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24666 / dk = 305
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
50%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
38%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 940 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

4
21%
53%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24543 / dk = 410
 
 
 
 

4
21%
55%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

20%
54%
27%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 942 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
10%
51%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24696 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
56%
41%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 941 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24625 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

4
12%
57%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
47%
45%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 943 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
12%
52%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24672 / dk = 285
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
37%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 941 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
14%
53%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24409 / dk = 512
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
28%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
5%
54%
38%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 943 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
4%
53%
42%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24541 / dk = 427
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
42%
52%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 924 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4
15%
51%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23959 / dk = 1009
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
3
54%
38%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 939 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24444 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
52%
40%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 940 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
10%
53%
35%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24526 / dk = 428
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
42%
52%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 890 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

2
16%
38%
44%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23321 / dk = 1680
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
35%
40%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
8%
28%
62%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 913 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

2
8%
30%
60%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23892 / dk = 1031
 
 
 
 

3
10%
32%
55%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
21%
74%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 894 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
34%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23729 / dk = 1103
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
35%
44%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
13%
42%
37%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 891 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
39%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23100 / dk = 1864
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
37%
17%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
44%
23%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 924 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
41%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24009 / dk = 953
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
39%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
52%
35%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 873 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

20%
37%
30%
13%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22398 / dk = 2582
 
 
 
 

31%
34%
26%
9%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
35%
16%

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 883 / dk = 70
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
38%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22266 / dk = 2684
 
 
 
 

27%
33%
28%
12%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
42%
32%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 938 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
13%
35%
50%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23840 / dk = 1121
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
39%
37%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
2
37%
55%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 926 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
53%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23846 / dk = 1186
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
15%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
5%
62%
27%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 875 / dk = 79
 
 

94%
6%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19151 / dk = 5895
 
 

79%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 

100%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 941 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
48%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24634 / dk = 329
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
50%
23%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
63%
24%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 938 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
48%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24342 / dk = 586
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
49%
24%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
66%
27%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 937 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
45%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24268 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
50%
28%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
66%
29%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 947 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
6%
49%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24713 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

2
5%
51%
42%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
50%
47%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 939 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
4
50%
46%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24301 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

1
4%
52%
43%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
50%
47%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

2
6%
56%
35%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23629 / dk = 1365
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
73%
24%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 925 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

3
8%
56%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24111 / dk = 855
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
61%
34%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 921 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
12%
52%
33%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23949 / dk = 1028
 
 
 
 

4
14%
55%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
5%
62%
30%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 913 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
7%
54%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23502 / dk = 1444
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
57%
40%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 920 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

3
10%
52%
35%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22908 / dk = 2022
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
27%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
59%
37%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 943 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
8%
49%
40%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24474 / dk = 466
 
 
 
 

4
10%
51%
35%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
49%
46%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 896 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
54%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22542 / dk = 2440
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
3
56%
38%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 930 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
11%
59%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23534 / dk = 1391
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
62%
32%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 928 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

4
13%
57%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23571 / dk = 1375
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
22%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
10%
59%
28%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 924 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

2
12%
61%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23445 / dk = 1511
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
5%
69%
23%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 911 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

2
9%
63%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23088 / dk = 1816
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
62%
32%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 903 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

2
9%
61%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22964 / dk = 1975
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
3
64%
31%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 936 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

8%
15%
50%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24004 / dk = 943
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
52%
23%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
62%
30%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 931 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

2
7%
63%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23746 / dk = 1184
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
25%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
65%
30%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 839 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21953 / dk = 2970
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 35 / dk = 6
 
 
 

3
69%
29%

 

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 915 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
60%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23978 / dk = 984
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
82%
13%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 937 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
61%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24330 / dk = 627
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
19%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
72%
15%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 826 / dk = 125
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21493 / dk = 3443
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 38 / dk = 3
 
 
 

8%
79%
13%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 871 / dk = 79
 
 
 
 

2
6%
64%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21511 / dk = 3415
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
65%
32%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 899 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
52%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23280 / dk = 1668
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
50%
17%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
30%
60%
7%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 920 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
56%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23885 / dk = 1050
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
19%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
7%
70%
20%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 917 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

4
26%
52%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24080 / dk = 863
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
57%
19%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
67%
17%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 928 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

1
5%
65%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24302 / dk = 634
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
67%
30%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 896 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
55%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23242 / dk = 1650
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
56%
17%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
65%
17%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 922 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

3
20%
57%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23891 / dk = 1004
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 39 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
3
69%
26%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 882 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
49%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22590 / dk = 2320
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
15%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
20%
67%
10%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

4
15%
60%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23925 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

4
13%
63%
20%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
77%
17%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 923 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24023 / dk = 865
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
22%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
5%
67%
25%

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%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 814
 
 

36%
64%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21663
 
 

43%
57%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

54%
46%

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

26%
74%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 808
 
 

23%
77%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21517
 
 

28%
72%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

38%
62%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 802
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21490
 
 

34%
66%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

27%
73%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 809
 
 

52%
48%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21568
 
 

57%
43%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 36
 
 

67%
33%

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

55%
45%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 804
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21550
 
 

56%
44%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

41%
59%

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

49%
51%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 809
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21505
 
 

51%
49%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

51%
49%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 801
 
 

41%
59%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21518
 
 

52%
48%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

35%
65%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 805
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21519
 
 

54%
46%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

51%
49%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 801
 
 

28%
72%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21419
 
 

34%
66%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

27%
73%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 815
 
 

37%
63%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21469
 
 

41%
59%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

51%
49%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 810
 
 

53%
47%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21566
 
 

49%
51%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

57%
43%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 805
 
 

27%
73%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21508
 
 

33%
67%
Granite Falls Middle
n = 37
 
 

30%
70%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Caldwell County Schools
n = 804
 
 

25%
75%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21390