Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Catawba County Schools (97.88% responded)
North Carolina Elementary Schools (93.45% responded)
Balls Creek Elementary (100.00% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina
n = 107649 / dk = 1110
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
42%
18%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1142 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
42%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49934 / dk = 519
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
43%
17%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
49%
17%

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

6%
19%
51%
24%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1139 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
44%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49867 / dk = 457
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
52%
22%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
61%
22%

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

8%
23%
49%
20%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1134 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
51%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49655 / dk = 569
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
50%
19%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4%
70%
24%

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

9%
26%
47%
18%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1130 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

13%
32%
42%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49252 / dk = 1040
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
57%
22%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1118 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

16%
29%
42%
12%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48431 / dk = 1790
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
47%
15%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
62%
20%

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

6%
23%
51%
20%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1130 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
52%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49369 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
16%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
13%
58%
27%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1117 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
51%
16%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49160 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
54%
23%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
61%
30%

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
Catawba County Schools
n = 996
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
33%
25%
21%
3
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44030
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
23%
36%
26%
10%
2
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

16%
35%
33%
12%
5%

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Catawba County Schools
n = 998
 
 
 
 
 

17%
48%
25%
9%
2
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44055
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
42%
13%
3
0
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
49%
12%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Catawba County Schools
n = 998
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
31%
37%
20%
8%
2
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43615
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
30%
17%
10%
2
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
16%
23%
12%

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

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Catawba County Schools
n = 1001
 
 
 
 
 

2
37%
51%
9%
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43964
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
49%
8%
1
0
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 

26%
70%
5%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Catawba County Schools
n = 1006
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
35%
10%
4%
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44054
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
47%
33%
10%
3
1
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
40%
7%
5%

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

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Catawba County Schools
n = 1003
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
54%
38%
6%
0
0
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44174
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
8%
2
0
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 41
 
 
 

56%
41%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Catawba County Schools
n = 1004
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
57%
30%
6%
2
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44157
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
47%
31%
11%
4%
2
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

2
67%
24%
5%
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Catawba County Schools
n = 986
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
54%
29%
5%
1
0
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43104
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
29%
5%
1
1
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 40
 
 
 
 

5%
75%
17%
2

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

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1002
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
31%
12%
6%
6%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44036
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
32%
13%
6%
4
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
43%
38%
7%
7%
2

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Catawba County Schools
n = 1000
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
35%
43%
14%
3
1
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44152
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
43%
13%
4
1
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
38%
10%
7%
2

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Catawba County Schools
n = 997
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
40%
37%
12%
4%
3
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44097
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
42%
14%
5%
3
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 

40%
29%
7%
19%
5%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1008
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
3
15%
26%
29%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44294
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
18%
24%
28%
23%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

2
30%
30%
21%
16%

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1139 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
55%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49727 / dk = 684
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
52%
25%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

11%
51%
38%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1134 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49573 / dk = 634
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
30%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
52%
46%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1140 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
50%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 50024 / dk = 326
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
49%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
54%
41%

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

2
6%
53%
40%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1141 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
4
58%
37%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 50018 / dk = 312
 
 
 
 

2
5%
55%
38%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 

48%
52%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1132 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
52%
27%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49990 / dk = 310
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

9%
46%
46%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1131 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49750 / dk = 540
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
2
69%
27%

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

5%
14%
46%
35%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1129 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
45%
39%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49764 / dk = 599
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
46%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
4%
49%
44%

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

3
9%
54%
35%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1124 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
10%
52%
36%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49830 / dk = 461
 
 
 
 

2
8%
55%
35%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
47%
51%

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

3
10%
54%
34%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1126 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49714 / dk = 503
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

9%
35%
57%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1135 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49674 / dk = 434
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
51%
47%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1136
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
17%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49364
 
 
 
 

11%
49%
25%
15%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

70%
20%
11%

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1080 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
59%
17%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47818 / dk = 2595
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
54%
17%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
67%
27%

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

2
9%
60%
29%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1127 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49270 / dk = 1035
 
 
 
 

2
7%
60%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

40%
60%

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

2
9%
54%
35%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1131 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
39%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49865 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

1
7%
52%
40%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45
 
 

36%
64%

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

1
4%
59%
36%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1128 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

0
3
58%
38%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49572 / dk = 842
 
 
 
 

0
2
55%
43%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

47%
53%

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

2
12%
55%
31%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1122 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

1
9%
56%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49220 / dk = 1114
 
 
 
 

1
9%
54%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

40%
60%

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

6%
23%
56%
16%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1118 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

3
23%
60%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49288 / dk = 1032
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
55%
18%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1102 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

1
11%
65%
22%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48336 / dk = 1987
 
 
 
 

2
11%
62%
25%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 

52%
48%

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

3
12%
58%
27%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1113 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

1
8%
60%
31%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48605 / dk = 1738
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 

37%
63%

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1147 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
12%
60%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 50203 / dk = 208
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
55%
43%

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

9%
26%
54%
11%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1140 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
63%
9%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 50124 / dk = 211
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
58%
13%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

4%
77%
19%

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

4%
15%
55%
26%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1140 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
14%
59%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 50028 / dk = 332
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

53%
47%

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

10%
21%
46%
23%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1132 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
45%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49578 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

4%
37%
59%

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

7%
15%
50%
28%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1134 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
51%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49637 / dk = 724
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
51%
30%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
32%
66%

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

4
19%
54%
23%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1127 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
20%
54%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49624 / dk = 703
 
 
 
 

2
12%
58%
29%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

2
50%
48%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1136 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
5%
60%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49955 / dk = 384
 
 
 
 

2
6%
55%
37%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 

41%
59%

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1140 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
13%
59%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49808 / dk = 602
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
55%
43%

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

4
12%
54%
31%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1143 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
14%
56%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49705 / dk = 609
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

4%
51%
45%

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

4
13%
55%
28%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1134 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
14%
58%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49251 / dk = 1024
 
 
 
 

3
13%
55%
28%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

4%
50%
46%

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

2
6%
54%
37%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1137 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
6%
57%
36%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49696 / dk = 674
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
39%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

53%
47%

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

5%
18%
53%
24%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1119 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
56%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48546 / dk = 1813
 
 
 
 

4
16%
54%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
54%
43%

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

4
13%
56%
27%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1130 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

3
13%
60%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49328 / dk = 1007
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

2
48%
50%

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

2
10%
56%
31%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1128 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
9%
59%
30%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49650 / dk = 698
 
 
 
 

2
9%
56%
33%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

7%
48%
46%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1082 / dk = 67
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
39%
32%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46883 / dk = 3529
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
37%
34%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

20%
42%
38%

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

3
11%
33%
53%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1106 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

2
12%
37%
49%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47575 / dk = 2675
 
 
 
 

3
14%
37%
46%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

9%
36%
55%

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

6%
17%
36%
41%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1095 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
37%
43%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46648 / dk = 3480
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
38%
34%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
44%
38%

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

14%
31%
38%
17%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1071 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

15%
35%
38%
12%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46494 / dk = 3829
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
38%
16%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
22%
59%
17%

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

11%
27%
39%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1111 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
40%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48290 / dk = 2069
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
42%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

13%
34%
53%

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

29%
34%
27%
10%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1061 / dk = 87
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
30%
10%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45311 / dk = 5050
 
 
 
 

25%
33%
30%
12%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
44%
36%
13%

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

25%
32%
29%
14%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1055 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

21%
34%
32%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45139 / dk = 5223
 
 
 
 

21%
32%
32%
15%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
44%
23%

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

5%
17%
40%
38%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1110 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
17%
44%
36%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48409 / dk = 1933
 
 
 
 

4
16%
40%
41%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 

7%
36%
58%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1105 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
59%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48223 / dk = 2223
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
57%
16%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

13%
2
57%
28%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 953 / dk = 197
 
 

86%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 40036 / dk = 10444
 
 

80%
20%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 

98%
2

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1140 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
49%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49827 / dk = 505
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
49%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

4%
4%
45%
47%

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

8%
19%
48%
25%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1123 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
47%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49201 / dk = 1097
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
47%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
7%
46%
43%

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

5%
15%
50%
30%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1119 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
49%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49114 / dk = 1217
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
50%
31%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
4%
45%
49%

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

2
5%
50%
43%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1138 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

2
4%
50%
44%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49932 / dk = 422
 
 
 
 

1
4
48%
47%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
40%
57%

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

1
4%
50%
44%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1119 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

1
3
55%
41%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49430 / dk = 941
 
 
 
 

1
3
46%
50%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
36%
62%

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

3
8%
55%
34%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1105 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

2
10%
55%
33%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47935 / dk = 2432
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
2
45%
51%

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

3
11%
54%
32%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1118 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
31%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48728 / dk = 1613
 
 
 
 

3
9%
53%
35%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
2
43%
53%

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

4
12%
55%
30%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1110 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

3
14%
54%
29%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48745 / dk = 1584
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
33%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

9%
49%
43%

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

4
9%
54%
33%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1088 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47698 / dk = 2605
 
 
 
 

3
8%
53%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
4%
45%
49%

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

3
12%
55%
29%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1074 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

2
11%
58%
28%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47239 / dk = 3068
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
32%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 
 

2
2
50%
46%

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

4
10%
51%
35%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1129 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
50%
34%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49521 / dk = 809
 
 
 
 

4
10%
50%
36%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
2
38%
57%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1074 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
59%
19%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45767 / dk = 4595
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
60%
22%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

2
62%
36%

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

3
11%
62%
24%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1117 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

2
12%
64%
23%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47850 / dk = 2430
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

4%
53%
43%

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

5%
16%
58%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1113 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

4
16%
61%
20%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47686 / dk = 2610
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
58%
22%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
49%
49%

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

4
13%
61%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1097 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4
12%
66%
18%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47549 / dk = 2776
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
23%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
61%
37%

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

3
10%
63%
23%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1087 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

2
10%
67%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 46956 / dk = 3310
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
24%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

6%
51%
43%

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

3
9%
64%
24%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1087 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

1
6%
67%
25%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47258 / dk = 3046
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 

51%
49%

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

7%
16%
54%
23%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1114 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
56%
22%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48554 / dk = 1796
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
56%
24%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 
 

2
52%
46%

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

3
9%
63%
25%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1106 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48292 / dk = 2054
 
 
 
 

2
8%
63%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
49%
49%

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

5%
12%
58%
25%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1001 / dk = 149
 
 
 
 

3
8%
65%
24%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44593 / dk = 5687
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
59%
25%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43 / dk = 3
 
 

58%
42%

 

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1112 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

4
20%
61%
15%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48596 / dk = 1791
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
20%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

9%
66%
26%

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

4
17%
60%
19%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1128 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
59%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49235 / dk = 1106
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
66%
32%

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

3
13%
62%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 992 / dk = 156
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
65%
15%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44768 / dk = 5537
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
23%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
61%
33%

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

2
7%
65%
25%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1040 / dk = 105
 
 
 
 

2
9%
68%
21%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 44966 / dk = 5323
 
 
 
 

2
6%
66%
26%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
57%
40%

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

8%
25%
50%
17%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1091 / dk = 57
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
45%
10%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47317 / dk = 3032
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
51%
17%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
23%
53%
21%

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

6%
17%
57%
20%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1111 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
59%
13%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48587 / dk = 1733
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

6%
66%
28%

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

5%
21%
56%
19%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1120 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
57%
18%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48638 / dk = 1692
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
56%
18%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

11%
57%
32%

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

1
5%
63%
31%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1123 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

1
4
69%
26%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 49217 / dk = 1080
 
 
 
 

1
4
63%
32%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 46
 
 

50%
50%

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

5%
21%
57%
18%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1093 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
57%
12%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 47223 / dk = 3056
 
 
 
 

3
20%
59%
18%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

9%
62%
30%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1113 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
60%
14%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48423 / dk = 1854
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
21%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

6%
62%
32%

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

7%
28%
50%
15%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1073 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
50%
11%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 45654 / dk = 4626
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
52%
16%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

11%
57%
32%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1114 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

4
14%
68%
15%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48536 / dk = 1714
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
22%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
64%
34%

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

3
10%
64%
22%
Catawba County Schools
n = 1112 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

3
12%
68%
17%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 48794 / dk = 1440
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 47
 
 
 

2
62%
36%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 991
 
 

37%
63%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43564
 
 

36%
64%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

26%
74%

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

26%
74%
Catawba County Schools
n = 989
 
 

18%
82%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43364
 
 

23%
77%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

12%
88%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Catawba County Schools
n = 990
 
 

26%
74%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43368
 
 

28%
72%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

19%
81%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Catawba County Schools
n = 993
 
 

48%
52%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43487
 
 

52%
48%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

33%
67%

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

55%
45%
Catawba County Schools
n = 992
 
 

45%
55%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43527
 
 

56%
44%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

33%
67%

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

49%
51%
Catawba County Schools
n = 988
 
 

38%
62%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43368
 
 

49%
51%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

30%
70%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Catawba County Schools
n = 991
 
 

43%
57%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43405
 
 

48%
52%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

30%
70%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Catawba County Schools
n = 990
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43401
 
 

52%
48%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

49%
51%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Catawba County Schools
n = 990
 
 

26%
74%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43201
 
 

30%
70%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

14%
86%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Catawba County Schools
n = 983
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43307
 
 

44%
56%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

28%
72%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Catawba County Schools
n = 998
 
 

54%
46%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43548
 
 

52%
48%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

40%
60%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Catawba County Schools
n = 989
 
 

23%
77%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43352
 
 

29%
71%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

16%
84%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Catawba County Schools
n = 987
 
 

21%
79%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43095
 
 

17%
83%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

9%
91%

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%
Catawba County Schools
n = 995
 
 

58%
42%
North Carolina Elementary Schools
n = 43580
 
 

68%
32%
Balls Creek Elementary
n = 43
 
 

72%
28%

b. North Carolina Standard Course of Study