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Report for NC TWC 2014

North Carolina Public Schools 88.63% responded


Cleveland County Schools 96.49% responded
NC Elementary Schools 91.71% responded
Washington Math & Science Immersion School 96.00% 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

a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the
needs of all students.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92290 / dk=641
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1147 / dk=8

10%

29%

43%

21%

48%

17%

27%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43271 / dk=321

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

29%

13%

45%

30%

17%

43%

13%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92220 / dk=536
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=9

6%

21%

15%

51%

22%

50%

31%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43303 / dk=234

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

21%

9%

23%

52%

36%

21%

32%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91993 / dk=605
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1140 / dk=9

8%

25%

18%

49%

52%

18%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43161 / dk=293
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

7%

24%

17%

50%

61%

19%

17%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91442 / dk=1246

10%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1135 / dk=18

27%

7%

48%

19%

15%

51%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42812 / dk=672

12%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

31%

45%

22%

61%

12%

17%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required
to do.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90335 / dk=2344

14%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1123 / dk=29

29%

9%

44%

24%

50%

13%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42327 / dk=1158

16%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

9%

31%

42%

13%

61%

11%

17%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91564 / dk=1035
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1137 / dk=10

7%

27%

50%

20%

16%

55%

22%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42981 / dk=475

8%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

9%

31%

48%

26%

13%

61%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating
students.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91228 / dk=1430
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1137 / dk=14

8%

21%

14%

52%

56%

19%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42842 / dk=631
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

7%

18%

25%

55%

58%

20%

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 5 hours but


less than or equal to 10
hours

More than 10 hours

More than 3 hours but


less than or equal to 5
hours

a. Individual planning time


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82540
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1008

18%

34%

15%

25%

34%

17%

27%

20%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38859
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

24%

35%

24%

24%

29%

10%

33%

10%

b. Collaborative planning time


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82449

9%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1001

8%

40%

39%

45%

11%

35%

20

10%

20

NC Elementary Schools
n=38845
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

7%

10%

37%

24%

41%

14%

12%

48%

20

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82027
Cleveland County
Schools
n=997

8%

6%

37%

33%

43%

14%

35%

6% 1

12%

3 1

NC Elementary Schools
n=38588

10%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

10%

35%

33%

31%

38%

15%

8%

19%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=81461

Cleveland County
Schools
n=996

41%

47%

52%

8%

20

10

9%

20

40%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38318

39%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

50%

33%

62%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=81550

Cleveland County
Schools
n=991

44%

36%

47%

11%

36%

10%

31

NC Elementary Schools
n=38338

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

40%

38%

57%

12%

19%

14%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82293

Cleveland County
Schools
n=998

46%

42%

54%

8%

39%

21

6%10

NC Elementary Schools
n=38730
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

47%

42%

67%

8%

24%

20

g. Addressing student discipline issues


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82640

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1008

54%

29%

64%

9%

26%

3 1

5% 10

NC Elementary Schools
n=38899

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

54%

28%

62%

9%

29%

3 2

h. Professional development
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=81681

10%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=994

10%

55%

29%

62%

21

24%

2 01

NC Elementary Schools
n=38403

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

55%

29%

62%

29%

11

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82209

7%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=998

31%

33%

6%

32%

33%

7%

31%

34%

15%

8%

15%

5%

8%

7%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38714
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

16%

43%

38%

7%

10%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82590

30%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1007

33%

44%

43%

15%

17%

6%

24%

14%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38895

26%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

24%

44%

48%

k. Utilizing results of assessments


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82393
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1001

34%

41%

13%

36%

42%

12%

6% 1

NC Elementary Schools
n=38813
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

30%

24%

43%

57%

15%

5%

19%

Q2.4 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on schoolrelated activities outside of the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on
weekends)?
None

Less than or equal to 1


hour

More than 5 hours but


less than or equal to 10
hours

More than 10 hours

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=82772

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1004

16%

More than 1 hour but less


than or equal to 3 hours

22%

19%

More than 3 hours but


less than or equal to 5
hours

27%

23%

28%

28%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38974
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

15%

1 5

14%

22%

24%

29%

29%

52%

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

a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91958 / dk=832
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=9

7%

20%

51%

15%

23%

51%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43192 / dk=338

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

18%

52%

12%

42%

25%

46%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers,


printers, software and internet access.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92309 / dk=330
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1142 / dk=1

5%

16%

48%

11%

46%

31%

40%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43345 / dk=127

15%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

8%

49%

42%

32%

46%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes


and email.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92371 / dk=308

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1149 / dk=3

1 4

7%

54%

47%

37%

48%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43376 / dk=114
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

6%

55%

54%

37%

42%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy
machines, paper, pens, etc.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92223 / dk=351
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1148 / dk=5

14%

51%

8%

30%

47%

42%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43329 / dk=123

14%

51%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

30%

62%

37%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91790 / dk=874
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=6

13%

57%

8%

26%

53%

37%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43183 / dk=303

12%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

57%

8%

28%

50%

42%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92140 / dk=739
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=8

11%

47%

43%

1 4

39%

52%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43249 / dk=340

10%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

47%

50%

40%

42%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91710 / dk=658
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1140 / dk=8

9%

5%

54%

48%

35%

46%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43089 / dk=271
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

7%

55%

54%

36%

46%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and


learning.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91735 / dk=676
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1136 / dk=6

9%

54%

35%

49%

1 4

46%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43096 / dk=288
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

6%

53%

39%

33%

58%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support
instructional practices.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92212 / dk=526
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1147 / dk=5

6%

17%

51%

12%

51%

25%

35%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43292 / dk=218
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

15%

8%

53%

46%

27%

42%

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

a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87298 / dk=5259
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1090 / dk=58

5%

22%

55%

18%

18%

65%

15%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41459 / dk=1968

21%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

56%

22%

18%

65%

13%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90333 / dk=2092
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1132 / dk=13

8%

62%

5%

28%

62%

33%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42694 / dk=683

7%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

61%

9%

31%

64%

27%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91058 / dk=1436

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1129 / dk=15

8%

54%

51%

36%

43%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43086 / dk=339
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

6%

51%

50%

41%

50%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91017 / dk=1544

0 4

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1136 / dk=8

01

54%

44%

02

54%

44%

59%

37%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42901 / dk=553
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

54%

46%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89755 / dk=2816

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1118 / dk=27

8%

8%

12%

56%

30%

54%

38%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42544 / dk=892

54%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

36%

61%

39%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90303 / dk=1953
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1120 / dk=23

5%

22%

57%

18%

16%

62%

17%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42616 / dk=695

20%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

56%

21%

58%

19%

21%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88051 / dk=4484
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1102 / dk=42

14%

10%

63%

66%

20%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41808 / dk=1631
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

12%

25%

63%

23%

50%

25%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88762 / dk=3757
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1121 / dk=24

12%

9%

59%

62%

26%

28%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42006 / dk=1419
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

10%

21%

59%

29%

54%

25%

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

a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92238 / dk=347
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1143 / dk=2

11%

56%

10%

30%

53%

35%

56%

34%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43356 / dk=113

7%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

75%

21%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=92185 / dk=299
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=0

7%

22%

57%

19%

14%

62%

16%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43333 / dk=103

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

16%

61%

8%

18%

79%

8%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91675 / dk=524
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1139 / dk=1

13%

12%

56%

51%

29%

35%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43093 / dk=206
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

9%

17%

55%

33%

62%

21%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91367 / dk=1174

8%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1139 / dk=7

20%

6%

47%

15%

25%

49%

30%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42895 / dk=559

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

16%

49%

29%

65%

30%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91417 / dk=1005
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1141 / dk=5

5%

13%

51%

10%

47%

31%

39%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42931 / dk=472

11%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

51%

33%

62%

37%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91414 / dk=1125

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1136 / dk=9

17%

56%

16%

25%

54%

28%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43083 / dk=366

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

58%

8%

32%

71%

21%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91891 / dk=642

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1144 / dk=1

1 3

5%

55%

51%

38%

46%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43222 / dk=206
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

1 4

53%

42%

54%

42%

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

a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91305 / dk=960
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1141 / dk=8

14%

56%

9%

26%

56%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42931 / dk=373

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=0

13%

55%

52%

28%

43%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91161 / dk=801
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1136 / dk=8

13%

54%

7%

54%

29%

36%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42847 / dk=351

14%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=0

52%

57%

30%

43%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90586 / dk=1457
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1134 / dk=12

15%

55%

9%

56%

26%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42590 / dk=615
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

15%

54%

59%

27%

41%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91017 / dk=1053

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1132 / dk=13

5%

6%

55%

38%

51%

43%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42834 / dk=398

54%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

40%

36%

64%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88960 / dk=3048
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1118 / dk=23

18%

53%

12%

24%

54%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41988 / dk=1195

16%

54%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

26%

64%

36%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90131 / dk=2050
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1134 / dk=12

14%

57%

8%

26%

56%

34%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42466 / dk=806

12%

57%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

29%

59%

41%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90860 / dk=1257

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1142 / dk=4

10%

57%

6%

31%

56%

37%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42792 / dk=459
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=0

9%

56%

48%

34%

52%

Q6.2 Teachers have an appropriate role at your school in each of the


following areas..
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly agree

a. Selecting instructional materials and resources


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88312 / dk=4314
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1113 / dk=35

15%

57%

6%

24%

58%

34%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41495 / dk=1979

16%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

57%

8%

24%

58%

33%

b. Devising teaching techniques


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89829 / dk=2471
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1125 / dk=21

9%

61%

28%

57%

1 3

39%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42061 / dk=1279

11%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

61%

26%

62%

33%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88825 / dk=3273
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1104 / dk=36

17%

7%

58%

60%

22%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41316 / dk=1952

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

21%

9%

57%

50%

18%

36%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=86331 / dk=5882
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1063 / dk=79

7%

28%

52%

20%

13%

59%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=40738 / dk=2573

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

28%

53%

18%

14%

55%

23%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89350 / dk=3164
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1111 / dk=36

5%

21%

15%

15%

57%

16%

57%

25%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42137 / dk=1307
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

62%

8%

19%

67%

25%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=83600 / dk=8815
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1024 / dk=120

13%

31%

11%

45%

32%

45%

11%

12%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39643 / dk=3734
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=3

10%

28%

14%

49%

24%

48%

13%

14%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=82205 / dk=10308
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1021 / dk=127

11%

10%

29%

27%

47%

45%

13%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38900 / dk=4542
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=3

9%

14%

26%

14%

51%

57%

15%

14%

h. School improvement planning


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89504 / dk=2936
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1131 / dk=17

8%

62%

27%

59%

1 3

36%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42284 / dk=1110
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

6%

62%

29%

61%

35%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=89285 / dk=3648

9%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1132 / dk=23

9%

Agree

Strongly agree

21%

56%

13%

14%

59%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42083 / dk=1517

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

8%

19%

57%

8%

16%

58%

25%

Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected.


Strongly disagree
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=76802 / dk=15696
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1055 / dk=96

Disagree

8%

6%

Agree

16%

7%

Strongly agree

51%

46%

25%

41%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36850 / dk=6571
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=20 / dk=4

7%

5%

16%

51%

55%

25%

40%

School Leadership
Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following
statements about school leadership in your school.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly agree

a. The faculty and staff have a shared vision.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90736 / dk=2097
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1140 / dk=16

13%

61%

9%

23%

60%

29%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42801 / dk=773
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

10%

61%

26%

70%

26%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91543 / dk=1029
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1148 / dk=7

7%

20%

50%

15%

23%

52%

29%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43045 / dk=414

6%

20%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

49%

61%

25%

39%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90825 / dk=1827
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1134 / dk=14

8%

20%

49%

15%

51%

23%

31%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42695 / dk=813

7%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

8%

21%

48%

58%

24%

33%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90430 / dk=2297
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1141 / dk=9

15%

52%

12%

27%

50%

36%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42567 / dk=948

14%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

52%

50%

29%

50%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91886 / dk=782

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1145 / dk=5

1 3

53%

41%

49%

47%

NC Elementary Schools
n=43229 / dk=275

50%

1 4

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

45%

52%

48%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90405 / dk=2287

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1131 / dk=19

13

55%

39%

50%

47%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42907 / dk=625

51%

1 3

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

45%

65%

35%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88272 / dk=4591
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1125 / dk=30

10%

58%

7%

53%

29%

38%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41694 / dk=1902
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

9%

56%

61%

32%

39%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89544 / dk=3030
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1120 / dk=28

11%

57%

8%

28%

54%

36%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42245 / dk=1217

10%

56%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

31%

59%

41%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87377 / dk=5282
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1098 / dk=52

12%

56%

10%

28%

51%

37%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41312 / dk=2191

10%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=3

55%

31%

57%

43%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=86075 / dk=6448
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1114 / dk=31

13%

6%

59%

25%

58%

35%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41145 / dk=2310

10%

60%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

28%

65%

35%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90962 / dk=1558

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1142 / dk=10

11%

8%

54%

31%

50%

39%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42787 / dk=626
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

11%

25%

53%

32%

75%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher


concerns about:
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly agree

a. Leadership issues
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=85298 / dk=7315
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1089 / dk=61

14%

62%

10%

63%

19%

24%

NC Elementary Schools
n=40352 / dk=3129

13%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

63%

73%

21%

27%

b. Facilities and resources


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88076 / dk=4431
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1113 / dk=34

10%

6%

65%

22%

63%

30%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41679 / dk=1766

8%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=2

66%

23%

67%

29%

c. The use of time in my school


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87968 / dk=4514
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1123 / dk=26

16%

9%

60%

61%

20%

27%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41533 / dk=1890
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

15%

59%

77%

21%

23%

d. Professional development
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87639 / dk=4859
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1109 / dk=41

13%

63%

9%

65%

20%

25%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41341 / dk=2095

12%

64%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

22%

77%

23%

e. Teacher leadership
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=86578 / dk=5774
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1109 / dk=40

11%

65%

7%

64%

21%

28%

NC Elementary Schools
n=40970 / dk=2375

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

66%

22%

70%

26%

f. Community support and involvement


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=86280 / dk=6120
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1104 / dk=44

9%

67%

22%

65%

29%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41096 / dk=2285

7%

67%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=2

24%

67%

33%

g. Managing student conduct


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89030 / dk=3463
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1127 / dk=18

5%

15%

10%

59%

57%

21%

30%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41916 / dk=1506

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=0

13%

61%

70%

23%

26%

h. Instructional practices and support


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88609 / dk=3850
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1120 / dk=25

9%

65%

64%

23%

31%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41892 / dk=1519

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

8%

65%

65%

24%

30%

i. New teacher support


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=83075 / dk=9255
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1063 / dk=82

12%

61%

6%

64%

23%

28%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39072 / dk=4284

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

11%

62%

61%

23%

35%

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

a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89501 / dk=3183
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1128 / dk=27

18%

61%

11%

62%

17%

24%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42137 / dk=1384

15%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

63%

73%

19%

27%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90781 / dk=1826

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1131 / dk=23

19%

60%

15%

60%

17%

22%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42769 / dk=745

18%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

62%

74%

18%

26%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=81547 / dk=11172

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1013 / dk=140

14%

64%

10%

64%

19%

25%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39394 / dk=4166
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

12%

64%

73%

22%

27%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the schools improvement plan.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=81796 / dk=10376

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1044 / dk=98

7%

66%

6%

68%

8%

68%

22%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39414 / dk=3903
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=20 / dk=3

24%

75%

25%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87134 / dk=5483
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1085 / dk=68

7%

26%

52%

19%

15%

57%

21%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41220 / dk=2298

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=3

26%

52%

16%

71%

24%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89364 / dk=3229
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1117 / dk=38

5%

19%

58%

13%

60%

17%

25%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42222 / dk=1257

14%

64%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

20%

67%

33%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90275 / dk=2347
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1135 / dk=17

22%

13%

57%

58%

16%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42488 / dk=1029

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

22%

8%

57%

62%

17%

25%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90687 / dk=1901

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1127 / dk=22

1 4

6%

67%

26%

64%

31%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42732 / dk=757

66%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

28%

62%

37%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87043 / dk=5368
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1070 / dk=80

23%

58%

17%

15%

60%

20%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41074 / dk=2348

20%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

60%

17%

77%

18%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with


colleagues to refine teaching practices.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89243 / dk=3027
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1111 / dk=33

17%

62%

12%

17%

63%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42045 / dk=1291
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

16%

63%

19%

64%

32%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=84643 / dk=7594
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1050 / dk=93

6%

30%

51%

24%

53%

13%

20%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39879 / dk=3452
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

28%

9%

53%

68%

15%

23%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional


strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88947 / dk=3103
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1108 / dk=36

13%

65%

9%

18%

64%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42062 / dk=1212

11%

67%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

20%

67%

33%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=89075 / dk=2657
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1108 / dk=33

11%

66%

7%

20%

65%

27%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42103 / dk=1005

9%

68%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

22%

67%

33%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional
development to teach your students more effectively?
Yes

No

a. Your content area


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=80048

37%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=975

63%

39%

61%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37578
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

33%

29%

67%

71%

b. Common core and essential standards


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=80494

52%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=979

48%

55%

45%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37884

52%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

48%

62%

38%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79586

36%

64%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=968

36%

64%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37455
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

33%

67%

48%

52%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=80165

53%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=975

47%

55%

45%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37718

52%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

48%

71%

29%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79830
Cleveland County
Schools
n=967

50%

46%

50%

54%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37599
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

51%

57%

49%

43%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79223

45%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=965

55%

41%

59%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37318

44%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

56%

48%

52%

g. English Language Learners


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79361
Cleveland County
Schools
n=956

43%

31%

57%

69%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37427

44%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

56%

52%

48%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79725
Cleveland County
Schools
n=961

50%

33%

50%

67%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37546
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=20

50%

35%

50%

65%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79047

32%

68%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=964

32%

68%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37143

28%

72%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

29%

71%

j. Reading strategies
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79380

41%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=962

59%

43%

57%

44%

56%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37468
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

57%

43%

k. Integrating technology into instruction


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=80448

54%

46%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=980

54%

46%

54%

46%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37892
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

38%

62%

l. Classroom management techniques


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79058

29%

71%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=955

28%

72%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37168

26%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

33%

74%

67%

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

a. Your content area


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79154

64%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=960

36%

67%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37210

66%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

34%

76%

24%

b. Common core and essential standards


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=79612

72%

28%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=964

71%

29%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37579

76%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

24%

71%

29%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=78280
Cleveland County
Schools
n=945

45%

41%

55%

59%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36894

49%

51%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

48%

52%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=78194
Cleveland County
Schools
n=942

40%

34%

60%

66%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36785
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

39%

33%

61%

67%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77588

18%

82%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=935

17%

83%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36435

16%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

84%

10%

90%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77313

12%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=932

88%

9%

91%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36321
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

11%

89%

95%

g. English Language Learners


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77457

15%

85%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=938

16%

84%

15%

85%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36435
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

33%

67%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77421
Cleveland County
Schools
n=934

23%

17%

77%

83%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36375

23%

77%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

24%

76%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77793

42%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=940

58%

35%

65%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36541

40%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

60%

29%

71%

j. Reading strategies
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=78433

50%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=946

50%

46%

54%

NC Elementary Schools
n=37102

59%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

41%

67%

33%

k. Integrating technology into instruction


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=78469

51%

49%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=951

52%

48%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36850

46%

54%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=20

45%

55%

l. Classroom management techniques


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=77363
Cleveland County
Schools
n=933

22%

17%

78%

83%

NC Elementary Schools
n=36361
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=20

20%

15%

80%

85%

Instructional Practices and Support


Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following
statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

Agree

Strongly agree

a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=83470 / dk=8853

15%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1054 / dk=87

33%

14%

43%

33%

9%

42%

11%

46%

9%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38876 / dk=4522

13%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

14%

32%

27%

45%

14%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=83503 / dk=8499

5%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1045 / dk=97

15%

64%

12%

15%

65%

19%

NC Elementary Schools
n=39851 / dk=3407

12%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

68%

9%

17%

70%

22%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88027 / dk=4155

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1098 / dk=43

1 4

6%

67%

65%

25%

30%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42182 / dk=1164
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=0

1 3

64%

78%

33%

22%

d. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with Common Core Standards.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90042 / dk=1967

02

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1131 / dk=12

01

58%

39%

53%

46%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42783 / dk=469

54%

01

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

45%

62%

37%

e. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional


practices.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90092 / dk=2130

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1122 / dk=22

6%

6%

7%

58%

33%

53%

40%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42582 / dk=780
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

56%

37%

64%

32%

f. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.)


translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=87484 / dk=4645

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1099 / dk=40

11%

63%

7%

23%

62%

29%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41618 / dk=1703

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=23 / dk=1

10%

62%

9%

26%

65%

26%

g. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=90411 / dk=1888

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1117 / dk=22

13

6%

61%

58%

32%

39%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42531 / dk=865
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

6%

59%

67%

33%

33%

h. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with
students.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=83149 / dk=8845

7%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1038 / dk=97

24%

52%

17%

17%

55%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38544 / dk=4709

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21 / dk=2

24%

52%

17%

76%

19%

i. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing,
materials and pedagogy).
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=88781 / dk=3276
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1094 / dk=45

15%

58%

7%

22%

60%

31%

NC Elementary Schools
n=41568 / dk=1718
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=2

6%

19%

55%

9%

20%

59%

27%

j. State assessments provide schools with data that can help improve teaching.
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=86333 / dk=5532
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1090 / dk=46

11%

25%

8%

22%

8%

23%

53%

11%

54%

16%

NC Elementary Schools
n=40758 / dk=2455
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

57%

25%

12%

58%

17%

k. State assessments accurately gauge students understanding of standards.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=85599 / dk=6295

19%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1088 / dk=45

37%

17%

37%

37%

35%

7%

11%

NC Elementary Schools
n=40287 / dk=2929
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=22 / dk=1

15%

9%

38%

27%

40%

50%

7%

14%

Overall
Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans?
Continue teaching at my
current school

Continue teaching in this


district but leave this
school
Leave education entirely

Continue working in
education but pursue a
non-administrative
position

Continue teaching in this


state but leave this district

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=82457

Continue working in
education but pursue an
administrative position

78%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=995

87%

7%

3 2 2 2

NC Elementary Schools
n=38852

79%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=21

5%

7%

95%

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep
teaching at your school?
Time during the work day

Facilities and resources

Teacher leadership

School leadership

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=80859
Cleveland County
Schools
n=985

14%

11%

11%

10%

8%

6%

Community support and


involvement
Professional development

8%

9%

12%

14%

Managing student conduct


Instructional practices and
support

30%

16%

31%

17%

NC Elementary Schools
n=38152
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=21

13%

10%

11%

8%

6%

12%

43%

30%

18%

29%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting
student learning?
Time during the work day

Facilities and resources

Teacher leadership

School leadership

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=90293

16%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=1126

9%

14%

10%

Community support and


involvement
Professional development

14%

14%

7%

8%

10%

8%

Managing student conduct


Instructional practices and
support

38%

37%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42450
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=23

18%

9%

8%

13%

11%

7%

7%

43%

61%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.


Strongly disagree
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=91431 / dk=1374
Cleveland County
Schools
n=1139 / dk=12

Disagree

7%

Agree

8%

Strongly agree

46%

39%

42%

49%

NC Elementary Schools
n=42951 / dk=602
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=24 / dk=0

6%

8%

45%

41%

29%

67%

Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2012 North Carolina Teacher
Working Conditions Survey as a tool for school improvement.
Strongly disagree
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=65654 / dk=26814
Cleveland County
Schools
n=889 / dk=260

Disagree

8%

6%

Agree

11%

Strongly agree

58%

8%

23%

57%

30%

NC Elementary Schools
n=32123 / dk=11280
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=19 / dk=5

7%

5%

10%

59%

47%

25%

47%

New Teacher Support


Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of
support.
Yes

No

a. Formally assigned mentor


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14859

95%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=166

5%

97%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6695

95%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

83%

17%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14813

83%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=166

17%

84%

16%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6670

83%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

17%

50%

50%

c. Reduced workload
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14772

26%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=166

74%

29%

71%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6650
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=6

25%

17%

75%

83%

d. Common planning time with other teachers


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14815

77%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=166

23%

80%

20%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6671

83%

17%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

83%

17%

e. Release time to observe other teachers


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14778

43%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=165

57%

50%

50%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6660

46%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

54%

50%

50%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14795

52%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=165

48%

55%

45%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6659
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=6

47%

53%

33%

67%

g. Orientation for new teachers


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14772

90%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=166

10%

93%

7%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6653
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=6

91%

67%

9%

33%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with


other teacher(s)
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14734

81%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=165

19%

88%

12%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6646

80%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

20%

83%

17%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=14806

84%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=165

16%

93%

7%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6674

83%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6

17%

100%

j. Other
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=11796

47%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=132

53%

50%

50%

NC Elementary Schools
n=5264
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=4

45%

55%

N/A

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=11495
Cleveland County
Schools
n=127

13%

9%

87%

91%

NC Elementary Schools
n=5080
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=3

12%

N/A

88%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following
activities with your mentor?
Never
Once per week

Less than once per month

Several times per month

Once per month

Almost daily

a. Developing lesson plans


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13986
Cleveland County
Schools
n=161

30%

16%

20%

16%

13%

11%

14%

18%

15%

12%

17%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6337

29%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

15%

11%

40%

14%

18%

20%

12%

20%

20%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13951

25%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

38%

41%

19%

32%

11%

16%

6%

3 1

NC Elementary Schools
n=6325

27%

39%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

17%

60%

10%

40%

c. Observing my mentors teaching


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13945
Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

52%

50%

26%

10%

30%

9%

6%

6%

3 2

3 2

NC Elementary Schools
n=6319
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

54%

60%

27%

20%

9%

20%

d. Analyzing student work


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13961

30%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

18%

22%

16%

15%

15%

14%

21%

9%

12%

17%

9%

11%

12%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6325

28%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

18%

20%

15%

16%

40%

20%

20%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13915

28%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

18%

21%

17%

18%

17%

14%

12%

19%

9%

22%

6%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6323

25%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

17%

20%

17%

19%

40%

13%

20%

9%

20%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13941
Cleveland County
Schools
n=158

12%

17%

13%

18%

12%

22%

28%

15%

23%

16%

20%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6309

12%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

16%

20%

17%

23%

20%

15%

40%

17%

20%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13916
Cleveland County
Schools
n=159

13%

9%

15%

14%

19%

12%

23%

26%

16%

21%

13%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6301
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

14%

20%

15%

18%

20%

23%

40%

16%

14%

20%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13943

29%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

15%

22%

14%

14%

9%

15%

14%

19%

14%

21%

14%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6321

27%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

14%

20%

13%

15%

16%

40%

20%

15%

20%

i. Other
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=9084

37%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=105

30%

9%

6%

6%

11%

13%

14%

12%

19%

17%

27%

NC Elementary Schools
n=3984
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=2

37%

9%

10%

14%

13%

17%

N/A

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence
your practice in the following areas?
Not at all
A great deal

Hardly at all

Some

Quite a bit

a. Instructional strategies
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13903
Cleveland County
Schools
n=156

14%

10%

9%

10%

34%

29%

27%

26%

17%

24%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6299
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

12%

8%

33%

40%

28%

40%

18%

20%

b. Subject matter I teach


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13875

24%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=156

24%

12%

29%

6%

21%

25%

22%

15%

24%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6284

19%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

20%

11%

31%

20%

24%

20%

16%

20%

20%

c. Classroom management strategies


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13873
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

12%

9%

9%

34%

6%

27%

27%

18%

36%

21%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6287
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

12%

9%

34%

20%

27%

20%

18%

60%

d. Using data to identify student needs


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13789
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

19%

12%

15%

33%

8%

27%

23%

29%

14%

21%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6246
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

15%

10%

20%

32%

20%

27%

40%

16%

20%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13811
Cleveland County
Schools
n=156

16%

12%

11%

6%

34%

25%

32%

31%

14%

19%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6263
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

14%

20%

10%

34%

20%

27%

40%

15%

20%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13850
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

16%

10%

9%

33%

7%

26%

26%

15%

34%

23%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6273

15%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

10%

33%

20%

20%

26%

20%

16%

20%

20%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13845
Cleveland County
Schools
n=156

21%

11%

14%

34%

9%

20%

37%

26%

11%

17%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6272

20%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

20%

14%

34%

20%

20%

20%

20%

11%

20%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13846
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

14%

8%

9%

33%

6%

27%

31%

33%

16%

22%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6275

13%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

8%

32%

20%

30%

20%

17%

40%

20%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13805
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

18%

10%

11%

8%

34%

30%

24%

34%

14%

18%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6249
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

16%

20%

11%

34%

20%

25%

60%

14%

j. Complying with policies and procedures


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13859
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

12%

8%

33%

6% 5%

28%

29%

19%

36%

24%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6276

12%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

8%

33%

20%

28%

20%

19%

40%

20%

k. Completing administrative paperwork


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13849
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

13%

8%

9%

31%

6%

27%

27%

19%

33%

26%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6271

13%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

8%

31%

20%

28%

20%

20%

20%

40%

l. Providing emotional support


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13871
Cleveland County
Schools
n=157

10%

5%

7%

27%

24%

26%

30%

29%

38%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6284

9%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

6%

25%

20%

28%

20%

32%

20%

40%

m. Other
North Carolina Public
Schools
n=9326

28%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=108

19%

28%

20%

19%

25%

20%

32%

NC Elementary Schools
n=4107
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=2

27%

N/A

27%

21%

21%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and
your mentor.
Yes

No

a. My mentor and I were in the same building.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13943

80%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=160

20%

85%

15%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6315

84%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

16%

60%

40%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13863

55%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=159

45%

62%

38%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6261

61%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=5

39%

100%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.


North Carolina Public
Schools
n=13847
Cleveland County
Schools
n=158

56%

44%

59%

41%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6267
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=5

50%

50%

100%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my


instructional practice.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=14428 / dk=383

7%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=163 / dk=2

8%

Agree

14%

Strongly agree

51%

9%

45%

28%

38%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6514 / dk=164

7%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6 / dk=0

14%

51%

17%

50%

29%

33%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to
impact my students learning.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=14063 / dk=415

6%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=158 / dk=3

7%

Agree

13%

Strongly agree

54%

8%

51%

27%

34%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6370 / dk=164

6%

Washington Math &


Science Immersion
School
n=6 / dk=0

13%

54%

17%

50%

27%

33%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in
my decision to continue teaching at this school.
Strongly disagree

Disagree

North Carolina Public


Schools
n=14034 / dk=655

8%

Cleveland County
Schools
n=161 / dk=3

9%

Agree

20%

Strongly agree

44%

11%

42%

28%

39%

NC Elementary Schools
n=6353 / dk=283
Washington Math &
Science Immersion
School
n=6 / dk=0

8%

19%

44%

67%

29%

33%