Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Atlantis Charter District (52.73% 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.
Massachusetts
n = 37723 / dk = 405
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
44%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
10%
62%
21%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Massachusetts
n = 37801 / dk = 268
 
 
 
 

13%
31%
41%
15%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

21%
48%
31%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions
Massachusetts
n = 37587 / dk = 410
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
50%
13%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
55%
7%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Massachusetts
n = 37293 / dk = 729
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
45%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

28%
38%
17%
17%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
Massachusetts
n = 36759 / dk = 1286
 
 
 
 

17%
35%
40%
7%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
45%
28%
14%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Massachusetts
n = 37355 / dk = 653
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
49%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
59%
14%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
Massachusetts
n = 36947 / dk = 1061
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
53%
17%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
38%
31%
14%

Q2.2 In an average week, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33388
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
19%
31%
31%
14%
3
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26
 
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
31%
15%
12%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 

18%
54%
29%

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
52%
4

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Massachusetts
n = 33022
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 

39%
46%
14%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
25%
25%

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Massachusetts
n = 33421
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 

11%
46%
43%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

11%
43%
29%
7%
11%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
61%
32%
4

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33252
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
18%
43%
4
4
14%

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
64%
11%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
36%
14%
7%

Q2.3 In an average week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      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
Massachusetts
n = 33811
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
13%
20%
30%
33%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 

4
32%
14%
18%
32%

 

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.
Massachusetts
n = 37369 / dk = 680
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
53%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
31%
52%
14%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Massachusetts
n = 37715 / dk = 279
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
43%
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
17%
59%
10%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Massachusetts
n = 37822 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
54%
27%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

3
45%
52%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Massachusetts
n = 37778 / dk = 206
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
23%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
52%
14%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Massachusetts
n = 37593 / dk = 414
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
54%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
59%
21%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Massachusetts
n = 37808 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
47%
32%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
24%
38%
21%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Massachusetts
n = 37605 / dk = 330
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
26%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

41%
21%
31%
7%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Massachusetts
n = 37509 / dk = 325
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
27%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

34%
28%
28%
10%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Massachusetts
n = 37711 / dk = 284
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
46%
17%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
24%

j. Teachers and staff work in a school that is environmentally healthy.
Massachusetts
n = 36935 / dk = 1015
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
50%
22%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
37%
37%
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.
Massachusetts
n = 35541 / dk = 2322
 
 
 
 

4%
22%
53%
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
44%
30%
11%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
Massachusetts
n = 36844 / dk = 992
 
 
 
 

2
10%
64%
24%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
37%
26%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Massachusetts
n = 37071 / dk = 822
 
 
 
 

1
10%
59%
29%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
39%
25%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Massachusetts
n = 37052 / dk = 818
 
 
 
 

0
5%
62%
33%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
3
48%
45%

e. Families help students achieve educational goals in this school.
Massachusetts
n = 36436 / dk = 1506
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
55%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

33%
63%
4

f. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Massachusetts
n = 36245 / dk = 1588
 
 
 
 

3
18%
61%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
34%
52%
10%

g. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Massachusetts
n = 36479 / dk = 1291
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
61%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
78%
7%

h. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Massachusetts
n = 34556 / dk = 3307
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
62%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 20 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
40%
15%

i. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Massachusetts
n = 35761 / dk = 2100
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
61%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 

20%
64%
16%

 

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.
Massachusetts
n = 37774 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

3
12%
59%
25%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
7%
50%
39%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Massachusetts
n = 37781 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
62%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
17%
62%
17%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Massachusetts
n = 37572 / dk = 262
 
 
 
 

3
19%
55%
23%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
28%
38%
17%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Massachusetts
n = 37386 / dk = 522
 
 
 
 

9%
24%
46%
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
36%
32%
11%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Massachusetts
n = 37316 / dk = 521
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
53%
26%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
34%
31%
17%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Massachusetts
n = 37271 / dk = 613
 
 
 
 

2
18%
57%
22%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

21%
41%
38%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Massachusetts
n = 37528 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

2
7%
60%
31%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

17%
41%
41%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Massachusetts
n = 37345 / dk = 499
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
57%
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
25%
43%
18%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Massachusetts
n = 37329 / dk = 402
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
55%
24%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
25%
32%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Massachusetts
n = 37019 / dk = 735
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
54%
20%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
25%
29%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Massachusetts
n = 36918 / dk = 835
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
23%
42%
31%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Massachusetts
n = 36136 / dk = 1609
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
46%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
26%
15%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Massachusetts
n = 36836 / dk = 959
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
57%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
43%
25%
21%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Massachusetts
n = 36971 / dk = 791
 
 
 
 

4
18%
57%
22%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
39%
25%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have at your school in each of the following areas.
      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
Massachusetts
n = 35644 / dk = 2330
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
34%
35%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
29%
50%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Massachusetts
n = 36269 / dk = 1582
 
 
 
 

3
13%
31%
53%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
30%
59%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Massachusetts
n = 36083 / dk = 1614
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
34%
41%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
21%
21%
41%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Massachusetts
n = 35955 / dk = 1904
 
 
 
 

26%
39%
27%
8%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

52%
31%
10%
7%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Massachusetts
n = 36190 / dk = 1733
 
 
 
 

16%
34%
35%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

34%
41%
10%
14%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Massachusetts
n = 34615 / dk = 3265
 
 
 
 

46%
36%
15%
3
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

69%
17%
10%
3

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Massachusetts
n = 34966 / dk = 2985
 
 
 
 

29%
37%
25%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

59%
28%
14%

h. School improvement planning
Massachusetts
n = 34790 / dk = 3098
 
 
 
 

16%
38%
35%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

50%
32%
14%
4

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
Massachusetts
n = 35982 / dk = 2123
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
49%
7%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

43%
36%
21%

 

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
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Massachusetts
n = 36360 / dk = 1675
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
56%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
45%
34%
10%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Massachusetts
n = 37411 / dk = 563
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
48%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

30%
30%
30%
11%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Massachusetts
n = 37145 / dk = 876
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
47%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

43%
18%
25%
14%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Massachusetts
n = 36775 / dk = 1189
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
49%
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
48%
28%
10%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Massachusetts
n = 37683 / dk = 311
 
 
 
 

2
5%
49%
44%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 

3
66%
31%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Massachusetts
n = 36661 / dk = 1357
 
 
 
 

2
9%
53%
36%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 

46%
54%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Massachusetts
n = 35154 / dk = 2899
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
58%
24%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 22 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
45%
27%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Massachusetts
n = 35976 / dk = 1981
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
57%
23%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

14%
57%
14%
14%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Massachusetts
n = 34591 / dk = 3366
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
52%
22%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 23 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

26%
17%
39%
17%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Massachusetts
n = 29743 / dk = 8118
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 22 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

23%
27%
32%
18%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Massachusetts
n = 36644 / dk = 1285
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
52%
22%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
43%
25%

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
Massachusetts
n = 33022 / dk = 4926
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
55%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

32%
29%
21%
18%

b. Facilities and resources
Massachusetts
n = 35367 / dk = 2566
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
62%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
33%
37%
15%

c. The use of time in my school
Massachusetts
n = 35163 / dk = 2768
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
57%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

19%
33%
37%
11%

d. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 35515 / dk = 2448
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
54%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

22%
30%
41%
7%

e. Teacher leadership
Massachusetts
n = 33297 / dk = 4528
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
61%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
30%
41%
15%

f. Community support and involvement
Massachusetts
n = 33606 / dk = 4257
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
66%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 24 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
58%
12%

g. Managing student conduct
Massachusetts
n = 35965 / dk = 1953
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
57%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
41%
15%

h. Instructional practices and support
Massachusetts
n = 35574 / dk = 2334
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
64%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
31%
24%

i. New teacher support
Massachusetts
n = 32820 / dk = 5051
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
60%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

23%
8%
58%
12%

 

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.
Massachusetts
n = 36890 / dk = 1098
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
48%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

19%
26%
48%
7%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Massachusetts
n = 37420 / dk = 539
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
51%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
31%
48%
17%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Massachusetts
n = 31380 / dk = 6622
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
54%
13%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
52%
41%

d. Professional development opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Massachusetts
n = 30701 / dk = 7063
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
67%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 20 / dk = 8
 
 
 

20%
45%
35%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Massachusetts
n = 35916 / dk = 2057
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

36%
43%
11%
11%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Massachusetts
n = 36440 / dk = 1542
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
44%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

17%
52%
24%
7%

g. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Massachusetts
n = 36887 / dk = 1032
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
66%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
54%
25%

h. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Massachusetts
n = 35484 / dk = 2336
 
 
 
 

11%
38%
43%
8%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
21%
50%
7%

i. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Massachusetts
n = 36637 / dk = 1166
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
49%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
39%
14%

j. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Massachusetts
n = 34544 / dk = 3271
 
 
 
 

15%
45%
34%
7%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
45%
38%
3

k. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Massachusetts
n = 36201 / dk = 1600
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
53%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
59%
19%
15%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
Massachusetts
n = 36268 / dk = 1404
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
58%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
36%
14%

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
Massachusetts
n = 33138
 
 

49%
51%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 

57%
43%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

c. Using student assessments (benchmark or formative)
Massachusetts
n = 32990
 
 

46%
54%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

19%
81%

d. Using data to drive instructional decision making
Massachusetts
n = 32985
 
 

41%
59%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

7%
93%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

63%
37%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

67%
33%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 

79%
21%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

59%
41%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 

43%
57%

j. Promoting cultural proficiency (i.e., knowledge, skills and dispositions to address needs and strengths of diverse populations)
Massachusetts
n = 32737
 
 

45%
55%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

67%
33%

k. Separating learning needs from a disability in culturally and linguistically diverse students
Massachusetts
n = 32906
 
 

51%
49%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

52%
48%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

41%
59%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

o. Co-teaching/collaborative teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32943
 
 

51%
49%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26
 
 

58%
42%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

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
Massachusetts
n = 30566
 
 

63%
37%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

44%
56%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 24
 
 

54%
46%

c. Using student assessments (benchmark or formative)
Massachusetts
n = 30375
 
 

50%
50%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%

d. Using data to drive instructional decision making
Massachusetts
n = 30384
 
 

49%
51%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

84%
16%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30374
 
 

39%
61%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

16%
84%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 30338
 
 

22%
78%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

4
96%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 30159
 
 

6%
94%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 

100%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 30365
 
 

31%
69%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

32%
68%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

16%
84%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

48%
52%

j. Promoting cultural proficiency (i.e., knowledge, skills and dispositions to address needs and strengths of diverse populations)
Massachusetts
n = 30090
 
 

19%
81%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

4
96%

k. Separating learning needs from a disability in culturally and linguistically diverse students
Massachusetts
n = 30164
 
 

11%
89%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 

100%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 30241
 
 

42%
58%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 30307
 
 

51%
49%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

28%
72%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30277
 
 

41%
59%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

4
96%

o. Co-teaching/collaborative teaching
Massachusetts
n = 30208
 
 

16%
84%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

18%
82%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25
 
 

32%
68%

 

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
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Massachusetts
n = 31676 / dk = 6035
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
53%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
21%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Massachusetts
n = 31458 / dk = 6085
 
 
 
 

4
15%
68%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 

7%
46%
46%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Massachusetts
n = 34660 / dk = 2992
 
 
 
 

1
10%
69%
20%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 

48%
52%

d. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Massachusetts
n = 35680 / dk = 1886
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
57%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
50%
35%

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Massachusetts
n = 33626 / dk = 3900
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
58%
13%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 23 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
43%
22%

f. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Massachusetts
n = 36453 / dk = 1253
 
 
 
 

2
10%
64%
24%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
41%
37%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Massachusetts
n = 32765 / dk = 4839
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
48%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 26 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
42%
35%
8%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Massachusetts
n = 35923 / dk = 1747
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
25%
36%

i. The faculty are committed to helping every student learn.
Massachusetts
n = 37045 / dk = 656
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
46%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 

4
43%
54%

j. The curriculum taught in this school is aligned with Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 34822 / dk = 2743
 
 
 
 

1
7%
58%
34%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
4
26%
67%

k. The curriculum taught meets the needs of students.
Massachusetts
n = 36152 / dk = 1438
 
 
 
 

3
18%
60%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 25 / dk = 3
 
 
 

8%
60%
32%

l. Social services are available to ensure that all students are ready to learn.
Massachusetts
n = 34725 / dk = 2825
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
57%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 24 / dk = 4
 
 
 

8%
46%
46%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)
      Continue teaching at my current school
      Continue teaching in this district but leave this school
      Continue teaching in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue an administrative position
      Continue working in education but pursue a non-administrative position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Massachusetts
n = 33686
 
 
 
 
 
 

86%
3
4%
4
1
2
Atlantis Charter District
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

56%
4
26%
11%
4

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Massachusetts
n = 32736
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
12%
7%
6%
13%
24%
2
21%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 28
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
11%
4
18%
21%
7%
25%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (Select one.)
      Time during the work day
      Facilities and resources
      Community support and involvement
      Managing student conduct
      Teacher leadership
      School leadership
      Professional development
      Instructional practices and support
n = number of responses
Massachusetts
n = 36894
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
10%
4
10%
6%
7%
5%
41%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
14%
17%
10%
3
45%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Massachusetts
n = 37388 / dk = 672
 
 
 
 

7%
10%
49%
34%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 29
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
31%
24%

Q10.7 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2012 TELL Massachusetts Survey as a tool for school improvement.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Massachusetts
n = 18697 / dk = 19180
 
 
 
 

15%
22%
52%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 14 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

21%
7%
50%
21%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Massachusetts
n = 3751
 
 

90%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3745
 
 

72%
28%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

c. Reduced workload
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

12%
88%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3745
 
 

68%
32%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3733
 
 

46%
54%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Massachusetts
n = 3744
 
 

41%
59%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

g. Orientation for new teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

89%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Massachusetts
n = 3718
 
 

63%
37%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Massachusetts
n = 3743
 
 

81%
19%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 4
N/A

j. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2938
 
 

38%
62%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 2
N/A

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Massachusetts
n = 2941
 
 

9%
91%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 1
N/A

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?
      Never
      Less than once per month
      Once per month
      Several times per month
      Once per week
      Almost daily
n = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Massachusetts
n = 3338
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
19%
17%
15%
12%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Massachusetts
n = 3329
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
36%
18%
9%
5%
3
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Massachusetts
n = 3329
 
 
 
 
 
 

39%
32%
14%
8%
4
4
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

d. Analyzing student work
Massachusetts
n = 3330
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
22%
17%
15%
8%
8%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Massachusetts
n = 3325
 
 
 
 
 
 

28%
22%
19%
16%
9%
6%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Massachusetts
n = 3323
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
17%
20%
24%
14%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Massachusetts
n = 3305
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
16%
21%
24%
16%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Massachusetts
n = 3324
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
18%
18%
15%
10%
8%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

i. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2107
 
 
 
 
 
 

35%
8%
15%
15%
14%
13%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 1
N/A

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?
      Not at all
      Hardly at all
      Some
      Quite a bit
      A great deal
n = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Massachusetts
n = 3323
 
 
 
 
 

12%
10%
36%
28%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

b. Subject matter I teach
Massachusetts
n = 3311
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
30%
21%
13%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

c. Classroom management strategies
Massachusetts
n = 3316
 
 
 
 
 

11%
9%
37%
28%
14%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

d. Using data to identify student needs
Massachusetts
n = 3300
 
 
 
 
 

22%
16%
34%
19%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Massachusetts
n = 3298
 
 
 
 
 

16%
13%
36%
24%
10%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Massachusetts
n = 3302
 
 
 
 
 

16%
12%
37%
24%
12%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Massachusetts
n = 3311
 
 
 
 
 

19%
16%
36%
19%
9%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Massachusetts
n = 3308
 
 
 
 
 

13%
10%
35%
28%
15%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Massachusetts
n = 3292
 
 
 
 
 

17%
12%
37%
23%
11%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Massachusetts
n = 3312
 
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
36%
31%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 3303
 
 
 
 
 

12%
10%
35%
28%
16%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

l. Providing emotional support
Massachusetts
n = 3306
 
 
 
 
 

9%
7%
28%
28%
28%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

m. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2071
 
 
 
 
 

30%
4
30%
18%
18%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 1
N/A

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
Massachusetts
n = 3341
 
 

92%
8%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Massachusetts
n = 3298
 
 

66%
34%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Massachusetts
n = 3299
 
 

62%
38%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Massachusetts
n = 3638 / dk = 106
 
 
 
 

7%
14%
50%
29%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students’ learning.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Massachusetts
n = 3551 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
54%
26%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

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
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Massachusetts
n = 3538 / dk = 184
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
46%
28%
Atlantis Charter District
n = 3
N/A

generated Sun Nov 29 23:21:21 EST 2015