Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Ashburnham-Westminster (66.30% 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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120
 
 
 
 

13%
52%
31%
3

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

23%
39%
33%
5%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 
 

9%
35%
47%
9%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
50%
7%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
41%
38%
8%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
46%
8%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
12%
62%
22%

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
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

17%
31%
29%
19%
4

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 

26%
49%
21%
4

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 

34%
50%
11%
3
1

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 
 
 

1
66%
30%
4

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 
 
 
 

2
51%
38%
6%
3

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

1
48%
42%
8%
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

6%
64%
22%
6%
3

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 
 
 
 

30%
50%
13%
5%
2

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

12%
39%
28%
16%
5%

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
8%
2
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 

10%
42%
38%
9%
2

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 
 
 
 

3
10%
26%
29%
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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
66%
10%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
29%
47%
20%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 
 

3
10%
55%
32%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 

7%
65%
27%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
62%
8%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 
 

1
9%
46%
44%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 

6%
62%
32%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119
 
 
 

7%
61%
33%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
44%
21%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
62%
29%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 116 / dk = 5
 
 
 

8%
66%
26%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 118 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
65%
31%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 3
 
 
 

7%
60%
33%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 116 / dk = 3
 
 
 

1
66%
34%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
14%
75%
11%

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 5
 
 
 

8%
73%
19%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 

22%
73%
5%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 110 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
35%
57%
5%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 110 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
13%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
65%
29%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 
 

1
10%
76%
13%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
24%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
54%
21%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120
 
 
 
 

3
10%
58%
28%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
16%
68%
14%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
66%
31%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 122
 
 
 
 

1
11%
66%
21%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
10%
62%
27%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121
 
 
 

15%
63%
22%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 118 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
47%
14%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
19%
65%
13%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
11%
69%
19%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
9%
24%
66%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 115 / dk = 6
 
 
 

4%
18%
77%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 113 / dk = 6
 
 
 

6%
31%
63%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

31%
40%
25%
4

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

10%
44%
36%
11%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 111 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

30%
45%
19%
6%

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 111 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

12%
44%
31%
14%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 108 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
45%
6%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 118 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
58%
7%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
24%
64%
9%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 121 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
19%
60%
18%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
53%
18%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 120 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
27%
54%
16%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
3
65%
31%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 116 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
18%
61%
20%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

1
9%
65%
25%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 111 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
22%
56%
22%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4
15%
65%
15%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 91 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
60%
9%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
50%
17%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

1
28%
62%
9%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 113 / dk = 7
 
 
 

20%
66%
13%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
24%
65%
10%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 113 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

10%
43%
42%
4%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4
22%
64%
10%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
16%
70%
12%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
68%
14%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
13%
71%
14%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
17%
67%
14%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
37%
3

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

19%
42%
38%
1

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 98 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

17%
44%
33%
6%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
36%
53%
3

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

24%
55%
20%
2

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 115 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

26%
41%
30%
3

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 113 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
65%
9%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

26%
56%
17%
1

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 116 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

23%
47%
25%
4%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 111 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

32%
54%
14%
1

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 116 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
47%
3

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 114 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
32%
50%
4

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 

53%
47%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 

77%
23%

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

46%
54%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 

62%
38%

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

41%
59%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103
 
 

52%
48%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 

28%
72%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103
 
 

34%
66%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103
 
 

50%
50%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 104
 
 

34%
66%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 102
 
 

56%
44%

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

45%
55%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 102
 
 

25%
75%

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

51%
49%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 101
 
 

34%
66%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 101
 
 

34%
66%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 101
 
 

46%
54%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103
 
 

69%
31%

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

51%
49%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 103
 
 

50%
50%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 105
 
 

23%
77%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 94
 
 

46%
54%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 97
 
 

51%
49%

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

50%
50%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

36%
64%

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

49%
51%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95
 
 

27%
73%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30374
 
 

39%
61%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

36%
64%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 30338
 
 

22%
78%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

24%
76%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 30159
 
 

6%
94%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95
 
 

4%
96%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 30365
 
 

31%
69%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

11%
89%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

16%
84%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95
 
 

7%
93%

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

19%
81%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 94
 
 

11%
89%

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

11%
89%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 94
 
 

9%
91%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 30241
 
 

42%
58%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 94
 
 

35%
65%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 30307
 
 

51%
49%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

35%
65%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30277
 
 

41%
59%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 96
 
 

27%
73%

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

16%
84%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95
 
 

12%
88%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

18%
82%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 97
 
 

46%
54%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 95 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
49%
5%

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

4
15%
68%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 90 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
62%
7%

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

1
10%
69%
20%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 108 / dk = 12
 
 
 

15%
76%
9%

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

5%
19%
57%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
52%
10%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 102 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

8%
41%
43%
8%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 113 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
9%
61%
28%

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

9%
34%
48%
10%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 108 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
44%
7%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
15%
51%
32%

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

1
5%
48%
46%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
50%
45%

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

1
7%
58%
34%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 111 / dk = 9
 
 
 

8%
65%
27%

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

3
18%
60%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 112 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
16%
64%
19%

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

5%
18%
57%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 110 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
21%
65%
11%

 

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
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 106
 
 
 
 
 

92%
1
2
3
2

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 102
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
18%
6%
6%
16%
18%
2
24%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
9%
2
9%
7%
3
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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 119 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
5%
50%
34%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 48 / dk = 72
 
 
 

25%
40%
35%

 

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

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

72%
28%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 

100%

c. Reduced workload
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

12%
88%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 

100%

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

68%
32%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

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

46%
54%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 

20%
80%

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

41%
59%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 

33%
67%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

89%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 

60%
40%

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

63%
37%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 

17%
83%

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

81%
19%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 7
 

100%

j. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2938
 
 

38%
62%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

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

9%
91%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 3
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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
17%
17%

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

30%
36%
18%
9%
5%
3
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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

39%
32%
14%
8%
4
4
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

d. Analyzing student work
Massachusetts
n = 3330
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
22%
17%
15%
8%
8%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%

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

28%
22%
19%
16%
9%
6%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

50%
33%
17%

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

12%
17%
20%
24%
14%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
17%
33%
17%

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

13%
16%
21%
24%
16%
10%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

32%
18%
18%
15%
10%
8%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 

50%
17%
17%
17%

i. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2107
 
 
 
 
 
 

35%
8%
15%
15%
14%
13%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 3
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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

b. Subject matter I teach
Massachusetts
n = 3311
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
30%
21%
13%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 
 

40%
40%
20%

c. Classroom management strategies
Massachusetts
n = 3316
 
 
 
 
 

11%
9%
37%
28%
14%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
17%
17%

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

22%
16%
34%
19%
9%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%

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

16%
13%
36%
24%
10%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

16%
12%
37%
24%
12%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
33%
50%

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

19%
16%
36%
19%
9%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%

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

13%
10%
35%
28%
15%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
50%
17%

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

17%
12%
37%
23%
11%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
17%
67%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Massachusetts
n = 3312
 
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
36%
31%
16%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 3303
 
 
 
 
 

12%
10%
35%
28%
16%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 

67%
17%
17%

l. Providing emotional support
Massachusetts
n = 3306
 
 
 
 
 

9%
7%
28%
28%
28%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 
 
 
 
 

17%
17%
17%
17%
33%

m. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2071
 
 
 
 
 

30%
4
30%
18%
18%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 4
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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6
 

100%

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

66%
34%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 

80%
20%

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

62%
38%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 7
 
 
 

43%
43%
14%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
67%
17%

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%
Ashburnham-Westminster
n = 6 / dk = 1
 
 
 

33%
50%
17%

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