Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Ayer Shirley School District (50.98% 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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

3
13%
67%
18%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
32%
6%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
40%
50%
6%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
29%
45%
5%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

34%
36%
29%
1

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
45%
5%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
55%
8%

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
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
14%
35%
36%
8%
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 

14%
56%
28%
3

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
58%
25%
3
1
1

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 

49%
47%
1
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
39%
42%
10%
4%
1

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
50%
40%
6%
1
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 

4%
61%
24%
10%
1

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
59%
13%
3
1
1

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
39%
31%
7%
8%
1

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
47%
12%
1
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
42%
7%
1
3

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
1
18%
19%
28%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
54%
5%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
45%
8%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
12%
65%
19%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
60%
15%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
48%
13%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
47%
9%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
14%
66%
16%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
60%
11%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
48%
13%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
39%
9%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
20%
61%
17%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
51%
36%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
59%
34%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

4
44%
51%
1

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
25%
55%
19%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
61%
5%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
26%
62%
11%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
19%
69%
11%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
16%
70%
13%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76
 
 
 
 

1
17%
74%
8%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

3
39%
44%
14%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
47%
32%
13%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
51%
15%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
14%
61%
23%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 

10%
70%
19%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
26%
54%
17%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

1
24%
53%
22%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
45%
19%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
6%
69%
21%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
33%
11%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
54%
8%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

4
22%
57%
17%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
23%
27%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
22%
35%
40%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
22%
26%
36%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

37%
47%
12%
4

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
39%
11%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

60%
23%
14%
3

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
45%
18%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
49%
33%
7%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
42%
3

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
47%
7%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
49%
13%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
48%
17%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
11%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
56%
25%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
19%
48%
29%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
9%
70%
13%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
45%
8%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
42%
7%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
41%
3

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
46%
15%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
42%
4%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
46%
11%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
51%
4%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

21%
44%
32%
3

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 68 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
60%
4%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
70%
9%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
44%
8%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
44%
41%
5%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
50%
10%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
37%
4

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

13%
40%
43%
4

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
30%
7%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 64 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
53%
5%

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 

29%
52%
19%

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

29%
45%
24%
1

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
22%
59%
5%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

25%
56%
18%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

24%
51%
24%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

28%
57%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

18%
50%
32%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

19%
47%
34%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

46%
54%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

59%
41%

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

46%
54%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

37%
63%

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

41%
59%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

32%
68%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

50%
50%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

51%
49%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

60%
40%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

53%
47%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

64%
36%

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

45%
55%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67
 
 

39%
61%

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

51%
49%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

61%
39%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67
 
 

34%
66%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

46%
54%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

64%
36%

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

51%
49%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

46%
54%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

45%
55%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 64
 
 

44%
56%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61
 
 

36%
64%

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

50%
50%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61
 
 

41%
59%

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

49%
51%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 63
 
 

49%
51%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30374
 
 

39%
61%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 63
 
 

33%
67%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 30338
 
 

22%
78%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 62
 
 

21%
79%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 30159
 
 

6%
94%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 62
 
 

3
97%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 30365
 
 

31%
69%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 63
 
 

35%
65%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

16%
84%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 63
 
 

17%
83%

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

19%
81%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61
 
 

23%
77%

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

11%
89%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 62
 
 

10%
90%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 30241
 
 

42%
58%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 63
 
 

22%
78%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 30307
 
 

51%
49%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 62
 
 

42%
58%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30277
 
 

41%
59%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61
 
 

13%
87%

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

16%
84%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 62
 
 

24%
76%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

18%
82%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61
 
 

16%
84%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

14%
38%
42%
6%

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

4
15%
68%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
73%
7%

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

1
10%
69%
20%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
16%
73%
10%

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

5%
19%
57%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
48%
4%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 68 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

13%
44%
41%
1

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
19%
66%
12%

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

9%
34%
48%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

14%
43%
35%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
62%
16%

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

1
5%
48%
46%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
17%
47%
35%

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

1
7%
58%
34%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
16%
57%
24%

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

3
18%
60%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
58%
8%

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

5%
18%
57%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
60%
14%

 

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
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 
 

79%
1
10%
4%
1
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
7%
9%
3
19%
28%
3
14%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
11%
7%
9%
8%
3
1
41%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
64%
19%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 39 / dk = 39
 
 
 

26%
46%
28%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 

100%

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

72%
28%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

70%
30%

c. Reduced workload
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

12%
88%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 

100%

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

68%
32%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

80%
20%

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

46%
54%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

30%
70%

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

41%
59%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

50%
50%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Massachusetts
n = 3736
 
 

89%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 

100%

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

63%
37%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

40%
60%

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

81%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

70%
30%

j. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2938
 
 

38%
62%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 5
 
 

40%
60%

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

9%
91%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 6
 

100%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

50%
30%
20%

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

30%
36%
18%
9%
5%
3
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

40%
50%
10%

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

39%
32%
14%
8%
4
4
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

70%
10%
20%

d. Analyzing student work
Massachusetts
n = 3330
 
 
 
 
 
 

30%
22%
17%
15%
8%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

40%
40%
10%
10%

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

28%
22%
19%
16%
9%
6%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

30%
40%
10%
10%
10%

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

12%
17%
20%
24%
14%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

10%
50%
10%
10%
20%

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

13%
16%
21%
24%
16%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

10%
50%
10%
10%
20%

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

32%
18%
18%
15%
10%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

70%
20%
10%

i. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2107
 
 
 
 
 
 

35%
8%
15%
15%
14%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 4
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
50%
10%

b. Subject matter I teach
Massachusetts
n = 3311
 
 
 
 
 

23%
12%
30%
21%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

50%
30%
20%

c. Classroom management strategies
Massachusetts
n = 3316
 
 
 
 
 

11%
9%
37%
28%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
30%
30%

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

22%
16%
34%
19%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

30%
20%
50%

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

16%
13%
36%
24%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
40%
10%

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

16%
12%
37%
24%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
30%
30%

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

19%
16%
36%
19%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

30%
20%
30%
10%
10%

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

13%
10%
35%
28%
15%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

20%
30%
20%
10%
20%

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

17%
12%
37%
23%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
20%
10%
30%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Massachusetts
n = 3312
 
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
36%
31%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 
 

20%
10%
40%
10%
20%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 3303
 
 
 
 
 

12%
10%
35%
28%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
20%
20%

l. Providing emotional support
Massachusetts
n = 3306
 
 
 
 
 

9%
7%
28%
28%
28%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 

50%
20%
30%

m. Other
Massachusetts
n = 2071
 
 
 
 
 

30%
4
30%
18%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 3
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 

100%

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

66%
34%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

40%
60%

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

62%
38%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 

60%
40%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

30%
30%
30%
10%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 10
 
 
 
 

20%
20%
50%
10%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 9 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
22%
11%

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