Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Abington (72.19% responded)
Massachusetts Secondary Schools (43.90% responded)
Abington High (89.36% 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%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

24%
40%
26%
10%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11726 / dk = 165
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
45%
17%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 

31%
48%
21%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Abington
n = 108
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
35%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11744 / dk = 121
 
 
 
 

19%
36%
34%
11%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

21%
52%
24%
2

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Abington
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
59%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11684 / dk = 163
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
48%
13%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

5%
29%
60%
7%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
36%
5%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11598 / dk = 263
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
45%
12%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

29%
34%
37%

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%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
35%
41%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11440 / dk = 424
 
 
 
 

18%
35%
39%
7%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
29%
44%
10%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Abington
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
39%
47%
5%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11601 / dk = 251
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
53%
13%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
67%
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%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
62%
12%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11460 / dk = 395
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
48%
14%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
54%
12%

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
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
26%
36%
23%
8%
4%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10362
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
15%
28%
31%
21%
4%
Abington High
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
29%
40%
17%
6%
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Abington
n = 96
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
50%
23%
3
1
1
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10369
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
46%
21%
5%
1
0
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 
 
 

36%
47%
8%
3
3
3

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Abington
n = 90
 
 
 
 
 

17%
47%
21%
10%
6%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10316
 
 
 
 
 
 

24%
29%
24%
18%
5%
1
Abington High
n = 34
 
 
 
 
 

9%
53%
6%
21%
12%

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 

5%
64%
26%
4%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10246
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
50%
39%
6%
1
0
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 

11%
69%
14%
6%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Abington
n = 94
 
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
33%
6%
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10268
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
45%
36%
10%
4
1
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 
 

6%
53%
36%
3
3

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Abington
n = 96
 
 
 
 

2
65%
31%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10369
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
54%
36%
7%
1
1
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 

3
69%
28%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Abington
n = 96
 
 
 
 
 

2
71%
20%
6%
1
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10408
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
65%
22%
5%
1
1
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 

3
78%
11%
8%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
58%
8%
5%
1
1
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10264
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
50%
21%
4%
1
1
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 
 

28%
58%
8%
3
3

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
39%
31%
7%
2
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10316
 
 
 
 
 
 

18%
40%
26%
10%
4%
2
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 
 

28%
39%
22%
8%
3

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
32%
49%
11%
2
4%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10362
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
43%
13%
4
1
Abington High
n = 35
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
31%
46%
9%
3
9%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Abington
n = 93
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
39%
43%
13%
2
1
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10352
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
46%
32%
9%
2
1
Abington High
n = 34
 
 
 
 

35%
50%
12%
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%
Abington
n = 95
 
 
 
 
 

3
8%
22%
26%
40%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10490
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
4
14%
19%
29%
33%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 
 
 
 

3
11%
22%
22%
42%

 

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%
Abington
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
42%
46%
8%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11601 / dk = 259
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
54%
20%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
43%
12%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Abington
n = 108
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
56%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11738 / dk = 107
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
43%
23%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
45%
5%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Abington
n = 109
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
55%
11%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11760 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
27%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
62%
14%

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%
Abington
n = 109
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
60%
11%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11740 / dk = 108
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
51%
23%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
71%
10%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Abington
n = 109
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
52%
16%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11640 / dk = 206
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
55%
20%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

14%
21%
52%
12%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Abington
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
19%
56%
23%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11761 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
45%
34%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 

7%
67%
26%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
9%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11665 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
53%
26%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

32%
56%
12%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Abington
n = 106
 
 
 
 

13%
32%
47%
8%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11652 / dk = 124
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
51%
25%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
56%
7%

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%
Abington
n = 109
 
 
 
 

21%
26%
50%
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11763 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

16%
28%
41%
15%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

19%
29%
50%
2

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Abington
n = 96 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
57%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11495 / dk = 335
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
49%
23%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
67%
5%

 

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%
Abington
n = 99 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
55%
17%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10929 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
50%
19%
Abington High
n = 38 / dk = 4
 
 
 

26%
47%
26%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Abington
n = 108
 
 
 

1
71%
28%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11310 / dk = 473
 
 
 
 

2
13%
65%
19%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 

55%
45%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11404 / dk = 401
 
 
 
 

2
13%
63%
22%
Abington High
n = 40
 
 

52%
47%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 

3
61%
36%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11464 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

1
7%
68%
24%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
55%
40%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
42%
52%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11138 / dk = 687
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
53%
10%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
41%
3

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Abington
n = 102 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
20%
73%
5%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11032 / dk = 751
 
 
 
 

4
25%
59%
12%
Abington High
n = 37 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
65%
5%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
29%
59%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11192 / dk = 564
 
 
 
 

5%
28%
59%
7%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 

10%
33%
56%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Abington
n = 102 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
43%
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10698 / dk = 1101
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
59%
10%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 

13%
33%
54%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Abington
n = 103 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

13%
39%
45%
4
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11123 / dk = 672
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
59%
16%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
35%
50%
2

 

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%
Abington
n = 105
 
 
 
 

1
10%
63%
26%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11784 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

4
14%
60%
21%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

2
15%
54%
29%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Abington
n = 106
 
 
 
 

1
17%
73%
9%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11779 / dk = 55
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
60%
11%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

2
29%
63%
5%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
9%
62%
27%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11717 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

4
21%
57%
19%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

2
10%
63%
24%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Abington
n = 105
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
52%
25%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11652 / dk = 176
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
43%
16%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
51%
22%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Abington
n = 105
 
 
 
 

3
14%
52%
30%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11629 / dk = 184
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
54%
22%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

20%
44%
37%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
62%
25%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11550 / dk = 288
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
53%
11%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
59%
10%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
9%
67%
24%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11664 / dk = 162
 
 
 
 

2
8%
62%
28%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
65%
22%

 

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%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
16%
58%
22%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11602 / dk = 185
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
57%
18%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

15%
56%
29%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Abington
n = 106
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11607 / dk = 143
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
56%
21%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

7%
59%
34%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Abington
n = 102 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
15%
60%
23%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11502 / dk = 249
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
17%
Abington High
n = 38 / dk = 1
 
 
 

16%
53%
32%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Abington
n = 107
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11473 / dk = 274
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
57%
23%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

7%
49%
44%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
22%
57%
19%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11171 / dk = 572
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
41%
10%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

15%
55%
30%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 3
 
 
 

16%
62%
22%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11374 / dk = 392
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
55%
14%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
64%
22%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11456 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
17%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 

10%
56%
34%

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%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 

23%
35%
42%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11095 / dk = 728
 
 
 
 

3
16%
31%
50%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 

21%
31%
49%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
8%
30%
61%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11293 / dk = 489
 
 
 
 

2
8%
26%
64%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
5%
28%
64%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
20%
35%
44%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11256 / dk = 471
 
 
 
 

3
11%
31%
56%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
29%
63%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

18%
42%
30%
10%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11115 / dk = 662
 
 
 
 

24%
39%
28%
9%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
41%
15%

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Abington
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
33%
21%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11218 / dk = 599
 
 
 
 

22%
39%
30%
9%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
49%
12%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Abington
n = 103 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

32%
43%
23%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10757 / dk = 1038
 
 
 
 

44%
37%
15%
4
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

25%
32%
40%
2

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

33%
47%
19%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10828 / dk = 987
 
 
 
 

34%
36%
22%
8%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

23%
54%
21%
3

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
46%
39%
9%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10711 / dk = 1085
 
 
 
 

20%
41%
30%
8%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
47%
42%
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%
Abington
n = 99 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
54%
9%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11145 / dk = 730
 
 
 
 

14%
37%
44%
6%
Abington High
n = 38 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
61%
13%

 

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%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 3
 
 
 

22%
59%
19%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11237 / dk = 619
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
52%
10%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 

12%
52%
36%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
55%
20%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11634 / dk = 204
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
48%
14%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 

14%
45%
40%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
42%
25%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11510 / dk = 328
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
47%
15%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
22%
32%
44%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
51%
26%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11429 / dk = 402
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
48%
16%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
12%
41%
44%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
55%
43%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11708 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
36%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 

59%
41%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 

5%
55%
41%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11144 / dk = 696
 
 
 
 

3
15%
59%
23%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

5%
55%
40%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 7
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10792 / dk = 1065
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
60%
17%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 

10%
64%
26%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Abington
n = 99 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
11%
61%
27%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11145 / dk = 682
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
59%
17%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
10%
56%
31%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Abington
n = 99 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
53%
24%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10648 / dk = 1176
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
52%
16%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
46%
21%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Abington
n = 90 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
21%
49%
27%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 8986 / dk = 2808
 
 
 
 

10%
27%
51%
12%
Abington High
n = 35 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
20%
51%
26%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Abington
n = 107 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
20%
50%
26%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11447 / dk = 378
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
54%
19%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

2
10%
54%
34%

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%
Abington
n = 94 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

3
19%
59%
19%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10255 / dk = 1572
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
51%
8%
Abington High
n = 38 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
32%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
11%
70%
16%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10994 / dk = 827
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
61%
12%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Abington
n = 103 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
19%
60%
17%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10871 / dk = 947
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
54%
9%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
10%
60%
27%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
61%
17%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11069 / dk = 762
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
51%
10%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
10%
59%
26%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
18%
62%
17%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10301 / dk = 1482
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
57%
9%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
15%
60%
22%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
17%
66%
14%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10283 / dk = 1519
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
64%
11%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
5%
67%
20%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
11%
68%
19%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11168 / dk = 647
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
56%
13%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
24%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
12%
68%
18%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10944 / dk = 873
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
65%
13%
Abington High
n = 39 / dk = 2
 
 
 

8%
67%
26%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Abington
n = 92 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
29%
49%
18%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10441 / dk = 1356
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
60%
18%
Abington High
n = 37 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
46%
22%

 

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%
Abington
n = 109
 
 
 
 

12%
53%
33%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11435 / dk = 387
 
 
 
 

12%
33%
46%
9%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

10%
52%
36%
2

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Abington
n = 107 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
54%
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11612 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
48%
9%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 

12%
33%
55%

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Abington
n = 93 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
65%
12%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 9254 / dk = 2573
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
50%
10%
Abington High
n = 36 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

3
28%
61%
8%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Abington
n = 97 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
10%
79%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 9176 / dk = 2575
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
66%
12%
Abington High
n = 36 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
11%
75%
11%

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Abington
n = 105 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
52%
30%
3
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11056 / dk = 763
 
 
 
 

19%
41%
34%
6%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

10%
60%
26%
5%

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Abington
n = 106 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

16%
41%
34%
9%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11282 / dk = 547
 
 
 
 

21%
37%
34%
7%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

17%
38%
33%
12%

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Abington
n = 108 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
69%
16%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11437 / dk = 370
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
65%
16%
Abington High
n = 42
 
 
 
 

2
10%
67%
21%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Abington
n = 102 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
44%
47%
1
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10996 / dk = 779
 
 
 
 

14%
41%
39%
6%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
46%
49%
2

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%
Abington
n = 107
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
48%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11348 / dk = 415
 
 
 
 

14%
35%
43%
8%
Abington High
n = 41
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
61%
5%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Abington
n = 99 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

13%
58%
27%
2
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10766 / dk = 1010
 
 
 
 

18%
44%
32%
6%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 

10%
57%
32%

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%
Abington
n = 104 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
27%
55%
7%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11156 / dk = 613
 
 
 
 

12%
31%
48%
9%
Abington High
n = 41 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
24%
59%
5%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Abington
n = 101 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
17%
64%
8%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 11186 / dk = 557
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
53%
9%
Abington High
n = 40 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
15%
67%
7%

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%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

41%
59%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10320
 
 

53%
47%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

36%
64%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

79%
21%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10294
 
 

63%
37%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

83%
17%

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

46%
54%
Abington
n = 93
 
 

56%
44%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10242
 
 

51%
49%
Abington High
n = 34
 
 

59%
41%

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

41%
59%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

57%
43%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10247
 
 

47%
53%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

64%
36%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

53%
47%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10269
 
 

54%
46%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

56%
44%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Abington
n = 94
 
 

54%
46%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10268
 
 

56%
44%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

67%
33%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Abington
n = 94
 
 

56%
44%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10224
 
 

51%
49%
Abington High
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Abington
n = 93
 
 

77%
23%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10232
 
 

50%
50%
Abington High
n = 34
 
 

68%
32%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Abington
n = 94
 
 

70%
30%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10154
 
 

57%
43%
Abington High
n = 35
 
 

74%
26%

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

45%
55%
Abington
n = 92
 
 

64%
36%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10170
 
 

47%
53%
Abington High
n = 35
 
 

49%
51%

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

51%
49%
Abington
n = 92
 
 

59%
41%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10199
 
 

49%
51%
Abington High
n = 34
 
 

38%
62%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Abington
n = 94
 
 

41%
59%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10212
 
 

44%
56%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

42%
58%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

39%
61%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10201
 
 

42%
58%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

31%
69%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Abington
n = 94
 
 

65%
35%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10259
 
 

61%
39%
Abington High
n = 35
 
 

57%
43%

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

51%
49%
Abington
n = 91
 
 

51%
49%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10240
 
 

56%
44%
Abington High
n = 34
 
 

44%
56%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Abington
n = 95
 
 

33%
67%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 10193
 
 

37%
63%
Abington High
n = 36
 
 

36%
64%

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%
Abington
n = 86
 
 

50%
50%
Massachusetts Secondary Schools
n = 9543
 
 

54%
46%
Abington High
n = 33
 
 

55%
45%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433