Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Agawam (80.81% responded)
Massachusetts Elementary Schools (50.22% responded)
Agawam Early Childhood Center (64.29% 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%
Agawam
n = 297 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
51%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
44%
15%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
49%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17829 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
21%
61%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17705 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
50%
12%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
56%
22%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
53%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17552 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
44%
8%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
56%
22%

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%
Agawam
n = 292 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
43%
38%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17331 / dk = 584
 
 
 
 

17%
36%
40%
7%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
51%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17602 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
47%
8%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 

100%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Agawam
n = 290 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
61%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 452
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

78%
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
Agawam
n = 262
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
27%
27%
30%
11%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15701
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
34%
29%
10%
3
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
12%
25%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Agawam
n = 262
 
 
 
 
 

21%
40%
24%
12%
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15744
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
29%
7%
1
0
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Agawam
n = 260
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
47%
19%
15%
5%
0
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15677
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
45%
26%
5%
2
0
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 
 
 

43%
29%
14%
14%

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Agawam
n = 260
 
 
 
 
 

2
67%
28%
3
0
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15553
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
39%
4%
1
0
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 

75%
12%
12%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Agawam
n = 257
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
51%
31%
9%
3
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15541
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
32%
9%
3
1
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
37%
25%

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Agawam
n = 260
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
54%
38%
5%
1
0
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15742
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
1
0
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 

50%
12%
37%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Agawam
n = 262
 
 
 
 
 

3
68%
22%
6%
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15784
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
54%
29%
8%
3
1
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 

37%
50%
12%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Agawam
n = 260
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
58%
15%
4
1
0
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15511
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
51%
25%
5%
1
1
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

37%
62%

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Agawam
n = 258
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
43%
29%
12%
4%
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15663
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
32%
11%
5%
2
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
62%
12%
12%

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Agawam
n = 261
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
35%
45%
11%
4
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15746
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
35%
46%
11%
3
1
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
25%
12%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Agawam
n = 259
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
49%
31%
10%
2
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15704
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
39%
10%
3
2
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
25%
12%

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%
Agawam
n = 266
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
4
10%
21%
36%
28%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15921
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
12%
19%
31%
34%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
50%
25%
12%

 

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%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
14%
67%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17647 / dk = 281
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
20%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
33%
33%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
49%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17785 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
44%
20%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
33%
22%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
12%
64%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17842 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 
 

22%
11%
56%
11%

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%
Agawam
n = 292 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
17%
59%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17828 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
33%
44%
11%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
64%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17773 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
54%
19%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Agawam
n = 296 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17838 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
48%
31%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
62%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17763 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
33%
44%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
16%
62%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17718 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
44%
44%

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%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
49%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17746 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Agawam
n = 291 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
60%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17419 / dk = 448
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
21%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

 

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%
Agawam
n = 280 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
13%
65%
20%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16891 / dk = 939
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
20%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Agawam
n = 284 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
5%
70%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17510 / dk = 318
 
 
 
 

1
8%
64%
27%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
56%
33%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
7%
65%
27%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17651 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
36%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
56%
22%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
2
58%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17537 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

0
3
57%
40%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
11%
33%
44%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Agawam
n = 284 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
21%
72%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17340 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
57%
13%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Agawam
n = 290 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
10%
71%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17360 / dk = 468
 
 
 
 

2
13%
62%
23%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
67%
22%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Agawam
n = 285 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
20%
73%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17320 / dk = 478
 
 
 
 

3
21%
62%
14%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
75%
12%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Agawam
n = 268 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

1
16%
75%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16397 / dk = 1436
 
 
 
 

3
20%
64%
13%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
56%
22%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Agawam
n = 278 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
9%
74%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16932 / dk = 901
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
78%
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%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
6%
63%
30%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
28%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

78%
22%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Agawam
n = 296
 
 
 
 

1
10%
70%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17790 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

3
18%
64%
15%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

78%
22%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

0
11%
62%
27%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17694 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
26%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
54%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17608 / dk = 239
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

50%
50%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
14%
59%
25%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17577 / dk = 230
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
28%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

37%
62%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Agawam
n = 291 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
14%
60%
25%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17621 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Agawam
n = 291 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

0
1
65%
34%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17722 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

 

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%
Agawam
n = 296 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
57%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17637 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
17%
53%
29%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17615 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
53%
25%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
17%
60%
20%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17493 / dk = 306
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
54%
22%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Agawam
n = 290 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
7%
63%
29%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17404 / dk = 398
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Agawam
n = 285 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17141 / dk = 651
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
49%
17%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Agawam
n = 290 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
13%
66%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17471 / dk = 347
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
10%
65%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17498 / dk = 303
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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%
Agawam
n = 287 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
33%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16843 / dk = 1059
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
36%
23%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
25%
62%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Agawam
n = 286 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

0
14%
34%
52%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17064 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

4
17%
36%
44%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
29%
57%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Agawam
n = 284 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

2
21%
38%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16922 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
37%
27%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
50%
37%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Agawam
n = 284 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

18%
42%
31%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17023 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
26%
8%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
56%
11%

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Agawam
n = 289 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
38%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17092 / dk = 778
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
39%
19%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
33%
56%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Agawam
n = 275 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
24%
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16327 / dk = 1518
 
 
 
 

46%
36%
15%
3
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

37%
37%
12%
12%

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Agawam
n = 281 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

20%
40%
30%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16560 / dk = 1333
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
10%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
37%
12%
37%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Agawam
n = 278 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
41%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16549 / dk = 1312
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
39%
13%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 
 

50%
25%
25%

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%
Agawam
n = 285 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
61%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17076 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
52%
7%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

89%
11%

 

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%
Agawam
n = 292 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
15%
67%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17257 / dk = 665
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

3
15%
61%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17675 / dk = 220
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
48%
22%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Agawam
n = 296 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
18%
54%
25%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17568 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
47%
22%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Agawam
n = 284 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
18%
57%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17365 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

78%
22%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Agawam
n = 295 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
49%
48%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17772 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
50%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 5
 
 
 

6%
53%
41%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17558 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
45%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

56%
44%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Agawam
n = 289 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
7%
64%
28%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16717 / dk = 1213
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
29%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Agawam
n = 289 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
11%
66%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17008 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Agawam
n = 287 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
62%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16421 / dk = 1466
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Agawam
n = 244 / dk = 52
 
 
 
 

3
18%
66%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14462 / dk = 3386
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
55%
19%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 2
 
 

71%
29%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Agawam
n = 287 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
56%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17241 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

67%
33%

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%
Agawam
n = 262 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

3
19%
68%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15621 / dk = 2261
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
58%
13%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 5 / dk = 3
 
 

60%
40%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Agawam
n = 280 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

4
14%
71%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16703 / dk = 1180
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
63%
16%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 
 

12%
75%
12%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Agawam
n = 282 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

3
17%
71%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16651 / dk = 1226
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
58%
14%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
57%
29%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Agawam
n = 288 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
22%
63%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16753 / dk = 1132
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Agawam
n = 275 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

2
12%
75%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15794 / dk = 2025
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
63%
14%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 1
 
 

86%
14%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Agawam
n = 265 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

2
11%
75%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16093 / dk = 1752
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
16%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

87%
12%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Agawam
n = 288 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
14%
68%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16971 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
18%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Agawam
n = 286 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
8%
76%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16905 / dk = 952
 
 
 
 

4
15%
64%
18%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Agawam
n = 261 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

1
6%
74%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15313 / dk = 2526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
61%
19%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 1
 
 

86%
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%
Agawam
n = 290 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4
35%
53%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17443 / dk = 471
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
49%
11%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

11%
78%
11%

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Agawam
n = 294 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4
35%
54%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17688 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
10%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

33%
67%

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Agawam
n = 257 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

3
26%
58%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15382 / dk = 2548
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
57%
15%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7 / dk = 2
 
 
 

57%
29%
14%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Agawam
n = 247 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

2
11%
74%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14957 / dk = 2855
 
 
 
 

4
13%
68%
16%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6 / dk = 3
 
 

83%
17%

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Agawam
n = 288 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

12%
43%
37%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17056 / dk = 849
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

44%
56%

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Agawam
n = 285 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
51%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17238 / dk = 666
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
52%
11%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

89%
11%

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Agawam
n = 293 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
11%
72%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
19%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

22%
67%
11%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Agawam
n = 283 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
38%
48%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16803 / dk = 1034
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
9%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 
 

33%
56%
11%

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%
Agawam
n = 288 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
57%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17322 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
12%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

22%
78%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Agawam
n = 276 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
38%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16284 / dk = 1544
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
35%
7%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8 / dk = 1
 
 

50%
50%

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%
Agawam
n = 286 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
60%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17169 / dk = 647
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
56%
12%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

22%
78%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Agawam
n = 285 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
67%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17199 / dk = 543
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
14%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 9
 
 

11%
89%

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%
Agawam
n = 256
 
 

54%
46%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15564
 
 

45%
55%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Agawam
n = 255
 
 

65%
35%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15639
 
 

64%
36%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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

46%
54%
Agawam
n = 256
 
 

40%
60%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15531
 
 

40%
60%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

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

41%
59%
Agawam
n = 256
 
 

37%
62%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15521
 
 

36%
64%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

25%
75%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Agawam
n = 258
 
 

48%
52%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15569
 
 

51%
49%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Agawam
n = 258
 
 

56%
44%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15566
 
 

57%
43%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

75%
25%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Agawam
n = 258
 
 

50%
50%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

58%
42%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 
 

67%
33%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Agawam
n = 258
 
 

50%
50%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15551
 
 

53%
47%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

50%
50%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Agawam
n = 256
 
 

57%
43%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15440
 
 

61%
39%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

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

45%
55%
Agawam
n = 253
 
 

45%
55%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15387
 
 

44%
56%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

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

51%
49%
Agawam
n = 255
 
 

52%
48%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15504
 
 

52%
48%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

86%
14%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Agawam
n = 252
 
 

38%
62%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15410
 
 

32%
68%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

57%
43%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Agawam
n = 253
 
 

44%
56%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15441
 
 

47%
53%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Agawam
n = 257
 
 

62%
38%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

66%
34%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 8
 
 

62%
37%

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

51%
49%
Agawam
n = 254
 
 

49%
51%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15478
 
 

48%
52%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

29%
71%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Agawam
n = 256
 
 

42%
58%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15431
 
 

40%
60%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 7
 
 

71%
29%

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%
Agawam
n = 243
 
 

72%
28%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14334
 
 

69%
31%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 

100%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Agawam
n = 242
 
 

62%
38%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14339
 
 

54%
46%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 
 

83%
17%

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

50%
50%
Agawam
n = 239
 
 

62%
38%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14302
 
 

57%
43%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

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

49%
51%
Agawam
n = 239
 
 

59%
41%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14303
 
 

56%
44%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30374
 
 

39%
61%
Agawam
n = 240
 
 

40%
60%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14275
 
 

41%
59%
Agawam Early Childhood Center
n = 6
 
 

50%
50%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts