Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Arlington (64.73% responded)
Massachusetts Middle Schools (50.09% responded)
Ottoson Middle (53.33% 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%
Arlington
n = 266 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

19%
45%
32%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8022 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
45%
14%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

30%
55%
13%
2

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Arlington
n = 264 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
42%
9%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8041 / dk = 42
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
43%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
58%
12%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
45%
9%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8011 / dk = 58
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
51%
15%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
44%
4%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Arlington
n = 259 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

11%
40%
44%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7960 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
47%
15%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

2
37%
50%
10%

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%
Arlington
n = 257 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

17%
39%
40%
4%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7805 / dk = 273
 
 
 
 

15%
34%
42%
9%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
45%
45%
4%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Arlington
n = 261 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

12%
43%
38%
7%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7965 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
47%
10%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

11%
47%
36%
6%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Arlington
n = 253 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
15%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7869 / dk = 210
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
53%
19%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
58%
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
Arlington
n = 235
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
14%
36%
31%
14%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7185
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
17%
27%
38%
14%
3
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
30%
19%
2

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Arlington
n = 235
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
29%
6%
1
0
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7185
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
40%
31%
14%
3
0
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

5%
57%
29%
10%

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Arlington
n = 234
 
 
 
 
 
 

43%
26%
27%
2
1
1
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7141
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
43%
26%
8%
2
0
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
38%
5%

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Arlington
n = 234
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
33%
61%
4
0
0
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7089
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
41%
8%
1
0
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 

24%
67%
7%
2

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Arlington
n = 233
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
46%
35%
11%
1
2
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7071
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
10%
3
1
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 

2
49%
28%
21%

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Arlington
n = 236
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
40%
45%
11%
2
1
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7168
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
44%
43%
9%
2
0
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

2
26%
51%
19%
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Arlington
n = 236
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
58%
25%
6%
2
3
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7204
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
63%
24%
6%
2
1
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 

5%
63%
23%
9%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Arlington
n = 231
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
51%
29%
2
2
0
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7106
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
51%
23%
5%
2
1
Ottoson Middle
n = 40
 
 
 
 
 

7%
57%
27%
5%
2

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Arlington
n = 231
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
40%
29%
13%
2
3
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7135
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
30%
12%
5%
3
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
38%
12%
2
2

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Arlington
n = 234
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
38%
12%
4
1
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7164
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
42%
11%
3
1
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

2
58%
28%
7%
5%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Arlington
n = 235
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
46%
31%
7%
4
3
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7151
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
1
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
7%
2
5%

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%
Arlington
n = 239
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
2
12%
19%
27%
39%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7258
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
14%
22%
31%
29%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
21%
23%
40%

 

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%
Arlington
n = 256 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
57%
8%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7937 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
53%
18%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
42%
49%
4%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Arlington
n = 264 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
28%
45%
12%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8005 / dk = 60
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
41%
20%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

24%
52%
20%
4%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

10%
17%
54%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8035 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
54%
28%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

13%
28%
51%
9%

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%
Arlington
n = 264 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
56%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8024 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
51%
22%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
53%
6%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Arlington
n = 262 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7995 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
55%
19%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

2
26%
62%
11%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Arlington
n = 264 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

17%
21%
36%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8024 / dk = 66
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
47%
32%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
36%
6%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
56%
17%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7991 / dk = 65
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
29%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
30%
59%
9%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Arlington
n = 261 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

12%
23%
46%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7954 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

4
15%
54%
27%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

4%
34%
57%
4%

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%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

28%
30%
35%
7%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8016 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

12%
26%
46%
17%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

65%
24%
11%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Arlington
n = 255 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

14%
19%
48%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7842 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
57%
4%

 

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%
Arlington
n = 254 / dk = 12
 
 
 

9%
64%
27%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7546 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
50%
25%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
66%
26%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Arlington
n = 257 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

0
8%
65%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7843 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

2
11%
64%
24%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 

32%
60%
9%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Arlington
n = 254 / dk = 9
 
 
 

6%
58%
35%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7835 / dk = 211
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
26%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
70%
9%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Arlington
n = 258 / dk = 9
 
 
 

3
57%
41%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7870 / dk = 174
 
 
 
 

0
5%
62%
33%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

2
67%
31%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Arlington
n = 260 / dk = 7
 
 
 

7%
72%
21%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7777 / dk = 290
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
55%
10%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

12%
77%
10%

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Arlington
n = 256 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

0
7%
65%
27%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7680 / dk = 359
 
 
 
 

3
20%
61%
16%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 

13%
78%
9%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Arlington
n = 257 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

0
7%
71%
21%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7790 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
60%
8%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
19%
72%
6%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Arlington
n = 243 / dk = 24
 
 
 

14%
67%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7292 / dk = 755
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
61%
10%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 

36%
57%
7%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Arlington
n = 256 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
9%
61%
29%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7537 / dk = 512
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
62%
16%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
33%
48%
15%

 

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%
Arlington
n = 264 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
9%
65%
24%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8020 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

4
13%
57%
25%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

2
19%
71%
8%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Arlington
n = 262 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
13%
73%
13%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8030 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
60%
15%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

25%
71%
4%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Arlington
n = 267 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
24%
56%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7979 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

4
20%
54%
23%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

44%
48%
8%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Arlington
n = 256 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
26%
50%
20%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7944 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
45%
19%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
40%
2

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Arlington
n = 260 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7926 / dk = 105
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
53%
24%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47
 
 
 
 

4%
28%
57%
11%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Arlington
n = 262 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
15%
58%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7915 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

2
19%
58%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

2
23%
67%
8%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
8%
59%
32%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7956 / dk = 95
 
 
 
 

2
8%
60%
31%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
66%
28%

 

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%
Arlington
n = 266 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
14%
63%
22%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7923 / dk = 109
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
59%
20%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 
 

2
19%
69%
10%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
13%
61%
24%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7923 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

21%
62%
17%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Arlington
n = 258 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
17%
60%
21%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7841 / dk = 175
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
56%
20%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
64%
15%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
8%
62%
30%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7859 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

3
13%
58%
26%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

9%
72%
19%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Arlington
n = 254 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
48%
15%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7641 / dk = 381
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
44%
13%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

13%
42%
40%
4%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
20%
60%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7805 / dk = 218
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
57%
16%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 

42%
58%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Arlington
n = 260 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
10%
61%
27%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7835 / dk = 185
 
 
 
 

4
19%
57%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 2
 
 
 

17%
65%
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%
Arlington
n = 239 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

5%
30%
42%
23%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7531 / dk = 532
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
35%
38%
Ottoson Middle
n = 41 / dk = 7
 
 
 

20%
46%
34%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Arlington
n = 247 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
12%
32%
54%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7735 / dk = 296
 
 
 
 

2
10%
29%
58%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 

9%
25%
66%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Arlington
n = 246 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
33%
37%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7724 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

3
13%
32%
52%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 

5%
25%
70%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Arlington
n = 255 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

20%
51%
28%
2
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7640 / dk = 409
 
 
 
 

26%
40%
26%
8%
Ottoson Middle
n = 48
 
 
 

17%
56%
27%

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Arlington
n = 251 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
40%
18%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7703 / dk = 348
 
 
 
 

19%
38%
33%
10%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
27%
7%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Arlington
n = 237 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

36%
46%
16%
2
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7365 / dk = 689
 
 
 
 

48%
35%
14%
3
Ottoson Middle
n = 41 / dk = 7
 
 
 

46%
49%
5%

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Arlington
n = 248 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

17%
45%
28%
10%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7407 / dk = 650
 
 
 
 

29%
40%
24%
8%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 2
 
 
 

15%
57%
28%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Arlington
n = 245 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
44%
13%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7358 / dk = 687
 
 
 
 

16%
41%
34%
9%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

16%
52%
30%
2

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%
Arlington
n = 252 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
55%
8%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7585 / dk = 508
 
 
 
 

11%
34%
49%
6%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
58%
35%
5%

 

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%
Arlington
n = 245 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
22%
59%
16%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7687 / dk = 382
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
56%
13%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
49%
47%
2

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Arlington
n = 260 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
50%
25%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7916 / dk = 137
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
48%
18%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
51%
47%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Arlington
n = 261 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
51%
24%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7882 / dk = 195
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
47%
19%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
43%
51%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Arlington
n = 250 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

3
23%
48%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7799 / dk = 256
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
49%
20%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 

49%
44%
7%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Arlington
n = 263 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

0
5%
52%
43%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 8016 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

1
5%
50%
44%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
66%
23%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Arlington
n = 247 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

1
16%
55%
29%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7777 / dk = 291
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
30%
61%
7%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Arlington
n = 239 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7474 / dk = 604
 
 
 
 

4
13%
60%
23%
Ottoson Middle
n = 41 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
56%
7%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Arlington
n = 250 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

2
14%
57%
27%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7647 / dk = 409
 
 
 
 

4
16%
58%
23%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
27%
64%
7%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Arlington
n = 242 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
46%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7354 / dk = 705
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
52%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
52%
36%
7%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Arlington
n = 204 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
53%
20%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 6155 / dk = 1877
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
53%
15%
Ottoson Middle
n = 33 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
36%
6%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Arlington
n = 253 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
52%
26%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7779 / dk = 282
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
52%
21%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 

11%
32%
57%

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%
Arlington
n = 228 / dk = 38
 
 
 
 

5%
27%
55%
14%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 6985 / dk = 1070
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
55%
11%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

14%
43%
39%
5%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Arlington
n = 254 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
60%
15%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7494 / dk = 550
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
63%
14%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
48%
2

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Arlington
n = 246 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
56%
11%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7462 / dk = 587
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
57%
12%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
50%
7%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Arlington
n = 252 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
48%
12%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7512 / dk = 548
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
54%
11%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
54%
26%
9%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Arlington
n = 231 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

2
21%
63%
14%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7036 / dk = 1002
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
62%
12%
Ottoson Middle
n = 41 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
56%
5%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Arlington
n = 222 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

2
18%
64%
16%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7065 / dk = 967
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
66%
13%
Ottoson Middle
n = 40 / dk = 7
 
 
 

5%
35%
60%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Arlington
n = 250 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

4
24%
57%
15%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7649 / dk = 406
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
55%
15%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
51%
2

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Arlington
n = 243 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

1
20%
63%
16%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7551 / dk = 499
 
 
 
 

4
15%
65%
16%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
59%
5%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Arlington
n = 230 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
58%
19%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 6913 / dk = 1137
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
59%
19%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
24%
57%
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%
Arlington
n = 251 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
46%
7%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7826 / dk = 238
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
48%
9%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
57%
35%
2

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Arlington
n = 260 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

8%
34%
52%
7%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7933 / dk = 126
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
52%
9%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4%
40%
51%
4%

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Arlington
n = 205 / dk = 59
 
 
 
 

9%
35%
48%
8%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 6594 / dk = 1463
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
53%
13%
Ottoson Middle
n = 38 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
42%
53%
3

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Arlington
n = 190 / dk = 72
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
62%
9%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 6411 / dk = 1606
 
 
 
 

4
14%
67%
14%
Ottoson Middle
n = 29 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
31%
62%
3

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Arlington
n = 254 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

17%
46%
33%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7626 / dk = 435
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
57%
34%
2

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Arlington
n = 253 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
42%
8%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7738 / dk = 323
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
41%
9%
Ottoson Middle
n = 46 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
48%
30%
7%

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Arlington
n = 257 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4
20%
60%
16%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7835 / dk = 215
 
 
 
 

4
12%
66%
18%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

33%
62%
4%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Arlington
n = 252 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

16%
53%
26%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7515 / dk = 509
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
43%
7%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 2
 
 
 

16%
69%
16%

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%
Arlington
n = 252 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

10%
35%
50%
5%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7785 / dk = 253
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
51%
11%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
40%
53%
2

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Arlington
n = 247 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

19%
58%
20%
2
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7325 / dk = 698
 
 
 
 

15%
45%
33%
6%
Ottoson Middle
n = 47 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
72%
11%

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%
Arlington
n = 246 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

8%
35%
50%
7%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7696 / dk = 333
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
53%
10%
Ottoson Middle
n = 44 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
36%
57%
5%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Arlington
n = 253 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

7%
31%
54%
9%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7701 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
58%
12%
Ottoson Middle
n = 45 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
33%
60%
4%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
Massachusetts
n = 33138
 
 

49%
51%
Arlington
n = 231
 
 

54%
46%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7116
 
 

53%
47%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

56%
44%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Arlington
n = 231
 
 

73%
27%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7125
 
 

67%
33%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 

62%
38%

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

46%
54%
Arlington
n = 230
 
 

51%
49%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7080
 
 

49%
51%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

47%
53%

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

41%
59%
Arlington
n = 230
 
 

43%
57%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7079
 
 

43%
57%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

37%
63%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Arlington
n = 230
 
 

55%
45%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7106
 
 

52%
48%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

47%
53%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Arlington
n = 232
 
 

62%
37%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7098
 
 

56%
44%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

58%
42%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Arlington
n = 229
 
 

60%
40%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7093
 
 

59%
41%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 

52%
48%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Arlington
n = 230
 
 

50%
50%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7098
 
 

52%
48%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

67%
33%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Arlington
n = 224
 
 

53%
47%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7056
 
 

62%
38%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 

62%
38%

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

45%
55%
Arlington
n = 224
 
 

43%
57%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7042
 
 

46%
54%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

37%
63%

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

51%
49%
Arlington
n = 228
 
 

55%
45%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7065
 
 

49%
51%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

53%
47%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Arlington
n = 226
 
 

42%
58%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7054
 
 

37%
63%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

44%
56%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Arlington
n = 230
 
 

47%
53%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7054
 
 

39%
61%
Ottoson Middle
n = 42
 
 

45%
55%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Arlington
n = 231
 
 

71%
29%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7107
 
 

63%
37%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

77%
23%

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

51%
49%
Arlington
n = 231
 
 

52%
48%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7088
 
 

51%
49%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

53%
47%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Arlington
n = 232
 
 

45%
55%
Massachusetts Middle Schools
n = 7047
 
 

34%
66%
Ottoson Middle
n = 43
 
 

30%
70%

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%
Arlington
n = 215
 
 

72%
28%
Massachusetts Middle Schools