Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Ashland (38.53% responded)
Massachusetts Elementary Schools (50.22% responded)
David Mindess (65.22% 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%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
44%
15%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

37%
53%
10%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Ashland
n = 83
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17829 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

10%
66%
24%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Ashland
n = 82
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17705 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
50%
12%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

23%
67%
10%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17552 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
44%
8%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

10%
40%
47%
3

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%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17331 / dk = 584
 
 
 
 

17%
36%
40%
7%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

7%
47%
47%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Ashland
n = 82 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17602 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
47%
8%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 

41%
59%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Ashland
n = 82 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 452
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

27%
63%
10%

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
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15701
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
34%
29%
10%
3
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
19%
22%
37%
15%
4

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15744
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
29%
7%
1
0
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 

11%
63%
22%
4

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15677
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
45%
26%
5%
2
0
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 

22%
48%
26%
4

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15553
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
39%
4%
1
0
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

52%
48%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15541
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
32%
9%
3
1
David Mindess
n = 26
 
 
 

4
54%
42%

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15742
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
1
0
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15784
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
54%
29%
8%
3
1
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
63%
26%
7%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15511
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
51%
25%
5%
1
1
David Mindess
n = 26
 
 
 

12%
69%
19%

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15663
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
32%
11%
5%
2
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
44%
11%
4
4

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15746
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
35%
46%
11%
3
1
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 

4
33%
56%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15704
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
39%
10%
3
2
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 
 

4
33%
56%
4
4

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%
Ashland
n = 73
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15921
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
12%
19%
31%
34%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 
 
 

26%
33%
22%
19%

 

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%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17647 / dk = 281
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
20%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
37%
50%
7%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17785 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
44%
20%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
53%
10%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17842 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

7%
80%
13%

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%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17828 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
50%
7%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17773 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
54%
19%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

30%
53%
17%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17838 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
48%
31%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

23%
33%
43%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17763 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
13%
77%
3

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17718 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
27%
67%
3

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%
Ashland
n = 83
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17746 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
53%
3

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17419 / dk = 448
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
21%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
41%
41%

 

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%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16891 / dk = 939
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
20%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
71%
25%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17510 / dk = 318
 
 
 
 

1
8%
64%
27%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

7%
67%
27%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Ashland
n = 82 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17651 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
36%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 

69%
31%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17537 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

0
3
57%
40%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 

76%
24%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17340 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
57%
13%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

14%
79%
7%

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17360 / dk = 468
 
 
 
 

2
13%
62%
23%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
76%
21%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17320 / dk = 478
 
 
 
 

3
21%
62%
14%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 

13%
87%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Ashland
n = 76 / dk = 8
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16397 / dk = 1436
 
 
 
 

3
20%
64%
13%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
79%
3

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 5
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16932 / dk = 901
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
90%
7%

 

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%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
28%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
3
73%
20%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17790 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

3
18%
64%
15%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
13%
77%
7%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17694 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
26%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
13%
57%
27%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Ashland
n = 83 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17608 / dk = 239
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

3
7%
77%
13%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17577 / dk = 230
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
28%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

7%
70%
23%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17621 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

10%
63%
27%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Ashland
n = 84
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17722 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 

73%
27%

 

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%
Ashland
n = 82 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17637 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

17%
55%
28%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17615 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
53%
25%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

17%
52%
31%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17493 / dk = 306
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
54%
22%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

17%
62%
21%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17404 / dk = 398
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
46%
46%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17141 / dk = 651
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
49%
17%
David Mindess
n = 27 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
26%
48%
22%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17471 / dk = 347
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
64%
21%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17498 / dk = 303
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

7%
55%
38%

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%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16843 / dk = 1059
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
36%
23%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
24%
45%
28%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17064 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

4
17%
36%
44%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

3
34%
62%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16922 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
37%
27%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
17%
24%
55%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17023 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
26%
8%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

24%
59%
14%
3

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17092 / dk = 778
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
39%
19%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
21%
45%
31%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16327 / dk = 1518
 
 
 
 

46%
36%
15%
3
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

38%
52%
10%

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16560 / dk = 1333
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
10%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
38%
45%
14%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16549 / dk = 1312
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
39%
13%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

7%
52%
38%
3

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%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17076 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
52%
7%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
17%
72%
7%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.
Massachusetts
n = 36360 / dk = 1675
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
56%
14%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17257 / dk = 665
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
3
86%
7%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17675 / dk = 220
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
48%
22%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

10%
66%
24%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Ashland
n = 82
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17568 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
47%
22%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

7%
66%
28%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17365 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 
 

3
10%
62%
24%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Ashland
n = 82
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17772 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
50%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

14%
48%
38%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17558 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
45%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

10%
66%
24%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16717 / dk = 1213
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
29%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
79%
7%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17008 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

18%
71%
11%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16421 / dk = 1466
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
82%
11%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Ashland
n = 64 / dk = 16
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14462 / dk = 3386
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
55%
19%
David Mindess
n = 25 / dk = 4
 
 
 

4
92%
4

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17241 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
David Mindess
n = 29
 
 
 

3
45%
52%

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%
Ashland
n = 73 / dk = 10
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15621 / dk = 2261
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
58%
13%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
62%
17%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16703 / dk = 1180
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
63%
16%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

13%
60%
27%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Ashland
n = 74 / dk = 8
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16651 / dk = 1226
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
58%
14%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
68%
11%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16753 / dk = 1132
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
41%
48%
7%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Ashland
n = 73 / dk = 9
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15794 / dk = 2025
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
63%
14%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
68%
14%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Ashland
n = 77 / dk = 6
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16093 / dk = 1752
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
16%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

20%
67%
13%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16971 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
18%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

3
87%
10%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16905 / dk = 952
 
 
 
 

4
15%
64%
18%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

10%
73%
17%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Ashland
n = 70 / dk = 12
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15313 / dk = 2526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
61%
19%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
7%
75%
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%
Ashland
n = 81 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17443 / dk = 471
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
49%
11%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
48%
41%
3

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Ashland
n = 82
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17688 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
10%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

7%
43%
47%
3

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Ashland
n = 57 / dk = 26
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15382 / dk = 2548
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
57%
15%
David Mindess
n = 23 / dk = 7
 
 
 

9%
48%
43%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Ashland
n = 62 / dk = 20
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14957 / dk = 2855
 
 
 
 

4
13%
68%
16%
David Mindess
n = 26 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
35%
58%
4

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Ashland
n = 76 / dk = 7
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17056 / dk = 849
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

23%
50%
23%
3

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Ashland
n = 79 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17238 / dk = 666
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
52%
11%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
50%
3

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Ashland
n = 82 / dk = 1
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
19%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

23%
73%
3

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Ashland
n = 77 / dk = 5
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16803 / dk = 1034
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
9%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

3
63%
33%

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%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 3
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17322 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
12%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

10%
47%
43%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 5
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16284 / dk = 1544
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
35%
7%
David Mindess
n = 30
 
 
 

13%
50%
37%

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%
Ashland
n = 77 / dk = 5
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17169 / dk = 647
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
56%
12%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
41%
48%
3

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Ashland
n = 78 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17199 / dk = 543
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
14%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
52%
3

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%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15564
 
 

45%
55%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15639
 
 

64%
36%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

85%
15%

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

46%
54%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15531
 
 

40%
60%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

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

41%
59%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15521
 
 

36%
64%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

22%
78%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15569
 
 

51%
49%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

22%
78%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15566
 
 

57%
43%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

52%
48%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

58%
42%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

67%
33%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15551
 
 

53%
47%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

67%
33%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Ashland
n = 69
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15440
 
 

61%
39%
David Mindess
n = 26
 
 

65%
35%

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

45%
55%
Ashland
n = 69
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15387
 
 

44%
56%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

56%
44%

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

51%
49%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15504
 
 

52%
48%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15410
 
 

32%
68%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

30%
70%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15441
 
 

47%
53%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

44%
56%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Ashland
n = 71
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

66%
34%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

63%
37%

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

51%
49%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15478
 
 

48%
52%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

37%
63%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Ashland
n = 72
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15431
 
 

40%
60%
David Mindess
n = 27
 
 

33%
67%

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%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14334
 
 

69%
31%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

68%
32%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14339
 
 

54%
46%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

28%
72%

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

50%
50%
Ashland
n = 66
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14302
 
 

57%
43%
David Mindess
n = 24
 
 

37%
62%

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

49%
51%
Ashland
n = 68
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14303
 
 

56%
44%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

44%
56%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30374
 
 

39%
61%
Ashland
n = 68
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14275
 
 

41%
59%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

12%
88%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 30338
 
 

22%
78%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14266
 
 

22%
78%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

16%
84%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 30159
 
 

6%
94%
Ashland
n = 66
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14180
 
 

5%
95%
David Mindess
n = 25
 

100%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 30365
 
 

31%
69%
Ashland
n = 68
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14288
 
 

35%
65%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

20%
80%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

16%
84%
Ashland
n = 65
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14145
 
 

17%
83%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

8%
92%

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

19%
81%
Ashland
n = 65
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14141
 
 

19%
81%
David Mindess
n = 24
 

100%

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

11%
89%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14175
 
 

11%
89%
David Mindess
n = 25
 

100%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 30241
 
 

42%
58%
Ashland
n = 65
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14205
 
 

45%
55%
David Mindess
n = 24
 
 

29%
71%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 30307
 
 

51%
49%
Ashland
n = 68
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14290
 
 

63%
37%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

52%
48%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 30277
 
 

41%
59%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14232
 
 

37%
63%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

56%
44%

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

16%
84%
Ashland
n = 68
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14189
 
 

15%
85%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

12%
88%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 30085
 
 

18%
82%
Ashland
n = 67
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14156
 
 

21%
79%
David Mindess
n = 25
 
 

12%
88%

 

Instructional Practices and Support

Q9.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about instructional practices and support in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Massachusetts
n = 31676 / dk = 6035
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
53%
9%
Ashland
n = 61 / dk = 21
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14870 / dk = 2932
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
53%
10%
David Mindess
n = 27 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4
41%
56%

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

4
15%
68%
14%
Ashland
n = 66 / dk = 16
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15641 / dk = 2101
 
 
 
 

2
10%
71%
16%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

21%
75%
4

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

1
10%
69%
20%
Ashland
n = 74 / dk = 8
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16922 / dk = 866
 
 
 
 

1
5%
69%
25%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
90%
3

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

5%
19%
57%
18%
Ashland
n = 76 / dk = 4
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17058 / dk = 692
 
 
 
 

4
16%
59%
22%
David Mindess
n = 29 / dk = 1
 
 
 

14%
83%
3

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Massachusetts
n = 33626 / dk = 3900
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
58%
13%
Ashland
n = 72 / dk = 9
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16328 / dk = 1427
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
60%
16%
David Mindess
n = 27 / dk = 3
 
 
 

26%
67%
7%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ashland
n = 80 / dk = 2
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17265 / dk = 543
 
 
 
 

2
10%
64%
25%
David Mindess
n = 28 / dk = 2
 
 
 

7%
82%
11%

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

9%
34%
48%
10%
Ashland
n = 67 / dk = 15
N/A
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15308 / dk = 2449
 
 
 
 

8%
34%
48%
10%
David Mindess
n = 27 / dk = 3
 
 
 

33%
59%
7%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Massachusetts
n = 35923 / dk = 1747
 
 
 
 

7%
23%
53%
18%