Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Barnstable (72.81% responded)
Massachusetts Elementary Schools (50.22% responded)
West Barnstable Elementary (82.61% 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%
Barnstable
n = 319 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
37%
42%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
44%
15%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
53%
42%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Barnstable
n = 318 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

19%
43%
32%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17829 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
42%
42%
5%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Barnstable
n = 316 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
50%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17705 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
50%
12%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
53%
37%
5%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Barnstable
n = 310 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

11%
39%
44%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17552 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
44%
8%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
39%
6%

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%
Barnstable
n = 304 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

18%
36%
40%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17331 / dk = 584
 
 
 
 

17%
36%
40%
7%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

22%
56%
17%
6%

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Barnstable
n = 312 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
44%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17602 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
47%
8%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
32%
5%

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

8%
23%
53%
17%
Barnstable
n = 310 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
41%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 452
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
39%
50%

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
Barnstable
n = 282
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
18%
31%
33%
10%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15701
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
34%
29%
10%
3
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 
 

27%
27%
40%
7%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Barnstable
n = 281
 
 
 
 
 

25%
51%
19%
4
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15744
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
29%
7%
1
0
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

87%
7%
7%

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Barnstable
n = 283
 
 
 
 
 
 

24%
28%
30%
15%
3
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15677
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
45%
26%
5%
2
0
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

60%
27%
13%

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Barnstable
n = 279
 
 
 
 
 

1
61%
32%
4
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15553
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
39%
4%
1
0
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

67%
27%
7%

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Barnstable
n = 279
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
49%
32%
9%
4
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15541
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
32%
9%
3
1
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

40%
47%
13%

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Barnstable
n = 282
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
54%
34%
7%
1
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15742
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
1
0
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

47%
47%
7%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Barnstable
n = 283
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
57%
28%
8%
1
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15784
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
54%
29%
8%
3
1
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
33%
27%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Barnstable
n = 280
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
45%
17%
4%
1
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15511
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
51%
25%
5%
1
1
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 14
 
 
 
 

29%
43%
21%
7%

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Barnstable
n = 282
 
 
 
 
 
 

20%
37%
27%
11%
3
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15663
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
32%
11%
5%
2
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 
 

47%
20%
27%
7%

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Barnstable
n = 282
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
44%
37%
7%
4%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15746
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
35%
46%
11%
3
1
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

47%
47%
7%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Barnstable
n = 281
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
49%
32%
6%
2
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15704
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
39%
10%
3
2
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
53%
13%

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%
Barnstable
n = 284
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
2
10%
16%
36%
36%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15921
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
12%
19%
31%
34%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 
 

20%
47%
33%

 

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%
Barnstable
n = 313 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
53%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17647 / dk = 281
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
20%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

21%
21%
53%
5%

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Barnstable
n = 314 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

9%
38%
39%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17785 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
44%
20%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

11%
53%
32%
5%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Barnstable
n = 314 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
53%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17842 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
63%
16%

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%
Barnstable
n = 313 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
22%
56%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17828 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

16%
58%
26%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Barnstable
n = 313 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
25%
59%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17773 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
54%
19%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18
 
 
 

50%
39%
11%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Barnstable
n = 317 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

8%
14%
49%
29%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17838 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
48%
31%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
63%
26%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Barnstable
n = 313 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
61%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17763 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

26%
74%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Barnstable
n = 310 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4
14%
61%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17718 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

21%
79%

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%
Barnstable
n = 314 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
54%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17746 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

32%
42%
21%
5%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Barnstable
n = 305 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17419 / dk = 448
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
21%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
37%
53%

 

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%
Barnstable
n = 293 / dk = 27
 
 
 
 

1
18%
63%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16891 / dk = 939
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
20%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Barnstable
n = 312 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

0
8%
74%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17510 / dk = 318
 
 
 
 

1
8%
64%
27%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

68%
32%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Barnstable
n = 316 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
6%
66%
28%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17651 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
36%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

47%
53%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Barnstable
n = 308 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

0
4
66%
30%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17537 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

0
3
57%
40%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

61%
39%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Barnstable
n = 299 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
33%
59%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17340 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
57%
13%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
72%
11%

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Barnstable
n = 305 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

1
19%
65%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17360 / dk = 468
 
 
 
 

2
13%
62%
23%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
68%
26%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Barnstable
n = 299 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
25%
65%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17320 / dk = 478
 
 
 
 

3
21%
62%
14%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
58%
32%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Barnstable
n = 289 / dk = 31
 
 
 
 

3
15%
74%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16397 / dk = 1436
 
 
 
 

3
20%
64%
13%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
56%
22%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Barnstable
n = 302 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
9%
75%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16932 / dk = 901
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
58%
37%

 

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%
Barnstable
n = 320 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
57%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
28%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

11%
74%
16%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Barnstable
n = 322
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
51%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17790 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

3
18%
64%
15%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
68%
11%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Barnstable
n = 319 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
24%
50%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17694 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
26%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

26%
47%
26%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Barnstable
n = 320 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
41%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17608 / dk = 239
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
53%
11%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Barnstable
n = 320 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17577 / dk = 230
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
28%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
63%
21%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Barnstable
n = 312 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
31%
49%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17621 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

11%
61%
28%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Barnstable
n = 310 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
14%
60%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17722 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

6%
72%
22%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
Massachusetts
n = 37345 / dk = 499
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
57%
21%
Barnstable
n = 313 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

1
8%
69%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17637 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
56%
28%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Barnstable
n = 317 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
10%
63%
26%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17615 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
53%
25%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

21%
58%
21%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Barnstable
n = 311 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
16%
62%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17493 / dk = 306
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
54%
22%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

32%
53%
16%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Barnstable
n = 310 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

1
10%
64%
25%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17404 / dk = 398
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

17%
61%
22%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Barnstable
n = 301 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

4
32%
50%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17141 / dk = 651
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
49%
17%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

39%
50%
11%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Barnstable
n = 311 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
19%
58%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17471 / dk = 347
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

35%
47%
18%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Barnstable
n = 308 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
18%
58%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17498 / dk = 303
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
53%
12%

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%
Barnstable
n = 299 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

1
22%
38%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16843 / dk = 1059
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
36%
23%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

28%
61%
11%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
8%
33%
58%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17064 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

4
17%
36%
44%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
42%
53%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Barnstable
n = 301 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

1
16%
36%
47%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16922 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
37%
27%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
31%
37%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Barnstable
n = 303 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

17%
39%
33%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17023 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
26%
8%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

29%
41%
24%
6%

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
37%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17092 / dk = 778
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
39%
19%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
50%
28%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Barnstable
n = 288 / dk = 36
 
 
 
 

32%
44%
22%
2
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16327 / dk = 1518
 
 
 
 

46%
36%
15%
3
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 

24%
59%
18%

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Barnstable
n = 290 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

26%
35%
30%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16560 / dk = 1333
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
10%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

28%
56%
17%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Barnstable
n = 293 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

13%
36%
37%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16549 / dk = 1312
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
39%
13%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
47%
35%
6%

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%
Barnstable
n = 308 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

6%
30%
56%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17076 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
52%
7%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
61%
6%

 

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%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
25%
59%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17257 / dk = 665
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

44%
33%
22%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Barnstable
n = 315 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
52%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17675 / dk = 220
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
48%
22%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
53%
16%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Barnstable
n = 314 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
46%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17568 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
47%
22%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
56%
11%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Barnstable
n = 311 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

2
24%
49%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17365 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
44%
33%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Barnstable
n = 323 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

0
2
56%
41%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17772 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
50%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 

63%
37%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Barnstable
n = 306 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17558 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
45%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 

5%
63%
32%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Barnstable
n = 298 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16717 / dk = 1213
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
29%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 

62%
37%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Barnstable
n = 308 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

2
14%
58%
27%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17008 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
47%
24%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Barnstable
n = 302 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
51%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16421 / dk = 1466
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 

78%
22%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Barnstable
n = 259 / dk = 64
 
 
 
 

3
20%
60%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14462 / dk = 3386
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
55%
19%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 

19%
75%
6%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
16%
58%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17241 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
41%
41%
6%

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%
Barnstable
n = 289 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
63%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15621 / dk = 2261
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
58%
13%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
68%
5%

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Barnstable
n = 308 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4
14%
66%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16703 / dk = 1180
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
63%
16%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
53%
11%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Barnstable
n = 301 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
19%
65%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16651 / dk = 1226
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
58%
14%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
67%
11%

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Barnstable
n = 293 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
61%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16753 / dk = 1132
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
33%
56%
6%

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Barnstable
n = 283 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

2
16%
69%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15794 / dk = 2025
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
63%
14%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
39%
50%
6%

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Barnstable
n = 287 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

1
11%
72%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16093 / dk = 1752
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
16%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
53%
21%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
55%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16971 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
18%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
26%
53%
16%

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Barnstable
n = 304 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

2
12%
70%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16905 / dk = 952
 
 
 
 

4
15%
64%
18%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
63%
11%

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Barnstable
n = 282 / dk = 35
 
 
 
 

1
9%
67%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15313 / dk = 2526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
61%
19%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
56%
6%

 

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%
Barnstable
n = 311 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

7%
38%
47%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17443 / dk = 471
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
49%
11%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

21%
42%
26%
11%

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Barnstable
n = 314 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

11%
47%
38%
4%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17688 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
10%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

26%
42%
21%
11%

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Barnstable
n = 245 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

7%
30%
56%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15382 / dk = 2548
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
57%
15%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
44%
19%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Barnstable
n = 246 / dk = 74
 
 
 
 

4%
21%
64%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14957 / dk = 2855
 
 
 
 

4
13%
68%
16%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
29%
41%
18%

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Barnstable
n = 296 / dk = 26
 
 
 
 

10%
49%
32%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17056 / dk = 849
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

17%
61%
11%
11%

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Barnstable
n = 307 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

7%
35%
47%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17238 / dk = 666
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
52%
11%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
28%
50%
17%

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Barnstable
n = 311 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
13%
67%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
19%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
17%
56%
17%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Barnstable
n = 291 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

9%
45%
40%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16803 / dk = 1034
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
9%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 19
 
 
 
 

16%
53%
21%
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%
Barnstable
n = 309 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

8%
37%
48%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17322 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
12%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 18 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

11%
56%
22%
11%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Barnstable
n = 270 / dk = 48
 
 
 
 

10%
49%
34%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16284 / dk = 1544
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
35%
7%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

18%
59%
6%
18%

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%
Barnstable
n = 302 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
51%
12%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17169 / dk = 647
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
56%
12%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 17 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
35%
35%
24%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Barnstable
n = 301 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
55%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17199 / dk = 543
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
14%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 16 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
31%
31%

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%
Barnstable
n = 276
 
 

61%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15564
 
 

45%
55%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Barnstable
n = 275
 
 

61%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15639
 
 

64%
36%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%

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

46%
54%
Barnstable
n = 274
 
 

46%
54%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15531
 
 

40%
60%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

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

41%
59%
Barnstable
n = 271
 
 

38%
62%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15521
 
 

36%
64%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 14
 
 

43%
57%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Barnstable
n = 274
 
 

59%
41%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15569
 
 

51%
49%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Barnstable
n = 274
 
 

53%
47%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15566
 
 

57%
43%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Barnstable
n = 274
 
 

54%
46%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

58%
42%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Barnstable
n = 273
 
 

62%
38%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15551
 
 

53%
47%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

67%
33%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Barnstable
n = 267
 
 

61%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15440
 
 

61%
39%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

80%
20%

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

45%
55%
Barnstable
n = 275
 
 

54%
46%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15387
 
 

44%
56%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

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

51%
49%
Barnstable
n = 271
 
 

60%
40%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15504
 
 

52%
48%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Barnstable
n = 273
 
 

41%
59%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15410
 
 

32%
68%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

40%
60%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Barnstable
n = 274
 
 

46%
54%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15441
 
 

47%
53%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Barnstable
n = 270
 
 

65%
35%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

66%
34%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

53%
47%

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

51%
49%
Barnstable
n = 271
 
 

51%
49%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15478
 
 

48%
52%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Barnstable
n = 270
 
 

44%
56%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15431
 
 

40%
60%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 15
 
 

47%
53%

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%
Barnstable
n = 230
 
 

70%
30%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14334
 
 

69%
31%
West Barnstable Elementary
n = 13
 
 

85%
15%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 30433
 
 

47%
53%
Barnstable
n = 230
 
 

43%
57%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14339