Result Details

Massachusetts (48.14% responded)
Ayer Shirley School District (50.98% responded)
Massachusetts Elementary Schools (50.22% responded)
Page Hilltop School (71.43% 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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

3
13%
67%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
44%
15%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
17%
71%
9%

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

13%
31%
41%
15%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

24%
37%
32%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17829 / dk = 104
 
 
 
 

11%
30%
45%
14%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

23%
37%
34%
6%

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

8%
29%
50%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
40%
50%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17705 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
50%
12%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
46%
40%
9%

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

11%
33%
45%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

21%
29%
45%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17552 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
44%
8%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
47%
9%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

34%
36%
29%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17331 / dk = 584
 
 
 
 

17%
36%
40%
7%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

24%
44%
29%
3

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

7%
34%
49%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
41%
45%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17602 / dk = 297
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
47%
8%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
44%
41%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
55%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 452
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
55%
17%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
59%
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
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
14%
35%
36%
8%
6%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15701
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
34%
29%
10%
3
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 

19%
44%
28%
3
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Massachusetts
n = 33438
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
47%
27%
8%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 

14%
56%
28%
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15744
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
52%
29%
7%
1
0
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 

9%
59%
31%

c. Supervisory duties
Massachusetts
n = 33275
 
 
 
 
 
 

22%
40%
25%
10%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
58%
25%
3
1
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15677
 
 
 
 
 
 

21%
45%
26%
5%
2
0
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 

12%
62%
16%
6%
3

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

3
51%
39%
6%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 

49%
47%
1
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15553
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
53%
39%
4%
1
0
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

53%
41%
3
3

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Massachusetts
n = 33019
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
48%
33%
9%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
39%
42%
10%
4%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15541
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
32%
9%
3
1
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 

3
44%
41%
9%
3

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

2
51%
39%
7%
1
0
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
50%
40%
6%
1
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15742
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
52%
38%
6%
1
0
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
41%
47%
9%

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Massachusetts
n = 33537
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
59%
26%
6%
2
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 

4%
61%
24%
10%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15784
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
54%
29%
8%
3
1
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 
 
 

10%
52%
26%
13%

h. Professional development
Massachusetts
n = 33020
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
50%
24%
5%
1
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 
 
 
 
 

23%
59%
13%
3
1
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15511
 
 
 
 
 
 

17%
51%
25%
5%
1
1
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
59%
12%
3
3
3

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

15%
38%
30%
11%
4%
2
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
39%
31%
7%
8%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15663
 
 
 
 
 
 

13%
37%
32%
11%
5%
2
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
31%
9%
6%

j. Delivery of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33414
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
35%
44%
11%
3
1
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
47%
12%
1
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15746
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
35%
46%
11%
3
1
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 

3
31%
56%
9%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Massachusetts
n = 33348
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
42%
37%
10%
3
2
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 
 
 
 
 

8%
38%
42%
7%
1
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15704
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
39%
10%
3
2
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
48%
39%
3
3
3

Q2.3 In an average week of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on the weekend)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses
Massachusetts
n = 33811
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
13%
20%
30%
33%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
1
18%
19%
28%
32%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15921
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
12%
19%
31%
34%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 
 
 
 

3
16%
31%
31%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
54%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17647 / dk = 281
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
52%
20%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
24%
59%
3

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

10%
26%
43%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

13%
35%
45%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17785 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
44%
20%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

17%
29%
49%
6%

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

5%
14%
54%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
12%
65%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17842 / dk = 73
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
56%
26%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
12%
59%
21%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
60%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17828 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
53%
22%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
51%
20%

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

5%
21%
54%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
34%
48%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17773 / dk = 134
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
54%
19%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
49%
14%

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

5%
15%
47%
32%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
47%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17838 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
48%
31%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
35%
41%
6%

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

4%
15%
54%
26%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
14%
66%
16%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17763 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
55%
25%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
9%
68%
15%

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

5%
15%
53%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
19%
60%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17718 / dk = 129
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
12%
70%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
32%
48%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17746 / dk = 148
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
49%
17%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
32%
38%
15%

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

7%
21%
50%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

18%
34%
39%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17419 / dk = 448
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
51%
21%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

27%
42%
24%
6%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
20%
61%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16891 / dk = 939
 
 
 
 

4
20%
56%
20%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

21%
59%
21%

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

2
10%
64%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
16%
61%
20%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17510 / dk = 318
 
 
 
 

1
8%
64%
27%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
6%
65%
26%

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

1
10%
59%
29%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
12%
51%
36%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17651 / dk = 205
 
 
 
 

1
8%
56%
36%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 

41%
59%

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

0
5%
62%
33%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 

7%
59%
34%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17537 / dk = 299
 
 
 
 

0
3
57%
40%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

3
56%
41%

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

5%
28%
55%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

4
44%
51%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17340 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

5%
25%
57%
13%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
34%
60%
3

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

3
18%
61%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
25%
55%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17360 / dk = 468
 
 
 
 

2
13%
62%
23%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 

9%
63%
29%

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

4%
25%
61%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
30%
61%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17320 / dk = 478
 
 
 
 

3
21%
62%
14%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

26%
62%
12%

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

5%
23%
62%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
26%
62%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16397 / dk = 1436
 
 
 
 

3
20%
64%
13%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

18%
62%
21%

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

4%
17%
61%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
19%
69%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16932 / dk = 901
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 

12%
68%
21%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
16%
70%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17788 / dk = 80
 
 
 
 

2
10%
59%
28%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
20%
69%
9%

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

4%
20%
62%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76
 
 
 
 

1
17%
74%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17790 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

3
18%
64%
15%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
18%
71%
9%

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

3
19%
55%
23%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

3
39%
44%
14%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17694 / dk = 122
 
 
 
 

3
17%
54%
26%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
49%
37%
9%

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

9%
24%
46%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
47%
32%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17608 / dk = 239
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
50%
29%
6%

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

6%
15%
53%
26%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
51%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17577 / dk = 230
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
28%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
27%
45%
9%

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

2
18%
57%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

1
14%
61%
23%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17621 / dk = 203
 
 
 
 

1
9%
59%
31%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 

11%
69%
20%

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

2
7%
60%
31%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 

10%
70%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17722 / dk = 120
 
 
 
 

1
6%
59%
34%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 

11%
69%
20%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
26%
54%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17637 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
56%
24%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
46%
20%

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

5%
17%
55%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

1
24%
53%
22%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17615 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
53%
25%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
26%
49%
23%

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

5%
21%
54%
20%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

6%
29%
45%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17493 / dk = 306
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
54%
22%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
31%
46%
17%

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

3
13%
57%
27%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
6%
69%
21%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17404 / dk = 398
 
 
 
 

2
11%
57%
30%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
66%
23%

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

8%
32%
46%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
47%
33%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17141 / dk = 651
 
 
 
 

6%
27%
49%
17%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
48%
27%
12%

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

5%
20%
57%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

5%
33%
54%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17471 / dk = 347
 
 
 
 

4
17%
58%
21%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
29%
57%
6%

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

4
18%
57%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

4
22%
57%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17498 / dk = 303
 
 
 
 

3
15%
56%
26%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34
 
 
 
 

3
26%
56%
15%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

18%
32%
23%
27%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16843 / dk = 1059
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
36%
23%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

23%
40%
23%
14%

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

3
13%
31%
53%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

4
22%
35%
40%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17064 / dk = 789
 
 
 
 

4
17%
36%
44%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

3
40%
26%
31%

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

6%
19%
34%
41%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

16%
22%
26%
36%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16922 / dk = 862
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
37%
27%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

30%
21%
27%
21%

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

26%
39%
27%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

37%
47%
12%
4
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17023 / dk = 826
 
 
 
 

27%
39%
26%
8%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

44%
34%
12%
9%

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

16%
34%
35%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
39%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17092 / dk = 778
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
39%
19%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

22%
37%
34%
6%

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

46%
36%
15%
3
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

60%
23%
14%
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16327 / dk = 1518
 
 
 
 

46%
36%
15%
3
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

58%
18%
21%
3

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

29%
37%
25%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

5%
32%
45%
18%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16560 / dk = 1333
 
 
 
 

25%
37%
28%
10%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

28%
53%
19%

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

16%
38%
35%
11%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
49%
33%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16549 / dk = 1312
 
 
 
 

12%
36%
39%
13%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
36%
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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

11%
44%
42%
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17076 / dk = 875
 
 
 
 

10%
30%
52%
7%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
45%
42%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
39%
47%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17257 / dk = 665
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
58%
18%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
41%
47%
6%

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

10%
24%
48%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 78
 
 
 
 

8%
31%
49%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17675 / dk = 220
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
48%
22%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
46%
9%

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

10%
24%
47%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
27%
48%
17%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17568 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

9%
23%
47%
22%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

11%
31%
40%
17%

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

7%
23%
49%
21%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17365 / dk = 526
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

18%
21%
53%
9%

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

2
5%
49%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
56%
25%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17772 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

1
3
45%
50%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

9%
12%
47%
32%

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

2
9%
53%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
19%
48%
29%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17558 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

1
5%
48%
45%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

3
12%
50%
35%

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

5%
13%
58%
24%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
9%
70%
13%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16717 / dk = 1213
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
29%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
62%
12%

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

4%
16%
57%
23%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

11%
36%
45%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17008 / dk = 880
 
 
 
 

3
14%
55%
28%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
35%
47%
6%

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

7%
19%
52%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

15%
36%
42%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16421 / dk = 1466
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
53%
26%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
45%
36%
6%

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

7%
23%
53%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 61 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
41%
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14462 / dk = 3386
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
55%
19%
Page Hilltop School
n = 29 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
34%
41%
7%

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

7%
20%
52%
22%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
30%
46%
15%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17241 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
50%
24%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
59%
18%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

12%
42%
42%
4%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15621 / dk = 2261
 
 
 
 

7%
22%
58%
13%
Page Hilltop School
n = 29 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

17%
38%
41%
3

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

5%
18%
62%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
46%
11%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16703 / dk = 1180
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
63%
16%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

12%
47%
35%
6%

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

7%
25%
57%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

10%
34%
51%
4%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16651 / dk = 1226
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
58%
14%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

13%
29%
55%
3

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

8%
26%
54%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

21%
44%
32%
3
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16753 / dk = 1132
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
56%
13%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

16%
42%
39%
3

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

6%
21%
61%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 68 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
60%
4%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15794 / dk = 2025
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
63%
14%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
59%
3

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

4%
16%
66%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4%
17%
70%
9%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16093 / dk = 1752
 
 
 
 

3
13%
69%
16%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
9%
73%
15%

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

7%
20%
57%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
44%
8%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16971 / dk = 890
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
59%
18%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

15%
39%
42%
3

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

4%
15%
64%
16%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

9%
44%
41%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16905 / dk = 952
 
 
 
 

4
15%
64%
18%
Page Hilltop School
n = 34 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

15%
47%
35%
3

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

5%
16%
60%
19%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
50%
10%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15313 / dk = 2526
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
61%
19%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
50%
9%

 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
37%
4
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17443 / dk = 471
 
 
 
 

9%
31%
49%
11%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

14%
34%
46%
6%

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

9%
31%
51%
10%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 77
 
 
 
 

13%
40%
43%
4
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17688 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
52%
10%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

6%
37%
51%
6%

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

7%
26%
54%
13%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

9%
54%
30%
7%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15382 / dk = 2548
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
57%
15%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
48%
42%
6%

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

4%
14%
67%
14%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 64 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

9%
33%
53%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 14957 / dk = 2855
 
 
 
 

4
13%
68%
16%
Page Hilltop School
n = 27 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

7%
26%
63%
4

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

17%
41%
35%
7%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 

29%
52%
19%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17056 / dk = 849
 
 
 
 

17%
41%
35%
7%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 

27%
58%
15%

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

14%
32%
44%
9%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 75 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

29%
45%
24%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17238 / dk = 666
 
 
 
 

9%
27%
52%
11%
Page Hilltop School
n = 33 / dk = 2
 
 
 

18%
52%
30%

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

4%
12%
66%
18%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 76 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

13%
22%
59%
5%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17434 / dk = 440
 
 
 
 

3
11%
67%
19%
Page Hilltop School
n = 35
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
66%
9%

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

11%
38%
43%
8%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 73 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

25%
56%
18%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16803 / dk = 1034
 
 
 
 

9%
36%
47%
9%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

22%
53%
25%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

24%
51%
24%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17322 / dk = 493
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
51%
12%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

22%
44%
34%

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

15%
45%
34%
7%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 72 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

28%
57%
14%
1
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 16284 / dk = 1544
 
 
 
 

13%
45%
35%
7%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31 / dk = 3
 
 
 

26%
58%
16%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

18%
50%
32%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17169 / dk = 647
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
56%
12%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

19%
53%
28%

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

8%
22%
58%
12%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 74 / dk = 4
 
 
 

19%
47%
34%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 17199 / dk = 543
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
61%
14%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32 / dk = 3
 
 
 

22%
44%
34%

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

46%
54%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15564
 
 

45%
55%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

39%
61%

b. Common Core Standards
Massachusetts
n = 33196
 
 

64%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

59%
41%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15639
 
 

64%
36%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 

56%
44%

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

46%
54%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

37%
63%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15531
 
 

40%
60%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

23%
77%

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

41%
59%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

32%
68%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15521
 
 

36%
64%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

16%
84%

e. Differentiating instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33082
 
 

52%
48%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

50%
50%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15569
 
 

51%
49%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

61%
39%

f. Teaching students with disabilities
Massachusetts
n = 33070
 
 

56%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

51%
49%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15566
 
 

57%
43%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

61%
39%

g. Teaching gifted and talented students
Massachusetts
n = 32988
 
 

56%
44%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

60%
40%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

58%
42%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 

72%
28%

h. Teaching English language learners
Massachusetts
n = 33015
 
 

52%
48%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

53%
47%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15551
 
 

53%
47%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

58%
42%

i. Closing the Achievement Gap
Massachusetts
n = 32787
 
 

60%
40%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

64%
36%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15440
 
 

61%
39%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

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%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67
 
 

39%
61%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15387
 
 

44%
56%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

42%
58%

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

51%
49%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

61%
39%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15504
 
 

52%
48%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

71%
29%

l. Methods of teaching
Massachusetts
n = 32813
 
 

37%
63%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 67
 
 

34%
66%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15410
 
 

32%
68%
Page Hilltop School
n = 29
 
 

41%
59%

m. Using reading/writing strategies
Massachusetts
n = 32833
 
 

43%
57%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

46%
54%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15441
 
 

47%
53%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 

44%
56%

n. Integrating technology into instruction
Massachusetts
n = 33038
 
 

64%
36%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 69
 
 

64%
36%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15535
 
 

66%
34%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

65%
35%

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

51%
49%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 70
 
 

46%
54%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15478
 
 

48%
52%
Page Hilltop School
n = 31
 
 

65%
35%

p. Managing student behavior
Massachusetts
n = 32804
 
 

38%
62%
Ayer Shirley School District
n = 71
 
 

45%
55%
Massachusetts Elementary Schools
n = 15431
 
 

40%
60%
Page Hilltop School
n = 32
 
 

56%
44%

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