Detailed Survey Results

 

2011 Kentucky Teaching, Empowering, Leading & Learning Survey Detailed Results

Demographics

Q1.1 Please indicate your position:

 
Teacher (including instructional coaches, department heads, vocational, literacy specialist, etc.)
 
Principal
 
Assistant Principal
 
Other Education Professional (school counselor, school psychologist, social worker, etc.)[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=42025)
       
89% 3 2 7%

Q1.2 How many total years have you been employed as an educator?

 
First Year
 
2 - 3 Years
 
4 - 6 Years
 
7 - 10 Years
 
11 - 20 Years
 
20+ Years
[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=41928)
           
5% 9% 14% 16% 33% 24%

Q1.4 How many total years have you been employed in the school in which you are currently working?

 
First Year
 
2 - 3 Years
 
4 - 6 Years
 
7 - 10 Years
 
11 - 20 Years
 
20+ Years
[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=41019)
           
11% 17% 21% 18% 23% 10%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.

Kentucky
(n=41793, dk=165)
       
10% 31% 42% 16%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.

Kentucky
(n=41667, dk=168)
       
8% 26% 48% 18%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.

Kentucky
(n=41582, dk=140)
       
9% 26% 49% 16%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.

Kentucky
(n=41498, dk=338)
       
10% 30% 47% 14%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.

Kentucky
(n=41205, dk=545)
       
18% 32% 40% 11%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.

Kentucky
(n=41536, dk=274)
       
7% 30% 50% 13%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.

Kentucky
(n=41344, dk=515)
       
8% 23% 53% 15%

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=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Individual planning time

Kentucky
(n=37152)
           
2 24% 27% 33% 12% 2

b. Collaborative planning time

Kentucky
(n=37084)
         
16% 46% 27% 9% 2

c. Supervisory duties

Kentucky
(n=37056)
           
8% 45% 32% 9% 4% 1

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings

Kentucky
(n=36767)
         
3 51% 39% 6% 1

e. Completing required administrative paperwork

Kentucky
(n=36983)
           
4% 42% 36% 12% 4% 2

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community

Kentucky
(n=37007)
         
2 54% 36% 6% 1

g. Addressing student discipline issues

Kentucky
(n=36998)
           
3 53% 30% 9% 4% 2

h. Professional development

Kentucky
(n=36796)
           
14% 56% 22% 4% 2 2

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments

Kentucky
(n=36816)
           
6% 28% 32% 16% 9% 9%

j. Delivery of assessments

Kentucky
(n=37052)
           
4% 29% 45% 15% 5% 2

k. Utilizing results of assessments

Kentucky
(n=37137)
           
3 34% 41% 14% 5% 3

Q2.3 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside of the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on weekends)?

 
None
 
Less than or equal to 1 hour
 
More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
 
More than 3 hour but less than or equal to 5 hours
 
More than 5 hour but less than or equal to 10 hours
 
More than 10 hours
[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=37347)
           
1 6% 18% 22% 27% 26%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.

Kentucky
(n=41763, dk=189)
       
4% 16% 53% 27%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.

Kentucky
(n=41856, dk=71)
       
5% 14% 45% 36%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.

Kentucky
(n=41787, dk=94)
       
1 4% 51% 44%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.

Kentucky
(n=41797, dk=95)
       
4% 13% 50% 33%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.

Kentucky
(n=41624, dk=267)
       
3 16% 54% 27%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.

Kentucky
(n=41665, dk=204)
       
4% 13% 45% 37%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.

Kentucky
(n=41718, dk=132)
       
4% 14% 52% 30%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.

Kentucky
(n=41714, dk=169)
       
3 11% 53% 33%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.

Kentucky
(n=41747, dk=178)
       
5% 14% 51% 30%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.

Kentucky
(n=40455, dk=1409)
       
7% 27% 53% 13%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.

Kentucky
(n=41085, dk=770)
       
2 13% 64% 21%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.

Kentucky
(n=41383, dk=466)
       
2 13% 56% 29%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.

Kentucky
(n=41368, dk=496)
       
1 6% 62% 31%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.

Kentucky
(n=40890, dk=945)
       
2 17% 58% 24%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.

Kentucky
(n=41084, dk=724)
       
7% 27% 54% 12%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.

Kentucky
(n=40232, dk=1606)
       
4% 18% 64% 15%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.

Kentucky
(n=40557, dk=1269)
       
3 15% 61% 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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.

Kentucky
(n=41456, dk=96)
       
4% 11% 55% 30%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.

Kentucky
(n=41418, dk=94)
       
6% 22% 58% 13%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.

Kentucky
(n=41356, dk=165)
       
3 14% 54% 29%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.

Kentucky
(n=41239, dk=263)
       
9% 21% 45% 25%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.

Kentucky
(n=41272, dk=250)
       
6% 14% 49% 31%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.

Kentucky
(n=41241, dk=283)
       
3 19% 53% 24%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.

Kentucky
(n=41292, dk=198)
       
1 6% 55% 38%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.

Kentucky
(n=41348, dk=323)
       
4% 16% 57% 24%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.

Kentucky
(n=41474, dk=183)
       
4% 15% 55% 26%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.

Kentucky
(n=41315, dk=302)
       
4% 16% 55% 24%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.

Kentucky
(n=41217, dk=413)
       
3 10% 56% 32%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.

Kentucky
(n=40654, dk=972)
       
6% 25% 50% 19%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.

Kentucky
(n=41064, dk=564)
       
4% 18% 56% 23%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.

Kentucky
(n=41216, dk=382)
       
3 13% 57% 28%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Selecting instructional materials and resources

Kentucky
(n=40093, dk=1471)
       
2 15% 33% 50%

b. Devising teaching techniques

Kentucky
(n=40780, dk=750)
       
2 10% 32% 56%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices

Kentucky
(n=40600, dk=901)
       
4% 16% 36% 44%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs

Kentucky
(n=40133, dk=1371)
       
16% 33% 35% 16%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures

Kentucky
(n=40581, dk=932)
       
9% 26% 39% 26%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent

Kentucky
(n=39128, dk=2384)
       
27% 38% 26% 9%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school

Kentucky
(n=39438, dk=2107)
       
22% 37% 28% 13%

h. School improvement planning

Kentucky
(n=40003, dk=1504)
       
8% 27% 39% 26%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar
Kentucky
(n=40721, dk=1226)
       
11% 27% 51% 11%

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about school leadership in your school.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. The faculty and leadership have a shared vision.

Kentucky
(n=41145, dk=767)
       
4% 16% 58% 22%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.

Kentucky
(n=41530, dk=357)
       
7% 22% 47% 23%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.

Kentucky
(n=41362, dk=553)
       
9% 23% 45% 22%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.

Kentucky
(n=41188, dk=659)
       
6% 19% 49% 26%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.

Kentucky
(n=41688, dk=214)
       
2 6% 49% 43%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.

Kentucky
(n=41413, dk=469)
       
1 5% 51% 43%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.

Kentucky
(n=40604, dk=1302)
       
3 10% 56% 32%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.

Kentucky
(n=40986, dk=903)
       
3 13% 55% 29%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.

Kentucky
(n=40292, dk=1596)
       
3 9% 55% 32%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.

Kentucky
(n=37604, dk=4198)
       
4% 16% 55% 24%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.

Kentucky
(n=41223, dk=638)
       
6% 17% 51% 26%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Leadership issues

Kentucky
(n=38987, dk=2770)
       
7% 20% 59% 15%

b. Facilities and resources

Kentucky
(n=40291, dk=1468)
       
4% 14% 64% 18%

c. The use of time in my school

Kentucky
(n=40287, dk=1467)
       
5% 20% 58% 17%

d. Professional development

Kentucky
(n=40319, dk=1436)
       
5% 18% 60% 17%

e. Teacher leadership

Kentucky
(n=39657, dk=2042)
       
4% 15% 64% 17%

f. Community support and involvement

Kentucky
(n=39336, dk=2377)
       
4% 14% 66% 17%

g. Managing student conduct

Kentucky
(n=40789, dk=990)
       
7% 17% 56% 19%

h. Instructional practices and support

Kentucky
(n=40588, dk=1165)
       
3 11% 65% 21%

i. New teacher support

Kentucky
(n=38552, dk=3136)
       
5% 15% 60% 20%

Q7.4 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the school council in your school.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Teachers on the school council are representative of the faculty (i.e. experience, subject/grade, etc.)

Kentucky
(n=38597, dk=3226)
       
3 9% 61% 27%

b. Parents on the school council are representative of the diversity within the school community.

Kentucky
(n=35776, dk=6023)
       
4% 16% 60% 19%

c. The school council makes decisions that positively impact instruction (i.e. curriculum, instructional practices, etc.).

Kentucky
(n=36961, dk=4721)
       
3 11% 64% 22%

d. The school council makes decisions that positively impact school staffing and schedules.

Kentucky
(n=36629, dk=5107)
       
4% 14% 61% 20%

e. Overall, the school council provides effective leadership in this school.

Kentucky
(n=37324, dk=4342)
       
4% 13% 63% 21%

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about professional development in your school.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.

Kentucky
(n=40992, dk=904)
       
5% 20% 58% 17%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.

Kentucky
(n=41452, dk=407)
       
3 15% 63% 19%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.

Kentucky
(n=38693, dk=3123)
       
2 13% 64% 20%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school's improvement plan.

Kentucky
(n=39105, dk=2666)
       
1 7% 68% 23%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.

Kentucky
(n=40586, dk=1222)
       
9% 31% 46% 14%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.

Kentucky
(n=40983, dk=827)
       
6% 22% 56% 16%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.

Kentucky
(n=41215, dk=618)
       
5% 24% 55% 16%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.

Kentucky
(n=41023, dk=763)
       
2 10% 66% 21%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.

Kentucky
(n=40180, dk=1563)
       
5% 28% 54% 13%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.

Kentucky
(n=40876, dk=889)
       
4% 23% 57% 15%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.

Kentucky
(n=39687, dk=2039)
       
7% 36% 46% 11%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.

Kentucky
(n=40944, dk=840)
       
4% 16% 64% 16%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.

Kentucky
(n=41040, dk=701)
       
3 12% 66% 18%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?

 
Yes
 
No[n=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Special education (students with disabilities)

Kentucky
(n=36307)
   
56% 44%

b. Special education (gifted and talented)

Kentucky
(n=36092)
   
53% 47%

c. Differentiating instruction

Kentucky
(n=36299)
   
62% 38%

d. English Language Learners

Kentucky
(n=35727)
   
36% 64%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap

Kentucky
(n=36129)
   
64% 36%

f. Your content area

Kentucky
(n=35833)
   
39% 61%

g. Methods of teaching

Kentucky
(n=35773)
   
42% 58%

h. Student assessment

Kentucky
(n=35781)
   
45% 55%

i. Classroom management techniques

Kentucky
(n=35755)
   
35% 65%

j. Reading strategies

Kentucky
(n=35925)
   
48% 52%

k. Integrating technology into instruction

Kentucky
(n=36294)
   
62% 38%

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=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Special education (students with disabilities)

Kentucky
(n=34700)
   
26% 74%

b. Special education (gifted and talented)

Kentucky
(n=34337)
   
9% 91%

c. Differentiating instruction

Kentucky
(n=34780)
   
51% 49%

d. English Language Learners

Kentucky
(n=34250)
   
7% 93%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap

Kentucky
(n=34554)
   
45% 55%

f. Your content area

Kentucky
(n=34799)
   
57% 43%

g. Methods of teaching

Kentucky
(n=34610)
   
51% 49%

h. Student assessment

Kentucky
(n=34806)
   
63% 37%

i. Classroom management techniques

Kentucky
(n=34420)
   
26% 74%

j. Reading strategies

Kentucky
(n=34677)
   
45% 55%

k. Integrating technology into instruction

Kentucky
(n=34672)
   
47% 53%

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=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar

a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.

Kentucky
(n=39825, dk=2009)
       
10% 26% 52% 12%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.

Kentucky
(n=39830, dk=1924)
       
3 11% 67% 19%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.

Kentucky
(n=40550, dk=1146)
       
1 7% 64% 28%

d.Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.

Kentucky
(n=40730, dk=979)
       
3 13% 58% 26%

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.

Kentucky
(n=39811, dk=1837)
       
3 15% 62% 20%

f. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.

Kentucky
(n=41181, dk=534)
       
2 7% 62% 30%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.

Kentucky
(n=38957, dk=2770)
       
7% 25% 52% 15%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).

Kentucky
(n=40633, dk=1098)
       
6% 17% 58% 19%

Overall

Q10.1 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans? (Select one.)

 
Continue teaching at my current school
 
Continue teaching in this district, but leave this school
 
Continue teaching in this state, but leave this district
 
Continue working in education, but pursue an administrative position
 
Continue working in education, but pursue a non-administrative position
 
Leave education entirely
[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=37172)
           
83% 3 2 5% 3 2

Q10.3 Which aspect of your teaching conditions most affects your willingness to keep teaching at your school? (Select one.)

 
Time during the work day
 
Facilities and resources
 
Community support and involvement
 
Managing student conduct
 
Teacher leadership
 
School leadership
 
Professional development
 
Instructional practices and support[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=36340)
               
13% 14% 6% 9% 12% 27% 1 20%

Q10.5 Which aspect of your teaching conditions is most important to you in promoting student learning? (Select one.)

 
Time during the work day
 
Facilities and resources
 
Community support and involvement
 
Managing student conduct
 
Teacher leadership
 
School leadership
 
Professional development
 
Instructional practices and support[n=]Total # respondents for the bar
Kentucky
(n=40691)
               
13% 9% 3 15% 7% 7% 2 44%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar
Kentucky
(n=41490, dk=422)
       
8% 8% 43% 41%

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.

 
Yes
 
No[n=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Formally assigned mentor

Kentucky
(n=5372)
   
85% 15%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers

Kentucky
(n=5374)
   
71% 29%

c. Reduced workload

Kentucky
(n=5335)
   
14% 86%

d. Common planning time with other teachers

Kentucky
(n=5376)
   
73% 27%

e. Release time to observe other teachers

Kentucky
(n=5356)
   
43% 57%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours

Kentucky
(n=5356)
   
50% 50%

g. Orientation for new teachers

Kentucky
(n=5372)
   
85% 15%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)

Kentucky
(n=5359)
   
71% 29%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair

Kentucky
(n=5370)
   
86% 14%

j. Other

Kentucky
(n=4289)
   
49% 51%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.

Kentucky
(n=4182)
   
13% 87%

Q11.2 On average, how often did you engage in each of the following activities with your mentor?

 
Never
 
Less than once per month
 
Once per month
 
Several times per month
 
Once per week
 
Almost daily
[n=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Developing lesson plans

Kentucky
(n=4528)
           
11% 15% 13% 28% 20% 12%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor

Kentucky
(n=4497)
           
6% 22% 33% 28% 7% 3

c. Observing my mentor's teaching

Kentucky
(n=4526)
           
37% 26% 16% 13% 5% 3

d. Analyzing student work

Kentucky
(n=4523)
           
14% 17% 17% 24% 13% 15%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments

Kentucky
(n=4523)
           
13% 16% 19% 26% 15% 11%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues

Kentucky
(n=4515)
           
7% 13% 14% 28% 17% 21%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together

Kentucky
(n=4525)
           
6% 11% 15% 31% 20% 18%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum

Kentucky
(n=4481)
           
12% 14% 16% 25% 18% 16%

i. Other

Kentucky
(n=2790)
           
29% 8% 11% 20% 13% 19%

Q11.3 How much did the support you received from your mentor influence your practice in the following areas?

 
Not at all
 
Hardly at all
 
Some
 
Quite a bit
 
A great deal[n=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. Instructional strategies

Kentucky
(n=4520)
         
6% 6% 32% 35% 22%

b. Subject matter I teach

Kentucky
(n=4514)
         
16% 12% 30% 25% 18%

c. Classroom management strategies

Kentucky
(n=4520)
         
6% 9% 31% 33% 21%

d. Using data to identify student needs

Kentucky
(n=4499)
         
9% 11% 33% 30% 17%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics

Kentucky
(n=4516)
         
8% 10% 34% 31% 18%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued

Kentucky
(n=4509)
         
9% 9% 34% 30% 18%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians

Kentucky
(n=4505)
         
12% 17% 35% 23% 13%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school

Kentucky
(n=4511)
         
8% 9% 32% 32% 20%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)

Kentucky
(n=4505)
         
10% 14% 34% 27% 15%

j. Complying with policies and procedures

Kentucky
(n=4502)
         
7% 8% 32% 33% 21%

k. Completing administrative paperwork

Kentucky
(n=4507)
         
8% 9% 31% 30% 21%

l. Providing emotional support

Kentucky
(n=4500)
         
7% 6% 24% 31% 32%

m. Other

Kentucky
(n=2930)
         
22% 4% 27% 23% 24%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.

 
Yes
 
No[n=]Total # respondents for the bar

a. My mentor and I were in the same building.

Kentucky
(n=4535)
   
89% 11%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.

Kentucky
(n=4518)
   
58% 42%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.

Kentucky
(n=4498)
   
50% 50%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar
Kentucky
(n=4738, dk=87)
       
6% 10% 45% 38%

Q11.6 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has helped me to impact my students' learning.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar
Kentucky
(n=4719, dk=94)
       
6% 10% 47% 37%

Q11.7 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher has been important in my decision to continue teaching at this school.

 
Strongly disagree
 
Disagree
 
Agree
 
Strongly agree[n=]
[dk=]
Total # respondents for the bar
Total # 'Don't know' for the bar
Kentucky
(n=4647, dk=170)
       
8% 16% 40% 37%