Final days of TELL Kentucky workplace survey for teachers, principals; response rate tops 75 percent

The 2013 TELL Kentucky Survey is the second statewide survey of school-based, licensed educators and uses the same survey instrument as used in 2011. when more than 80 percent of the state’s educators responded.

As of March 25, a total of 38,060 of the more than 50,000 eligible educators have completed the survey, for a response rate of 75 percent.

The TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed, school-based educators that assesses teaching conditions at the school, district and state level.  The survey ends March 29.  School-based, licensed educators may complete the survey 24 hours a day, from any Internet location using the anonymous access code provided.

Previous findings as well as nationwide research show that teaching conditions are positively associated with improved student achievement and teacher retention. The TELL Kentucky Survey will provide educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement.  TELL Kentucky includes questions on the following topics:

• Community engagement and support

• Teacher leadership

• School leadership

• Managing student conduct

• Use of time

• Professional development

• Facilities and resources

• Instructional practices and support

• New teacher support

Every school that reaches the minimum response rate threshold of 50 percent (and a minimum of five respondents) will be able to use its own data in school improvement planning. Anyone can view the live response rate tracker for every school by visiting during the survey window.

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