Almost 44,000 certified school employees took part in the Kentucky Department of Education’s TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky survey in March. That’s an 87 percent response rate, up from 80 percent in the original survey on working conditions in schools done in 2011.
Results from the survey will be released sometime next month. Only those schools with a least a 50 percent participation rate of certified employees will get school-specific data.
According to a KDE news release, the TELL Kentucky Survey is designed to gather information from teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators who know best the working conditions in our schools. The survey includes questions on the adequacy of facilities and resources, time, empowerment, school leadership, community support, student conduct, professional development, mentoring and induction services, and student learning. Local and state leaders will use the survey results to make decisions on policies and practices to improve student achievement and increase teacher retention.
A review of the TELL Kentucky website found a total of 27 districts and the Kentucky School for the Blind in which all eligible certified staff took part in this year’s survey:
100 Percent Participation
Dawson Springs Independent
East Bernstadt Independent
Kentucky School for the Blind