TELL Kentucky school working conditions survey participation topped 2011 effort; 100 percent take part in 27 districts

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

Allen County

Adair County

Anchorage Independent

Augusta Independent

Ballard County

Burgin Independent

Caverna Independent

Dawson Springs Independent

East Bernstadt Independent

Elliott County

Erlanger-Elsmere Independent

Fleming County

Hazard Independent

Hickman County

Jackson Independent

Kentucky School for the Blind

Leslie County

Lewis County

Logan County

Ludlow Independent

Montgomery County

Owen County

Paintsville Independent

Perry County

Pulaski County

Russell Independent

Southgate Independent

Union County

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