Result Details

Pittsburgh Public Schools (91.57% 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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1823 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

16%
31%
36%
17%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1809 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
42%
22%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1820 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
43%
19%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1784 / dk = 61
 
 
 
 

10%
26%
45%
19%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1769 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

17%
27%
41%
16%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1793 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

8%
26%
49%
17%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1789 / dk = 62
 
 
 
 

7%
21%
48%
24%

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
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1613
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
30%
30%
17%
6%

b. Collaborative planning time
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1612
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
41%
31%
13%
3
1

c. Supervisory duties
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1603
 
 
 
 
 
 

32%
27%
22%
13%
6%
1

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1604
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
25%
52%
16%
4%
0

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1579
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
36%
38%
14%
6%
2

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1613
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
41%
43%
11%
3
1

g. Addressing student discipline issues
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1619
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
38%
37%
14%
6%
3

h. Professional development
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1585
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
40%
39%
13%
2
1

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1607
 
 
 
 
 
 

12%
38%
30%
11%
5%
3

j. Delivery of assessments
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1615
 
 
 
 
 
 

14%
36%
36%
11%
2
1

k. Utilizing results of assessments
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1619
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
40%
14%
4
2

Q2.3 In an AVERAGE WEEEK 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
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1623
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
3
15%
24%
30%
26%

Q2.4 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. Paraprofessionals have sufficient time during the work day to complete assigned duties.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 290 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
54%
23%

b. Paraprofessionals are compensated for additional time worked beyond contracted hours.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 270 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

19%
31%
33%
17%

c. Paraprofessionals are provided time to attend appropriate school meetings.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 285 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
56%
20%

d. Paraprofessionals are provided time to meet with colleagues with similar responsibilities to collaborate and learn from each other.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 284 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

13%
34%
38%
16%

e. The schedule paraprofessionals are expected to work is reasonable.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 283 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

3
10%
60%
27%

f. Paraprofessionals are protected from additional duties that make completing assigned duties difficult.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 268 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

10%
31%
45%
14%

Q2.5 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours are you SCHEDULED to work?
      10 hours or less
      More than 10 hours but less than or equal to 20 hours
      More than 20 hours but less than or equal to 30 hours
      More than 20 hours but less than or equal to 40 hours
      More than 40 hours
n = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 294
 
 
 

6%
87%
6%

Q2.6 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how many hours do you ACTUALLY work?
      10 hours or less
      More than 10 hours but less than or equal to 20 hours
      More than 20 hours but less than or equal to 30 hours
      More than 20 hours but less than or equal to 40 hours
      More than 40 hours
n = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 284
 
 
 
 
 

2
1
2
75%
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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
52%
25%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, printers, software and internet access.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1820 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

10%
22%
44%
24%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1827 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
51%
27%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1824 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
50%
29%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1801 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
53%
21%

f. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1842 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
48%
25%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1808 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
58%
28%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1818 / dk = 23
 
 
 
 

4
11%
57%
28%

i. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1833 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

12%
25%
48%
16%

Q3.2 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. Paraprofessionals have sufficient access to appropriate resources to do their job well.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 294
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
51%
22%

b. Paraprofessionals have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 291 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
49%
23%

c. Paraprofessionals have adequate space to work productively.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 291 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
51%
20%

d. This school has a sufficient number of paraprofessionals to operate effectively.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 283 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
40%
16%

e. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 292 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
47%
23%

 

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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1733 / dk = 112
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
46%
18%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with parents/guardians and the community.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1797 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

3
11%
58%
28%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1798 / dk = 40
 
 
 
 

2
9%
51%
39%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1792 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

1
4%
57%
38%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1759 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

3
17%
51%
29%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1773 / dk = 63
 
 
 
 

7%
25%
50%
18%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1705 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
55%
22%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1693 / dk = 144
 
 
 
 

4
18%
52%
26%

Q4.2 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. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 275 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

3
9%
47%
41%

b. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 267 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

3
13%
50%
34%

c. Parents/guardians support paraprofessionals.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 238 / dk = 51
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
58%
24%

d. Community members support paraprofessionals.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 204 / dk = 85
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
53%
26%

e. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 256 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

4
12%
51%
33%

 

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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1837 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
49%
24%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1840 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
43%
9%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1825 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
51%
26%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1823 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

15%
25%
40%
20%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1816 / dk = 24
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
47%
26%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1824 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

3
22%
50%
24%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1835 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
53%
29%

h. Teachers talk to students about their lives outside of school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1745 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

0
5%
55%
40%

i. Students treat peers with respect in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1833 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

10%
33%
46%
11%

j. Options exist to allow classroom instruction to continue when problem behavior occurs.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1800 / dk = 46
 
 
 
 

8%
20%
56%
17%

k. A process (i.e. team) exists for behavior support planning and problem solving.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1777 / dk = 69
 
 
 
 

6%
15%
58%
21%

Q5.2 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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 289 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
49%
20%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

17%
29%
44%
10%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 287 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
52%
26%

d. Paraprofessionals are supported in their efforts to enforce rules for student conduct
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

9%
14%
53%
24%

 

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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1822 / dk = 30
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
53%
30%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
49%
34%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1799 / dk = 44
 
 
 
 

4
14%
50%
32%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1801 / dk = 50
 
 
 
 

2
7%
50%
40%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1756 / dk = 81
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
50%
25%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1814 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
27%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1814 / dk = 29
 
 
 
 

3
11%
52%
34%

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
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1679 / dk = 167
 
 
 
 

14%
29%
32%
24%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1726 / dk = 113
 
 
 
 

4
16%
36%
44%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1692 / dk = 140
 
 
 
 

15%
24%
34%
27%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1712 / dk = 127
 
 
 
 

15%
32%
35%
18%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1766 / dk = 71
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
38%
27%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1574 / dk = 269
 
 
 
 

46%
31%
18%
5%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1563 / dk = 282
 
 
 
 

37%
28%
23%
11%

h. School improvement planning
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1619 / dk = 222
 
 
 
 

14%
30%
35%
21%

Q6.3 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
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1743 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

11%
24%
50%
15%

Q6.4 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. Paraprofessionals are respected as professionals.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
53%
22%

b. Paraprofessionals are trusted to make sound professional decisions about their work.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 289 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
53%
25%

c. Paraprofessionals are involved in decision making about issues that directly impact their jobs.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 282 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
42%
19%

d. Paraprofessionals are involved in decision making—informally or formally (i.e. participation on the school improvement team)—that directly impact the school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 268 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

8%
30%
44%
19%

e. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 284 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
58%
23%

f. Paraprofessionals have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 267 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

10%
32%
43%
15%

 

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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1776 / dk = 76
 
 
 
 

7%
17%
51%
25%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 33
 
 
 
 

11%
22%
43%
23%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1805 / dk = 47
 
 
 
 

11%
21%
43%
24%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1792 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
46%
27%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1823 / dk = 28
 
 
 
 

2
3
45%
50%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1762 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

2
6%
49%
43%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1698 / dk = 153
 
 
 
 

9%
15%
46%
30%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1725 / dk = 110
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
51%
32%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1656 / dk = 189
 
 
 
 

11%
20%
42%
28%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1472 / dk = 366
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
49%
26%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1784 / dk = 56
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
48%
30%

Q7.2 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
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1649 / dk = 200
 
 
 
 

8%
18%
54%
20%

b. Facilities and resources
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1714 / dk = 133
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
60%
22%

c. The use of time in my school
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1720 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
56%
22%

d. Professional development
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1733 / dk = 118
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
58%
25%

e. Teacher leadership
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1667 / dk = 173
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
59%
23%

f. Community support and involvement
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1659 / dk = 187
 
 
 
 

4
10%
62%
24%

g. Managing student conduct
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1769 / dk = 77
 
 
 
 

10%
20%
49%
22%

h. Instructional practices and support
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1716 / dk = 123
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
60%
25%

i. New teacher support
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1484 / dk = 361
 
 
 
 

10%
16%
53%
20%

Q7.3 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. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 285 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

10%
18%
49%
22%

b. The school leadership communicates clear expectations to paraprofessionals.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
23%

c. Paraprofessionals feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 282 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

9%
17%
52%
22%

d. The school leadership encourages cooperation among paraprofessionals and certified staff.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 278 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

6%
9%
60%
25%

e. Paraprofessionals evaluations are handled fairly in my school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 255 / dk = 37
 
 
 
 

3
7%
61%
29%

f. Paraprofessionals are recognized for accomplishments.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 276 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

9%
18%
46%
26%

 

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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1767 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

4
15%
59%
23%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1799 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

3
13%
60%
25%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1627 / dk = 225
 
 
 
 

3
12%
60%
25%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1514 / dk = 326
 
 
 
 

3
7%
63%
27%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1717 / dk = 133
 
 
 
 

9%
28%
45%
18%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1752 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
20%

g. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1790 / dk = 54
 
 
 
 

2
4%
57%
37%

h. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1730 / dk = 113
 
 
 
 

5%
23%
52%
20%

i. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1771 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
54%
23%

j. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1653 / dk = 189
 
 
 
 

8%
32%
44%
15%

k. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1744 / dk = 92
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
57%
21%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1755 / dk = 76
 
 
 
 

6%
13%
59%
23%

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. Special education (students with disabilities)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1575
 
 

61%
39%

b. Special education (gifted and talented)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1543
 
 

50%
50%

c. Differentiating instruction
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1570
 
 

57%
43%

d. English Language Learners
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1530
 
 

31%
69%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1572
 
 

60%
40%

f. Your content area
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1532
 
 

38%
62%

g. Methods of teaching
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1532
 
 

38%
62%

h. Student assessment
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1534
 
 

40%
60%

i. Classroom management techniques
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1544
 
 

38%
62%

j. Reading strategies
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1534
 
 

39%
61%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1566
 
 

64%
36%

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 = number of responses


a. Special education (students with disabilities)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1539
 
 

32%
68%

b. Special education (gifted and talented)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1510
 
 

11%
89%

c. Differentiating instruction
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1540
 
 

51%
49%

d. English Language Learners
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1512
 
 

13%
87%

e. Closing the Achievement Gap
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1538
 
 

53%
47%

f. Your content area
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1555
 
 

77%
23%

g. Methods of teaching
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1529
 
 

44%
56%

h. Student assessment
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1531
 
 

52%
48%

i. Classroom management techniques
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1524
 
 

27%
73%

j. Reading strategies
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1535
 
 

44%
56%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1524
 
 

27%
73%

Q8.4 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 = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Professional development opportunities are made available to me.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 282 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

5%
9%
55%
30%

b. Paraprofessionals are provided opportunities to learn from the faculty.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 281 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

3
17%
58%
21%

c. Paraprofessionals are included in appropriate professional development opportunities made available to the faculty.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 279 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4
13%
57%
27%

d. Sufficient resources are available to allow paraprofessionals to take advantage of professional development activities.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 275 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
20%
53%
24%

e. I received an orientation to my job where expectations and responsibilities were clearly articulated.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 280 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
50%
20%

f. I was provided a mentor or another paraprofessional to help me be effective in this school.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 281 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

14%
42%
32%
12%

 

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 = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. State assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1600 / dk = 247
 
 
 
 

16%
32%
42%
9%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1597 / dk = 242
 
 
 
 

9%
21%
59%
12%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1709 / dk = 136
 
 
 
 

2
6%
60%
33%

d. Teachers work in professional learning communities to develop and align instructional practices.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1706 / dk = 132
 
 
 
 

3
12%
57%
27%

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1644 / dk = 197
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
59%
21%

f. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1747 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

3
7%
57%
33%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1632 / dk = 212
 
 
 
 

11%
28%
45%
16%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1733 / dk = 116
 
 
 
 

8%
22%
46%
24%

 

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 = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1622
 
 
 
 
 
 

82%
7%
4
2
2
3

Q10.2 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 = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1592
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
8%
6%
14%
15%
33%
1
13%

Q10.3 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 = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1807
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
6%
4
33%
7%
9%
2
28%

Q10.4 Which of the following best describes your immediate professional plans?
      Continue working as an paraprofessional at my current school
      Continue working as an paraprofessional in this district but leave this school
      Continue working as an paraprofessional in this state but leave this district
      Continue working in education but pursue a certified position
      Leave education entirely
n = number of responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 294
 
 
 
 

75%
5%
18%
2

Q10.5 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree that the following factors influence your decision making about your professional plans.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Facilities and/or resources
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1596 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

4
14%
58%
24%

b. Support from school administration
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1604 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

3
4
33%
60%

c. Collegial atmosphere amongst the staff
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1601 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

2
6%
41%
51%

d. Teaching assignment (class size, subject, students)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1599 / dk = 17
 
 
 
 

2
5%
42%
51%

e. Time to do my job during the work day
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1597 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

3
7%
47%
43%

f. Empowerment to influence decisions that affect my school and/or classroom
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1581 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

2
6%
51%
41%

g. Effectiveness with the students I teach
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1601 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
3
43%
53%

h. Salary
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1604 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
51%
27%

i. Cost of living
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1579 / dk = 34
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
48%
20%

j. Focus on testing and accountability
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1568 / dk = 45
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
41%
17%

k. Quality of life in this community
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1570 / dk = 39
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
19%

l. Eligibility for retirement
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1539 / dk = 68
 
 
 
 

10%
28%
42%
20%

m. Personal reasons (health, family, etc.)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1564 / dk = 41
 
 
 
 

7%
18%
48%
27%

n. Student behavior
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1594 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
45%
34%

o. School's proximity to my home
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1589 / dk = 22
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
41%
22%

Q10.6 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 1821 / dk = 32
 
 
 
 

9%
13%
43%
35%

Q10.7 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree that the following factors influence your decision making about your professional plans.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Your wages or salary
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 286 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

7%
24%
41%
27%

b. The benefits provided by your employer (health, dental, retirement)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 286 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
8%
48%
42%

c. Job security
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 280 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
44%
34%

d. Work schedule (number of hours per week or daily schedule)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

3
4%
57%
36%

e. The respect I receive in my school
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 289 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
12%
48%
36%

f. Professional development opportunities
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 282 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
24%

g. The ability to participate in decisions that impact my job
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 280 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
48%
26%

h. The quality of school leadership
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 283 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
45%
34%

i. Student conduct/behavior
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 291 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
47%
21%

j. Retirement
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 269 / dk = 20
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
29%

k. Personal reasons (moving, health, family)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 265 / dk = 25
 
 
 
 

5%
11%
58%
27%

Q10.8 Overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 288 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
9%
42%
38%

 

New Teacher Support

Q11.1 As a beginning teacher, I have received the following kinds of supports.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Formally assigned mentor
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

38%
62%

b. Seminars specifically designed for new teachers
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

55%
45%

c. Reduced workload
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

23%
77%

d. Common planning time with other teachers
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

52%
48%

e. Release time to observe other teachers
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

24%
76%

f. Formal time to meet with mentor during school hours
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 152
 
 

22%
78%

g. Orientation for new teachers
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 152
 
 

59%
41%

h. Access to professional learning communities where I could discuss concerns with other teacher(s)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 153
 
 

65%
35%

i. Regular communication with principals, other administrator or department chair
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 149
 
 

67%
33%

j. Other
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 135
 
 

26%
74%

k. I received no additional support as a new teacher.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 135
 
 

20%
80%

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 = number of responses


a. Developing lesson plans
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
20%
12%
12%
12%
17%

b. Being observed teaching by my mentor
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

44%
19%
14%
14%
7%
3

c. Observing my mentor's teaching
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

49%
25%
8%
5%
8%
3

d. Analyzing student work
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

27%
25%
10%
19%
7%
12%

e. Reviewing results of students' assessments
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

25%
25%
10%
19%
7%
14%

f. Addressing student or classroom behavioral issues
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 59
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
19%
14%
20%
10%
19%

g. Reflecting on the effectiveness of my teaching together
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 
 

26%
19%
17%
19%
9%
10%

h. Aligning my lesson planning with the state curriculum and local curriculum
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 
 

28%
17%
19%
16%
10%
10%

i. Other
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 37
 
 
 
 
 
 

51%
14%
5%
11%
8%
11%

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 = number of responses


a. Instructional strategies
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
26%
24%
17%

b. Subject matter I teach
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

26%
14%
21%
26%
14%

c. Classroom management strategies
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

10%
16%
40%
22%
12%

d. Using data to identify student needs
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 56
 
 
 
 
 

14%
18%
27%
32%
9%

e. Differentiating instruction based upon individual student needs and characteristics
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
28%
29%
10%

f. Creating a supportive, equitable classroom where differences are valued
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

14%
14%
36%
24%
12%

g. Enlisting the help of family members, parents and/or guardians
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

22%
22%
26%
21%
9%

h. Working collaboratively with other teachers at my school
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

16%
14%
34%
24%
12%

i. Connecting with key resource professionals (e.g., coaches, counselors, etc.)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 57
 
 
 
 
 

25%
21%
21%
21%
12%

j. Complying with policies and procedures
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

10%
12%
36%
26%
16%

k. Completing administrative paperwork
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

12%
12%
36%
24%
16%

l. Providing emotional support
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 
 
 
 

12%
21%
31%
21%
16%

m. Other
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 41
 
 
 
 
 

37%
10%
24%
20%
10%

Q11.4 Please indicate whether each of the following were true for you and your mentor.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. My mentor and I were in the same building.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 58
 
 

91%
9%

b. My mentor and I taught in the same content area.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 57
 
 

63%
37%

c. My mentor and I taught the same grade level.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 56
 
 

54%
46%

Q11.5 Overall, the additional support I received as a new teacher improved my instructional practice.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 144 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
49%
16%

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 = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 141 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
53%
16%

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 = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Pittsburgh Public Schools
n = 145 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

9%
32%
34%
26%

generated Fri Sep 11 11:47:41 EDT 2015