Educator Shortage Survey

Please complete the following survey regarding Colorado's ongoing educator shortage action plan.  Your responses will be compiled and will be used to develop a detailed action plan to address this growing need.  Thank you for your input and assistance. 

Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Department of Higher Education

* 1. In your opinion, how significant is the educator shortage throughout Colorado?

* 2. Which of the following methods would be the best way to solve the educator shortage problem in Colorado.  Please rank the options 1-7, with 1 being the most effective and 7 being the least.

* 3. In addition to the options included in question 2, are there other strategies that we should explore to resolve the educator shortages in Colorado? 

* 4. Why do you think fewer people are interested in careers in education?  Please select no more than three.

* 5. For each of the following statements, please indicate if you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Being an educator is a good job
Teachers and educators are very important for our state and local communities
Teachers are fairly compensated
If I had a son/daughter, I would encourage them to enter a career in education
Principals and school leaders are important for an effective school
The benefits of being an educator outweigh the negative components
Principals and teachers have strong community support

* 7. Which of the following would be the best way to retain strong teachers and educators?  Please rank these options 1 to 5 with 1 being the most effective way to retain educators and 5 being the least.

* 8. In addition to the options listed in question 6, what other strategies should be explored to retain strong teachers and educators?

* 9. On a scale of 1-100, how important is offering a competitive salary linked to reducing Colorado educator shortage?  Please drag the circle to the position that best reflects your opinion.

1 - Not a major factor 50
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 10. What is your gender?

* 11. Age:

* 14. What city or town do you currently live in or closest to?  If not in Colorado, please specify the state.