Section I

Dear Colleague,
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions. We value your opinion as a teacher, school partner and participant in the school improvement process. Responses will be kept confidential, and you will not be identified. In order to apply federal funds for professional learning, we need to ask you to identify your school. Thank you for taking the time to help us out by completing this short survey.

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* 1. I am a teacher and work primarily with the following: (Please select the applicable areas for your current teaching position.)

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* 2. I work primarily at the following school:

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* 3. Which group(s) of students, if any, in your classroom is (are) not performing to your expectation? (Please select all that apply).

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* 4. Is there a content area in which targeted professional learning would enhance your capacity as a teacher? (Select one or more areas specific to your needs)

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* 5. Which three areas of professional learning would most enhance your skills as a teacher?

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* 6. Professional Development, in differentiated instructional strategies, would most enhance your skills, or have the biggest impact on student achievement, with which of these groups of students? (Please select all that apply).

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* 7. On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being unimportant and 5 being very important, please rate the importance of each of the following factors for retaining highly qualified, effective teachers in your school.

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Utilizing academic coaches at the school level
Additional quality professional learning
Additional resources for recruiting
Increased support from school administration
Adequate building level administrative personnel
Increased funding for instructional supplies and equipment
Increased planning time for teachers
Increased support (induction and mentoring) for new teachers

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* 8. The system engages and supports all schools in systematic processes for curriculum design to align instruction and assessments with the required standards

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* 9. The system develops and communicates common expectations for implementing curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices across all schools.

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* 10. The district guides, supports, and evaluates the implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessments.

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* 11. The district guides and supports schools in the selection and implementation of effective strategies, programs, and interventions to improve student learning.

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* 12. The district ensures that professional learning is relevant and addresses adult and student needs.

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* 13. The district assesses the impact of professional learning on staff practices and student learning and makes adjustments as needed.

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* 14. The district establishes and implements processes that increase the effectiveness of teachers, leaders,and staff.

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* 15. The district guides and monitors the use of a state-approved evaluation system to ensure fidelity of implementation and to evaluate accurately the effectiveness of district and school leaders, teachers, and staff.

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