2013 Teacher Survey Questions
Background/Methodology
1. What is your gender?
2. What is your age range?
3. What is your highest degree?
4. Did you major in the following fields as an undergraduate or graduate student? (Mark all that apply.)
5. Including this year, how many years of teaching experience do you have?
6. Including this year, how many years of teaching experience do you have at your present school?
7. What grade level(s) have you taught most frequently during the last two years? (Mark all that apply.)
8. For this year, how many different courses must you prepare for each day?
9. Indicate how important are the following goals in your school:
Not importantNot too importantImportantVery Important
1.  Prepare almost all students to be successful in postsecondary and/or careers.
2.  Help students master the content in mathematics and science courses needed to graduate from high school.
3.  Develop students' abilities to solve problems and think critically.
10. Indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:
Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agree
1.  I maintain a demanding environment that pushes students to do their best.
2.  I have the same standards and expectations in mathematics and science classes for students planning to enter college or career.
3.  Most students do not have the background knowledge and skills they need for what I teach.
11. During a typical month, how many writing assignments do you assign?
12. On average, how much homework per week do you assign?
13. Other than textbooks, how many books or articles do you require students to read on average?
14. Indicate how often do you require students to do the following:
Not at allOnce a yearOnce a semesterMonthlyWeekly
1.  Use background and prior knowledge at the beginning of a lesson to learn content.
2.  Use methods and ideas from your discipline to solve real world problems.
3.  Read science related books or articles.
4.  Revise essays or research papers to improve quality.
5.  Use journal writing.
6.  Complete assignments associated with content (reports, manuals, etc.).
7.  Categorize materials using graphic organizers or outlines.
8.  Make inferences using inductive/deductive reasoning.
9.  Complete assignments reinforcing vocabulary.
10.  Complete computer-assisted assignments/research.
11.  Develop and analyze tables, charts, and graphs.
12.  Work open-ended problems.
13.  Work in cooperative groups on challenging assignments.
14.  Use science equipment to do science activities in a science laboratory.
15  Complete oral presentations on a specific project or assignment.
16.  Take discussion test.
17.  Take multiple choice test.
15. Do you encourage all students to take a mathematics or science course during their senior year?  
YesNo
Math
Science
16. How often do you use an assessment technique to determine the following?
Not at allOnce a yearOnce a semesterMonthlyWeekly
1.  Indicate student mastery or improvement verbally and in writing.
2.  Student mastery in solving problems and providing a clear rationale for the method used.
3.  Student achievement in collecting, organizing, synthesizing and using information to complete projects.
Professional Development
17. How often do you meet as a member of an academic team to plan instructional activities related to student learning?
Not at allVery littleTo some extentA great deal
18. How often does your professional development experiences result in holding your students to current national standards developed by educators in your content area?
Not at allVery littleTo some extentA great deal
19. Have you participated in professional development programs that are sustained over time with follow-up activities that provide additional resources for refining your instruction to promote higher student achievement?
Not at allVery littleTo some extentA great deal
20. Are there professional development incentives that encourage you to participate in staff development (release time, renewal, credit, stipend)?
Not at allVery littleTo some extentA great deal
21. Are you expected to reflect on what you learn in professional development and apply it in your classroom?
Not at allVery littleTo some extentA great deal
High School Teachers Only
22. How familiar are you with the content and goals of the courses taught in the middle grades that your high school students come from?
23. How often do you meet with middle school teachers to discuss expectations, content knowledge and performance standards for students entering high school?
24. How often do you meet with middle school teachers to discuss expectations, content knowledge and performance standards for students entering high school?
25. How often do you meet with employers and postsecondary faculty to discuss expectations, content knowledge and performance standards for students graduating from high school?
26. About what percentage of your current graduating seniors do you think have the skills to do well at a four-year or community college?
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