Thank you for participating in the 2012 FCPS Working Conditions Survey!
In January 2012 the Fairfax County Public Schools Teacher Working Conditions Survey asked all licensed educators about the teaching and learning conditions in their schools. 2012 marked the third iteration of this valuable tool, and 80% of educators completed the survey, providing feedback from 12,406 educators. Data reports are available for the district and each individual school. (Minimum 35 percent response rate with a minimum of five faculty members responding to the survey).
The greatest value of the survey is in the conversation that begins when schools sit down and discuss their schools' results together. Why is it important? Research has proven that positive teaching conditions are essential to creating schools where teachers and administrators want to work and where students thrive. The Working Conditions Survey provides data to individual schools and the district about whether educators have supportive school environments where educators are valued, trusted, and have the time and ability to collaborate and improve instruction.
A 2012 Executive Summary is now available.
Three reports are available for each school:
Is your school using the data?
The success of the FCPS Working Conditions initiative depends on the extent to which school communities can use the resulting data to inform real school improvement processes.
New Teacher Center Resources: The New Teacher Center has provided extensive materials to help your school analyze and use your data. These include facilitation materials, worksheets to help you determine an area of focus, and item prompts to help you unpack any question on the survey.
FCPS eLearnIT: Through eLearnIT, employees have access to thousands of free online training and development courses and reference and audio books on a 24x7 basis. Check out course offerings related to Leadership, Management, Team Building and Change.
PLA Book Talks: PLA has provided turn-key resources to host a Book Talk at your school, choose from: All Systems Go, The Element, Creating Innovators, Drive, and Silos, Politics and Turf Wars.
About the Survey
Since 2002, the New Teacher Center’s Teaching & Learning Conditions Survey has been implemented in 27 states as well as districts nationwide to great success. Results from over 1,000,000 educators in over 24,000 schools have been used by education leaders and policymakers to make informed decisions critical to improving the teaching environment and student achievement.