Result Details

Fairfax County Public Schools (82.23% responded)

 

Demographics

Q1.1 Please indicate your position:
      Teacher
      Principal
      Assistant or associate principal
      Other administrator (Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities, etc.)
      Other education professional (school counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, social worker, etc.)
n = number of responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13752
 
 
 
 
 

85%
1
3
1
10%

Q1.2 How many total years have you been employed as an educator?
      First Year
      Second Year
      Third Year
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13713
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
6%
7%
14%
18%
31%
18%

Q1.4 How many total years have you been employed in the school in which you are currently working?
      First Year
      Second Year
      Third Year
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13546
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16%
14%
12%
19%
19%
16%
4

Q1.6 How many total years have you been employed in your current position?
      First Year
      Second Year
      Third Year
      4-6 Years
      7-10 Years
      11-20 Years
      20+ years
n = number of responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13634
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15%
13%
12%
19%
18%
18%
6%

 

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 time to meet the educational needs of all students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13533 / dk = 184
 
 
 
 

8%
29%
46%
17%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with their colleagues.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13525 / dk = 166
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
51%
26%

c. Teachers are able to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13485 / dk = 209
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
52%
17%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13330 / dk = 347
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
46%
14%

e. Efforts are made to reduce the amount of routine administrative paperwork that teachers are required to do.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13072 / dk = 620
 
 
 
 

11%
25%
47%
17%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13418 / dk = 282
 
 
 
 

8%
33%
48%
11%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with teachers’ essential role of educating students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13242 / dk = 426
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
50%
24%

Q2.5 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, unencumbered planning time
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11642
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
22%
46%
21%
7%
1

b. Collaborative planning time
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11636
 
 
 
 
 
 

4
33%
51%
11%
2
0

c. Supervisory duties
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11569
 
 
 
 
 
 

31%
40%
23%
5%
1
0

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11578
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
41%
8%
1
0

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11587
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
49%
34%
9%
3
1

f. Data management (attendance, report cards, etc.)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11583
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
35%
42%
14%
4%
1

g. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11632
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
47%
41%
9%
2
0

h. Addressing student discipline issues
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11653
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
62%
24%
5%
2
1

i. Professional development
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11543
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
33%
7%
2
1

j. Preparation for required state and local assessments
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11587
 
 
 
 
 
 

11%
32%
32%
14%
6%
4%

k. Delivery of assessments
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11619
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
32%
47%
13%
4
1

l. Utilizing results of assessments
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11594
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
39%
43%
11%
3
1

m. Student intervention
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11628
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
27%
42%
18%
7%
3

n. Construction of Common Assessments
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11606
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
46%
35%
7%
2
1

Q2.6 In an average week 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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11684
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
5%
15%
19%
29%
32%

 

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 and resources.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13502 / dk = 198
 
 
 
 

2
9%
50%
39%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology to support the programs taught in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13509 / dk = 169
 
 
 
 

3
12%
47%
37%

c. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13592 / dk = 94
 
 
 
 

1
2
42%
55%

d. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13608 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

3
11%
44%
42%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13445 / dk = 243
 
 
 
 

1
8%
53%
38%

f. The school environment is clean and well-maintained.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13552 / dk = 164
 
 
 
 

1
7%
39%
53%

g. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13531 / dk = 147
 
 
 
 

3
13%
47%
37%

h. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13555 / dk = 111
 
 
 
 

2
10%
50%
37%

i. The reliability and speed of network connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13557 / dk = 124
 
 
 
 

2
8%
50%
41%

j. Teachers have sufficient training and support to fully utilize the available instructional technology.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13408 / dk = 265
 
 
 
 

2
12%
53%
33%

k. The physical environment of the school makes teachers/staff feel safe.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13485 / dk = 193
 
 
 
 

2
6%
45%
47%

l. The physical environment of the school makes students feel safe.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13259 / dk = 408
 
 
 
 

1
4%
47%
48%

 

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.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12508 / dk = 1168
 
 
 
 

3
15%
52%
30%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13237 / dk = 428
 
 
 
 

1
5%
56%
38%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13291 / dk = 364
 
 
 
 

1
6%
51%
43%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13287 / dk = 393
 
 
 
 

0
3
55%
42%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12947 / dk = 722
 
 
 
 

1
8%
55%
36%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13122 / dk = 510
 
 
 
 

3
16%
60%
21%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12053 / dk = 1611
 
 
 
 

2
12%
63%
22%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12626 / dk = 1047
 
 
 
 

1
7%
59%
32%

 

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.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13562 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

2
9%
58%
31%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13579 / dk = 84
 
 
 
 

3
16%
64%
17%

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13449 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

2
12%
57%
29%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13216 / dk = 444
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
49%
25%

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13290 / dk = 364
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
31%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13314 / dk = 355
 
 
 
 

2
17%
59%
23%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13577 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

1
3
54%
43%

h. Students are caring toward one another.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13440 / dk = 234
 
 
 
 

1
10%
70%
19%

i. Students make efforts to stop bullying in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12200 / dk = 1463
 
 
 
 

1
14%
67%
17%

j. The faculty make efforts to stop bullying in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13258 / dk = 384
 
 
 
 

0
2
56%
41%

k. The atmosphere of the school climate makes students feel safe.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13251 / dk = 396
 
 
 
 

0
3
59%
37%

l. The rules for student conduct are clearly laid out for faculty.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13511 / dk = 135
 
 
 
 

2
10%
53%
35%

 

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 respected as educational experts.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13456 / dk = 173
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
32%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13430 / dk = 171
 
 
 
 

3
12%
51%
34%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13289 / dk = 322
 
 
 
 

3
14%
53%
30%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13258 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

2
7%
53%
39%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12711 / dk = 913
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
52%
24%

f. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13291 / dk = 324
 
 
 
 

2
10%
57%
32%

g. The school provides professional staff formal opportunities to take on leadership roles.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12741 / dk = 852
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%

h. Teachers pursue opportunities to participate in school leadership roles.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12650 / dk = 960
 
 
 
 

1
10%
62%
27%

Q6.3 Please indicate how large a role teachers in your school have 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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12285 / dk = 1421
 
 
 
 

3
16%
35%
46%

b. Devising teaching techniques
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12806 / dk = 868
 
 
 
 

1
8%
29%
62%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12658 / dk = 979
 
 
 
 

4
15%
36%
45%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12278 / dk = 1394
 
 
 
 

15%
32%
36%
17%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12640 / dk = 1044
 
 
 
 

11%
26%
40%
24%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11273 / dk = 2405
 
 
 
 

42%
37%
18%
4

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11703 / dk = 2001
 
 
 
 

23%
33%
29%
15%

h. School improvement planning
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12452 / dk = 1244
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
38%
37%

Q6.4 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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12697 / dk = 1021
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
57%
12%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about 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.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13007 / dk = 675
 
 
 
 

3
14%
60%
22%

b. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13404 / dk = 247
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
52%
27%

c. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13184 / dk = 484
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
48%
26%

d. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13197 / dk = 474
 
 
 
 

4
16%
51%
29%

e. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13505 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

1
5%
47%
47%

f. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13271 / dk = 413
 
 
 
 

1
5%
49%
46%

g. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12349 / dk = 1349
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%

h. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12637 / dk = 1024
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
28%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11998 / dk = 1683
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
53%
29%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11615 / dk = 2017
 
 
 
 

3
14%
58%
25%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13260 / dk = 406
 
 
 
 

3
12%
52%
33%

l. The school leadership effectively communicates policies.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13259 / dk = 344
 
 
 
 

3
12%
56%
29%

m. School leadership is available to the faculty.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13146 / dk = 491
 
 
 
 

2
8%
54%
35%

n. School leadership effectively addresses workplace conflicts.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11276 / dk = 2355
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
53%
25%

Q7.3 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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11233 / dk = 2449
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
61%
19%

b. Facilities and resources
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12596 / dk = 1074
 
 
 
 

2
9%
64%
25%

c. The use of time in my school
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12740 / dk = 934
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
55%
21%

d. Professional development
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12773 / dk = 891
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%

e. Teacher leadership
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11974 / dk = 1688
 
 
 
 

2
11%
65%
22%

f. Community support and involvement
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11944 / dk = 1697
 
 
 
 

2
8%
66%
24%

g. Managing student conduct
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12948 / dk = 707
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%

h. Instructional practices and support
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12880 / dk = 759
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%

i. New teacher support
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11969 / dk = 1691
 
 
 
 

3
9%
59%
29%

j. Assessment practices and support
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12626 / dk = 1010
 
 
 
 

2
10%
65%
24%

Q7.4 Overall, the school leadership in my school is effective.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13352 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

8%
11%
53%
28%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 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. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13081 / dk = 594
 
 
 
 

1
10%
63%
26%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13239 / dk = 400
 
 
 
 

3
17%
60%
21%

c. Professional development offerings are data-driven.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 10972 / dk = 2697
 
 
 
 

2
15%
62%
22%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school's improvement plan.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11080 / dk = 2512
 
 
 
 

1
8%
66%
26%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the needs of individual teachers.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12234 / dk = 1405
 
 
 
 

7%
27%
50%
16%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12794 / dk = 858
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
54%
17%

g. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13108 / dk = 538
 
 
 
 

2
8%
64%
26%

h. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12095 / dk = 1539
 
 
 
 

4
29%
53%
14%

i. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12895 / dk = 712
 
 
 
 

3
17%
60%
20%

j. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11644 / dk = 1976
 
 
 
 

6%
34%
47%
13%

k. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12898 / dk = 700
 
 
 
 

3
14%
64%
20%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12996 / dk = 596
 
 
 
 

3
11%
65%
21%

m. Professional development provides teachers with the knowledge and skills most needed to teach effectively.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12904 / dk = 680
 
 
 
 

3
17%
61%
19%

n. Enhancing teacher knowledge and skills receives priority as a strategy to improve student achievement.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12653 / dk = 934
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%

Q8.2 In the past 2 years have YOU had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Special Education (students with disabilities)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11438
 
 

32%
68%

b. Academically gifted students
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11409
 
 

27%
73%

c. Differentiating instruction
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11492
 
 

71%
29%

d. English Language Learners
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11388
 
 

29%
71%

e. Closing the achievement gap
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11376
 
 

46%
54%

f. Your content area(s)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11507
 
 

79%
21%

g. Methods of teaching
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11465
 
 

65%
35%

h. Student assessment
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11428
 
 

58%
42%

i. Classroom management techniques
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11418
 
 

39%
61%

j. Reading strategies
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11432
 
 

50%
50%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11435
 
 

55%
45%

l. Leadership skills
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11360
 
 

27%
73%

m. Using data for decision making
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11421
 
 

51%
49%

n. Continuous improvement
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11342
 
 

43%
57%

o. Collaborating with colleagues
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11449
 
 

63%
37%

p. School improvement planning
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11316
 
 

36%
64%

Q8.3 Do YOU need additional support in the following areas to effectively teach your students?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Special Education (students with disabilities)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11167
 
 

39%
61%

b. Academically gifted students
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11101
 
 

31%
69%

c. Differentiating instruction
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11133
 
 

41%
59%

d. English Language Learners
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11131
 
 

42%
58%

e. Closing the achievement gap
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11109
 
 

39%
61%

f. Your content area(s)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11087
 
 

28%
72%

g. Methods of teaching
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11095
 
 

29%
71%

h. Student assessment
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11077
 
 

28%
72%

i. Classroom management techniques
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11086
 
 

24%
76%

j. Reading strategies
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11105
 
 

33%
67%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11153
 
 

45%
55%

l. Leadership skills
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11076
 
 

22%
78%

m. Using data for decision making
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11097
 
 

24%
76%

n. Continuous improvement
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11072
 
 

28%
72%

o. Collaborating with colleagues
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11083
 
 

22%
78%

p. School improvement planning
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 10989
 
 

16%
84%

 

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.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 10927 / dk = 2679
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
57%
15%

b. Local assessment data are available in time to impact instructional practices.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11396 / dk = 2161
 
 
 
 

2
9%
69%
21%

c. Teachers use assessment data to inform their instruction.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12756 / dk = 811
 
 
 
 

1
5%
64%
30%

d. Teachers work in collaborative teams to develop and align instructional practices.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13210 / dk = 351
 
 
 
 

1
4
55%
40%

e. Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12501 / dk = 1075
 
 
 
 

3
12%
59%
26%

f. Teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13059 / dk = 537
 
 
 
 

1
6%
58%
35%

g. Teachers are assigned classes that maximize their likelihood of success with students.
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11470 / dk = 2112
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
54%
18%

h. Teachers have autonomy to make decisions about instructional delivery (i.e. pacing, materials and pedagogy).
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 12804 / dk = 790
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
53%
24%

 

Overall

Q10.1 Which aspect of your work environment MOST affects YOUR willingness to keep teaching at your school?
      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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11561
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

19%
10%
7%
5%
8%
28%
2
20%

Q10.3 Which aspect of working conditions is MOST important to you in promoting student learning?
      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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11300
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29%
7%
3
10%
4
4%
3
39%

Q10.5 Which BEST describes your immediate professional plans?
      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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11617
 
 
 
 
 
 

82%
7%
2
4
3
3

Q10.7 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
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 13526 / dk = 183
 
 
 
 

7%
7%
43%
44%

Q10.8 At this school, we utilize the results from the 2012 FCPS Working Conditions Survey as a tool for school improvement.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 7998 / dk = 5636
 
 
 
 

9%
14%
58%
19%

Q10.9 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. Adequate facilities and/or resources
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11501 / dk = 100
 
 
 
 

1
7%
61%
30%

b. Adequate support from school leadership
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11490 / dk = 96
 
 
 
 

1
4%
43%
52%

c. Collegial atmosphere amongst the staff
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11488 / dk = 89
 
 
 
 

1
4
40%
55%

d. Teaching assignment (subject, students)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11470 / dk = 78
 
 
 
 

1
4
45%
50%

e. Empowerment to make decisions that affect my school and/or classroom
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11394 / dk = 146
 
 
 
 

1
5%
47%
47%

f. Student conduct and safety
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11493 / dk = 86
 
 
 
 

1
5%
55%
39%

g. Time during the work day (i.e., amount, quality, use)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11492 / dk = 97
 
 
 
 

1
7%
45%
47%

h. Workload
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11497 / dk = 103
 
 
 
 

2
9%
45%
45%

i. Class sizes
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11463 / dk = 128
 
 
 
 

2
11%
50%
37%

j. Effectiveness with the students I teach
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11494 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

1
4
51%
44%

k. Support from parents/guardians
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11451 / dk = 138
 
 
 
 

2
15%
60%
22%

l. Salary
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11422 / dk = 160
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
47%
29%

m. The community environment where I live
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11257 / dk = 303
 
 
 
 

4
18%
55%
23%

n. Travel time to work
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11451 / dk = 139
 
 
 
 

3
14%
50%
32%

o. Degree of "burnout"
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11133 / dk = 425
 
 
 
 

3
14%
48%
35%

p. Retirement options
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11032 / dk = 528
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
50%
22%

q. Personal reasons (health, family, etc.)
Fairfax County Public Schools
n = 11119 / dk = 399
 
 
 
 

4
13%
53%
30%

generated Wed Dec 31 16:46:38 EST 2014