CRAMP Teacher Survey Report The School District Of Philadelphia by jennyyingdi

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									The School District Of                                                                  Teacher Survey Report
Philadelphia                                                               Children come first.
                                                           Leadership and accountability are the keys to success.

                                                           The School District of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring that every

2010                                                       child has access to an environment that promotes learning. As part of
                                                           the District’s plan to continuously improve education, teachers were
                                                           asked to share their opinions and experiences about their school.
                                                           Survey items addressed several areas including, but not limited to,
CRAMP                                                      collective responsibility, leadership, safety, student achievement and
                                                           parental involvement. Many survey items were grouped into composite
3449 N. MASCHER ST.                                        categories based on similarity in what the item measures. The first
Grades K-6                                                 section of this report provides results from each composite category.




                                                                                                                                                 Responses
 • In April 2010, school professional staff were asked to complete the District-wide Survey.

 • In total, teachers completed 8,124 surveys in 260 District schools, for a response rate of approximately 71%.

 • CRAMP SCHOOL had 38 teachers respond to the teacher survey.



                                                        The charts below represent the composite scores for each survey category.
  Composite Scores                                      Due to rounding, overall percentages and pie chart values may not be identical.



66%          of teachers report that parents are
                                                                                      59%


                                                                                                                                                       Parent Communication
                                                                                                  of teachers communicated with parents
                                                               Parent Involvement




             involved in their students’ educational                                              often or nearly all of the time regarding
experience about half or most of the time.                                            academics and attendance.
                                      Nearly all, 9%
                                                                                                                           Nearly all the time, 21%
                                      Most, 33%
                                                                                                                           Often, 38%
                                      About half, 24%
                                                                                                                           Occasionally, 26%
                                      Some, 32%
                                                                                                                           Never, 15%
                                      None, 2%




                                                                                      91%
                                                               Learning Environment




 72%        of teachers agree that students in their                                               of teachers agree that they are
                                                                                                                                                       Teacher Confidence

            school are provided with an environment                                                confident to engage students in
 conducive to learning.                                                               learning and handle behavioral issues.

                                      Strongly Agree, 8%                                                                   Strongly Agree, 38%

                                      Agree, 65%                                                                           Agree, 53%

                                      Disagree, 27%                                                                        Disagree, 8%

                                      Strongly Disagree, 1%                                                                Strongly Disagree, 1%




2010 Teacher Survey                                           CRAMP SCHOOL                                                                         Page 1
 Composite Scores                                         The charts below represent the composite scores for each survey category.



85%           of teachers agree the leadership in their
                                                                                         58%             of teachers believe that most teachers in




                                                                                                                                                                          Teacher Commitment
              school is responsive and open to their                                                     the school feel a sense of commitment to




                                                                School Leadership
thoughts and frustrations and is supportive of teachers.                                 their school.
                                                                                                                                  All, 7%
                                        Strongly Agree, 24%

                                                                                                                                  Most, 51%
                                        Agree, 61%

                                                                                                                                  About half, 20%
                                        Disagree, 13%
                                                                                                                                  Some,21%
                                        Strongly Disagree, 3%
                                                                                                                                  None, 1%




87%          of teachers agree that students are
             treated equally in their school despite
student differences.                                             Student Belonging
                                                                                         75%            of teachers feel safe and believe that
                                                                                                        their students feel safe in, around, and
                                                                                         traveling to their school.




                                                                                                                                                                          Safety
                                        Strongly Agree, 29%                                                                       Very Safe, 43%

                                        Agree, 58%                                                                                Mostly Safe, 32%

                                        Disagree, 12%                                                                             Somewhat Safe,20%

                                        Strongly Disagree, 1%                                                                     Not Safe, 4%




75%         of teachers use data from standardized
                                                                                         62%           of teachers believe in and use
                                                                 Data–Driven Decisions




            test scores and other achievement                                                          Benchmark tests as a resource for
measures to determine classroom priorities.                                              guiding classroom learning.




                                                                                                                                                                          Benchmarks
                                                                                                                                  Strongly Agree/To a
                                       To a Great Extent, 52%                                                                     Great extent, 13%

                                       Some, 23%                                                                                  Agree/Some, 49%


                                       A Little, 10%                                                                              Disagree/A Little, 26%

                                                                                                                                  Strongly Disagree/Not
                                       Not at All, 15%                                                                            at All, 13%




 S    ince 2006, the School District of Philadelphia has administered surveys to its teachers, students, principals
                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info




      and parents. The development of the teacher survey included a core set of survey items selected
      and adapted from the Improving Chicago’s schools surveys (Consortium on Chicago School Research,
 2005), instruments with over 15 years of validity and reliability research. Additional items were developed in
 collaboration with directors of academic program offices. Each subsequent survey administration required
 minor revisions to the survey. The 2010 Teacher Survey includes previously assessed areas, as well as new
 questions.




  2010 Teacher Survey                                              CRAMP SCHOOL                                                                                       Page 2
     How to Read Survey Results                                     The chart below is an example used to show how survey results should be read.

                                                The shadow represents teacher responses for CRAMP SCHOOL from last year’s teacher survey
                                                (2009 Teacher Survey). If 2009 data is not available, no shadow is displayed on the chart. A solid
      Responses to                              shadow with no pips indicates insufficient responses in 2009.
      these statements
      were used to               Please mark the extent to which you
      calculate the              agree or disagree with the following:
      category charts                I feel able to get children to follow classroom
                                                                                 rules
      on the first page
      of this report.
                                                                                              Strongly Agree            Agree   Disagree    Stronlgy Disagree
    Chart area displayed in color represents teacher responses
    (2010 Teacher Survey) for the school as a whole. Each
    shade indicates a different survey response.

   Parent Involvement                                                    This section of the survey asks teachers...



   How many of your students’ parents/guardians attended
    parent-teacher conferences when you requested them?




   How many of your students’ parents/guardians picked up
                              their child’s last report card?



How many of your students’ parents/guardians support your
                                         teaching efforts?




How many of your students’ parents/guardians do their best
                              to help their children learn?




                                                                         Nearly All           Most             About Half       Some       None




How many teachers at this school feel good about parents’/
                        guardians’ support for their work?


  How many teachers at this school read books or journals,
   watch documentaries, or attend workshops that provide
       information about the cultural backgrounds of their
                                               students?

 How many teachers at this school talk with students about
                                             their cultures?



 How many teachers at this school talk with students about
                                       their lives at home?



How many teachers at this school are knowledgeable of the
          issues and concerns in the school’s community?



                                                                         Nearly All          Most              About Half       Some       None

     2010 Teacher Survey                                                              CRAMP SCHOOL                                                     Page 3
   Teacher–Parent Communication This section of the survey asks teachers...
How often have you done the following this year?


       When a student performed better than usual, you
                      informed their parents/guardians




  When a student performed poorly, you talked with their
 parents/guardians about ways they could help their child
                                               do better




 When a student skipped class/school, you informed their
                                      parents/guardians




                                                                     Nearly all of the time   Often             Occasionally   Never




    Learning Environment                                          This section of the survey asks teachers...

 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school?

    (HS ONLY) Teachers in this school feel that it is a part of
         their job to prepare students to succeed in college

      (HS ONLY) The curriculum at this school is focused on
                     helping students get ready for college

      Academically-oriented students are NOT ridiculed by
                                              their peers

     Students seek extra work so they can get good grades


        When necessary, students will seek extra help from
                                                  teachers

           The learning environment is orderly and serious


            Students try hard to improve on previous work


            Students respect others who earn good grades



                                                                          Strongly Agree        Agree            Disagree      Strongly Disagree




2010 Teacher Survey                                                  CRAMP SCHOOL                                                             Page 4
    Teacher Confidence                                         This section of the survey asks teachers to...

Please mark the extent to which you disagree or agree with each of the following:


      I feel able to get children to follow classroom rules




         I feel able to help my students to value learning




 I feel able to get students to believe they can do well in
                                               school work



 I feel able to motivate students who show low interest
                                         in school work



I feel able to control disruptive behavior in my classroom




                                                                   Strongly Agree        Agree             Disagree      Strongly Disagree




  School Leadership—Instructional                             This section of the survey asks teachers to...

 Please mark the extent to which you disagree or agree with each of the following: The leadership at this school

                       Understands how children learn


Actively monitors the quality of teaching at this school



            Carefully tracks student academic progress


   Encourages teachers to implement what they have
                learned in professional development


               Sets high standards for student learning


           Communicates a clear vision for our school


 Makes clear to the staff the expectations for meeting
                                   instructional goals



                                                                Strongly Agree         Agree            Disagree      Strongly Disagree




  2010 Teacher Survey                                               CRAMP SCHOOL                                                             Page 5
         School Leadership—Support                              This section of the survey asks teachers to...

     Please mark the extent to which you disagree or agree with the following:


     The administrators and teachers at this school work
                hard to implement the school’s mission


The principal takes appropriate action when teachers are
                                         not performing


The principal, teachers, and staff collaborate to make this
                                     school run effectively


The principal takes a personal interest in the professional
                                 development of teachers


       It’s OK in this school to discuss feelings, worries, &
           frustrations about the school with the principal


      The principal has confidence in the expertise of the
                                                teachers




                                                                   Strongly Agree          Agree                Disagree          Strongly Disagree




        Teacher Commitment                                      This section of the survey asks teachers...
    How many teachers in this school:

              Take responsibility for improving the school?



                        Set high standards for themselves?



                               Are willing to try new ideas?



    Feel responsible for helping each other do their best?



        Feel responsible when students in this school fail?



               Are really trying to improve their teaching?




                                                                Nearly All          Most           About Half              Some                 None




  2010 Teacher Survey                                              CRAMP SCHOOL                                                                        Page 6
      Student Sense of Belonging                              This section of the survey asks teachers to...


  Please mark the extent to which you disagree or agree with each of the following:


      Girls and boys are treated differently at this school

   Students who have disabilities are treated differently
                                    from other students
Students who are learning English are treated differently
                                    from other students
                       Racism is a problem at this school

African American boys are treated differently from other
                                                students
   This school has clubs, teams and/or organizations for
                                    students to belong to
     Boys are encouraged to participate in language arts
                                   courses and programs
 Girls are encouraged to participate in math and science
                                   courses and programs
          Girls hold positions of leadership in our school

    Students with disabilities are welcome at this school

  Students who are learning English are welcome at this
                                                school
   A gay or lesbian student would feel safe at this school




                                                                 Strongly Agree          Agree             Disagree        Strongly Disagree




     Student Safety                                          This section of the survey asks teachers...
  In your opinion, how safe do students at your school feel:

                                      In the lunchroom?



                                      In the classrooms?



                        In the bathrooms of the school?



                           In the hallways of the school?



                   Traveling between home and school?



                             Outside around the school?




                                                                Very Safe          Mostly Safe             Somewhat Safe               Not Safe




 2010 Teacher Survey                                              CRAMP SCHOOL                                                                    Page 7
     Teacher Safety                                      This section of the survey asks teachers...


  In your opinion, how safe do teachers at your school feel:


                                   In the lunchroom?



                                   In the classrooms?



                      In the bathrooms of the school?



                        In the hallways of the school?



                Traveling between home and school?



                          Outside around the school?




                                                             Very Safe          Mostly Safe       Somewhat Safe          Not Safe




     Data Driven Decision Making                         This section of the survey asks teachers..
   To what extent do the following influence you in determining priorities in your classroom?

                                 Student attendance




                 Rubric-based scoring of student work




 Benchmark tests aligned to the Planning & Scheduling
                Timeline (non-predictive benchmarks)




       Benchmark tests (Acuity Predictive Benchmarks)




                                           PSSA Scores




                                                            To a Great Extent        Some              A Little   Not at All




2010 Teacher Survey                                        CRAMP SCHOOL                                                             Page 8
   Use of Benchmarks                                            This section of the survey asks teachers...

In general, to what extent do you use assessments such as DIBELS, DRA, ACCESS, etc., to do the
following?
                      To predict performance on the PSSA



  To examine performance trends in my classrooms over
                                                 time



  To compare subgroups of students (i.e., ethnicity, age,
                                           sex, ELL, etc.)



        To assess the effectiveness of particular teaching
                                                practices



To identify the skills individual students already have and
                                the skills they need to learn




                                                                      To a Great Extent           Some           A little      Not al all


    Belief in Benchmarks                                        This section of the survey asks teachers...
 To what extent do you believe the following supports assist your school in helping children
 succeed?
       Acuity Predictive Benchmarks help me prepare my
                                  students for the PSSA


       At my school, someone else reviews my students’
  Benchmarks tests and alerts me to the skills I should be
                                                  teaching


Benchmark tests encourage conversation among teachers
in my grade, Small Learning Community, or subject about
                                     effective teaching


  At my school, the use of Benchmark tests has improved
                  instruction for students with skills gaps



Results on the Benchmark tests give me a good indication
            of what students are learning in my classroom




                                                                      To a Great Extent           Some            A little         Not al all




                                                                                             The School District of Philadelphia
                                                                                                            440 N. Broad Street
                                                                                                         Philadelphia, PA 19130
  (215)400-4250                                                                           www.philasd.org/offices/accountability


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