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Practice: Evaluate implementation to document what you

are doing
Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments

SAMPLE MATERIAL: Professional Development Questions from State

Teacher Working Conditions Survey

Purpose: This state survey tool may be useful for developing
part of your own implementation evaluation. It is one
example of an existing bank of questions—already tested
for validity—that you can draw from to evaluate your
magnet program.

Note: If your district is in North Carolina, you and your
evaluator can determine whether you want to use
this survey, which is already administered to teachers
statewide, as part of your implementation evaluation.

Source: Governor Easley’s 2008 Teacher Working Conditions
Initiative (NC) Web site. ncteachingconditions.org/
reports/index.php, Last accessed December 16, 2008,

Note: Staff from Guilford County Schools (NC) used
this state-administered survey to gather implementation
data related to professional development in their magnet
schools. The excerpt of survey results is taken from
the district’s Northwood Elementary School and can be
viewed at the Web site listed above.

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Q4. Q5. Q4. supportive. Q3. classroom and school issues. These themes can help quickly identify broad areas of strength and needs for improvement before individual questions are explored.1d. Q4. Questions included are derived from statistical analyses of the responses and are designed to present the most salient themes and issues across the survey. office equipment. Q6.1a.38 3. Northwood Elementary Section 0 : Report Information State: North Carolina District: Guilford County Schools(80 % responded) School: Northwood Elementary (100 % responded) Section 1 : Significant Factors The following results summary provides a quick snapshot of results from the 2008 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey.91 Leadership: This is the average of the 10 questions from both the SCHOOL LEADERSHIP and EDUCATOR LEADERSHIP sections of the survey that were most important in explaining the presence of leadership conditions that contribute to trusting. Q3.1b. Q3. THESE "FACTORS" (PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS DOMAINS) WERE CALCULATED USING DIFFERENT QUESTIONS THAN IN THE 2004 AND 2006 TEACHER WORKING CONDITIONS SURVEY AND THEREFORE SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMPARING RESULTS ACROSS YEARS.1d. Q2. Q4.1f.88 3. Q3. Q5.3e) 3. (Q2.1m.3f.1e) 3.1b. Q3. Q3. Q5.35 2.1e.3a.87 3. empowering environments and sustained efforts to address teacher concerns.1g.82 Professional Development: This is the average of the 5 questions from the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT section of the survey that were most important in explaining the resources and opportunities available for teachers to participate in professional development. All averages below are on a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest for each of the factors described. Q5.3g. Q4. communications technology. Q2.1h.1e. Q3.1d.1a.1l. Q6.3e. (Q4. Q2.1b. (Q6.1c.66 3. Q5. Q5.1h) 3.1n. Q5. Q2.1c. please look at individual questions that were worded identically. (Q3.3d.07 3. and a clean safe environment. Q4.1a.73 2.51 3. Guilford County Schools.47 3.3c. Q5.65 3. Q6. Q4.3h) 2. (Q5.31 Facilities and Resources: This is the average of the 8 questions from the FACILITIES AND RESOURCES section of the survey that were most important in explaining the presence of important resources such as instructional materials. Practice: Evaluate implementation to document what you are doing Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments Working Conditions Survey Report : North Carolina.59 Key: Northwood Elementary Guilford County Schools North Carolina 2 .1c.3b.1a. Q6.1e) 2. If you are assessing results from previous surveys. Q5.1c.1j.94 Decision Making: This is the average of the 8 questions from the EDUCATOR LEADERSHIP section of the survey that describe the extent of the role that teachers play in decision making about teaching.1f. Time: This is the average of the 5 questions from the TIME section of the survey that were most important in explaining the presence of impediments on teacher's time to plan and collaborate.

Adequate time is provided Key: for professional development.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school. Teachers are provided with opportunities to learn from one another. Northwood Elementary Section 6 : Professional Development Q6. Sufficient funds and resources are available to allow teachers to take advantage of professional development activities. Strongly disagree 5% 4% 4% Somewhat disagree 20% 14% 14% Neither disagree nor agree 14% 12% 11% Somewhat agree 52% 46% 44% Strongly agree 9% 23% 27% Working Conditions Survey Report : North Carolina. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology. Guilford County Schools. a. Strongly disagree 11% 12% 11% Somewhat disagree 13% 19% 18% Neither disagree nor agree 16% 17% 13% Somewhat agree 41% 35% 37% Strongly agree 20% 17% 21% b. Practice: Evaluate implementation to document what you are doing Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments Working Conditions Survey Report : North Carolina. Northwood Elementary Guilford County Schools North Carolina Strongly disagree 4% 4% 6% Somewhat disagree 20% 15% 16% Neither disagree nor agree 14% 16% 14% Somewhat agree 48% 42% 40% Strongly agree 14% 22% 24% 3 d. Northwood Elementary c. Strongly disagree 2% 7% . Guilford County Schools.

6 I participate Elementary ongoing follow up Guilford from County Schools professional North Carolina development opportunities that help me improve my teaching. Northwood Elementary Q6. Strongly disagree 11% 7% 8% Somewhat disagree 17% 12% 12% Neither disagree nor agree 13% 11% 11% Somewhat agree 43% 50% 47% Strongly agree 15% 20% 23% Q6. Guilford County Schools. Strongly disagree 13% 6% 8% Somewhat disagree 15% 13% 12% Neither disagree nor agree 15% 13% 13% Somewhat agree 46% 49% 46% Strongly agree 11% 19% 21% Working Conditions Survey Report : North Carolina.4a Professional development has provided YOU with strategies that you have incorporated into your instructional delivery methods. Strongly disagree 16% 7% 8% Somewhat disagree 13% 11% 10% Neither disagree nor agree 11% 18% 16% Somewhat agree 44% 39% 38% Strongly agree 16% 25% 27% Key: Northwood Elementary Guilford County Schools North Carolina 4 . Northwood Elementary Key: Northwood in Q6. Practice: Evaluate implementation to document what you are doing Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments Working Conditions Survey Report : North Carolina.5b Professional development has proven useful to YOU in your efforts to improve student achievement. Guilford County Schools.