FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/18/13) – Results from the 2013 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey are scheduled to be released in mid-May. The survey of school-based certified educators closed earlier this month.
Nearly 44,000 – 87 percent – of those who qualified to take the school teaching and learning conditions survey completed it, surpassing the 2011 response rate of 80 percent.
As an incentive to educators to participate in the TELL Kentucky survey, the Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and the Kentucky School Boards Association contributed prize money for weekly drawings and overall school and teacher drawings. No public money was used for the prizes.
Below is a list of the winners from each week of the survey:
• Week 1 School: Frankfort High School (Frankfort Independent)
• Week 1 Educator: Sabrina Turner, Breathitt Co. Day Treatment Center
• Week 2 School: Ludlow High School (Ludlow Independent)
• Week 2 Educator: Ryan Davis, Union County Learning Academy
• Week 3 School: Russell Primary (Russell Independent)
• Week 3 Educator: Holly Fuqua, North Elementary (Calloway Co.)
• Week 4 School: Northern Elementary (Fayette Co.)
• Week 4 Educator: Donna Short, Tollesboro Elementary (Lewis Co.)
School winners received $1,000 and were drawn from the 1,350 schools that had at least a 50 percent response rate. The educator winners’ schools were selected from the 678 with a 100 percent participation rate. The school then held a drawing for the individual educator winner who took home $1,000.
The same drawing criteria applied to the overall drawings in which winners received $1,250 prizes. The overall school winner was McLean Co. High School. The overall teacher winner was Cristin Adams from East Bernstadt Elementary (East Bernstadt Independent).
The TELL Kentucky Survey is designed to gather a variety of information from teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators who know best the working conditions in our schools. The survey includes questions on the adequacy of facilities and resources; time; empowerment; school leadership; community support; student conduct; professional development; mentoring and induction services; and student learning. The web-based survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential.
Only those schools with at least a 50 percent participation rate will receive school-level data from the survey. School and district completion rates are posted on the TELL Kentucky website at www.tellkentucky.org.
Educators, stakeholders and policymakers will use the survey results to make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and increase teacher retention.
Information provided by Rebecca Blessing
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