Mass. surveys all state teachers on teaching conditions in public schools

iStock_000018120666XSmallWith its Race to the Top grant, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has asked all Massachusetts teachers to complete an online survey on teaching and learning conditions in their schools. The goal of the survey is to ensure that public schools provide a good environment for both teaching and learning.

The 2012 TELL Mass (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning in Massachusetts) survey will collect feedback from educators on issues including such as available time, facilities, resources, community engagement and support, instructional practices and more. The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey went live March 12 and will remain active through April 6, 2012. Educators can use a unique, anonymous access code provided to schools to complete the survey. The survey is available online at The data from the survey will be made public on the TELL Mass website in July 2012.

Schools must have at least a 50 percent response rated to receive school-level data from the survey. The survey is a required project for all RTTT districts.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website, March 20, 2012

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