Governor Martin O’Malley has requested that all school-based administrators, teachers, and education support personnel (ESP) participate in the TELL Maryland 2013 survey during the time period of February 4, 2013 to March 1, 2013. TELL, an acronym for Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning, is a statewide survey to assess teaching conditions at the school, district, and state levels. The state’s education leaders want to ensure that every Maryland classroom has the supportive environment necessary to help students achieve at the highest levels.
The TELL Maryland Survey allows school-based staff to provide input on a variety of topics that impact the classroom and school environment. The main intent is to provide additional perceptual data for school and district improvements. Responses will be kept confidential and safeguards are in place so that there is no way that any connection can be made that a teacher or principal at a certain school gave a certain response. While there are some demographic questions on the survey, the answers to these questions are only reported at the state level, and not at the district or school level. Results from the TELL survey will be available to schools where the response rate is 50% or better than five or more respondents.
The Governor’s Office was provided the total number of staff at each school as of December 13, 2013. This number will be the denominator to calculate each school/LEA response rate. The response rate can be checked during the survey window at www.tellmaryland.org. Survey results are expected to be available approximately four weeks after the survey period ends.
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