2013 FYT Survey (Principal)
 
 Survey Title:2013 First Year Teacher Survey: Principal Queries
 
 Survey Properties:
 
 Total Respondents:314
 Responses By Question Analysis:
 

 
 
 1.  Is the teacher assigned in their area of certification?
Response TotalResponse Percent
Yes 18497%
No 53%
Total Respondents189
(skipped this question) 125
 2.  Selects developmentally appropriate, performance-based objectives that connect core content knowledge for lessons based on Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core State Standards in applicable subject areas.
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
1 Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
2 Response equal to 5 9 5% n/a n/a
3 Response equal to 29 54 29% n/a n/a
4 Response equal to 46 84 46% n/a n/a
5 Response equal to 20 37 20% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  184 100%
(skipped this question)  130
 3.  Incorporates diversity, including multicultural perspectives, into lessons. Uses knowledge of student backgrounds, interests, experiences, and prior knowledge (e.g., pretests, interest inventories, surveys, and KWLs) to make instruction relevant and meaningful.
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
1 Response equal to 1 2 1% n/a n/a
2 Response equal to 11 21 11% n/a n/a
3 Response equal to 35 65 35% n/a n/a
4 Response equal to 35 65 35% n/a n/a
5 Response equal to 17 31 17% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  184 100%
(skipped this question)  130
 4.  Integrates core content knowledge from other subject areas in lessons.
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
1810%
6133%
7038%
3418%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 5.  Plans appropriate and sequential teaching procedures that include innovative and interesting introductions and closures, and uses a variety of teaching materials and technology.
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
158%
5731%
7139%
4022%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 6.  Prepares appropriate assessments (ex. pre/post assessments, quizzes, unit tests, rubrics, and/or checklists) based on core content knowledge to effectively evaluate learner progress.
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
1810%
5128%
8446%
3117%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 7.  Plans differentiated learning experiences that accommodate developmental and/or educational needs of learners based on assessment information which is aligned with core content knowledge (ex. – use of pre/post assessments, surveys, inventories, remediation, and enrichment activities).
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
2212%
6736%
6334%
3117%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 8.  Communicates assessment criteria and performance standards to the students and provides timely feedback on students' academic performance.
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
1810%
4726%
8546%
3418%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 9.  Incorporates a variety of informal and formal assessments (ex. – pre/post assessments, quizzes, unit tests, checklists, rating scales, rubrics, remediation, and enrichment activities) to differentiate learning experiences that accommodate differences in developmental and/or educational needs.
Response TotalResponse Percent
21%
169%
5731%
8144%
2815%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 10.  Uses acceptable written, oral, and nonverbal communication in planning and instruction.
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
1 Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
2 Response equal to 4 7 4% n/a n/a
3 Response equal to 27 49 27% n/a n/a
4 Response equal to 42 77 42% n/a n/a
5 Response equal to 28 51 28% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  184 100%
(skipped this question)  130
 11.  Provides clear, complete written and/or oral directions for instructional activities.
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
158%
4927%
7440%
4625%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 12.  Communicates high expectations for learning to all students.
Response TotalResponse Percent
21%
158%
5128%
7139%
4524%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 13.  Conveys enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
1 Response equal to 2 3 2% n/a n/a
2 Response equal to 7 12 7% n/a n/a
3 Response equal to 25 46 25% n/a n/a
4 Response equal to 39 72 39% n/a n/a
5 Response equal to 28 51 28% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  184 100%
(skipped this question)  130
 14.  Provides opportunities for the students to cooperate, communicate, and interact with each other to enhance learning.
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
169%
4323%
8446%
4122%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 15.  Demonstrates knowledge of content for the subject(s) taught.
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
84%
3720%
8446%
5429%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 16.  Uses a variety of appropriate teaching strategies (e.g., cooperative learning, discovery learning, demonstration, discussion, inquiry, simulation, etc.) to enhance student learning.
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
1810%
5530%
7541%
3519%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 17.  Provides learning experiences that accommodate differences in developmental and individual needs of diverse learners.
Response TotalResponse Percent
53%
137%
7440%
6234%
3016%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 18.  Engages students in analytic, creative, and critical thinking through higher-order questioning and provides opportunities for students to apply concepts in problem solving and critical thinking.
Response TotalResponse Percent
53%
158%
7038%
6535%
2916%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 19.  Elicits input during lessons and allows sufficient wait time for students to expand and support their responses. Makes adjustments to lessons according to student input, cues, and individual/group responses.
Response TotalResponse Percent
21%
158%
5731%
7641%
3418%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 20.  Uses family and/or community resources (special guests or materials) in lessons to enhance student learning.
Response TotalResponse Percent
137%
2916%
5832%
6435%
2011%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 21.  Monitors and adjusts the classroom environment to enhance social relationships, motivation, and learning.
Response TotalResponse Percent
53%
1910%
5630%
6938%
3519%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 22.  Attends to or delegates routine tasks.
Response TotalResponse Percent
11%
2011%
4927%
6736%
4726%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 23.  Uses a variety of strategies to foster appropriate student behavior according to individual and situational needs.
Response TotalResponse Percent
84%
1810%
6133%
6234%
3519%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 24.  Creates and maintains a climate of fairness, safety, respect, and support for all students.
Response TotalResponse Percent
74%
148%
5128%
6636%
4625%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 25.  Maximizes time available for instruction. (Uses instructional time effectively)
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
1 Response equal to 4 8 4% n/a n/a
2 Response equal to 9 16 9% n/a n/a
3 Response equal to 27 49 27% n/a n/a
4 Response equal to 37 68 37% n/a n/a
5 Response equal to 23 43 23% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  184 100%
(skipped this question)  130
 26.  Establishes opportunities for communication with parents and/or guardians and professional colleagues (newsletters, positive notes, extracurricular activities, professional development opportunities, conferences, etc.).
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
169%
5832%
6938%
4122%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 27.  Overall, I feel the teacher preparation programs are doing a good job of preparing beginner teachers.
Response TotalResponse Percent
00%
95%
8144%
6535%
2916%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130
 28.  Based on my beginner teachers who are graduates of Mississippi teacher preparation programs, I believe that the teacher preparation programs have done a better job of getting teachers ready for entering today’s classrooms over the past_____: 
Response TotalResponse Percent
10 years 1910%
5 years 4524%
3 years 6234%
1-2 years  5832%
Total Respondents184
(skipped this question) 130