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Record number of Ky. educators complete survey on working conditions

91% complete survey

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2017) — A record number of Kentucky educators—41,400, or 91 percent—completed a survey on working conditions. In addition to surpassing the state record of 89.3 percent from 2015, the total also broke the national record for responses, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) is designed to gather a variety of information from teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators who know best the working conditions of their 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 half-hour, web-based survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. This is the fourth time educators in Kentucky have taken the survey since 2011.

All 173 school districts in the state exceeded the 50 percent threshold for reporting and 51 districts had 100 percent participation. Results are expected to be released to schools and districts next month. Educators, shareholders 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.