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TEA has released the results of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Texas Survey conducted earlier this year as mandated by House Bill 2012 this past legislative session. The law requires TEA to develop an online teaching and learning conditions survey to be administered statewide biennially to teachers, principals, counselors and other school-based professional staff. The anonymous survey is aimed at providing valuable data for schools and districts to use in improvement planning.
Here are some of the results of the survey:
- 96 percent of educators agreed that curriculum taught in their school is aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
- 88 percent agreed that teachers are encouraged to try new things to improve instruction.
- 63 percent agreed that teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
- 61 percent agreed that the non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
- 60 percent agreed that teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
- from the TASB Legislative Report