Highlights from the Tennessee Educator Survey

Last week the Department of Education released its results from the 2015 Tennessee Educator Survey, and we are excited to report that this year more educators than ever participated.  For the past three years, the department has collaborated with Vanderbilt University to deliver a survey to all Tennessee teachers and administrators.  This survey helps to inform the department about both strengths and areas of improvement in our schools so that we can better respond to the needs of our educators and students.

In case you don’t get a chance to read the entire survey results, here are some of the highlights you don’t want to miss!
  • Teachers feel increasingly satisfied in their schools
  • Teachers feel appreciated
  • Tennessee teachers are staying in our classrooms
  • More than ever before, teachers see the evaluation process as leading to improvements in teaching and learning
  • Teachers feel more comfortable using data to improve their teaching and the majority of teachers believe that these results help them assess student needs

The Tennessee Educator Survey will continue to be given to teachers and administrators across the state in upcoming years.  Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, we will release more briefs on special topics such as assessment, data and digital use, professional learning, and evaluation.  Visit the department’s website to see how other teachers in your school and district responded.