TELL Tennessee

Teaching, Empowering,
Leading and Learning

Survey Results

The 2013 TELL Tennessee Results are now available!

View the results to the survey by clicking on the "Survey Results" button located above! Results include the answers to questions aggregated by state, for each district, and for every school that met, or exceeded, the 50% minimum response rate. Results also include comparisons to 2011.


ABOUT TELL Tennessee

The 2013 TELL Tennessee Survey was the second statewide survey of school based licensed educators and used the same survey instrument as used in 2011, where more than 77% percent of the state’s educators responded! For information about the 2011 survey, including school, district and state results, click here.

Previous findings, as well as nationwide research show that teaching conditions are positively associated with improved student achievement and teacher retention. The TELL Tennessee Survey  provides educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement.  TELL Tennessee includes questions on the following topics:

• Community Engagement and Support

• Teacher Leadership

• School Leadership

• Managing Student Conduct

• Use of Time

• Professional Development

• Facilities and Resources

• Instructional Practices and Support

• New Teacher Support

Every school that reached the minimum response rate threshold of 50% (and a minimum of 5 respondents) is able to use its own data in school improvement planning. The TELL Tennessee Survey was administered over a four-week window. Anyone was able to view the live response rate tracker for every school by visiting this website during the survey window.