Now's the time to tell TEA about testing
by Ann Sutherland on 04/08/14
TEA is distributing a questionnaire all school principals who are to distribute it to teachers. It requires 30 minutes in one sitting to answer and must be completed by May 31. If over 50% of teachers in a school respond, TEA will report results to the schools. Here's the notice from Tx School Boards Assn.:
TEA to Distribute Survey on Teaching and Learning Conditions
TEA is releasing an upcoming statewide survey of teachers and administrators on school teaching and learning conditions. The Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Texas Survey – which officially opens on April 7 – will gather information on how teachers and other educators view the teaching and learning conditions at their schools.
The TELL Texas Survey is part of House Bill 2012 passed last year by the Texas Legislature, which requires the Agency 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 will provide valuable data for schools and districts to use in improvement planning.
The survey will be open from April 7 to May 31. A separate survey of school superintendents will occur later this year.