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Tennessee Educator Survey


The Tennessee Educator Survey is an annual joint effort by the Tennessee Department of Education and TERA to gather information about schools across the state. Open to all teachers, administrators, and certified staff, the survey is a way for educators to provide feedback about what's working and where improvements can be made in areas like school climate, educator evaluation, state initiatives, and more. 


2019 Survey Report

Teacher improvement Lessons From Our Educators: Tennessee Educator Survey 2019 Results in Context (2019)

Over 45,000 educators responded to the 2019 survey. This report, written as a collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education and TERA, highlights some of the major takeaways from our statewide results. It provides an overview of several items that have been asked over multiple years and then dives into the 2019 findings to suggest steps that leaders can take to create more supportive environments, provide better instructional supports, and attract and develop beginning teachers. Read more about survey results from 2019 on the TDOE educator survey results page. If you would like to see this year's survey questions, visit TDOE's website.

 


  

What's on This Page?

Introductory Prezi:
Learn more about what the survey is, why it's important, and what we can learn from the data, begin by clicking through the Introductory Prezi below.

2018 Survey Snapshot Series:
Dig into educator responses by scrolling down to our 2018 Survey Snapshots Series at the bottom of this page.

Informational One-Pager
Download our informational one-pager for even more information about the survey.


 


  2018 TERA Snapshot Series

This series provides a broad look at responses and trends from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey 
Read more about who responded to the 2018 survey here

  Survey Snapshot Demographics

 

Trends in Teacher Responses


Teacher Satisfaction
This snapshot shows which teachers are more satisfied in their jobs and how school environment and teachers' feelings about their job are related.

2018 Survey Snapshot Teacher Satisfaction


Teacher Hiring
This snapshot shows what the typical hiring process looks like for Tennessee teachers.

2018 Survey Snapshot Teacher Hiring


Professional Development
This snapshot outlines teachers' professional learning experiences in Tennessee.

2018 Survey Snapshot Teacher Hiring


Educator Evaluation
This snapshot outlines teachers' perceptions of Tennessee's educator evaluation system.

2018 Survey Snapshot Teacher Evaluation

Trends in Administrator and School Support Staff Responses


Principal Satisfaction
This snapshot shows which principals are satisfied in their job and how school environment and principals' feelings about their job are related.

2018 Survey Snapshot Principal Satisfaction


Principal Autonomy 
This snapshot examines how much autonomy principals feel they have over school-level decisions. 

2018 Survey Snapshot Principal Autonomy


Instructional Coaches
This snapshot provides insights into the experiences of instructional coaches in Tennessee.

2018 Survey Snapshot Principal Autonomy


Early-Career Principals
This snapshot provides insights into the experiences of early-career principals in Tennessee.

2018 Survey Snapshot Early Career Principals


  TDOE Survey Reports

2019 - Lessons from Our Educators: Tennessee Educator Survey 2019 Results in Context 

2018 - Reflections Over Time: Tennessee Educator Survey 2018 Results in Context

2017 - Educator Insights: Takeaways from the 2017 Educator Survey

2016 - Voices from the Classroom: Results from the 2016 Tennessee Educator Survey

2015 - Tennessee Educator Survey Report

2014 - Educator Evaluation in Tennessee: Findings from the 2014 First to the Top Survey

2013 - Educator Evaluation in Tennessee: Initial Findings from the 2013 First to the Top Survey

2012 - Educator Evaluation in Tennessee: Preliminary Findings from the 2012 First to the Top Survey

2011 - Summary Findings: 2011 First to the Top Survey