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
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?
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.
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.
Trends in Teacher Responses
This snapshot shows which teachers are more satisfied in their jobs and how school environment and teachers' feelings about their job are related.
This snapshot shows what the typical hiring process looks like for Tennessee teachers.
This snapshot outlines teachers' professional learning experiences in Tennessee.
This snapshot outlines teachers' perceptions of Tennessee's educator evaluation system.
Trends in Administrator and School Support Staff Responses
This snapshot shows which principals are satisfied in their job and how school environment and principals' feelings about their job are related.
This snapshot examines how much autonomy principals feel they have over school-level decisions.
This snapshot provides insights into the experiences of instructional coaches in Tennessee.
This snapshot provides insights into the experiences of early-career principals in Tennessee.
TDOE Survey Reports
2019 - Lessons from Our Educators: Tennessee Educator Survey 2019 Results in Context