During the month of April Arizona educators had the opportunity to provide input on key education issues that support school-, district-, and state-level improvement planning by participating in the TELL Arizona (Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning) survey. Research across the country shows that positive teaching and learning conditions are essential for student success and educator retention. The voice of practitioners is critical in providing feedback on these conditions.
The survey closed on May 12th and we anxiously await the results. The 2017 survey data will be used for collaborative problem solving and school. Individual school results will be made available over the summer at those sites where at least 50 percent of licensed educators in the building participated and where there was a minimum of at least five respondents.
The TELL Arizona survey will provide data to support the stories that surround the teaching and learning conditions in schools throughout Arizona.
This effort was being spearheaded by a coalition of leading statewide education groups such as the Arizona Educational Foundation, Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Administrators, Arizona School Boards Association, and the Arizona K12 Center.