Thursday, March 2, 2017

Statewide TLC survey to begin on March 6, 2017

Starting the week of March 6, all Iowa public school teachers and administrators will have the chance to provide feedback on opportunities for collaboration, professional development, career advancement, and perceived quality and effectiveness of Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC). 

Survey links will be emailed directly to superintendents and principals for distribution. The findings from the survey will allow the Iowa Department of Education to determine if TLC is making progress toward achieving its intended goals. In addition, the feedback will be used by the Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation and the Statewide TLC Support Group to determine support for districts and to make recommendations on the system as a whole. 

Finally, the results of the survey, along with the results of the Department’s other TLC evaluation efforts, will be shared with stakeholders throughout the state to communicate the impact of TLC. 

Participation in the survey is voluntary, but highly encouraged. Weekly prize drawings will be held and districts with at least a 50 percent teacher response rate will receive a district level-report. 

During the 2015-16 school year, a similar survey was given to Iowa educators.  Results from can be found here.

This study is being conducted by the American Institutesfor Research (AIR), an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit research organization. This survey is anonymous with no way to track the responses back to individuals who complete the survey. More information can be found here

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