ABOUT TELL Ohio

2013 TELL Ohio Survey is anonymous, full-population survey open to all school-based licensed educators in Ohio from March 18-April 19, 2013. While initially designed to assess conditions in Ohio’s persistently low-achieving schools in 2012, ODE expanded the opportunity for Ohio educators to share their voices about the presence of their teaching and learning conditions statewide in 2013. As a part of the Race to the Top Initiative, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and a coalition of education stakeholders worked with the New Teacher Center (NTC) to administer the 2013 Ohio Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey.

The 2013 TELL Ohio Survey provides educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement. The TELL Ohio Survey includes questions on the following topics:

• Community Engagement and Support

• Teacher Leadership

• School Leadership

• Managing Student Conduct

• Use of Time

• Professional Development

• Facilities and Resources

• Instructional Practices and Support

• New Teacher Support

Over 21,000 educators in the state responded to surve in the spring of 2013. Specifically, this includes 19,680 teachers, 318 principals, 126 assistant principals, and 933 other education professionals. A total of 382 schools across the state met or exceeded the 50 percent response rate threshold required to receive an individual school-level data report. All results may be viewed on the Results page.
 
For information about the previous surveys, including school, district and state results, click herePrevious findings, as well as nationwide research, show that teaching conditions are positively associated with improved student achievement and teacher retention.
 
Read more about The New Teacher Center's national work with TELL Surveys.