The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Delaware survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level.
The first TELL Delaware survey was conducted in 2013. Delaware schools achieved a participation rate of 60%--a good response for a first-time, statewide survey of conditions that affect teaching and learning in K-12 schools. Working with the New Teacher Center (NTC), a coalition of educators, school and district administrators, and the Delaware Department of Education sponsored the survey. Some schools used the data to initiate important conversations and even bring about some changes. The 2013 results serve as a baseline for future surveys. Our goal this time is for all district schools to achieve the 50% participation threshold in order for individual school data to be shared and for the state to significantly exceed the 2013 participation rates.