Oregon TELL survey includes record number of respondents
Monday, April 23, 2018
The results of the 2018 Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey were released Monday. A record number of educators – 19,556 – participated in the survey, which is conducted every two years.
The survey gathers input from educators in eight categories. Respondents reported improved access to facilities and resources, but indicated that they are increasingly concerned about school safety.
Betty Reynolds, OSBA past president and a member of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board, served on the Oregon TELL advisory committee. She urged school board members statewide to take the survey results to heart in the months ahead.
“As we prepare our 2018-19 budgets and make important decisions about programs and staffing, the survey provides critical data about teaching and learning conditions,” she said. “New national research shows that many of the conditions measured in the survey are related to student achievement, and I hope boards will consider that in their regular meetings and budget deliberations.”
Depending on district participation, results are available at the district and school level as well.