Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 TELL MASS – Extension to Complete Survey


Last week's Commissioner's Update included the following about the TELL Mass Survey (see earlier post related to the survey):

"The Department has extended the deadline to complete the 2014 TELL Mass Survey to Monday, Mar. 3. If you are an educator who did not receive an access code for your school, please contact the Help Desk at 800-310-2964 or helpdesk@tellmass.org. As a reminder, Race to the Top districts and schools are required to participate in the survey. To learn more and view additional resources, go to http://www.tellmass.org/."

Friday, February 14, 2014

ESE Seeking Input on School and District Profiles

ESE is inviting you and your colleagues to participate in a survey regarding the School and District Profiles. ESE has contracted with Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to better understand the current user experience of the Profiles website and to envision its future potential. In partnership with EOE and ESE, PCG will make recommendations regarding the public use of the portal and a strategy for overall Profiles improvement.


The survey will be open from Friday, February 14th through Friday, February 28th. ESE appreciates your participation and your help in spreading the word about the survey. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, but hugely important.

Friday, February 7, 2014

TELL MASS Survey Collection Underway

ESE announced recently:
"The Department has launched the second TELL MASS Survey for Massachusetts public school educators. The online survey, which is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous, allows us to gather educators' perspective on working conditions in their schools, including matters regarding instructional practices, available time, facilities, resources, and community engagement and support. The survey, which is open to all school-based, licensed public school educators, will remain open through Feb. 18, 2014. If you are an educator who did not receive an access code for your school, please contact the Help Desk at 800-310-2964or helpdesk@tellmass.org. As a reminder, Race to the Top districts and schools are required to participate in the survey. To learn more about the survey and view additional resources including a district-by-district response rate tracker, go to http://www.tellmass.org/."

TELL MASS 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

Results will be available for schools reaching the 50% minimum response rate and minimum of 5 educators. You can view results from the 2012 survey on the website.