The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) released key findings and responses from the 2022 Tennessee Educator Survey on Friday.
Today, TDOE and @TNEdResAlliance released key findings and responses from the 2022 Tennessee Educator Survey from more than 39,000 educators, totaling over half of the state’s educator population. Read more: https://t.co/8LOC05NVWk pic.twitter.com/B0S7mrM8is
— TN Dept of Education (@TNedu) February 3, 2023
The survey, which was taken by more than 39,000 educators, collected data as a “tool used to hear educators’ perspectives and better inform decision-making across K-12 education,” according to TDOE Commissioner Penny Schwinn.
There were 51 percent of teachers and 51 percent of administrators in Tennessee who participated in the survey, which produced the following key findings – among others – according to TDOE:
- Teachers continue to need more support to help meet the non-academic needs of students and families, with more than one in five teachers reporting not having access to training or resources to support students with mental health challenges for students experiencing trauma.
- Eight out of ten teachers reported being generally satisfied with being a teacher in their school. Seven out of ten teachers also reported planning to continue teaching in their current school next year.
- Teachers indicated assessments are effective teaching tools that help monitor and predict student achievement.
The survey results come as TDOE celebrates Innovative School Models and National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.
This month, the department is celebrating Innovative School Models & National CTE Month to highlight how TN is reimagining classrooms for middle & high school students while amplifying CTE's role in preparing students for postsecondary success. Read more: https://t.co/DBETdL7Qxs pic.twitter.com/zgOe6YC6L2
— TN Dept of Education (@TNedu) February 2, 2023
As part of national CTE month, TDOE published a press release reminding students of the value of career and technical courses available across the state.
To prepare students for success at the postsecondary level and in their chosen careers, TDOE wants Tennessee students to enroll in courses and lead Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) in 16 nationally recognized career clusters.
TDOE is also touting the state’s Innovative School Models initiative, which provides grants to programs across the state that provide students with the skills necessary for success after high school.
“I am proud to celebrate and highlight the emphasis Tennessee has put on access to career-ready-curriculum and work-based learning opportunities for students,” TDOE Commissioner Schwinn stated.
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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
2 Thoughts to “Tennessee Department of Education Releases Findings from the 2022 Tennessee Educator Survey”
Wouldn’t it be very helpful for the TDOE to take a legitimate survey of parents/guardians of public school students to determine the opinions of said parents/guardians?
I doubt if the satisfaction level would be nearly as good as with the educators. I wonder how skewed the TDOE survey because of the inclusion of probably a large group of overpaid administrators.
“Teachers continue to need more support to help meet the non-academic needs of students and families……” Code speak for “more money” We have more than enough resources available through a plethora of government funded social service agencies and non profits. Perhaps our educators should re focus their efforts on education and less on social engineering.