The American Educator Panels
Jul 3, 2018
This American Educator Panels Data Note provides insights into teachers' perceptions of the supports available for helping students and whether teachers' access to these supports varies based on school characteristics. These supports include leadership, positive school culture, planning time, materials and tools, access to staff with expertise, access to students' families, training, access to student records, and transition planning protocols.
Do Teachers Have Adequate Support?
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Support from teachers is vital to the success of all students, but especially for students with unique learning profiles (ULPs). Therefore, the need to understand teacher support systems is particularly acute for teachers who work in schools with high rates of ULP students. Prior research has suggested that support from colleagues and experts, strong instructional leadership from principals, and positive school culture, as well as professional development and peer feedback, are key to these teachers' performance, job satisfaction, and career longevity. However, the nationwide prevalence of supports related to planning time and materials specifically geared to the needs of ULP students is much less clear, as is understanding of disparities in support access between teachers in schools with high versus low levels of student poverty. This Data Note uses data from the RAND Corporation's web-based American Educator Panel surveys to provide general insights into teachers' perceptions of the supports available for helping ULP students.
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