"For over 20 years, the voices of teachers have served as a guide for state and district policies through the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Allowing the voices of educators to serve as a driver ensures that students are the center of our work so that student achievement can be elevated to the highest extent possible!"
Erika Newkirk, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
The NCTWC Survey results help administrators to better understand the working conditions in their schools and to implement concrete short-and long-term research based strategies for improvement. Research across the nation continues to document that improving teacher working conditions is strongly connected to improved student achievement. Additionally, research has shown that teacher voice is critical in making school and district improvement decisions.
In the following report, Hanover Research outlines best practices for school and continuous improvement planning, focusing on organizational components and methods for assessment and measurement. In addition, Hanover identifies and describes four effective
models for school improvement.
Recent research on school and teacher leadership from Dr. Richard Ingersoll, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) and Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania utilized responses from almost one million educators across sixteen states, of which the NCTWC survey was included.