• TELL Maryland Survey

    All principals  |  Deadline: March 23

    The biannual TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) survey asks educators across the state to “TELL Maryland” whether they are experiencing the positive teaching and learning environments that research has shown to be important for student achievement and teacher retention.

    This year’s survey takes place from February 23 to March 23. All school-based licensed educators and designated ESPs (teaching and clerical assistants) should complete this confidential survey online at any time during the survey window. Updates on response rates will be provided throughout the administration window.

    TELL materials (including letters with individual access codes for eligible survey respondents) were mailed to principals to arrive at each school no later than February 20. Please distribute information to staff according to the instruction sheet included in your school’s materials.

    Why is it important for staff to complete the TELL Maryland Survey?

    • The TELL survey provides the district with data on teaching conditions, contributing to school improvement planning and ultimately benefiting student achievement and staff retention.
    • With high response rates from teachers and administrators, the TELL survey can assist district and school leaders in decision-making about facilities and resources, professional development, time for collaboration, and ways for improving instruction.

    In 2013, more than 52,000 educators completed the survey, providing valuable data for schools, districts, and the state on what is needed to continue our efforts to provide every student with a high-quality education and every educator with the tools needed to be most effective. We look forward to your support and another successful TELL Maryland Survey!

    View other items in the February 20, 2015, Leadership Action Update