The following FAQs were provided during the adminstration of the survey.
What is “TELL New Mexico” ?
TELL New Mexico is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level.
The state’s education leaders want to ensure that every New Mexico educator has the supportive environment necessary to help students achieve at the highest levels!
What is the TELL New Mexico Survey?
The TELL New Mexico Survey is a statewide opportunity for all licensed school-based educators to provide input on teaching conditions such as:
The main intent is to provide additional data for school and district improvements. Results are also expected to inform state level policy.
Who are the Partners supporting TELL New Mexico?
How can I take the survey?
Once you receive your anonymous access code, visit www.tellNew Mexico.org
How will educators receive their anonymous access codes?
The principal in each school will receive a packet of letters the week of January 21, 2014. There will be a Letter of Instruction included. The administrator is asked to work with a teacher leader in each school and:
There will be a bright sticker on the envelope for each school. Packages are delivered via USPS.
What's in the Instruction Letter to the Principal?
Please follow these instructions to prepare for and to disseminate the attached letters:
What's in the Letter to Educators?
Your individual, anonymous access code.
What are access codes and are they really random?
They are randomized codes that provide confidentiality for the educators, created by the New Teacher Center and associated to school buildings so that school can use the results from their own teachers.
Who can I call if I need help, lose my access code or didn’t receive an access code?
How will I know my responses were submitted successfully?
After submitting the survey, you will be taken to a page that indicates your answers have been saved.
How do we know when a school reaches the minimum 50% response rate needed for school-level data?
During the survey, click on “response rate” and view any the response rate tracker in real time for every school.
What if the website has the incorrect number of educators in my school?
Once the survey is open, if your school’s headcount is not correct, the administrator (or designee) should go to the help page on this website. Near the top of the text area there will be a link for you to click and submit corrected numbers for your school. Please do not call the help desk for this correction. It may take up to 48 hours for the corrected numbers to appear on the website. Be sure to refresh your browser (button F5 on your keyboard while the response rate page is open) to see adjustments.
Who can participate in the survey?
Do administrators receive separate codes?
No. There are no distinct access codes for administrators and teachers. All anonymous access codes will be in the packet of letters sent to the school representative.
Do administrators take the same survey as teachers?
No. They will use the same website to access the survey using one of the anonymous access codes on the letter. At the very beginning of the survey the participant will be asked to select his/her school position. When the principal selects “Administrator” he/she will then receive many of the same questions as teachers, but will receive an additional bank of questions that have been specifically designed for administrators.
Are central office licensed personnel included?
No. Only school-based licensed educators.
How are the administrator results reported?
To ensure anonymity of all respondents, all responses for administrators are reported at the state level.
Can you ensure that this is anonymous?
What if I’m the only new teacher? Or the only ESL teacher? How will my response really be anonymous?
There is a minimum sample size of at least 5 for any school level report; So, unless there are at least 5 teachers within their first three years of teaching, no data will appear on the school report for the “New Teacher Section.”
Additionally, individuals can feel even more secure about their anonymity being protected because:
How long does it take to complete the survey?
TELL New Mexico takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You must complete it in one session and be sure to click “submit” when you are finished.
Why is it important to complete the TELL New Mexico Survey?
When will the results be ready? How can they be viewed?
*Results for schools reaching the minimum threshold for response.
Who is administering this survey?
The state leaders have contracted with the New Teacher Center (NTC) to administer the state’s survey. NTC is a national organization dedicated to supporting the development of a high-quality teaching force. NTC has conducted similar surveys in other states and provides induction and professional development for teachers and principals across the country.
Since 2008, the NTC has collected more than one million surveys in 20 states, providing critical information to the faculty in more than 26,000 schools about issues such as planning time, facilities and resources, professional development, school and teacher leadership and other aspects of the school environment that can influence teacher effectiveness.
Learn more at: http://www.newteachercenter.org/tlcsurvey/index.php
What else can I see on this website?