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News Release - TELL Colorado Survey Launches Today

Feb. 6, 2013

News Release

Gov. Hickenlooper, Commissioner Hammond Encourage Educators to TELL Colorado

Statewide Survey of Teaching and Learning Conditions Launches Today

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond today urged all school-based educators to complete the statewide survey of teaching and learning conditions. The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Colorado survey is available to all school-based educators beginning today, Wednesday, Feb. 6.

“We are committed to helping ensure that every educator in Colorado has what they need to do their best work with our children,” Hickenlooper said. “Through TELL Colorado, educators can share information about their school and the types of supports available to them.”

Commissioner Hammond appreciates the data survey results will yield. "As Coloradans, we share a common goal of providing the best possible education to every child in this state. The TELL survey will give us better data about how to increase and maintain effective learning environments for students and staff.”

The TELL Colorado Survey will anonymously capture educators’ perceptions about teaching and learning conditions. Research indicates these conditions influence student achievement and teacher retention. Each Colorado school will receive its own data for ongoing improvement planning – if at least a 50 percent of their staff participates.

The TELL Colorado Survey will be online between Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, March 6. Responses will be anonymous and confidential.

Educators receive a personal security code which allows them to go online and provide their perceptions on the critical issues of time, facilities and resources, community engagement and support, student conduct management, teacher leadership, school leadership, professional development, instructional practices and support and resources for new teachers.

The 2013 survey is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education and is being launched in partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado Association of School Executives, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and the American Federation of Teachers.

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