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Using the 2020 NCTWC Survey Results

The Center for Optimal Learning Environments (COLE) has designed an NCTWC Resource Toolkit for district leaders and an NCTWC Resource Toolkit for school leaders to use with the 2020 NCTWC data. The toolkits incorporate the latest research-based connections of teaching conditions to student learning and teacher retention to ensure optimal learning environments!


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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. The North Carolina School Executive Principal Evaluation Process manual refers to the NCTWC Survey results as a possible artifact to an administrator’s effectiveness in executing professional standards. 

In regard to teacher retention, research across the nation continues to document that improving teacher working conditions is strongly connected to improved student achievement. 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. 

Dr. Ingersoll’s research showing the strong connection of student achievement to teaching conditions offers critical evidence to state and district policy makers seeking to employ the best strategies for school and district improvement. Additionally, because the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes the use of research-based school improvement strategies, the survey results and associated research integrate well into district and state compliance plans as required by ESSA.