Professional Association of Colorado Educators Survey
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Required 1.

The responses to this survey will remain anonymous. However, to follow up if concerns/requests for contact arise in the comments, please enter your First and Last name.

 

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Required 2.

In which school district do you currently teach?

 

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Required 3.

How long have you been a teacher?

Less than a year
1-3 years
4-10 years
11-20 years
20 years or more
Required 4.

With which grade level do you primarily interact?

Early Childhood
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
College/University
Other  
Required 5.

Which of the following best describes the school at which you teach?

Traditional/District School
Charter School
Private School
Virtual School
Innovation School
Alternative School
Other  
6.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 191, schools and districts across Colorado have been implementing new evaluations for teachers and principals. Please rate these new evaluations, compared to past methods of evaluation, and add reasons for your rating in the comments. (Skip this question if it does not apply to your school or district).

New evaluations are worse than previous evaluation tools New evaluations are as good as previous evaluation tools New evaluations are better than previous evaluation tools New evaluations are much better than previous evaluation tools        
       
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7.

Would you support a policy that requires school districts to credit all of the prior years of service to transferring teachers hired into a school district? 

Many school districts use seniority as the primary way for determining a teacher's compensation and they often will only give teachers who transfer into the district a limited credit for years of service teaching in previous school districts. This can result in a teacher losing a substantial amount of their seniority and compensation as a result of transferring from one school district to another. If a district uses a method other than seniority as the primary way to determine a teacher's compensation it would be unaffected by this policy change.

 


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I tend to support
I tend to not support
I do not support
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8.

Would you support a policy that would give teachers more flexibility in the classroom by creating a process through which they can apply for waivers from certain local, state, and federal mandates? 

 

These waivers could include, but are not limited to, the required use of specific curriculum, pacing guides, minimum or maximum seat time, or other mandates that you think limit a teacher's ability to teach. Please list the mandates from which you think teachers should be able to apply for waivers in the comments.

 

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9.

Would you support a policy that requires the deposit of a percentage of each student's per-pupil-funding from the state into a classroom account to be used by the teacher at the classroom level?

 

The funding would follow each student and could be used at the discretion of the teacher for field trips, new technology, projects, or other class needs. Proper oversight would be in place to ensure the funds are being used for school activities.

 

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10.

Would you support a policy that requires the satisfactory completion by all new teachers of a rigorous, 1-3 year residency or apprenticeship program under the mentorship of a proven educator before they are issued a professional license to teach a class by themselves?

I support
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I tend to not support
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11.

Would you support a policy that creates a tiered system of teacher licensing based, in part, on a teacher's evaluations?

 

Under such a proposal teachers would be able to choose to advance to greater levels of responsibility and compensation based, in part, on their evaluations. Teachers could also choose to simply maintain an entry level license by following the current model of completing any required professional development hours. Working toward higher levels of licensure would be optional.

 

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12.

Would you be willing to testify before the Colorado legislature, write a letter to the editor, write blog entries, or participate on a PACE committee on any of the following issues? 

 

Please write in the comments the way in which you'd like to get involved

 

The implementation of new evaluations for principals and teachers
Teacher licensing
Empowering teachers at the classroom level
Teacher mobility
School choice
Other  
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13.

Do you have any other comments or concerns that you would like PACE to share with policymakers in Colorado?

 

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