Frequently Asked Questions on Insight

TNTP's Instructional Culture Insight survey, conducted on behalf of district partners, uses your feedback to help school leaders improve the way they develop and support teachers. More on Insight »


I’m concerned about supplying critical feedback directly to my principal. Who will see my responses?

The Insight survey is administered outside of the district by TNTP, a education nonprofit. Neither your principal nor any district leader will have access to the raw data or any personal information that would reveal your identity. The report your principal receives will summarize responses from all teachers at your school, rather than highlight individual responses.

The email I received about the survey includes my first name. I thought the survey was anonymous?

The survey is 100% confidential. In the past 6 months, TNTP has protected the identity of over 5,000 teachers who responded to the Insight survey. Your individual responses will never be shared with your principal or anyone else in the district.

While the survey is confidential, however, it is not possible to administer it anonymously. At the end of the survey, your responses will be aggregated into campus reports, along with the responses from other teachers at your school. To ensure responses are attributed to the proper campus, we must know who submitted each response.

I’m not sure how to respond to some of the questions. Should I still take the survey?

We ask that you try to respond to each question to the best of your knowledge. If you are unsure how to respond to a particular question on the survey, you may skip it and move onto the remaining questions.

This is my first year teaching at my current school. Should I still take the survey?

Absolutely. We want to include the perspectives of all teachers who hold daily instructional responsibilities. If you are unsure how to respond to a particular question on the survey, you may skip it and move onto the remaining questions.

I serve as the guidance counselor at my school. Should I still take the survey?

Most of the survey questions are only applicable to teachers who deliver direct instruction to students for at least 50% of the school day. If your current role does not include such responsibilities, we kindly ask that you refrain from answering any of the questions on the survey. Please email insight@tntp.org if this situation occurs so that you can be removed from our distribution list.

Why is TNTP administering this survey, and not my district?

Your district has partnered with TNTP to administer the Instructional Culture Insight survey. TNTP recognizes the critical role the teachers play in helping students to succeed, and wants to ensure that your work environment is supportive and promotes your professional growth.  The advantage of administering the survey externally is that no one in your district will have access to any of the raw data, so you can feel comfortable supplying your honest and candid feedback.

I just submitted my survey responses. What do you plan to do with them?

Your feedback will be compiled along with responses from other teachers at your school into a report that will be shared with your principal. The information contained in the report will help to identify what matters most to the teachers in your building. It will also pinpoint the areas that are in greatest need of improvement in order to create a supportive instructional environment where both you and your students can thrive.

I took this same survey several months ago. Why do I need to take it again?

The Insight survey is administered at two points during the school year: once in the fall and again in the spring. Collecting responses at both points in time allows your school leader to assess progress and plan strategically for the upcoming year, based on the feedback you supply about what matters most to teachers.

The survey link is not working. What should I do?

If the survey does not open when you click on the link, try copying and pasting the entire URL into your internet browser. If the problem persists, please email insight@tntp.org and they would be happy to send you a new link.
 

 
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