The 2013 TELL Maryland Survey is an online, confidential survey for school-based certificated educators. Using the 2011 TELL Survey instrument, where nearly 46,000 people participated, representing more than 51% of the state's educators, Maryland will again offer a statewide, anonymous, online survey to every educator.
TELL us about your school. Governor Martin O’Malley wants to ensure that all Maryland educators have the supportive environment necessary to help students achieve at the highest levels. The TELL Maryland Survey is a perceptual survey that will allow every educator to TELL Maryland if they have positive teaching and learning conditions that research has shown to be important to student achievement and teacher retention.
This survey was initiated by Governor O’Malley, in 2009 and supported by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals, the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals, the Maryland State Board of Education, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland State Education Association, the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland, and the American Federation of Teachers-Maryland.
The TELL Maryland Survey anonymously captures the perceptions of all school-based certificated educators and designated ESPs about these conditions. By documenting and analyzing how educators view critical teaching and learning conditions, this initiative focuses on providing each Maryland school with its own data that can become a part of the on-going improvement planning processes in our buildings, in our counties, and at the state level.
TELL Maryland Survey partners believe the results will help place educators’ experiences and perceptions at the center of school, district, and state efforts to improve Maryland education.
A host of stakeholder groups representing teachers, superintendents, community and business are collectively working with the New Teacher Center (NTC) to conduct the survey. NTC is a nonpartisan group with a mission to support the development of an effective, dedicated and inspired teaching force. NTC also has vast experience conducting similar surveys across the country.