About the TELL Maryland Survey

The TELL Maryland Partners 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 allows 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 has been administered in 2009, 2011 and 2013. It is supported by the TELL Maryland Partners which include: 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 EducationMaryland State Department of EducationMaryland 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 collectively work 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. For more information about NTC’s work across the country with TELL surveys, please click here.