Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff collaborated as expert reviewers for the surveys developed for the Center on Standards, Assessment, Instruction and Learning (C-SAIL) Implementation Study to ensure that language and wording were appropriate for the Texas context. Six versions of the survey were developed by the C-SAIL team with questions tailored to the roles of district staff. The six versions include a survey for a district administrator in the area of college- and career-readiness (CCR), a principal-level survey, and a specific version by content area for teachers of English Language Arts, Math, English Language Learners, and Special Education.
The district administrator survey was designed to collect information about the district’s policy, support, and guidance for implementation of CCR standards. The principal survey was designed to collect information about principals’ instructional and organizational leadership and their guidance and support for standards implementation. The teacher survey was designed to collect information about teachers’ CCR standards implementation in their classrooms, as it relates to instructional practices, standards-aligned curricular materials, and student assessments. The teacher survey will also include questions about professional development and the availability and sufficiency of supports that teachers receive from various sources, including such materials as detailed curriculum guides, frameworks, and/or pacing sequences. The surveys will be administered to participating districts across Texas using an online format beginning in March 2016.