Pittsburgh Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey

Teaching, Empowering,
Leading and Learning

In partnership, the District and PFT are working again with the nationally recognized New Teacher Center to conduct this anonymous and confidential survey of all Pittsburgh teachers, school-based licensed professionals, and paraprofessionals. Last year, 91% of educators across the district participated. Our goal this year is 100%!

Teaching and learning conditions at your school are important for many reasons.  Whether it’s their relationship to student learning or their strong influence on teacher retention, research continues to affirm that these data matter.  To help assess the conditions in our district and at our schools, we would like to ask for your participation once again in the Pittsburgh Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey. Your voice matters. This is an opportunity for you to share your valuable perceptions with school and district leaders about the teaching and learning conditions you work in every day. 

Beginning Monday April 28th, the survey will be available online at this site for all teachers, school-based licensed professionals, and paraprofessionals to complete. The survey will remain open through Friday May 30th.  It should only take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the survey, and you can complete it from any computer with Internet access. As in previous years, the survey is completely voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. It represents a valuable opportunity to provide feedback and input to the district that will be used to help our schools.  The data collected from the survey will be used to help schools in their planning and improvement efforts.  Individual school results (for schools with at least 5 respondents and 50% of instructional and professional staff participating) will be posted for review in the near future.

 

Hear from Pittsburgh Educators and Leadership about the Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey:

“We are committed to developing strong school cultures for both our students and you, our staff. Your participation in the Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey is one way we rely on you to tell us about our progress in your school. Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this survey!”—Dr. Linda Lane

“Our commitment to creating and improving the teaching and learning environment did not begin with the Empowering Effective Teachers plan. But, the current efforts to improve educational opportunities in Pittsburgh will not succeed without re-dedicating safe and orderly schools as a priority. I urge you to again participate in the Teaching and Learning Conditions survey. The information that you provide is essential to supporting the work that will lead to better outcomes for students.”—Nina Esposito-Visgitis
 
“The TLC survey provides our administrative team with valuable feedback to improve the teaching and learning conditions at our school.  Authentic feedback from staff is an essential part in the school improvement process.  It provides our school an opportunity to establish goals and develop a plan to reach those goals through a collaborative process.”—Principal Adam Sikorski
 
"The Teaching and Learning Conditions (TLC) Survey has helped teachers address the needs of the entire school community.  By filling out the TLC survey, it begins the process to analyze what works and doesn’t work in a school climate/culture, and then gives us the foundation needed to address what components need to be managed differently by creating a plan of action.  Teachers want and have a voice that needs to be heard, and by filling out the survey, it gives all stakeholders the opportunity to be truthful in a safe outlet."—Janet Zak, Teacher, Minadeo K-5