Reading Teacher Questionnaire – English

Instructions

Dear English/language arts teacher,

Thank you for participating in this study.

This questionnaire asks for information about:

  • Background information
  • Your initial education and professional development
  • Your collaboration with teachers and parents
  • Teacher beliefs and attitudes
  • Teaching practices
  • Your school

This information will help illustrate the similarities and differences between groups of teachers in order to better establish the context for students’ test results. For example, the information provided may help to establish what effect the availability of resources may have on student achievement - both within and between countries.

The questionnaire should be completed by you only. It should take about 30 minutes to complete.

If you do not know an answer precisely, your best estimate will be adequate for the purposes of the study.

Please note that the forward button used to proceed to the next question is located at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. In some instances you may need to scroll down to the bottom of your screen to access this forward button.

Your answers will be combined with answers from other teachers to calculate totals and averages. All of the information you provide may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151).

Background Information

TC001

Are you female or male?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Female

radio button unchecked Male

TC002

How old are you?

(Please move the slider to the appropriate number of years.)

Ages range from 20 years or younger to 70 or older.

TC005

What is your current employment status as a teacher?

(Please consider your employment status at this school and for all your teaching employments together.)

(Please select one response.)

  Full-time
(more than 90% of
full-time hours)
Part-time
(71-90% of
full-time hours)
Part-time
(50-70% of
full-time hours)
Part-time
(less than 50% of
full-time hours)
My employment status at this school radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC007

How many years of work experience do you have?

(Please round up to whole years no matter whether you worked part-time or full-time and move the slider to the appropriate number of years. If any option does not apply to you select "0" (zero).)

Year(s) working as a teacher at this school

Experience ranges from 0 to 50 or more years



Year(s) working as a teacher in total

Experience ranges from 0 to 50 or more years



Your Initial Education and Professional Development

TC800

What is the highest level of formal education you have completed?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked High school and/or some college courses

radio button unchecked Associate’s degree

radio button unchecked Master’s degree

radio button unchecked Doctoral or professional degree (e.g., PhD, M.D., J.D)

TC014

Did you complete a teacher education or training program?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes, a program of 1 year or less.

radio button unchecked Yes, a program longer than 1 year

radio button unchecked No

TC015

How did you receive your teaching qualifications?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked I attended a standard teacher education or training program at a college or university.

radio button unchecked I attended an in-service teacher education or training program.

radio button unchecked I attended a work based teacher education or training program.

radio button unchecked I attended training in another pedagogical profession.

radio button unchecked Other

TC018

Were any of the following included in your teacher education or training program or other professional qualification and do you teach them to the 10th grade in the current school year?

(Because this is an international survey, we had to categorize many of the actual subjects taught in schools into broad categories. If the exact name of one of your subjects is not listed, please mark the category you think best fits the subject.)

(Please select all that apply.)

Reading, writing and literature: reading and writing (and literature) in English, language arts, public speaking, literature, composition, communications, journalism

Mathematics: mathematics, mathematics with statistics, geometry, algebra, etc.

Science: natural science, physics, physical science, chemistry, biology, human biology, earth and space sciences, environmental science, agriculture/horticulture/forestry

Technology: orientation in technology, including information technology, computer studies, construction/surveying, engineering, electronics, graphics and design, keyboard skills, word processing, workshop technology/design technology

Social studies: social studies, community studies, contemporary studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, humanities, legal studies, American studies, social sciences, ethical thinking, philosophy

Modern foreign languages: languages different from the language of instruction

Classical languages (e.g., Latin)

Arts: arts, music, visual arts, practical art, drama, performance music, photography, drawing, creative handicraft, creative needlework

Physical education: physical education, gymnastics, dance, health

Religion and/or ethics: religion, history of religions, religion culture, ethics

Practical and vocational skills: vocational skills (preparation for a specific occupation), technics, domestic science, accounting, business studies, career education, clothing and textiles, driving, home economics, polytechnic courses, secretarial studies, tourism and hospitality, handicraft.

  Included in my teacher education
or training program
or other professional qualification
I teach it to the 10th grade
in the current school year
Reading, writing and literature checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Mathematics checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Science checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Technology checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Social studies checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Modern foreign languages checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Classical languages (e.g., Latin) checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Arts checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Physical education checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Religion and/or ethics checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Practical and vocational skills checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked

TC203

What proportion of your teacher education or training program or other professional qualification was dedicated to each of the following areas?

(For each area please enter an approximate percentage, e.g.,“20” in the first row to indicate 20% of initial education time used for English/language arts.)

(Note that the percentages must add up to 100.)

text entry areaEnglish/language arts: knowledge and skills related to English/language arts

text entry areaPedagogy of English/language arts: knowledge and methodology of English/language arts, instructional skills (teaching reading comprehension strategies, structure of texts or literature)

text entry areaGeneral pedagogical knowledge: e.g., teacher-student interaction, classroom management, school evaluation, special education

TC150

As part of your formal education and/or training, to what extent did you study the following areas?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Not at all Overview or
introduction to topic
It was an area
of emphasis
English/language arts radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Pedagogy/teaching English/language arts radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Educational psychology radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Remedial English/Language arts radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Theoretical models and processes of reading radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Special education radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Pedagogy/teaching English as a second or foreign language radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Assessment methods in reading comprehension radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC021

Are you required to take part in professional development activities?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes

radio button unchecked No

TC204

During the last 12 months, what proportion of your professional development activities was dedicated to each of the following areas?

(For each area please enter an approximate percentage, e.g.,“20” in the first row to indicate 20% of professional development activity time used for English/Language arts.)

(Note that the percentages must add up to 100.)

text entry areaEnglish/language arts: knowledge and skills related to English/language arts domain

text entry areaPedagogy of English/language arts: knowledge and methodology of English/Language arts, instructional skills (teaching reading comprehension strategies, structure of texts or literature)

text entry areaGeneral pedagogical knowledge: e.g., teacher-student interaction, classroom management, school evaluation,special education

TC045

Were any of the topics listed below included in your teacher education or training program or other professional qualification and your professional development activities?

(Please select all that apply.)

  Included in my teacher education
or training program
or other professional qualification
Included in my professional
development activities
during the last 12 months
Knowledge and understanding of my subject field(s) checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Pedagogical competencies in teaching my subject field(s) checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Knowledge of the curriculum checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Student assessment practices checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
ICT (information and communication technology) skills for teaching checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Student behavior and classroom management checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
School management and administration checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Approaches to individualized learning checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Teaching students with special needs checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Teaching in a multicultural or multilingual setting checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Teaching cross-curricular skills (e.g., problem solving, learning-tolearn) checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Student career guidance and counseling checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Internal evaluation or self-evaluation of schools checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Use of evaluation results checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Teacher-parent cooperation checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Second language teaching checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Communicating with people from different cultures or countries checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked
Teaching about equity and diversity checkbox unchecked checkbox unchecked

TC198

We would like to know how you generally feel about your job. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Strongly Disgree Disgree Agree Strongly Agree
The advantages of being a teacher clearly outweigh the disadvantages. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
If I could decide again, I would still choose to work as a teacher. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I would like to change to another school if that were possible. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I regret that I decided to become a teacher. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I enjoy working at this school. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I wonder whether it would have been better to choose another profession. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I would recommend my school as a good place to work. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I think that the teaching profession is valued in society. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I am satisfied with my performance in this school. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
All in all, I am satisfied with my job. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC175

About how much time per week do you spend reading for your work (e.g., articles, magazines, books, manuals, and websites) out of your classes?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Less than 1 hour a week

radio button unchecked 1-3 hours a week

radio button unchecked 4-6 hours a week

radio button unchecked More than 6 hours a week

TC152

How much do you agree with the following statements?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Strongly Disgree Disgree Agree Strongly Agree
Every teacher should be trained to teach reading comprehension. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Every teacher has a responsibility to improve students’ reading comprehension skills. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I know how to diagnose the students’ reading comprehension problems. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I am very confident in my capability to teach reading comprehension strategies. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC163

How important do you consider teaching the following skills in your lessons?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Not important Somewhat
important
Important Very important
Skills related to reading comprehension radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Skills related to writing radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Skills related to listening comprehension radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Skills related to oral communication radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC202

How often do these situations occur in your English/language arts lessons?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Never or almost never Some lessons Many lessons Every lesson or
almost every lesson
I tailor my teaching to meet the needs of my students. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I provide individual help when a student has difficulties understanding a topic or task. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I change the structure of my lesson on a topic that most students find difficult to understand. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I provide individual support for advanced students. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I tell students how they are performing in my course. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I give students feedback on their strengths in my course. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I tell students in which areas they can still improve. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I tell students how they can improve their performance. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I advise students on how to reach their learning goals. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC170

How often do these things happen in your English/language arts lessons?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Every lesson Most lessons Some lessons Never or hardly ever
Many students don’t listen to what I say. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
There is noise and disorder. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I have to wait a long time for students to quiet down. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Students cannot work well. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Students don’t start working for a long time after the lesson begins. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC171

How often do the following things happen in your English/language arts lessons?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Every lesson Most lessons Some lessons Never or hardly ever
I set clear goals for the students’ learning. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I ask questions to check whether students have understood what was taught. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
At the beginning of a lesson, I present a short summary of the previous lesson. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I tell students what they have to learn. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC155

How often do you teach the following aspects of reading comprehension in your lessons?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Never or almost never Some lessons Many lessons Every lesson or
almost every lesson
Summarizing strategies radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Connecting texts with prior content knowledge radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Monitoring comprehension radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Adapting the mode of reading depending on reading purposes radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Assessing credibility of information available on the Internet radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Searching and selecting relevant information on the Internet radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC156

In your English/language arts lessons, how often does the following occur?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Never or hardly ever In some lessons In most lessons In all lessons
I encourage students to express their opinion about a text. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I help students relate the stories they read to their lives. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I show students how the information in texts builds on what they already know. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I pose questions that motivate students to participate actively. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC157

How often do you ask the students to do the following things to develop their reading comprehension skills or strategies?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Never or almost never Once or twice a month Once or twice a week Every day or almost every day
Identify the main ideas of what they have read radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Explain or support their understanding of what they have read radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Draw inferences based on what they have read radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Describe the style or structure of the text they have read radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Determine the author’s perspective or purpose radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC164

During this academic year, how many pages was the longest piece of text your 10th-grade students had to read for your lessons?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked One page or less

radio button unchecked Between 2 and 10 pages

radio button unchecked Between 11 and 50 pages

radio button unchecked Between 51 and 100 pages

radio button unchecked Between 101 and 500 pages

radio button unchecked More than 500 pages

TC166

In your lessons, have you ever taught any of the following things?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Yes No
How to use keywords when using a search engine such as Google©, Yahoo©, etc. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
How to decide whether to trust information from the Internet radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
How to compare different web pages and decide what information is more relevant for the students’ school work radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
To understand the consequences of making information publicly available online on Facebook©, Instagram©, etc. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
How to use the short description below the links in the list of results of a search radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
How to detect whether the information is subjective or biased radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
How to detect phishing or spam emails radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC167

Within the last month, have digital devices (such as a tablet, computer, smartphone, e-reader or interactive whiteboard) been used in your teaching of English/language arts lessons?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes

radio button unchecked No

TC168

During the last month, did you ask your English/language arts students to use digital devices for any of the following purposes?

(Please select one response.)

  Yes No
Searching for subject-related information online radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Working on extended projects (e.g., over several weeks) radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Working on short assignments (e.g., within a week) radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Working at their individual pace radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Working on individualized material radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Planning a sequence of learning activities for themselves radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Submitting homework or classwork radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Practicing or drilling radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Coordinating schoolwork with other students radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Following up on missed lessons or material radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Reading texts electronically instead of paper versions radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Writing a text such as a blog or a wiki radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC031

To what extent do you agree with the following statements about regular cooperation among your fellow English/language arts teachers and yourself?

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Strongly Disgree Disgree Agree Strongly Agree
We discuss the achievement requirements for English/language arts when setting tests. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
We discuss the criteria we use to grade written tests. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
We exchange tasks for classes and homework that cover a range of different levels of difficulty. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
I prepare a selection of teaching units with my fellow English/language arts teachers. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
We discuss ways to teach learning strategies and techniques to our students. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
My fellow English/language arts teachers benefit from my specific skills and interests. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
We discuss ways to better identify students’ individual strengths and weaknesses. radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC039

Is there any formal curriculum for English/language arts in the 10th grade?

(Please consider national, state, district, or school policies.)

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes

radio button unchecked No

TC043

Are parents informed about the availability and content of the English/language arts curriculum (e.g., in a parent-teacher conference or a newsletter)?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes

radio button unchecked No

TC182

Does your school have special programs for students who have the following characteristics?

(Please consider that students may fall into multiple categories.)

(Please select one response in each row.)

  Yes No
Students with special needs radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Students whose heritage language is different from English radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Students who struggle with reading radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

TC184

Does your school have a policy concerning the use of digital devices for teaching?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked Yes

radio button unchecked No

TC172

Which of the following statements best describes how you read books (on any topic)?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked I rarely or never read books.

radio button unchecked I read books more often in paper format.

radio button unchecked I read books more often on digital devices (e.g., e-reader, tablet, smartphone, computer).

radio button unchecked I read books equally often in paper format and on digital devices.

TC173

Which of the following statements best describes how you read the news (e.g., politics, culture, sports, local news)?

(Please select one response.)

radio button unchecked I do not follow the news at all.

radio button unchecked I only watch or listen to the news (e.g., radio, television, podcasts).

radio button unchecked I read the news more often on digital devices (e.g., tablet, smartphone, computer).

radio button unchecked I read the news more often on paper (e.g., newspapers, magazines).

radio button unchecked I read the news equally often in paper format and on digital devices.

TC176

How often are you involved in the following reading activities?

(Please select one response in each row. If you don’t know what the activity is, select “I don’t know what it is.”.)

  I don’t know
what it is
Never or almost never Several times a month Several times a week Several times a day
Reading emails radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Chat online (e.g., WhatsApp®, Messenger®) radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Reading online news radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Searching information online to learn about a particular topic radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Taking part in online group discussions or forums radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked
Searching for practical information online (e.g., schedules, events, tips, recipes) radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked radio button unchecked

Thank you very much for your cooperation in completing this questionnaire!

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