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2020 Impact Kentucky Working Conditions

The 2020 Impact Kentucky Working Conditions survey ran from January 13, 2020 - February 21, 2020.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions were provided to survey coordinators in preparation for the survey opening.

What is new this year with Kentucky’s working conditions survey?

In short, it’s a new name and a new survey provider, but the same reliable data. This year, the 2020 Impact Kentucky Working Conditions Survey replaced the TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey. The TELL survey was administered through a vendor called the New Teacher Center. This year’s survey was administered by Panorama Education, with oversight from members of a KDE project team and the  2020 Impact Kentucky Steering Committee. 

What is Panorama Education?

Panorama Education’s mission is to improve student outcomes by helping schools and districts act on data. Panorama partners with more than 10 state agencies and over 30 of the largest districts in the country to reach more than 10 million students. Their research-backed survey content ensures that the data gathered by districts and schools can be trusted and ultimately, acted upon. 

Who serves on the 2020 Impact Kentucky Steering Committee and what is their role in the survey?

The 2020 Impact Kentucky Steering Committee is comprised of teachers, principals, superintendents, parents and various education stakeholder groups from across the Commonwealth. The committee provides guidance and perspective in the development of the survey and its implementation. 

What is a working conditions survey and why do we need it?

The biennial survey offers every certified educator in Kentucky the opportunity to provide input on teaching conditions that can be used to inform school, district and state improvements. In short, it’s a way to put teacher voice at the forefront of school improvement. 

Who was eligible to participate?

Eligibility for the survey was the same as in previous years:  all certified educators who work at least an average of .5 daily per week in the school.  We do recognize there are unique situations in each district. In some districts there are also modified schedules for specific roles that travel between schools to serve all schools within the district.  In this instance it is a local decision to determine for which school(s) the educator should take the survey. The purpose of the survey is to give educators, where they serve and have sufficient experience, an opportunity to provide feedback to those schools.

  • Teachers
  • Assistant Principals
  • Principals
  • Other Education Professionals (school counselor, social worker)

Did central office certified personnel take the survey?

No. Only school-based certified educators working at least half time qualified to take the survey. This also potentially included front office and facilities staff in schools.

When was the survey administered?

The survey was open Monday, Jan. 13, to Friday, Feb. 21.  The survey took approximately 15 minutes to complete.

How was the survey administered?

Each school had a teacher-identified school survey coordinator. This survey coordinator had the ability to monitor response rates to encourage strong participation across their staff.  

How can I be sure my responses were anonymous?

Anonymity is a critical component of any working conditions survey, and the Impact Kentucky survey is no different. To ensure your anonymity:

  • We did not ask any questions that refer to an individual educator or administrator.
  • No teacher or principal can be connected to a particular response.
  • Demographic information was combined with other respondents from across your school to mask responses and is only reported when a minimum of ten responses are received.

What kind of support can I anticipate once results are available?

Panorama will be offering a series of workshops co-hosted by the KDE. These sessions will focus on data inquiry and action planning as your school focuses on how to use your data. If you have questions about the survey program, please reach out to the KDE at

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