Simba Information’s New Teachers, Getting Adjusted: 2015-2016 covers the experiences of K-12 teachers with regard to the use of technology in the classroom and the amount of training received in the areas of classroom management and lesson planning, among other topics. Trends that are shaping the teaching profession are also examined.
For the purpose of this report, Simba partnered with MCH Strategic Data to poll teachers across the nation. A relatively short survey consisting of 27 multiple choice questions was deployed over several weeks in October 2015.
Questions addressed two main areas:
• Teachers’ feeling about their preparation and their needs to be more effective;
• Teachers’ use of instructional materials and technology.
A total of 2,886 responses were collected from teachers representing various sized school districts and grade levels. This report examines those responses, detailing how experiences differ between teachers new to the profession during the 2015-16 academic year, experienced teachers new to their current position and veteran teachers long-established in their current position.