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ESSP for Teachers
Description of the Teacher Component of the ESSP

What Is the ESSP for Teachers Like?

The ESSP for Teachers is an online questionnaire that teachers may complete at the school or at home. The ESSP for Teachers contains 51 items that a teacher completes for each child in his or her classroom who is taking the ESSP. Because teachers may complete the ESSP for multiple students, it is shorter than the ESSP for Children and the ESSP or Parents. It takes most teachers 10 minutes or less to complete the ESSP for Teachers for one student.

What Kinds of Questions Are Asked of Teachers?

The ESSP for Teachers collects information about students' academic performance in reading and math, involvement in special programs, attendance, and school behavior. School behavior questions relate to engagement with other children, social skills, aggressive behaviors, and learning behaviors. Teachers are also asked about their perceptions of the involvement at the school of the students' parents and parents' expectations for their children's school performance. At the end of the ESSP for Teachers, teachers are asked to provide two pieces of information about themselves—their race/ethnicity and the number of years they have been teaching elementary school.

What Happens to the Information from Teachers?

Data from the ESSP for Teachers is transferred anonymously and automatically to a computer database where it is combined with child and parent data to generate the Individual Profile, Summary Group Profile, Risk Report and Detailed Group Report. The Profiles summarize information from all three sources. Individual Profiles have only a number on them. Only school staff involved with the ESSP administration know which number belongs to which child. The group level reports also have no individual identifying information and provide only aggregated data.

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