Please encourage all teachers, principals and other school-based certified educators to take part in the 2013 TELL Kentucky Survey.

As of Monday afternoon, there was a 57.67 percent participation rate with 29,125 educators participating. The goal is to have a 90 percent participation rate by the time the survey ends on March 29.

To encourage participation, each week we will be drawing for two $1,000 cash prizes, one for a school with at least a 50 percent participation rate, and another one a school with a 100 percent participation rate at which the prize will go to an educator. The first drawing was Wednesday March 13. Thanks to our partners who have donated private funds for the drawing: the Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and the Kentucky School Boards Association.

All school-based certified educators are asked to participate in the anonymous survey at It takes about 30 minutes to complete. Districts will receive their results and schools with at least 50 percent of qualified educators responding will receive aggregate school results to use for improvement planning.