TELL Kentucky

Teaching, Empowering,
Leading and Learning

Take The Survey! Need Help? Response Rate

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the significant snowfall that affected the first week of the survey, and requests from the field, the TELL Kentucky survey will be extended through Midnight, Monday April 6!

KEA TELL Representatives and Principals: If the “head count” for your school is inaccurate you may contact the help desk (Click on the “NEED HELP” button located above or click here ) to get your head count adjusted as this may impact your response rate.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As of 8:00 AM EST April 1:  We have heard from more than44,000 (88%)educators eligible to take the survey. Just a few more days to pass our 2013 response rate of 89%!!!

 The Helpdesk Phone line will be closed Friday April 3, 2015. Assistance will be available via

 Congratulations to the following school districts where every school has met or exceeded the minimum response rate!  

Adair Co. Allen County Anchorage Anderson Ashland Ind. Augusta Ind. Ballard Co. Barbourville Bardstown Ind. Barren County Bath Co. Beechwood Bell Co. Bellevue Berea Ind. Bourbon Co. Bracken Co. Breckinridge Co. Burgin Ind. Butler Co. Caldwell Co. Carlisle Co. Carroll Carter Co.Casey Co. Caverna Ind. Christian Co. Clark Co. Clinton Co. Corbin Ind. Crittenden Co. Cumberland Co. Danville Ind. Daviess Co. Dawson Springs Ind. Dayton East Bernstadt Edmonson Co. Elliott Co. Erlanger-Elsmere Estill Co. Fairview Ind. Frankfort Ind.  Ft. Thomas  Fulton Co. Fulton Ind.Gallatin Garrard Co. Glasgow Ind. Green County Greenup Co. Hancock Co. Harlan Ind. Hart Co. Hazard Ind. Henry Hickman Co. Hopkins Co. Jackson Co. Jackson Ind. Jessamine Co. Johnson Co. Knox Co. Lee Co. Leslie Co. Lewis Co. Livingston Co. Logan Co. Ludlow Ind. Lyon County Madison Co. Magoffin Co. Marion Co. Marshall Co. Mayfield Ind McCreary Co. McLean Co. Middlesboro Ind. Nelson Co. Newport Ind. Nicholas Co. Ohio Co. Owensboro Ind. Owsley Co. Paintsville Ind. Pendleton Perry Co. Pineville Ind. Powell Co. Pulaski Co. Robertson Co. Russell Co. Russell Ind. Russellville Ind. Scott Co. Silver Grove Simpson Co. Somserset Ind. Southgate Taylor Co. Todd Co. Walton-Verona Washington Co. Wayne Co. Webster Co. West Point Ind. Whitley Co. Williamsburg Ind.

To view the current response rate for every school in the state, please click on the 'Response Rate' button located towards the top of the page.

Commissioner Of Education, Dr. Terry Holliday, and TELL Kentucky Partners announce the start of the 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey at  Saffell Street Elementary School in Lawrenceburg. Read the KDE Press Release for details.



How to complete the survey:

  • If you have your confidential access code, please click on the "Take the Survey" button located above.
  • If you do not have an access code, please check with your KEA TELL Representative to obtain a confidential access code that was sent in the packet of TELL materials to every school or you can contact the Help Desk ( or 1-866-301-2454, extension 15) and ask for a new code.
  • If your entire school has not yet received the TELL packet of materials, the KEA TELL Representative  should contact the Help Desk ( or 1-866-301-2454, extension 15) and  request a replacement set of codes for your school.

Pre-Survey Webinar Recording  is now available for details about this year's survey. 


Read details about the 2015 statewide survey by downloading the FAQs as a PowerPoint presentation. Located on the "Resources' tab  at the top of this page are additional materials such as electronic copies of the poster, educator letter, instruction letter, the Statement of TELL Partners, and a Schedule of Events from the TELL Partners.

The TELL Kentucky Survey provides educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement. Watch a brief video about the TELL Kentucky Initiative by clicking on the picture below.

A host of stakeholder groups representing teachers, superintendents, community and business (known as the TELL Kentucky Partners) collaboratively work with the New Teacher Center (NTSC) to conduct the TELL survey since 2011. Please visit the various tabs on this website to read about the TELL Kentucky Initiative.

NTC is a nonpartisan group with a mission to support the development of an effective, dedicated and inspired teaching force. NTC also has vast experience conducting similar surveys across the country. For more information about NTC’s work across the country with TELL surveys, please click here.