Protecting Teacher Anonymity

In order to avoid reports being interpreted as an evaluation of classroom performance, we recommend that drill-down suppression is applied for any schools that have year levels for which all subjects are taught by a single teacher. When drill-down suppression is applied, any measures that could be considered classroom evaluative are reported only as an aggregate of all data.

The measures that could be considered classroom evaluative are:

Quality Instruction

    • Effective Learning Time
    • Relevance
    • Rigour

Classroom Context

    • Positive Teacher Student Relations
    • Positive Learning Climate
    • Expectation for Success

During the survey setup process, those individuals responsible for completing these steps will be prompted to answer a few questions related to the size of their school. Based on the answers, the system will automatically determine if the minimum threshold of having at least two teachers per grade level has been met. Should the threshold not be met, the Tell Them From Me® reporting tools will automatically suppress that data from being drilled down for those measures that could be considered evaluative of classroom performance.

When suppressed, measures will appear in the One-Click and Interactive Chart reports in the following example formats:


Data will not be able to be drilled down.


When this drill-down suppression technique is applied, the student data is not lost or deleted; it is still represented in all aggregate level reporting.

Please contact your Implementation Coordinator should you have any questions or require further information about this policy.