NAEP 2022 Learning Mode, Masking, and Social Distancing Dashboard

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Introduction

As part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) sampling and data collection process, NCES asked schools in December 2021 and January 2022 about the proportion of students attending school in-person full-time, in-person part-time, or remote full-time. In addition, schools responded to questions about their masking policies for staff and students and their social distancing policies.

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Key Findings

  • 99 percent of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students were reported to attend school in-person.
  • 60 percent of fourth- and eighth-grade public schools require students to wear masks.

# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Learning mode results were collected at two periods across sampled schools. The first period took place September through December 2021, and the second period ran from December 2021 through February 2022. Masking and social distancing information was collected in December 2021 and January 2022. The response rate for Puerto Rico was insufficient to report results for the masking and social distancing questions. The response rate at grade 8 in Vermont (66%) and Washington (66%) on the masking and social distancing questions was below the 70% threshold. No response bias analysis is conducted for experimental data collections, and results should be interpreted with caution. Remote academies or home-school students are not included in the sample.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) pre-assessment activity data collection (2021-22).