School Pulse Panel: Summer 2021 Dashboard

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As part of the School Pulse Panel recruitment process, sampled schools were asked to indicate their responses to a brief survey. This brief survey asked schools about the learning mode that was offered at the end of the 2020-21 school year, the planned learning mode to be offered at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year,the ways they responded to the pandemic over the summer months, and their plans for the new school year. These data should be interpreted as experimental in nature. Download the full set of results.

Percentage of public schools by responses to various questions about the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years: July–September 2021

! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is 30 to 50 percent of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, School Pulse Panel.

About the Summer School Pulse Panel Data Collection

A sample of approximately 2,400 public elementary, middle, high, and combined-grade schools were contacted during the summer of 2021 to participate in the 12-month School Pulse Panel during the 2021-22 school year. As part of that recruitment process, schools were asked to answer a brief survey about how they responded to the pandemic. Approximately 190 schools completed the summer survey. While the results presented in the dashboard have been weighted and adjusted for non-response, these experimental data should be interpreted with caution. Experimental data may not meet all NCES quality standards. The dashboard does not provide results on two of the questions included in the survey. The question asking about the estimated percentage of students signed up for full-time distance learning as of the first day of the 2021-22 school year was not included because of the low number of schools responding to the question. The item about the start and end dates of the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years was not included because summarizing the data meaningfully given the small number of cases will require additional research and analysis.