COVID-19 reshaped all aspects of education and education systems across the United States, from early learning to adult education. Critical issues confronting policymakers, educators, and families run the gamut from leveraging technology in service of remote and hybrid instruction, protecting the health and wellness of educators and students, understanding and mitigating learning loss, and safely re-opening schools for face-to-face instruction. IES is compiling data and carrying out research to understand how COVID-19 is altering education, and is generating solutions to support learners, educators, and parents.
The School Survey Dashboard provides insights into learning opportunities offered by schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will contribute to IES's response to the Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers. Results from this new pilot survey will also be available for analyzing the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data–contributing additional contextual factors for understanding educational outcomes of the nation’s fourth- and eighth-grade students. The survey is scheduled to collect data five times, once a month from February through June of 2021.
In addition to IES, offices across the Department of Education have developed resources for policymakers, educators, and families. We'd encourage you to explore the following sites associated with the Department's work: