Education in the United States, as across the globe, changed dramatically when schools across the country closed in spring 2020 and students were asked to learn remotely. There is a critical opportunity now to listen to and learn from students’ lived experiences during this unprecedented time. As we navigate the challenges ahead, students’ voices must be central to the way school is reimagined.
This report shares data and insights gathered from the Students Weigh In: Learning & Well-Being During COVID-19 survey. This ~12 minute online survey, fielded from May 11th and June 19th in English and Spanish, asked 5th to 12th grade students age-appropriate questions about their school experience, social and emotional development, and well-being during the unprecedented spring 2020 school closures. Over 20,000 students responded from 166 schools across 9 states. For more information about the methodology, please click here.
Here are five key insights we learned from students:
By harnessing student insights about this unique time, YouthTruth’s Students Weigh In survey aims to help K-12 educators and their partners better understand students’ experiences, pivot their approaches, and target resources where they are needed most – as a result, improving the school experience for every student even as we navigate the profound challenges in education.
To access the summary of findings, hit Next.