The American Educator Panels (AEP) consist of the American Teacher Panel (ATP) and the American School Leader Panel (ASLP), which are nationally representative samples of educators who provide their feedback on important issues of educational policy and practice.
RAND is partnering with three other organizations to develop a third panel, the American School District Panel (ASDP).
Insights from the Panels
- 12% of teachers reported covering—via distance learning—the full curriculum they would have if schools hadn’t closed due to COVID-19
- 42% of teachers reported the civic education and social studies materials provided by their school or district are not engaging for students
- 87% of middle and high school social studies teachers said students made unfounded claims based on unreliable media sources in the past month
- 66% of teachers reported that students lacked devices or reliable internet to acquire digital instructional materials from home
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Success in education depends on the knowledge and efforts of principals and teachers. If you are interested in fielding a survey or using one of our public data sets, contact the RAND team.
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Thank you for letting me give my thoughts on education. This is the only way I have a voice. In my district, I have been silenced or my words fall upon "broken antennae."
- High school teacher from California
Thank you for the essential services you provide to further education for the students, teachers, and families of America.
- Teacher from Louisiana
I wanted to just say thank you for allowing teachers across the country to participate in giving their opinions on many different topics that affect us and our students (many who challenge us daily!).
- Grades 1-3 teacher from Delaware
How AEP Results Informed State Policy
The AEP can help decisionmakers understand current challenges—and inform future policy decisions. Findings from one AEP survey showed that Louisiana teachers are doing better than peers in other states when it comes to providing instruction aligned with state standards.
These findings may be linked to the way state education officials in Louisiana have worked with teachers to help them understand and implement the standards, showing promise for using a similar model in other states.Read more about AEP