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).
RAND Has Launched Nationally Representative Surveys to Gauge Educators’ Responses to COVID-19
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RAND is one of the first to launch nationally representative surveys of educators about COVID-19. The surveys focus on the type of instruction educators are offering and their infrastructure for remote learning, the factors hindering or facilitating their work, their priorities for fall, and their efforts to support students’ well-being. Results now available.Learn more
Data That Supports Classroom Success
AEP surveys tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. school system today. By bringing educators' perspectives to the forefront of decisionmaking, policies can be designed to better support schools, principals, teachers, and students.Review more research findings
Bringing educators' perspectives to the forefront of decisionmaking.
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