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The authors provide technical information about the sample and survey instrument, as well as resultant descriptive data, for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surveys administered to principals and teachers via RAND's American Educator Panels in spring 2021. Specific survey topics included schools' operational status (i.e., fully remote, fully in-person, hybrid), instructional and student outcomes, school safety measures, and plans for next school year.

In addition to providing an overview of all topics covered in the surveys, the survey samples, survey administration, and the development of survey weights, the authors present descriptive results for all items included in the surveys. Results include frequency tables for survey items and are shown for the full national samples and for subsamples of responses in (1) schools in which at least 50 percent of students are Black or Hispanic and (2) schools in which at least 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. These subsample breakdowns provide evidence regarding disparities in the supports and resources for teaching and learning across the United States.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    AEP Spring 2021 COVID-19 Surveys: Teacher Results

  • Chapter Three

    AEP Spring 2021 COVID-19 Surveys: School Principal Results

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