Posted on December 8, 2020
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Categories: Equity, Family Engagement, System Trends

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SDP began the 2020-21 school year with a 100% digital learning model. The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) created and administered a survey for SDP parents and guardians to gather feedback about digital learning during the first months of the school year. This report describes the survey’s administration and respondents, and it provides an overview of results along with some representative open-ended comments. Key findings include:

  • White parents/guardians were overrepresented in the sample of those who responded to the survey, and Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx parents/guardians were underrepresented.
  • When asked how they felt overall about their child’s digital learning experience, about one-third of respondents reported feeling satisfied, another third reported feeling somewhat satisfied, and the last third reported they were not satisfied.
  • A larger percentage of respondents with K-2 students reported that their child spends too much time online for school, compared to respondents with children in other grades.
  • A larger percentage of respondents with students in K-2 reported receiving enough communication from their child’s teachers, compared to respondents with students in other grades.
  • A larger percentage of respondents from the lower income brackets report that they are not satisfied with their child’s digital learning experience, compared to respondents from higher income brackets.

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