How much learning was lost?
On Wednesday, July 1, MassINC and The MassINC Polling Group held a Zoom forum exploring the results of a landmark survey of Massachusetts K-12 parents. The poll focused on parents’ experiences with remote learning during COVID-19.
According to the findings, Massachusetts’ K-12 parents experienced very different engagement levels from schools and teachers. Some reported daily online classrooms and check-ins; others said their child was mostly not connected to regular school activities. Parent satisfaction with school performance was closely related to the number of interaction students had with their teachers, either in an online classroom, getting feedback, or one-on-one check-ins. In addition, parents faced major challenges with language barriers and access to technology.
The poll was sponsored by The Boston Foundation and The Barr Foundation, and was developed with input from The Education Trust. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.
Learn moreLast week, The MassINC Polling Group released poll findings on the question of reopening.
Click here for more detailed information on the education poll, including Steve’s powerpoint presentation.