Expect More Arizona — Additional Results from Survey of Nearly 11k Teachers

| July 7, 2020
Expect More Arizona

On July 7, we released the second phase of results from our May 2020 survey of nearly 11,000 K-12 teachers. While the first round of results focused on teachers feelings about returning to school later this summer, this new data offers teacher’s reflection on teaching and learning when schools closed in March.

Survey results reveal teachers often struggled to contact their students, levels of student engagement varied widely, and educators worked more and relied on their own personal resources to teach their students. Additionally, teacher responses show there are still gaps in Internet and device accessibility for students, as well as a need to better serve special education and English language students.

The immediate transition to distance learning was stressful for everyone. More than half of teachers called it difficult or very difficult and anecdotally we know that parents struggled to help their children stay engaged and navigate technology, while often balancing a full-time job and other responsibilities.

Using lessons learned from the spring, educators and school leaders have been working diligently to support the success of all students moving forward. As many schools and districts finalize their plans for the start of the year, it is important to know that when classes resume in the coming weeks, the learning opportunities and expectations of students will be different than this past spring.

It’s also important that we all remember students will be best served if we focus on working together, being patient and respectful, and assuming good intentions as everyone works toward creating safe environments to support success for all students in these unprecedented times.



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