Parents Want Data to Understand the Impact of School Closures and Support Recovery

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Parents Want Data to Understand the Impact of School Closures and Support Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and remote learning, but parents are clear: they need data to support their students, and they want more information, including assessment data, to understand the impact of school closures on student learning and to inform future recovery efforts. The Data Quality Campaign’s 2020 national parent poll surveyed parents in the midst of school closures and remote learning, seeking to better understand their experiences and needs. This brief shows that parents support the use of data and overwhelmingly want more information to support student success.

Source: Online survey conducted within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Data Quality Campaign: April 28–May 1, 2020, among 1,725 parents of children ages 5–17 (1,565 whose children attend school).