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    Survey Results

    Stakeholder Perceptions of Distance Learning

    Between June 1-14, PGCPS parents and students were asked to share their opinions about their experiences with distance learning and what they would like to see happen at the start of

    the 2020-21 school year. Overall, we received nearly 18,000 responses from approximately 10,800 parents; 2,200 elementary students and nearly 2,500 secondary students.

    Nearly 62 percent of parents believed PGCPS’ response to the health emergency had generally gone well from the beginning. An estimated 57 percent rated the quality of distance learning services as good or excellent and 60 percent indicated the school system’s communication with families was either very or extremely effective.

    When the school year begins, parents indicated that it is extremely important to them that:

    teachers are responsive to questions about schoolwork (76 percent), social distancing is maintained at school (75 percent), and masks or face coverings are required for all students and staff (71 percent).

    Parents, educators and administrators also indicated their learning preferences and types of instruction models. 

    Results are summarized below.

    Learning Preferences for Next Year: Instruction Model

    Parents

    Return to school full-time for in-person instruction: 12% (1,164)

    Hybrid of distance learning and in-person instruction: 42% (4,167)

    Continue with current distance learning model: 46% (4,558)

    Educators

    Return to school full-time for in-person instruction: 8% (263)

    Hybrid of distance learning and in-person instruction: 41% (1,331)

    Continue with current distance learning model: 51% (1,688)

    Administrators

    Return to school full-time for in-person instruction: 5% (9)

    Hybrid of distance learning and in-person instruction: 41% (69)

    Continue with current distance learning model: 54% (92)

    Learning Preferences for Next Year: Hybrid Model

    Parents

    Students report to school two full days a week, followed by two days of distance learning: 81% (7,705)

    Alternating weeks of instruction — in-person learning one week, distance learning the following week: 19% (1,764)

    Teachers

    Students report to school two full days a week, followed by two days of distance learning: 76% (2,481)

    Alternating weeks of instruction — in-person learning one week, distance learning the following week: 24% (767)

    Administrators

    Students report to school two full days a week, followed by two days of distance learning: 70% (118)

    Alternating weeks of instruction — in-person learning one week, distance learning the following week: 30% (50)