EOC surveys educators and parents on effects of remote learning in SC

SC Education Oversight Committee

In the Summer of 2020, the EOC surveyed South Carolina educators and parents on four areas related to remote learning. All the surveys were distributed online; 847 educators participated as well as 263 parents.

Both parents and educators recognized difficulty related to the abrupt closure of schools in March 2020. In terms of delivery mode of learning, the most popular options were asynchronous lessons and distributing physical packets of materials.

The level of rigor was recognized as an issue in the survey results. Educators recognized activities at a lower level of rigor compared to in-person instruction. Parents viewed some work as largely “busy work.” Student grades were reported by parents as largely the same at the end of 2019-20 as in previous quarters of the school year. Read the full report here.