Coronavirus pandemic resources
What information does NCES have on the coronavirus pandemic?
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic shifted not only how students received educational services around the world but also how NCES carried out its mission, which is to collect, analyze, and report statistics on the condition of education in the United States. To respond to the call for information about how students learned during widespread school disruptions, NCES modified existing and created new data collection avenues to receive and report vital information in unprecedented ways. Below are summaries of some of the resources available.
- NCES created the School Pulse Panel in 2021 to provide reliable data on school reopening efforts in public elementary, middle, and high schools nationally. NCES released 2021 summer and early fall results in December and has provided monthly updates since February 2022.
- The NAEP Monthly School Survey provided data during the beginning of 2021 on instructional modes offered from schools that served fourth- and eighth-graders. With participants from schools that were part of the NAEP 2022 assessments, this survey was the program’s first-ever monthly data collection and dissemination activity. It answered questions about what learning opportunities schools offered to students across states and how student enrollment changed each month overall and by race/ethnicity.
- To support parents, educators, and researchers, NCES created a Coronavirus Pandemic Information and Resource page. This page contains common questions related to the pandemic and its impact on education.
- In its report, U.S. Education in the Time of COVID, NCES gathered highlights from a variety of data sources to provide a composite, high-level view of the complex American education landscape since the onset of the pandemic. This data hub provides findings related to
- changes in in-person instruction that have occurred at both the elementary/secondary level and the postsecondary level;
- technology assistance that K-12 schools have provided to students and families;
- social and academic supports that K-12 schools have offered;
- changes in school staffing that have occurred at K-12 schools; and
- economic and social impacts on postsecondary students.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics. (2022). NCES Activities Dedicated to Understanding the Condition of Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved November 11, 2023 from https://nces.ed.gov/blogs/nces/post/nces-activities-dedicated-to-understanding-the-condition-of-education-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/.
Related Tables and Figures: (Listed by Release Date)
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Children's Internet Access at Home
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Concentration of Public School Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Employment and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Enrollment Rates of Young Children
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Immediate College Enrollment Rate
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Public School Enrollment
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Recovery From the Coronavirus Pandemic in K–12 Education
- 2023, The Condition of Education 2023: Teacher Openings in Elementary and Secondary Schools
- 2022, Digest of Education Statistics 2022: Table 203.40. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by level, grade, and state or jurisdiction: Fall 2021
- 2022, Digest of Education Statistics 2022: Table 203.65. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by level, grade, and race/ethnicity: Selected years, fall 1999 through fall 2021
- 2022, Digest of Education Statistics 2022: Table 203.70. Percentage distribution of enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by race/ethnicity and state or jurisdiction: Fall 2010, fall 2020, and fall 2021
- 2022, The Condition of Education 2022: Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Fall Plans for Postsecondary Education
- 2021, The Condition of Education 2021: Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Elementary and Secondary Education System
Other Resources: (Listed by Release Date)
- 2023, EDGE District Demographic Dashboard
- 2023, Fast Facts: Back-to-school statistics
- 2023, Fast Facts: Distance learning
- 2022, Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States (Preliminary Data): Results from the 2020–21 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS)
- 2022, NCES Blog: Changes in Pupil/Teacher Ratios in 2020: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- 2022, NCES Blog: Summer Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- 2021, 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20): First Look at the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Undergraduate Student Enrollment, Housing, and Finances (Preliminary Data)
- 2021, NCES Blog: New Report on the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Undergraduate Student Experiences in Spring 2020
- 2021, NCES Blog: Students' Internet Access Before and During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Household Socioeconomic Status
- 2021, Regional Education Laboratories: COVID-19: Evidence-Based Resources
- 2020, NCES Blog: Prevalence of Written Plans for a Pandemic Scenario in Public Schools