Arizona Teachers Weigh in on Past and Future Impacts of COVID-19

Expect More Arizona conducted a survey of K-12 teachers to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted teaching in spring 2020 and learn about their concerns for the upcoming school year. The goal was to hear from Arizona teachers in traditional public and charter schools about what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, and what advice teachers have for Arizona education policymakers

The survey was conducted in cooperation with the State Board of Education and numerous Expect More Arizona partners shared the survey, including the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Education Association, Arizona Charter School Association, Arizona School Boards Association, Arizona School Administrators, Tucson Values Teachers, Arizona K-12 Center, Arizona Education Foundation, and many other education organizations and school districts around the state.

The response rate was overwhelming. Nearly 11,000 teachers from across the state completed the survey. We will be releasing data in phases, beginning with answers to important questions related to the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Results of the survey will be shared with the State Board of Education and other decision makers. Any policy recommendations, positions or calls to action are those solely of Expect More Arizona and not of our partners.

Data is being analyzed by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Decision Center for Educational Excellence led by researchers Kristi Glassmeyer, Jeanne M. Powers, and Joe O’Reilly. We are especially grateful for their assistance.