For the mode of instruction available to eighth-graders, 46% of schools were open for full-time in-person and 38% were open for hybrid. 78% of schools offered fully remote for those students who chose it.
Among eighth-graders, 只是 29% were attending fully in-person, 24% attended hybrid, 和 45% were fully remote.
“This is encouraging early data, covering the month of February, and shows progress toward the President’s goal to have K through eighth-grade schools open five days a week,” said Andy Slavitt, White House Senior Adviser for COVID Response at Wednesday’s COVID-19 Response Team briefing.
Regionally, the NAEP’s data shows that more districts in the South and Midwest are open for fully in-person instruction than those in the Northeast and West.
“These survey results show we are moving in the right direction,” Mark Schneider, the director of IES, the research, statistics, and evaluation arm of the US Department of Education. “There was a decrease in enrollment in remote-only learning and an increase in hybrid instruction at grade 8, providing evidence that more students are walking through school doors again.”
The data also shows the racial divide in students who are attending in-person. “More than half of Black, 西班牙裔, and Asian fourth-graders learn fully remotely, while nearly half of White fourth-graders learned full-time in-person, in school,” 根据研究.
“Although White students continue to enroll in full-time in-person instruction at higher rates, we are beginning to see shifts toward full-time in-person learning for other groups,” said Peggy G. Carr, associate commissioner of the assessment division at NCES. “The percentages of Black students at both grades four and eight enrolled in full-time in-person instruction increased between January and February, and more children with disabilities at grade eight also enrolled for in-person full-time learning.”
The data was collected between March 17-30 与 2,200 schools reporting on fourth-grade, 和 2,100 schools reporting on eighth-grade. The next update will be in May.