COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the U.S. and global education system. Schools have been ordered to be closed in 43 states, while the seven others have been recommended to be closed, impacting over 50 million k-12 students.
Everyday tens of thousands of teachers use Fishbowl to discuss workplace issues. With one month of remote and online teaching under their belt, we decided to uncover how the move from in-person instruction has impacted student attendance. We asked teachers on Fishbowl one simple question:
“How many of your students are attending your remote classes?“
Teachers could answer with A.) 0-25%, B.) 26-50%, C.) 51-75% or D.) >75%. The survey ran April 6th through April 9th, 2020 and was answered by 5,659 verified teaching professionals from across the U.S. on the Fishbowl app.
Here’s what we found:
- The majority of teachers said that less than half of their students were attending remote classes.
- 34% of teachers said that only 1 out of 4 students (or less) were attending remote classes.
- Among states with at least 100 teacher responses, Michigan had the largest issue with class attendance with 61.95% of Michigan teachers reporting that 1 out of 4 students or less attended remote classes. Other states with critical attendance issues included North Carolina, Ohio, and California with more than 40% of teachers in these states stating 1 out of 4 students or less attended remote classes.
- New Jersey stood out with the highest attendance compared to other states with at least 100 teacher responses. 66.7% of New Jersey teachers responded that more than half of their students attend remote classes. Following New Jersey was Texas with 50.5% teachers responding that more than half of their students attend remote classes.
Looking for more data showing the impact Covid-19 is having on employees? Here’s what we found in four other recent surveys:
- 31% of employees say ‘less synergy with coworkers’ is the biggest obstacle while working from home
- 54% of employees fear there will be layoffs at their company, due to fallout from Covid-19.
- 60% of working professions said that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused clients to pause or cancel work.
- 62% of working parents are unable to juggle working from home and childcare.