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Teaching During Covid:


The Inverness Teacher Survey Project

Published on February 19, 2021

In a quest to more deeply understand how the Covid-19 pandemic, resultant school closures and the subsequent return to the classroom has affected teaching and learning in California, the nonprofit Inverness Institute followed more than 100 leading teachers across the state over two years.

Through three detailed surveys starting in January 2021, with follow-up surveys in April-May 2021 and March 2022, the research team has created a detailed picture of challenges teachers and their students have faced over the past two years.

In the sections below, you will find an analysis of the survey results as well as  EdSource coverage of the findings.

Survey 1: January 2021

Teachers reflect on their experiences as they adapt to serve their students during the pandemic through distance learning.

Survey 2: April-May 2021

Teachers discuss the challenges and the limits of a partial reopening and returning to the classroom.

Survey 3: March 2022

Teachers reflect on the 2021-22 school year, its challenges and silver linings.

In the sections below, you will find a detailed analysis of the survey results and our coverage.