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Grant, David; Setodji, Claude Messan; Hunter, Gerald P.; Diliberti, Melissa Kay – RAND Corporation, 2022
The American School District Panel (ASDP) is the newest addition to the RAND Corporation's American Educator Panels (AEP), which are designed to survey educators several times each year. RAND recruits ASDP members using probabilistic sampling methods, which allow researchers to weight survey results to generalize to the national population of…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, School Districts
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Diliberti, Melissa Kay; Schwartz, Heather L. – RAND Corporation, 2022
Policymakers had hoped that the 2021-2022 school year would be a chance to recover from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic--related disruptions to schooling. Instead, media reports of staff shortages, heated or even violent school board meetings, increased student misbehavior, low student and teacher attendance, and enrollment declines…
Descriptors: School Districts, Administrator Attitudes, Mental Health, Political Issues
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Schwartz, Heather L.; Diliberti, Melissa Kay – RAND Corporation, 2022
Media accounts have described kindergarten through 12th grade teaching staff shortages in 2021-2022 that were severe enough to temporarily close schools for in-person instruction in some areas. Although much has been written about the negative impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on teachers, less is known about the extent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Labor Supply
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Schweig, Jonathan; Kuhfeld, Megan; Diliberti, Melissa Kay; McEachin, Andrew; Mariano, Louis T. – RAND Corporation, 2022
In this report, RAND researchers investigate one specific issue that may contaminate utilization of COVID-19--era school-aggregate scores and result in faulty comparisons with historical and other proximal aggregate scores: changes in school composition over time. To investigate this issue, they examine data from NWEA's Measures of Academic…
Descriptors: School Demography, COVID-19, Pandemics, Test Use
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Mulhern, Christine; Steiner, Elizabeth D. – RAND Corporation, 2022
High schools play a crucial role in helping students plan for and transition to postsecondary education and career pathways. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, supporting all students in their transition to life after high school remains important for postsecondary success. In this Data Note, the authors compare nationally…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Readiness, Career Readiness, COVID-19
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Woo, Ashley; Steiner, Elizabeth D. – RAND Corporation, 2022
This Data Note describes findings from a nationally representative sample of secondary school principals about their well-being and job-related stressors one year into the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Understanding principals' views on these topics at a national level can help education leaders and policymakers identify ways to…
Descriptors: Well Being, Secondary Education, Principals, COVID-19
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Stelitano, Laura; Gomez-Bendaña, Heather; Greer, Lucas – RAND Corporation, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic presented new challenges for educators who teach students with disabilities (SWD). Research on the experiences of SWD during the pandemic is limited, but what is known suggests that SWD access to services and supports declined during the pandemic and that steeper learning losses are likely. Pandemic interruptions may be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities, Barriers
Diliberti, Melissa Kay; Schwartz, Heather L.; Grant, David – RAND Corporation, 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has added more stress to an already high-stress profession: American public school teacher. The authors of this report share the results of a new survey of nearly 1,000 former public school teachers and reveal how important stress has been--even more so than pay--to teachers' decisions to leave the…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions
Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Woo, Ashley – RAND Corporation, 2021
Teaching was a stressful occupation long before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic occurred; during the pandemic, it might have become even more stressful. Teachers are navigating unfamiliar technology, are balancing multiple modes of teaching, and have concerns about returning to in-person instruction. In addition, many teachers are…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Woo, Ashley – RAND Corporation, 2021
The American Educator Panels (AEP) are nationally representative samples of teachers, school leaders, and district leaders across the country. In the main report, "Job-Related Stress Threatens the Teacher Supply: Key Findings from the 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey," (ED613590) that accompanies these appendixes, the authors draw…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
Daugherty, Lindsay; Anderson, Drew M. – RAND Corporation, 2021
Stackable credential initiatives aim to build education and training pipelines in applied fields that allow individuals to earn educational certificates or other industry-recognized credentials and then build on these short-term credentials to earn additional certificates and degrees throughout their careers. Stackable credentials have the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Health Services
Daugherty, Lindsay; Anderson, Drew M. – RAND Corporation, 2021
This appendix supplements the report "Stackable Credential Pipelines in Ohio: Evidence on Programs and Earnings Outcomes" (ED613593). In the appendix, the authors provide more details about the data and empirical approach, additional information about the samples, and some alternative results from analyses related to those that appear in…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Data Collection
Schwartz, Heather L.; Diliberti, Melissa Kay; Grant, David – RAND Corporation, 2021
School districts are facing several urgent questions as they plan for fall 2021. Will parents send their children to school in person in fall 2021? Why or why not? And what can schools do to reassure parents about sending their children to in-person schooling? To answer these questions RAND researchers surveyed 2,015 parents of children ages 5-18…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Safety, COVID-19, Pandemics
Wang, Elaine Lin; Tuma, Andrea Prado; Lawrence, Rebecca Ann; Kaufman, Julia H.; Woo, Ashley; Henry, Daniella – RAND Corporation, 2021
Just as teachers' perceptions of instructional materials influence what they do with those materials, school leaders' perceptions of instructional materials influence their decisions about how and how strongly to support teachers' material use. The authors address a gap in existing literature by identifying what school leaders regard as key…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education), State Standards
Wang, Elaine Lin; Tuma, Andrea Prado; Doan, Sy; Henry, Daniella; Lawrence, Rebecca Ann; Woo, Ashley; Kaufman, Julia H. – RAND Corporation, 2021
The authors of this report build on past studies by using survey data from a nationally representative sample to examine how middle and high school English language arts (ELA) and mathematics teachers use and perceive their instructional materials in terms of engagement, challenge, and usability. In addition, the authors use interview data to…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Alignment (Education), State Standards, Academic Standards
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