Survey on School Conditions During the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has affected the education sector hard. The closing of schools has interrupted the normal function of the system, reducing student learning, and restricting the amount of administrative data available to education authorities, parents, and decision makers. However, as the crisis wane, many important decisions need to be made now to anticipate the reopening of schools and the restoration of normality in the education system and in the life of students and their families.
The medium and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still uncertain, but the need to continue educating children and the need to restore the learning losses brought in by the crisis, require short-term actions by the Ministry of Education and other Government authorities. To that end, there is an urgent need for essential information at the school level that can be used to guide decisions on policies, financial support, the assignment of personnel, and the implementation of educational platforms for delivering education in person and remotely.
This survey aims to help the Ministry of Education to get a clearer picture of the response to the crisis and of situation on the ground with focus in primary and secondary education. The purpose of the survey is to generate information that can be used to define courses of action, define the path to the normalization of classes, and help regain the losses in student learning. The survey findings will also help teachers and parents review their own situation, compare it with the situation of others, and help them decide on their participation in school-level solutions.