Pre-K through 12 Education and Covid-19: Landscape Analysis of Impact Indicators

7/15/2020 – 9/30/2020


This grant supported the Public School Forum of North Carolina and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University to conduct a landscape analysis of impact indicators related to the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequity, and preK-12 education. The landscape analysis identified the extent to which data are being collected around various indicators that are needed to answer the guiding research question: “In what ways and to what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted racial and socioeconomic inequities in educational opportunity and access in North Carolina?” This report reveals that there is limited available data to assess the impact of COVID- 19 on education in North Carolina across all topic areas, in large part due to limited resources and time to collect information. To truly understand how Black students, Latine students, and economically disadvantaged students throughout the state have fared during the pandemic and will fare in the years ahead, extensive new data collection and analysis efforts will be necessary. The report details what data already exists, what is being collected, and what data should be collected in the future in order to address educational inequality in North Carolina. The analysis focused on the following topic areas that are relevant to COVID-19 and equity in educational opportunity, access, and outcomes:

• Technology and Remote Learning
• Teachers
• Resources and Opportunity
• Academic Outcomes

Education and COVID-19: Landscape Analysis of Impact Indicators