Student learning during the pandemic

How do I participate? 

Participate between June 9 to 23, 2021, through the online survey. The survey has been sent directly to students, families and school staff and can be completed online.

What is this engagement about? 

The purpose of this survey is to collect information and feedback from students, families and school staff about their experiences and perspectives on:

  • Health and safety routines
  • Student learning and supports
  • Learning for Whitehorse 10-12 students
How will my input make a difference? 

We’ll consider feedback as we continue to support student learning needs during the pandemic, and identify additional supports to be responsive to student learning needs.

Where can I find related information? 

For more information on student learning, health and safety and school operations during COVID-19, visit: Education and school supports: COVID-19.

Where can I find results? 

The results of this survey will be posted on this site and shared with school communities.

 

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

How did we do at this public engagement? Share your thoughts by completing a short questionnaire.

Rate our public engagement process.

If you have any feedback on this engagement process, please email edu-communications@yukon.ca

Results at a glance 

Download the results from the fall 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey:

Fall 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey: student and parents
Fall 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey: school staff

Download the results from the summer 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey:

Summer 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey: student and parents
Summer 2020 COVID-19 student learning survey: school staff

Results at a glance 

Fall 2020 survey: 

The survey was completed by 2,096 respondents, with participation from 1,349 parents, 498 students and 249 school staff.

This is a brief overview of some of the findings from this engagement. Please review the full report for more detailed results.

  • 60% of students, 55% of parents and 45% of school staff who responded said they ‘Often’ or ‘Always’ feel Safe when asked about the health and safety routines at their school.
  • 60% of students, 65% of parents and 74% of school staff who responded said they "Often" or "Always" feel Informed about the health and safety routines at their school.
  • 49% of students and 45% of parents who responded feel they or their child is on track with their learning progress after learning at home last school year. 60% of school staff said that impacts on academic progress and/or achievement show similar patterns to before the pandemic (those already struggling continue to have challenges in keeping up).
  • 49% of students and 37% of parents who responded said they feel that they or their child are getting the support they need to catch up on their learning from last year.
  • 26% of students, 22% of parents who responded said the schedule for Grades 10–12 is having a positive impact on their learning. 48% of students and 69% of parents who responded said it is having a negative impact.
  • 51% of Grades 10–12 students and 69% of their parents that responded say that increased teacher support would be most helpful to them to be successful in their learning this year.

Summer 2020 survey:

The survey was completed by 2,383 respondents, with participation from 1,944 parents, 231 students and 208 school staff.

This is a brief overview of some of the findings from this engagement. Please review the full report for more detailed results.

  • 84% of participating students said they missed their friends most while learning at home at the end of the 2019–20 school year.  
  • 94% of participating students and 93% of parents said that they do have internet access when at home or at a location other than home.
  • 60% of participating students and 63% of parents said video lessons (for example, Zoom, YouTube, teacher-made) helped them or their child learn from home.
  • 53% of participating students and 28% of parents said they or their child have access to their own desktop or laptop computer. 42% of participating students and 60% o parents said they or their child have access to a shared family desktop or laptop.
  • 63% of participating students and 64% of parents felt that learning from home at the end of the 2019–20 school year affected them or their child with how they feel (for example, isolation, boredom).
  • 68% of participating school staff found that providing students with remote learning opportunities was the most challenging thing when face-to-face learning was suspended at the end of the 2019–20 school year.
  • 78% of participating school staff said that video communication using Zoom was the instructional tool that worked well for their students while face-to-face classes were suspended.