COVID-19 & Education
Most High Schoolers Expect to Head Back to School in the Fall
- By Dian Schaffhauser
fever is taking on a new profile in a time of pandemic stay-at-home
orders. High schoolers are now feeling much more enthusiastic about
the prospect of returning to school in the fall. In a survey by
education technology company Quizlet,
69 percent of high school students said they were "more excited"
to go back to school for 2020-2021 than they felt at this time last
year. Just 22 percent said they felt the same; and 10 percent said
they were less excited.
company produces flashcards, games and other tools to keep students
engaged in their learning.
survey, which queried 2,750 people, also found that the majority of
high schoolers (75 percent) were "certain" that they'd be
attending in-person classes next fall.
they were asked what their biggest worries were for the new school
year, academics reigned. Forty-four percent said being successful in
their classes was the biggest concern. Another 26 percent said health
concerns dominated. And 13 percent mentioned finances.
are these students most looking forward to? According to the company,
the biggest response was, "Getting to see my friends on campus
full write-up of the survey is available on
the Quizlet website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.