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Protocol - Educational Impact Due to COVID-19

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Description

This protocol asks a series of questions about how the education and childcare of children from preschool through post-secondary school who have been impacted by the coronavirus epidemic.

Specific Instructions

Respondent is head of household or delegate.

Protocol

1. How many members of your household are currently enrolled in preschool or daycare, primary school, middle school, high school, or post-secondary school? Count yourself if you are enrolled in school.

   1.a. preschool or day care.

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

   1.b. elementary school

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

.   1.c. middle school or junior high

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

   1.d. high school

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

   1.e. college or trade school, including four-year colleges, community colleges, technical institutes, and vocational schools.

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

2. [if >0 household members are in college] Are you currently enrolled in college or trade school, including four-year colleges, community colleges?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

3. [if preschool, elementary school, middle school, or high school > 0]

Do children in this household have access to the internet during the day to support learning?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure

4. What type(s)of internet do children in this household have to support learning?

Mark all that apply.

            [ ] Dedicated household internet or wifi

            [ ] Dedicated cellular hotspot

            [ ] Hotspot through someone’s mobile phone

            [ ] Other

5. Which of the following devices do children in your household use to access the internet for learning?

   5a. A laptop, chromebook, or desktop computer

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   5b. A tablet or iPad

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   5c. A smartphone

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

6. [if laptop=yes] How many laptops or desktops do children in your household use for learning?

______

7. [if tablet=yes] How many tablets do children in your household use for learning?

________

8. [if smartphone=yes] How many smartphones do children in your household use for learning?

________

Ask the following questions if the respondent has children in preschool through high school:

9. [if > 0 children in preschool/day care] Of the household members enrolled in preschool or day care, how many have had school suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus?

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

10. [if >0 children in elementary school] Of the household members enrolled in elementary school, how many have had school suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus?

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

11. [if > 0 children in elementary school with school suspended] Are the household members in elementary school doing educational activities at home?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Other

12. [If 11 = Yes] Who provided the educational activities? Mark all that apply.

            [ ] The school

            [ ] Me or my spouse/partner

            [ ] The child

            [ ] Other household members

            [ ] Other

13. [if > 0 children in middle school or junior high]

Of the household members enrolled in middle school or junior high how many have had school suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus?

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

14. [if > 0 children in middle school or junior high with school suspended] Are the household members in middle school or junior high doing educational activities at home?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Other

15. [If 14 = Yes] Who provided the educational activities? Mark all that apply

            [ ] The school

            [ ] Me or my spouse/partner

            [ ] The child

            [ ] Other household members

            [ ] Other

16. [if > 0 children in high school] Of the household members enrolled in high school, how many have had school suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus?

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

17. [if > 0 children in high school with school suspended] Are the household members in high school doing educational activities at home?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Other

18. [If 17=yes] Who provided the educational activities? Mark all that apply.

            [ ] The school

            [ ] Me or my spouse/partner

            [ ] The child

            [ ] Other household members

            [ ] Other

19. [if >0 children in high school] How many household members are currently in Grade 12?

            [ ] 0

            [ ] 1

            [ ] 2

            [ ] 3

            [ ] 4

            [ ] 5

            [ ] 6

            [ ] 7

            [ ] 8

            [ ] 9

            [ ] 10

20. [if 19 >0] What are the names of the household members who are currently in Grade 12?

Name1: _____

Name2: _____

Name3: _____

            [Cycle through all the names in 20 for Questions 21–24]

21. [if 20 > 0: ask for each household member in Grade 12] What are [Name]’s current plans for after high school? Please mark all that apply.

   21a. No plans

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21b. Military

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21c. Employment

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21d. Technical training

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21e. Community college

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21f. Four-year college

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21g. Remain in high school

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   21h. Other

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

22. [if 20 > 0: ask for each household member in Grade 12] Have [Name]’s plans changed because of the coronavirus epidemic or school closures?

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure

23. [if 22 = Yes] What were [Name]’s previous plans for after high school?

   23a. No plans

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23b. Military

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23c. Employment

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23d. Technical training

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23e. Community college

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23f. Four-year college

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23g. Remain in high school

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

   23h. Other

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

            [ ] Unsure     

24. [if any school closures] Who is mainly responsible for providing child care while school is suspended or canceled? Mark all that apply:

   24a. You

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24b. Your spouse or partner

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24c. A sibling

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24d. Other extended family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24e. A paid child care provider such as a nanny or au pair

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24f. A child care facility not located in your home

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

   24g. Other: please specify _______

            [ ] Yes

            [ ] No

25. [if >0 children in preschool, elementary, or middle school AND any school closures] How easy or difficult has it been for you to find affordable child care while school is suspended or canceled?

            [ ] very easy

            [ ] somewhat easy

            [ ] somewhat difficult

            [ ] very difficult

26.[if any school closures] Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

School closures made it difficult for me to work or do other household tasks. I am satisfied with the communication to support learning from my child’s/children’s school(s). My child/children will be prepared for school in the next school year.

            [ ] Strongly disagree

            [ ] disagree

            [ ] agree

            [ ] strongly agree

27. [if any schools closures] What is the earliest that you think any of your children’s schools will resume

in person? [Date must be in the future] [Month, Year]

_______

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

Equipment Needs

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants

Adults aged 18 and older

Selection Rationale

PhenX used input from crowdsourcing to enable rapid response and release of COVID-19 related protocols in the Toolkit. 

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) COVID-19 Traditional K-12 Education Impact Questionnaire Assessment Text 7482949 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Coronavirus Tracking Survey of the Understanding America Survey (UAS)

Source

Understanding America Study; Understanding Coronavirus in America Survey. Long Form Survey Instrument – Wave 1. Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California, https://covid19pulse.usc.edu/

General References

Protocol ID

970101

Variables
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Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
COVID-19 Research
Measure Name

Educational Impact Due to COVID-19

Release Date

October 30, 2020

Definition

This measure assesses the effect of the pandemic on households with children, including the impact on their education, and on childcare during school closures.

Purpose

To understand the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on children’s educational and home experiences.

Keywords

Education, Understanding America Survey, UAS, Understanding Coronavirus in America Survey, school enrollment, remote learning, childcare, COVID-19, COVID, coronavirus