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Learning from Home Survey

Now available to districts nationwide.

With school buildings around the nation closed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and districts shifting to distance learning, it is more important than ever to assess students' connectedness to school to help build an online community that fosters student wellness and learning.

For the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year, the California Department of Education is providing a free online Learning from Home Survey to a nationwide audience to assess students' and parents' remote learning experiences. The student survey measures students' home educational routines, engagement and motivation in educational activities, quality of relationships with teachers and peers, and social-emotional well-being. The parent survey asks about experiences, perceptions, and concerns about school building closures and the district's remote learning program.These surveys are intended to rapidly gather data to assess students' readiness to continue to learn from home.

Your school and/or district Learning from Home Survey results will be available on a secure online dashboard accessible from the My Surveys portal beginning one week after administration begins, and updated two times a week thereafter as necessary.

Quick facts about the Learning from Home Survey:

  • Please contact the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (CalSCHLS) Regional Center (888.841.7536) or to organize your administration of the survey.
  • The online survey and the online dashboard are offered at no cost to all districts.
  • Both an elementary and secondary student survey are available.
  • The survey is administered completely online.
  • The survey is suitable for administration to the same group of students multiple times during the rest of the school year to capture trends across time. Just let the CalSCHLS Regional Center know if you would like to use the survey to track trends.
  • Survey results are available only through the online dashboard.


Learning from Home Survey Content

Topic Measure Elementary Secondary
Routines Sleep hygiene
Morning meal
Physical exercise
Schoolwork schedule
Learning from Home Days did schoolwork from home
Days interacted with teachers
Daily hours did schoolwork from home
Academic motivation
Attention on schoolwork
Interest in schoolwork
Relationships Caring relationships with school adults
Meaningful schoolwork activities
Adult relationships
Parent involvement in schoolwork
Peer relationships
Days interacted with peers
Social & Emotional Health Social-emotional distress
Self efficacy
Self awareness
Problem solving

For more information, please call the CalSCHLS Regional Center at 888.841.7536 or email