As part of their Year 1 evaluation of the Raising Blended Learners grant program, FSG, a third-party evaluator, conducted a survey to better understand how teachers in Raising Blended Learners demonstration sites are experiencing blended learning implementation. Blended learning combines the best face-to-face teacher instruction and online technology to deliver student-centered learning.
Reflecting the variety of the participating districts and their student population, the responding teachers are from rural, urban, large, and suburban school districts. They lead small and large classes from 3rd to 9th grade. They represent relatively new and veteran teachers. Nearly 90% of participating teachers responded to the survey.
This survey represents teachers’ opinions of their first year implementing blended learning and how the changes they made in classrooms impacted student learning. Most significantly, 100 percent of teachers surveyed prefer personalized blended learning versus traditional teaching methods and would not return to their previous mode of instruction.