The Learning Counsel: Annual U.S. K-12 Survey Results

The Learning Counsel’s premier annual U.S. K-12 Survey collects data to rate schools and mark national trends in how digital transitions are happening, particularly from the view of software sophistication, devices and network infrastructure. It is also a school “Self-Assessment” Tool because schools find that just the process of answering all the questions helps them to talk more amongst themselves and work out strategies to meet or exceed efforts in the surveyed areas nationally.

2018 Survey Results

Highlights of the 2018 Survey

  • Spend on all hardware, networks and major systems software was at $16.6 Billion in 2018.
  • 60% of Schools/Districts that Issue Individual Students a Digital Device.
  • 67% that expect purchase of digital curriculum to increase.
  • The Digital Curriculum Spend was 10.5 billion versus 7.7 billion spent on paper resources in 2018.
  • For schools, Inadequate Budget for digital has risen to become the largest barrier to digital transition but Digital Curriculum Training (PD) remains the 2nd largest concern.
  • 70% of school cited “too much testing” as the most common teacher-related concern with digital issues.
  • 75% of teachers are using digital more than 25% of the day.
  • 45% of schools and districts are going without an LMS because they see Office 365 & Google Docs as alternatives.

The 2019 Survey is Coming Soon

The Learning Counsel provides this survey and assessment tool for U.S. K-12 and equivalent international educators about digital curriculum strategies. When we cut off responses in October each year, we then select the Top 10 respondents to join us at our national Gathering event for an Awards Ceremony to honor their achievements.

The Learning Counsel ranks the composition of an institution’s:

  • Strategy elements.
  • Digital curriculum tactics.
  • Coverage models.
  • Organizational practices and systems.
  • Successful pedagogical shift.
  • Educator and student technology provisions, training, and use of digital curriculum.
  • Other elements.


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