New research from the EdTech Evidence Exchange and the University of Virginia shows an overwhelming majority of teachers expect students will need increased levels of individualized instruction to counter the negative impacts of the COVID-19 learning experience and that technology will play a larger role in improving educational outcomes.

The survey, conducted as the 2019-2020 school year ended, sampled almost 800 educators and administrators from across the U.S. In total, it found 82% of educators thought students will need more individualized instruction in upcoming years to meet their needs and 86% believed the technology needs in education would grow over the next three years.

“The results of this research underscore the critical role that technology must play in helping schools provide individualized — and equitable — instruction in the coming months,” said Dr. Robert Pianta, Dean of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development and chair of the EdTech Evidence Exchange.