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ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills, schools of the future and science instruction. Education, business and policy leaders report using the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.

Speak Up Survey Timeline

2016 Data Available 2016 Reports Released 2016 Registration Opens 2016 Survey Open 2016 Survey Closed 2016 Data Available

Speak Up Main Contact Registration

Thank you for your interest in Speak Up!

The Speak Up National Research Project provides an easy way for students, parents, educators and community members to participate in your local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about educational technology.  Speak Up is open for input each fall during the months of October and December with registration for participation opening in early April. As the primary contact for your district, school or organization you will be in charge of the promotion and encouragement of the survey at your selected organizational level. In return, you will receive free, online access to your aggregated results with state and national comparisons the following February after the close of the survey.

The Speak Up Promotional materials page (http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html) offers convenient tools for helping make Speak Up a success in your district. You can find promotion flyers for posting at each school, informational flyers for your stakeholders, lesson plans for teachers, a banner ad to place on your website, sample emails, tweets and blog posts for encouraging participation and more.

Benefits of designating a primary contact:

  • Gain administrative access by assigning your district (or school) an organizational login password (administrative password), which allows you to
    • Update district or school contact information.
    • Assign individual student survey passwords to schools .(*optional)
    • Assign school primary contacts to facilitate the survey taking process at the school level. (*optional)
    • Have the ability to monitor district/school’s survey counts at any time through the main contact login.
    • View your district and school data once it becomes available *administrative password is required to view data results.
  • Ensure confidentiality of your surveys with your students by assigning a survey “secret password” for students to use to take the survey. *Educators and parents are no longer required to enter a password to take the survey.
  • Receive weekly emails with up to date participation numbers by school and/or district (option to opt out of emails during registration process).
  • Receive an email from Project Tomorrow when your Speak Up local data becomes available.
  • Keep up to date on other important updates during the survey process.

Types of Primary Contacts:

District- Has access to all schools within the district. Will only need to assign one contact for the district. The district assigned passwords (administrative and survey) will work for all schools within that district.
School- Access to an individual school site. This is optional. Can assign individual school level passwords different from the district passwords (district passwords will work in addition to school level passwords).
Private School- Access to your individual school. If you would like to group a set of private schools to receive a grouped dataset much like the district level reports, please contact the Speak Up Team at speakup@tomorrow.org.
Organization – Please contact the Speak Up Team at speakup@tomorrow.org  to help set up your registration.
International school- Access to your individual school. If you would like to group a set of schools to receive a grouped dataset much like the district level reports, please contact the Speak Up Team at speakup@tomorrow.org.

Information needed to register:

  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. An organizational login password (to view weekly survey counts and other important updates during the survey period)
  4. Student Survey password (secret word students will use to access the survey

*Main contact information will need to be renewed for each survey year.

Register to participate at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016.

If you have any additional questions regarding speak up registration, surveys, or promotion please contact the Speak Team at speakup@tomorrow.org.