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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2011
Contact:
Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893
amber@tricompr.com


Speak Up 2011 Survey is Open through December 23rd

Students, Parents and Teachers Share Their Opinions on Schools More than 23,000 Schools Pre-Registered from all 50 states http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/

Irvine, Calif. – Are schools ready for online-only assessments mandated by 2014? Do parents think online tests are valid? How do students prefer to learn math? How are schools funding their technology? What do students think is the difference between reading in print vs. digital formats? These are just some of the questions being asked during the national Speak Up 2011 survey, which is open now until December 23rd.

Now in its 8th year, the Speak Up online survey will be completed by more than 300,000 K-12 students, educators and parents around the country. The annual survey about education and technology is facilitated through public, private and charter schools all around the country; every school is eligible to participate. The results provide important insights about education, technology and student aspirations to individual schools, state departments of education and national leaders.

The 2011 online surveys – open to all K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians and administrators at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/ – offers the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered input on education and technology from those ‘on the ground’ in the schools.

More than 23,000 schools from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pre-registered to participate this year. This year’s survey polls key stakeholder groups (including students) about many of the key education topics being discussed from the halls of Congress to school district board meetings, including:

Project Tomorrow will share the national data findings from the survey in the spring with federal, state and local policymakers. Additionally, every school or district that participates in Speak Up receives a free online report with all of their locally collected data – and the national data findings to use for benchmark comparison.

Individual participation and responses provided in the Speak Up survey are completely confidential and completing the online survey takes only 20 minutes. Schools and district must register to participate in Speak Up. Speak Up is open to every public and private school and district in the United States, American schools on military bases and other interested schools worldwide.

Since 2003, more than 2.2 million K-12 students, educators and parents from more than 30,000 schools in all 50 states have participated in Speak Up. The online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow and supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies, foundations and nonprofit organizations including Blackboard, Inc., DreamBox, Hewlett-Packard, K12, Inc., Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative, Schoolwires and SMART Technologies.

Project Tomorrow partners with more than 75 different education associations, organizations and think-tanks for outreach to the schools and development of the survey questions including the American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National Science Digital Library, National Secondary School Principals Association, Southern Regional Education Board and State Education Technology Directors’ Association.

About Project Tomorrow
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to 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 use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs. For additional information, visit www.tomorrow.org.

 

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