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Infographic: Future Ready Data Snapshot

Sample Speak Up 2016 Findings: Administrators, Teachers, Parents & Students

 

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Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Speak Up Measures Student Growth & Satisfaction

"I use technology more outside of school than in school"

Future Ready HS students 53%
Non-Future Ready HS students 56%

"As a result of using technology, I am getting better grades & test scores"

Future Ready HS students 48%
Non-Future Ready HS students 50%

"Sometimes I cannot do my homework because I don't have access to the Internet"

Future Ready HS students 17%
Non-Future Ready HS students 17%

Future Ready administrators place greater value on project-based learning, coding and computer programming classes.

Administrators’ top technology choices: best ways for students to acquire college and workplace skills.

  Future Ready District Administrators Non-Future Ready District Administrators
Participate in project-based learning 84% 73%
Use technology in class 75% 78%
Use technology outside of school 56% 55%
Take a coding or computer programming class 53% 44%

Personalized Professional Learning

Future Ready administrators are meeting their teachers’ professional learning needs by providing more of their requested trainings, including how to use data to inform instruction, implement blended learning and evaluate digital content.

 
  Future Ready District Administrators Non-Future Ready District Administrators
Using technology to differentiate instruction 75% 71%
Understanding how to use student data 65% 58%
Implementing a blended learning model 61% 52%
Using technology toolsfor formative assessment 61% 58%
Identifying & evaluating high quality standards based digital content 58% 43%
Integrating digital content components into curriculum 55% 51%
Using mobile devices within instruction 53% 50%

Speak Up Asked Teachers What Impact Tech Integration Has Had on Their Practice

Teachers in Future Ready districts said they are now…

Better able to differentiate instruction 59%
Creating more interactive lessons 46%
Giving students more personalized attention 40%
Facilitating student centered learning 38%
Creating more relevant lessons 36%

Budget and Resources

Speak Up Asked Administrators How They Are Funding Digital Learning Initiatives

Their responses include:

  Future Ready District Administrators Non-Future Ready District Administrators
Specific budget allocations from general funds 72% 77%
Grants or funding from district or school educational foundation 71% 71%
eRate funds 71% 73%
Title 1 funds 61% 59%
State or federal competitive grants 55% 55%
Repurposing other budget funds (such as textbook funds) 51% 42%
Funding from PTA/parent support groups 51% 58%
Local donations or grants from corporations or foundations 49% 55%
Local bond measures or taxes 44% 46%
Parents pay an annual technology fee for each child 26% 20%
Crowdfunding or online fundraising 10% 9%

Community Partnerships

Future Ready administrators are more likely to include teacher, student and parent feedback as a metric to measure the impact of technology projects or initiatives.

Teacher feedback

Future Ready Districts 65%
Non-Future Ready Districts 58%

Parent feedback

Future Ready Districts 55%
Non-Future Ready Districts 51%

Student feedback

Future Ready Districts 48%
Non-Future Ready Districts 38%
Speak Up Asked Parents Which Mobile Device Option Is Best for Their Child...
  Parents from Future Ready Districts Parents from Non-Future Ready Districts
Mobile device the school assigns for use at school & at home 38% 31%
Mobile device we provide for learning in school 19% 19%
Mobile device the school assigns for use in school only 14% 16%
Computer labs at school on a periodic basis as needed 13% 16%
Mobile devices when needed but not individually assigned 11% 13%
Other 3% 2%
No computer or mobile device use at school 2% 2%

Data and Privacy

Speak Up Asked Parents About Data Privacy

Speak Up Asked Parents if They Would Like To Learn more about "How Data about My Child Collected through Digital Products Is Being Used and Protected"

Parents from Future Ready Districts 36%
Parents from Non-Future Ready Districts 34%

Speak Up Asked Parents if They Are Concerned about "Students' Personal School Data Being Shared without My Permission" via Online Tools and Internet Resources

Parents from Future Ready Districts 27%
Parents from Non-Future Ready Districts 26%

Use of Space and Time

Speak Up Asked District Administrators About Efforts to Increase Student Achievement

Here’s How Many Thought These Particular Efforts Have the Greatest Potential in Their Districts…

Implementing competency or mastery based learning assessments

Administratorss from Future Ready Districts 29%
Administrators from Non-Future Ready Districts 21%

Developing an "individualized education plan" for every student

Administrators from Future Ready Districts 43%
Administrators from Non-Future Ready Districts 34%

Robust Infrastructure

Speak Up Asks Stakeholders About Obstacles and Challenges for Technology Use and Integration

Students, Librarians and Technology Leaders See Different Challenges…

Internet is Too Slow

  Future Ready Districts Non-Future Ready Districts
High School Students 60% 59%
Technology Leaders 28% 23%
Librarians 27% 30%

Students/Teachers Lack Access to Computers/Technology

  Future Ready Districts Non-Future Ready Districts
High School Students 14% 17%
Technology Leaders 37% 39%
Librarians 43% 45%

Source: Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, 2016 Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 514,351 K-12 students, parents, and educators from around the world. In 2016, nearly 110,000 Speak Up surveys were submitted from more than 575 Future Ready pledged school districts.

Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow, a global nonprofit organization. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.

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