Speak Up 2011 survey opens

Are schools ready for online-only assessments mandated by 2014? Do parents think online tests are valid?
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Are schools ready for online-only assessments mandated by 2014? Do parents think online tests are valid? How are schools funding their technology? These are just some of the questions being asked during the national Speak Up 2011 survey, which is open now until December 23rd.

The 2011 online surveys – open to all K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians and administrators – offers a large collection of unfiltered input on education and technology from those "on the ground" in the schools.

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:

  • With tight budgets, how are school and districts funding technology today?
  • Will school districts be ready for the online-only assessments coming in 2014? How do parents feel about these new online assessments?
  • How do students prefer to learn math? How do they want to learn about STEM careers?
  • Should schools allow students to use their own smartphones in class?
  • Is there a place for Facebook and other social media in schools?

Project Tomorrow will share the national data findings from the survey in the spring with federal, state and local policymakers.

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