December 14, 2015

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Speak Up: Final Week to Complete Survey, Opportunity for Early Peek at Data

AASA is once again pleased to partner with our friends at Project Tomorrow as they administer the Speak Up survey, which gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. The 2015 survey closes this Friday, December 18, meaning this is the last week for you to participate. 

Here are the participation numbers as of COB Friday December 11:

Speak Up 2015 Counts to Date: 401,034 total surveys
329,261 Teachers: 33,286 Administrators: 3,791 Parents: 29,242 Community Members: 5,454

Update – Quick Facts

  • Online surveys open now for K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, school site administrators, district administrators, technology leaders and community members. New this year, special surveys for Science Teachers and Communication Officers.
  • Surveys opened on Oct 1 and will remain open until Dec 18
  • New questions this year include topics such as: Homework gap, ultimate science classroom, print vs. digital, videos and movies within instruction, communications and engagement, and data privacy.
  • Speak Up is all over Twitter this year – follow us @SpeakUpEd or follow Julie @JulieEvans_PT for updates and news about all things Speak Up
  • Our Speak Up America Campaign was a huge success with over 80,000 surveys taken during the weeklong promotion and celebration event. At the request of many we have extended our social media campaign and book giveaways into next week.
  • Check out our new online interactive map with real time updates on state by state participation: - is your home state on the map? 

Sneak peek at some preliminary Speak Up 2015 data! 

In celebration of our Speak Up America campaign, we have pulled a special snapshot of preliminary data for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members. Click on the links to view each of our special snapshots.

Two things that you can do today to support Speak Up


  1. Complete a Speak Up survey yourself as a parent or community member.  With our community member survey, everyone who cares about K-12 education has the opportunity to share his or her ideas about digital learning.  Take your community member survey or the parent survey here:   Share this link within your organization and through your social media networks as well.   I have attached some sample text to share out as well.
  2. Promote school or district participation in Speak Up to your customers and partners.  Our biggest challenge is getting the word out about Speak Up to school and district leaders.  Speak Up is a service to them – but they cannot take advantage of it if they don’t know about it.  Here are some ways that you can help with that:


    • Put Speak Up information and the survey link on your website  
    • Send out information in newsletters, listservs, emails about Speak Up 
    • Include Speak Up information in your webinars or at your meetings and conferences all next week
    • Reach out to key influencers in your organization to help spread the word about Speak Up

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