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.
Speak Up is an annual research project facilitated by the national education nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow, that collects and reports on the authentic, unfiltered views of key education stakeholders. Through the online surveys and focus groups, Speak Up stimulates new local discussions about 21st century learning, and raises national awareness about the value of incorporating the views of students, parents and educators in education policy, program and funding decisions.
The Speak Up for Higher Education survey, “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” is an extension of the acclaimed Speak Up National Research Project and will provide new insights about the aspirations of the next generation of teachers for using technology to drive student achievement and teacher productivity.
Speak Up for Higher Education is facilitated through online surveys and will be aggregated at the national level. All of the data is 100% confidential and no specific institutional findings will be shared with anyone outside of the participating college or university.
Participation is currently open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as career changers in special programs, regardless of prior student teaching experience.
When will the online surveys be open for input?
“Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” will open again in 2016 (dates TBA). Please check the Speak Up Higher Ed homepage for up-to-date information on survey dates, or contact the Speak Up Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No — Anyone can participate in Speak Up for Higher Education free-of-charge. Participating institutions can view their data against benchmarked national results, online, free-of-charge.
The survey consists of a series of multiple-choice questions plus one open-ended type question at the end where you can write in your response. The survey should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. In addition, we ask several demographic questions that are optional. We use these responses during our data analysis to provide additional context to our national data findings.
We acknowledge that privacy is a concern for visitors to our website. We treat any information that you provide through our web site with respect and confidentiality.
It’s easy to participate. First, you will need to select a primary contact responsible for facilitating the Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up survey at your institution. The primary contact will then need to register your institution and update your institution’s profile by going to our Registration page (link updated each year) or contact the Speak Up Team at email@example.com. To be notified when registration opens, please join our mailing list
We provide a variety of tools to help you facilitate participation. The Speak Up for Higher Education page offers convenient tools for helping make Speak Up a success in your institution. You can find promotional flyers, a banner ad to place on your website, sample emails for encouraging participation and more.
Encouraging participation on a regular and consistent basis will ensure high participation in the Speak Up survey and more representative data from your students. Promote early and often throughout the survey period. Here are just a few ideas to encourage participation:
Instructions will be added when a new survey opens. To be notified when registration and the survey opens, please join our mailing list.
Survey results will be available to participating institutions online, free-of-charge a few months after the survey period closes. Project Tomorrow will share the national findings with policymakers, academic research organizations and media.
Please contact the Speak Up Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of your institution’s data with national benchmarks for 2012. To view Speak Up Data from a previous year please visit our Speak Up Participant Data page.
All previous Speak Up reports are available for download on our Reports page. For further inquiries regarding the Speak Up reports, contact the Speak Up Team via email or via phone at 949-609-4660 ext 17.