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, an online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, is an annual survey of K-12 students, teachers, parents, and school administrators about key educational issues.
The Speak Up surveys and findings are the intellectual property of Project Tomorrow. Each fall, the organizations that participate in Speak Up have online access to the surveys during the survey period, and the findings when they are released. Upon request, permission is granted to use the Speak Up findings for instructional, research and educational purposes only. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each survey contains 15 to 25 questions, with one or two open-ended responses. 60% are legacy questions; carried over from year to year in order to track changes in attitude over time. 40% are created each year in an effort to gain insight into emerging technologies and innovations.
Student surveys are grade and reading level appropriate; separated into surveys for grades Kindergarten through 2nd, 3rd through 5th, and 6th through 12th. Surveys for Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators take into consideration each group’s unique perspectives. To view PDF copies of the Speak Up 2013 questions, please click here.