Parents and administrators agree on the value of technology to help students develop greater college and career readiness
How should schools prepare students for the world of work?
District Administrators say:
82% of parents say that the effective use of technology within school is important to their children's future success
Workplace skills & development
|Most important skills||Parents||District Admin|
65% of parents selected technology skills as the most important skill for students to learn to be successful in the future.
73% of District Administrators agree. Breakdown by community type:
|Best way to develop skills||Parents||District Admin|
|Get work experience||79%||77%|
|Use tech in school||57%||66%|
|Work on a group project||53%||61%|
Students' attitudes about learning & their future (Students in grades 6-8)
Changing expectations for how students want to explore careers
Declining interest in:
Increasing interest in:
SOURCE: Speak Up 2018-19 Research Project Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of over 343,500 K-12 students, parents, educators and community nationwide, collected from October 2018 to June 2019. Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.