[NHDOE-ETNews] Help us reach 2% student response rate with SpeakUp Survey!!!
CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Thu Dec 9 11:33:50 EST 2010
To Teachers, Librarians, Principals, Tech Coordinator, Parents:
Please ask your students to speak up now! It is not too late for New Hampshire to take the lead with Project Tomorrow, a national effort to gather “Speak Up!” survey responses from students. Thank you to those schools that have already pushed the bar for our state. Take a look at how far we’ve come since the survey opened this fall: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speak_up_2010_State_Participation.html
We’d love to reach toward maximum survey participation. Why?
Because when at least 1% of our NH student population participates in the survey, Project Tomorrow will provide free online access to the state report with national comparisons. We are currently at .42% so we are nearly halfway there! If we can reach 2% participation, in addition to the aggregated state reports, Project Tomorrow will provide 8 hours of consulting time, to help us use the state data to support key initiatives.
We'd love to be far beyond this level in order to offer much more to schools. For example, Project Tomorrow can
- Identify differences in the data between counties, between schools with rural, urban, suburban classification; or comparing schools with different levels of Title I/free and reduced lunch
- Create a presentation of the top 10 key findings in our Speak Up data with national comparisons – deliverable in a webinar or in person
- Create a summary high-level one-sheet state report to post online or send to media outlets
- Conduct focus groups of students, teachers, parents or administrators – and prepare a findings document or podcast for our use
- Conduct a briefing for state legislators to demonstrate the importance of key funding initiatives or new program concepts.
If your district applies for the next round of Title II-D (Ed Tech) grants, you will be asked for your Speak Up data as part of the grant application process.
Help us get to 2% and beyond!!!
Go to http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/
Cathy Higgins, Ed.D.
State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
New Hampshire Department of Education
Email: chiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Web: http://www.nheon.org/oet/ and http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech
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