The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seeking critical feedback through a Technology Access and Use Survey launching Thursday, March 20.
Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey asks students, staff and parents about Internet access, devices, communication and other important topics.
The results will help SMMUSD refine and improve technology across the school system.
“Hearing every voice is essential to understanding our district’s technology needs,” said SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon. “I appreciate everyone’s input as we determine which technologies will best enhance teaching and learning.”
Staff members will receive email invitations to participate in the survey, as will parents whose email addresses are on file. Parents may also access the survey via the district’s website, www.smmusd.org.
Students will take the survey at school.
To encourage candid participation, all feedback is confidential, with responses anonymous to SMMUSD staff. Participants are assured that reports will be delivered at the aggregate level only, with no individual data or identifying information in any report.
Once the survey closes on Thursday, April 10, the district will share results, along with next steps.
“Technology is an integral part of education at home and at school,” said Lyon. “Working together, we will ensure improvements that promote our mission: Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.”