National Survey on COVID-19 Seeks Student Responses
- By Dian Schaffhauser
national nonprofit that asks students how to improve education is
seeking input on how students are holding up during COVID-19
closures. The initiative by YouthTruth
is inviting school districts to encourage students in grades 6-12 to
share what they're experiencing while schools are closed. The survey
students take is online, anonymous and available in English and
Spanish. According to the organization, the questions take 10 to 15
minutes to complete.
have until Friday, Jun. 19, 2020 to weigh in. Coverage asks how
students are feeling about engagement and belonging, the academic
challenge and obstacles to learning, the logistics of their
schooling, how their relationships are doing and their health and
will be aggregated into a national report and released in summer
2020. Participants will also be invited to a webinar during the
summer to discuss the findings.
systems can choose to participate for free by encouraging their
students to take the survey and receive responses from students in
their community segmented from other student responses in the
national report. Or they can pay $2,500 to receive a unique survey
link to distribute to their student communities and receive a
personalized client report as well as a 30-minute data briefing on
district agreement to participate in the survey is available through
the YouthTruth website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.