Frederick County Public Schools Encourages Student, Staff, Parent and Community Participation in the 2017 Speak Up Survey

Frederick County Public Schools Encourages Student, Staff, Parent and Community Participation in the 2017 Speak Up Survey
Posted on 11/29/2017
Speak UpFor Immediate Release
November 29, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


Frederick County Public Schools is participating in the 2017 Speak Up Survey and is encouraging parents, students, staff, community members and business partners to complete the brief, anonymous survey before the January 19, 2018, deadline.

The survey is available online at https://speakup.tomorrow.org/ChooseSurvey.aspx and through links on the school division’s homepage (www.frederick.k12.va.us) and each individual school’s homepage. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and offers the opportunity to share perspectives on key educational issues, particularly those related to digital learning and the use of technology in schools.

The survey is administered by the non-profit organization Project Tomorrow and is being provided to Frederick County Public Schools at no cost. Project Tomorrow summarizes the survey findings and shares them with national and state policymakers. In addition, schools and school divisions who participate in the survey are able to access their local results and use them help guide decisions related to the use of instructional technology.

Frederick County Public Schools Supervisor of Instructional Technology Coaches Rod Carnill says, “Frederick County Public Schools has participated in the Speak Up Survey for many years and we’ve found the local and national results to be very valuable. This year’s local results will be used to help inform the creation of the 2018 Division Educational Technology Plan.”

Individuals are encouraged to complete the Speak Up survey by following these instructions:
  • Visit https://speakup.tomorrow.org/ChooseSurvey.aspx
  • Students taking the survey should select “Start Student Survey” and enter the secret word- fcpsk12 when promoted. Educators, parents and community members/business partners should select their group from the drop down menu and search for their school by entering their zip code or by selecting Virginia to review a list of participating schools.
  • Read the instructions and begin the survey
Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “The Speak Up Survey presents students, parents, educators and members of the community with an opportunity to share their perspectives on the role of technology in our schools. The information that’s collected through the survey will be important as we continue to explore ways to integrate technology into our classrooms in order to provide engaging learning opportunities to all of our students and prepare them to be successful whether they continue their education or enter the workforce after graduating from high school.”