The 2016 Speak Up Survey is open for students, parents, educators, and community members through Dec. 16. San Marcos Unified School District elementary, middle, and high schools are among the 30,000 schools that have utilized the annual survey’s data to improve learning since the project’s founding in 2003. The survey is run by Project Tomorrow and has three main objectives: to help schools and districts listen to and act upon stakeholders’ ideas; to let education stakeholders, especially students, have a voice in local and national policies and programs; and to stimulate local discussions about the use of technology in education.

Findings from the 2015 data gave a comprehensive snapshot of the state of technology in education. Nationwide, 84 percent of school principals believe effective use of technology in instruction is important for student success, and half of administrators say that digital content is already leading to positive results.

To take the survey or learn more visit www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016.