April 24, 2023

MI Student Voice Perception Survey

Please take a moment to read this letter from Mr. Smith in regard to the MI Student Voice Perception Survey.

During the week of May 1st through May 5th, Jr./Sr. High students will be taking part in a pilot of the MI Student Voice Perception Survey.

The survey will be administered to students in grades 7 through 12 and is designed to provide a holistic picture of student experience beyond test scores. Topics covered include perceptions of students’ engagement, belonging, and social-emotional learning. Survey data will be used by school administrators to help guide district improvement planning for school instruction and services. Students are our first priority and we believe it’s important to listen to them to help make the educational experience better. The survey does not ask questions regarding drug or alcohol use, intimate relationships, political or religious affiliations, or other personal information. Students will be asked to complete the survey online using a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The anonymous survey is designed to protect student's privacy. The survey has under 40 questions and is expected to take 10 minutes or less to complete. We encourage all students to take part in the survey, as we hope to gather a lot of important information about their experiences. Participation is completely voluntary. Students may skip any question they do not wish to answer. Students may stop participating in the survey at any point without penalty.

If you want to opt out of having your child participate in the survey, please contact the school at 517-852-9275. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the same number or at jsmith@mvs.k12.mi.us.

You can find a link to the survey and its questions by viewing the MI Student Voice Survey document.

Thank you,

Joel Smith
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment