Pembroke CSD Digital Equity Survey
Collecting accurate data regarding digital resource access for our New York students will greatly help educators to better serve their students and families. In order to accomplish this, the New York State Education Department is asking parents or guardians to complete a Digital Equity survey (for each student in the family) in grades Kindergarten – Grade12. This survey will provide information on student access to devices and internet access in their places of residence. To assist us in this process, please answer each question below and follow any additional instructions provided for submitting or returning the survey.
Please complete this survey for each of your students.
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Your email address
Your student's first name
Your student's last name
Your student's Schooltool Identification Number (if you know it)
Your student's grade level
“Device” is defined as a computing device, such as a laptop, desktop, Chromebook, iPad, or full-size tablet. “Device” for the purposes of this survey, is NOT a phone or mini tablet, nor is it a mobile internet access point, such as a MIFI.
“Dedicated” devices are devices that are not shared, where the student is allowed to take the device when they leave the school building to participate in learning outside of school. They are for single student use and are not shared with other students or household members.
“Sufficient” access means that the student does not regularly experience issues (slowdowns, buffering, disconnections, unreliable connection, etc.) while participating in required or assigned instruction and learning activities, as measured during peak household usage.
“Reliable” access should be judged against the goal of “All the Time” access, as indicated in the National Educational Technology Plan. The Plan states the expectation that technology-enabled learning should be available for all students, everywhere, all the time (NETP 2017).
1. Did the school district issue your child a dedicated school or district-owned device for their use during the school year?
2. What is the device your child uses most often to complete learning activities away from school? (This can be a school-provided device or another device, whichever the student is most often using to complete their schoolwork.)
3. Who is the provider of the primary learning device identified in question 2? (This can be a school-provided device or another device, whichever the student is most often using to complete their schoolwork.)
4. Is the primary learning device (identified in question 2) shared with anyone else in the household?
5. Is the primary learning device (identified in question 2) sufficient for your child to fully participate in all learning activities away from school?
6. Is your child able to access the internet in their primary place of residence?
7. What is the primary type of internet service used in your child’s primary place of residence?
8. In their primary residence, can your child complete the full range of learning activities, including video streaming and assignment upload, without interruptions caused by slow or poor internet performance?
9. What, if any, is the primary barrier to having sufficient and reliable internet access in your child’s primary place of residence?
Would you like clarification on any of these questions? Each question is more thoroughly defined here:
Please take this survey again for EACH of your students. Once you press the Submit button below, select Submit another Response to take this survey again for your other students in the district.
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