Dear Teachers and Teacher Leaders,
It is a challenging time as all schools in the state are transitioning to Alternative Modes of Instruction (AMI) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the University of Central Arkansas, we would like to better understand what we can do to support the K-12 teachers throughout the state in their mathematics instruction in this unprecedented event. As such, we are conducting a brief survey (at most 10 minutes) about your teaching context, challenges, support, and what additional support we may be able to provide you.
You are being asked to participate in a research study. Before you give your consent to volunteer, it is important that you read the following information to be sure you understand what you will be asked to do.
Lisa Skultety, Ph.D.
Dr. Uma Garimella
Mathematics Department, UCA
STEM Institute, UCAlskultety@uca.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of the Research
The data from this research will be used to better understand how the closure of school buildings and movement to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted mathematics educators in Arkansas. Moreover, your responses will be used to guide how the UCA STEM Institute and faculty work to support the continuing needs of math educators in the state.
If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to this survey. Your participation will take at most 10 minutes.
Potential Risks or Discomforts
There are no foreseeable risks associated with the study. The survey asks about your recent experiences with AMI instruction during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which may be a topic of significant stress or anxiety. To minimize your discomfort, you have the right to skip any question that makes you uncomfortable.
Potential Benefits of the Research
The findings of this study will benefit mathematics teachers in the state of Arkansas as it will help teacher educators to assess and meet the needs of K-12 math teachers.
Confidentiality and Data Storage
Your participation in this research will be completely anonymous and confidential, and data will be reported in aggregate.
Participation and Withdrawal
Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate without penalty. If you decide to participate, you are free to stop at any time without penalty by stopping the survey by simply exiting the browser.
Questions about the Research
If you have any questions about the research, you may contact Dr. Lisa Skultety (email@example.com
) or Dr. Uma Garimella (firstname.lastname@example.org
This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Central Arkansas.
I have read the information provided above. I understand that by completing this survey, I am agreeing to participate in this research study.