Research Studies

National Resources

Thank you so much to all of you who assisted us this past month with reaching out to parents for WestEd’s recent project! We cannot thank you enough for all your help. It has been so wonderful to hear from so many families across the country, and their feedback has been invaluable.

We are now launching a second research initiative, which I mentioned in my previous email. This opportunity is open to a much broader range of families, since we are hoping to hear from any families who have students with special needs between Pre-K through 12th grade. Students/parents will be asked to complete an anonymous 10-minute online survey, and those who complete it will be eligible to win a $250 raffle prize. If you would be willing to share this information with your parent groups we would be tremendously grateful!

Here is the information below:

WestEd, a non-profit educational research organization, is looking for students with special needs between Pre-K through 12th grade to provide feedback for a research initiative. Participants (or their parent/guardian) who complete the survey by March 1st, 2017 will be entered into a raffle to win a $250 VISA gift card.

Purpose: WestEd is partnered with a national nonprofit philanthropy organization that would like to hear from students with special needs about which types of educational technology products are most helpful for them. Ultimately, the findings from this research will inform the development of learning tools aimed at helping students with special needs.

Participation: Click the link below to have your child with special needs complete the brief 10-minute survey. In the case where a child is unable to complete the survey on his or her own, a parent can complete the survey as a recorder of the child’s opinions. The survey focuses on student use of technology at school.

Confidentiality: All information disclosed by participants is strictly anonymous.

If you would like to complete this survey, please click on this link:

If you have any questions, please email Marina Varfolomeeva, a Research Associate at WestEd, at mvarfol@wested.orgor call her direct office line at (650) 381-6451.




Kansas Resources

There are no Kansas research studies available at this time.

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