Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner announced on February 13, 2012 that the Ohio Department of Education is partnering with the Pearson Foundation and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations to offer schools with grades 6-12 a free student survey called the "My Voice Survey".
The purpose of the survey is to find out how students are motivated to learn and achieve more. The survey is based on the research of Russ Quaglia of the Quaglia Institute. He has identified eight qualities of a motivated student: a sense of belonging, learning-related heroes, a sense of accomplishment, fun and excitement, curiosity and creativity, a spirit of adventure, leadership and responsibility, and the confidence to take action. Those qualities in turn fall under three guiding principles -- self worth, active engagement, and purpose.
Educators will also have an opportunity to attend a regional meeting in Columbus on Wednesday, February 29 from 8:30 AM to noon to meet Russell Quaglia, Ph.D., along with staff and students from Northmont City Schools. They will share their experiences with the My Voice survey. The meeting is at the Columbus City Schools' Northgate Center, 6655 Sharon Woods Blvd. For more information please contact Michelle D'Amico of ODE's Office of Strategic Initiatives at Michelle.DAmico@education.ohio.gov