APS News Release

Your Voice Matters Survey Opens Today

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The 2022 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey opens for students and staff on March 7, and for families on March 14. APS and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (APCYF) conduct the YVM survey every two years to gather information on areas of mutual importance and to deepen understanding of youth and family well-being. Topics include safety (school and community climate), health and well-being, voice, and engagement.

Timeline and Survey Administration

  • Staff and students (grades 4-12) – March 7-April 10
  • Families – March 14-April 10

The student survey is administered in a classroom setting and completed online. Parents either receive an email invitation or if an email was not on file, they receive instructions through the mail about accessing the survey from any internet-connected device. APS staff will receive an email to complete the confidential survey online.The survey administration process is managed by Panorama Education, an independent educational survey research company. The results are confidential and are used to inform work across both the school division and the County. The data also provides APS with new benchmarks for measuring progress with stakeholders on the 2018-24 Strategic Plan.

Additional information about the YVM, including FAQ, sample surveys and results from previous YVM surveys is available on the APS website.