10th gr. Monitoring the Future Survey- University of Michigan

10th gr. Monitoring the Future Survey- University of Michigan
3/11/2020, 8:00 AM 8:30 AM

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School has been invited by the University of Michigan to participate in a nationwide survey of 10th graders, entitled Monitoring the Future: a continuing study of American youth. I am writing to ask your permission for your child to participate.

This annual survey, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, has been tracking changes in the attitudes, opinions and behavior of American young people for the past 44 years. Its results are widely reported and are used by many organizations to develop better policies and programs that affect the nation’s youth.

The 10th graders will be asked to complete a 40-minute questionnaire during regular school hours, which asks about school experiences, attitudes toward school and education, plans for the future, use of and attitudes about using alcohol and drugs, work experiences and preferences, and health and leisure activities. There are no questions about sexual behavior or abortion. Students are informed that their participation is voluntary and that they may skip any questions they wish. They usually find the questionnaire interesting and enjoy the opportunity to express their views. The enclosed brochure provides you with additional information about the study.

The questionnaires are anonymous—containing no names or other identifying information—and no school staff are involved in administering the questionnaires; review copies are available at the school. The school will receive a monetary contribution this year, as well as national reports from the study for each of the next three years.

We believe this study is important and worthwhile. If for any reason you do not wish your child to participate, please ask your child to return the attached slip to Ms. Maria Gennaro by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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