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Internet Access at Home Survey

Survey Students

Listed below are 3 tools designed to help districts accurately and effectively survey districts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a renewed urgency for closing the digital divide in America’s education system. With schools having to quickly pivot to online learning, it is more important than ever to ensure access to an Internet connection and a dedicated learning device for students at home. Wisconsin DPI continues to find ways to collaboratively help districts collect data that identifies holes in digital equity. To best identify statewide needs it is important that districts use common data elements when conducting surveys.


Student Information System Vendor Survey

Listed below are the SIS vendors that have implemented the recommended data collection fields.
State SIS vendors understand the importance of collecting this data properly. Several state SIS vendors have quickly implemented or are creating these data points in time for the 2021 school year. Contact your student information system vendor to receive an update on adding these fields into your SIS.

  • Skyward

DPI Survey

If your district is in need of a survey tool, Wisconsin DPI has created a complete survey tool kit. Contact us by filling out this form and we will send the survey customized for your

Create a Customized Survey

Some districts prefer to create a customized survey tool please refer to the sample questions.


Number of students residing in your household who attend your district

What device does the student most often use to complete schoolwork at home?

  • Desktop/Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Chromebook
  • Smartphone
  • None
  • Other

Is the primary earning device a personal device or school-provided?

  • Personal
  • School Provided
  • None

Is the primary learning device shared with anyone else in the household?

  • Yes
  • No

Do you have internet access in your home?

  • Yes
  • No

IF YES: What type of internet service do you have in your home?

  • Wired Internet
  • Cellular Internet
  • Satellite Internet
  • School provided hot spot
  • Dial-up
  • Other

Can the student stream video on the primary earning device without interruption?

  • Yes -No issues
  • Yes - but not consistently
  • No

IF NO: List the reason that best describes why you do not have internet access at home

  • Not available
  • Not affordable
  • Other
For questions about this information, contact Ed Snow (608) 267-2346