Survey for East Hampton Parents

Parents of children attending East Hampton schools are being asked to participate in a survey about their involvement in education politics, including where they stand on opting out of standardized tests. The survey is sponsored by a research team at Michigan State University. The East Hampton School District is one of several across the state to be included in the survey.

All responses will remain anonymous. According to the research team, the goal is to learn more about parent views on various education issues. The first portion of the survey asks about opt-out activities and the second section deals with political participation habits. As a token of appreciation, four $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and can be accessed until 10 p.m. on Friday, July 28, at

In an email to parents, Charles Soriano, the middle school principal, encouraged participation in the survey. "Your voice is extremely important at East Hampton U.F.S.D.," he wrote.