Measuring Non-Cognitive Skills to Meet ESSA Requirements: What We Can Learn from Research on Student Engagement

  • Jun 13, 2017

As part of the reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are now required to include a fifth indicator of student success that goes beyond test scores. Initial reviews of 18 state ESSA plans show that student engagement is an indicator that the majority of states have chosen to include in their initial plans. This webinar:

1) describes how student engagement has been defined and why it is important to assess;
2) reviews different ways student engagement has been measured in both research and policy;
3) outlines the benefits and challenges with each of these methods; and
4) provides recommendations for the measurement of student engagement in an accountability plan.

This special edition of the Research Collaborative Seminar Series is led by Jennifer Fredricks, Ph.D., a Students at the Center Distinguished Fellow and international expert on student engagement.


Additional Engagement Measurement Resources

Resources on Engagement and Measurement by Dr. Fredricks

California Core Districts

This online event is part of a series hosted by the Students Centered Learning Research Collaborative which works to investigate and evaluate what is known about student-centered learning and leverage that knowledge to effect meaningful change at scale. Funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation with additional support from the Overdeck Family Foundation, the Research Collaborative currently supports four studies and nine Distinguished Fellows who are leading the field in research, policy, and practice.

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