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
- Institute for Research and Reform in Education: Use Engagement Data to Inform Practice
- Instructional Practices Inventory: Teacher led process for collecting and studying student engagement
- Check and Connect: A data driven Engagement intervention program
Resources on Engagement and Measurement by Dr. Fredricks
- Measuring Student Engagement in Upper Elementary Through High School: A Description of 21st Indicators
- The measurement of student engagement: A comparative analysis of various methods and self-report instrument
- Eight Myths of Student Disengagement: Creating Classrooms of Deep Learning
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.