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IDAHO FALLS DISTRICT

Grades Served:
Kindergarten - Grade 12

Engagement

Are students in this school engaged in their learning?

Student engagement is defined in The Glossary of Education Reform as the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught.

Research indicates that students who are engaged find more value in the learning experience and exhibit greater persistence, and report higher levels of achievement. To measure student engagement, Idaho students participate in an annual survey with 20 questions exploring their perceptions about school and learning. Their responses provide evidence about student engagement across the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive domains.

Overall Student Engagement


63.6%

Overall Student Engagement

63.6%

Grades served

Grade 3

76.5%

Grade 4

72.0%

Grade 5

67.2%

Grade 6

65.0%

Grade 7

57.0%

Grade 8

46.1%

Race/Ethnicity

Native American or Alaskan Native

72.2%

Black/African-American

>50%

Asian

73.6%

White

64.1%

Hispanic or Latino

62.3%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

N*

Multiracial

58.3%

Student Group

Students from Low Income Families

60.1%

Students Learning English

68.1%

Students with Disabilities

57.4%

Students in Foster Care

N*

Students who are Homeless

61.3%

Students from Military Families

N*

Students from Migrant Families

61.9%

Are students cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally engaged?

Student engagement can vary across different components of the educational experience. Behavioral engagement captures a student’s activities in the classroom. Cognitive engagement measures the extent to which a student is invested in learning. Emotional engagement describes how a student feels about his or her classroom and school.

Committed
Compliant
Disengaged

Cognitive

0

100

Behavioral

0

100

Emotional

0

100

Committed


Compliant


Disengaged


Cognitive

67.2% 27.2% 5.6%

Behavioral

60.4% 12.9% 17.4%

Emotional

63.1% 15.6% 21.3%