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State of Idaho

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


65.5%

Overall Student Engagement

65.5%

Grades served

Grade 3

77.4%

Grade 4

73.8%

Grade 5

68.2%

Grade 6

66.1%

Grade 7

56.5%

Grade 8

50.4%

Race/Ethnicity

Native American or Alaskan Native

59.9%

Black/African-American

65.9%

Asian

70.5%

White

65.8%

Hispanic or Latino

64.3%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

67.3%

Multiracial

64.3%

Student Group

Students from Low Income Families

64.3%

Students Learning English

69.3%

Students with Disabilities

62.5%

Students in Foster Care

64.9%

Students who are Homeless

62.6%

Students from Military Families

65.6%

Students from Migrant Families

67.8%

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

68.5% 25.8% 5.6%

Behavioral

63.3% 13.5% 14.8%

Emotional

64.6% 16.3% 19.1%