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State of Idaho

Grades Served:
Kindergarten - Grade 12

Engagement

Are students in Idaho 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


52.6%

Overall Student Engagement

52.6%

Grades served

Grade 3

68.9%

Grade 4

65.1%

Grade 5

61.2%

Grade 6

58.1%

Grade 7

50.7%

Grade 8

44.6%

Race/Ethnicity

Native American or Alaskan Native

45.6%

Black/African-American

55.1%

Asian

55.5%

White

53.1%

Hispanic or Latino

50.4%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

54.0%

Multiracial

51.3%

Student Group

Students from Low Income Families

52.0%

Students Learning English

57.3%

Students with Disabilities

50.4%

Students in Foster Care

53.4%

Students who are Homeless

50.4%

Students from Military Families

50.3%

Students from Migrant Families

54.7%

51.3%

Cognitive Engagement

This domain measures the extent to which a student is invested in learning.

53.5%

Behavioral Engagement

This domain captures a student’s efforts in the classroom.

52.9%

Emotional Engagement

This domain describes how a student feels about his or her classroom and school.

How engaged are parents in Idaho schools?

Parent engagement and satisfaction is the degree to which a parent feels their student's school provides a caring, safe, and supportive environment that partners effectively with them in their child's learning. The state measures parent engagement and satisfaction using a short survey that Idaho stakeholders developed. The survey asks parents to rate the extent to which they agree with various positive statements about their student's school, such as 'My child's school provides me with resources and information to support my child's learning at home.' To summarize parent engagement and satisfaction for every school and district, Idaho reports the total percentage of these survey questions with which parents agreed or strongly agreed.

Parent Engagement and Satisfaction


74.5%

Number of Responses: 37441

How engaged are staff in Idaho?

Staff engagement and satisfaction is the degree to which school employees believe their school provides them with appropriate resources and support while fostering a positive culture. The state measures staff engagement and satisfaction using a short survey that Idaho stakeholders developed. The survey asks staff members to rate the extent to which they agree with various positive statements about their school, such as 'Our school has adequate facilities to support student learning.' To summarize staff engagement and satisfaction for every school and district, Idaho reports the total percentage of these survey questions with which staff members agreed or strongly agreed.

Staff Engagement and Satisfaction


75.7%