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
Overall Student Engagement
Native American or Alaskan Native
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Students from Low Income Families
Students Learning English
Students with Disabilities
Students in Foster Care
Students who are Homeless
Students from Military Families
Students from Migrant Families
This domain measures the extent to which a student is invested in learning.
This domain captures a student’s efforts in the classroom.
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
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.