A Guide to Assessing and Increasing School Engagement

 From Child Trends

A Guide to Assessing and Increasing School Engagement

Students who are disengaged from school are at risk for many poor outcomes beyond poor academic achievement.  They are at risk of skipping classes, sexual activity, substance use, and ultimately dropping out of school.  A new Child Trends brief, Assessing School Engagement: A Guide for Out-Of-School Time Program Practitioners, provides information on why school engagement matters, how out-of-school time programs can affect school engagement, and how to measure engagement.  The brief includes specific measures of school engagement from three surveys and a list of additional resources.

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