Raising the Bar: Intellectual Engagement [video] Print or save as PDF

Research has shown that students who are more intellectually engaged in school not only achieve and perform better, but also feel more positive and have greater self confidence.

This increase in self-esteem can help protect against depression, anxiety and the involvement in risk-taking behaviors. The OurSCHOOL survey is a powerful tool to help measure levels of intellectual engagement in schools. Using OurSCHOOL, some school districts report a 20-30% increase in engagement in one school year.

View the Raising the Bar: Intellectual Engagement video to find out more about the OurSCHOOL measures that can help you to obtain data and track intellectual engagement in your school.

Olga Grigoriev, former principal of Rockland District High School, describes other sources of data used in combination with OurSCHOOL results and the changes Rockland District High School focused on.




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Which school outcomes are linked to student engagement?


How can I tell if my students are intellectually engaged?


Which family factors linked to intellectual engagement can the school influence?


How can schools promote intellectual engagement among students?


Which school factors have the most impact on the engagement of high-needs students?


How can you really know if your students are being engaged?


Which OurSCHOOL survey measures and features can help me track intellectual engagement within my school?


How can I use OurSCHOOL to track intellectual engagement over time?


How much of OurSCHOOL could reasonably be shared with teachers as opposed to administrators?


What is an example of a school that was able to raise intellectual engagement by using the OurSCHOOL survey tool?


What other sources of data did Rockland District High School use in combination with the OurSCHOOL survey to determine areas of focus?


What did Rockland District High School focus on during the time that the OurSCHOOL data showed a change?


What were the school focus areas that led to an increase in intellectual engagement?


How did you get staff to buy in to such sweeping change?


How do you communicate to students the results?



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