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Understanding the Student Engagement Report

With leading-edge indicators on social, institutional, and intellectual engagement, the Student Engagement Thematic Report focuses on measuring student dispositions towards learning, working with others, and functioning in their school. All three forms of engagement are graphically represented within the report, demonstrating how each is a composite of different measures.

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In this school, each measure of social engagement is lower than the Canadian norm. Whether or not your results match the norm, it is simply meant to provide context.
 
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Homework and Study Habits fall notably below the Canadian norm in this school.
 
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In this school, the majority of students exert effort and are appropriately challenged but lack interest and motivation.
 


Secondary Exclusive Figures

The secondary version of the report provides a breakdown of select measures of student engagement (Positive Sense of Belonging, Values School Outcomes, and Interest and Motivation) by socioeconomic status, demonstrating differences among low, middle, and high socioeconomic groups. High SES students tend to have higher results for each measure than do Low-SES students; however, schools vary in their levels of student engagement.

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In this school, High SES students generally have the highest sense of belonging, which remains relatively stable across all grades.
 
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Here students tend to value schooling outcomes less and less as they advance through each grade, reaching similar levels among all SES groups by grade 12.
 
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In this school, interest and motivation gradually declines for Mid and High SES students after grade 9, but rebounds in grade 12 for the Low SES group.
 


Primary Exclusive Figures

The primary version of the report contains two unique figures; one that depicts students who show early signs of disengagement, and another that provides a general break down of student engagement among low, middle, and high socioeconomic groups.

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The example above shows that students become increasingly disengaged as they progress through their schooling. Early signs of disengagement are often associated with learning and behavioral problems, thus, early identification and intervention are crucial.

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The chart above shows us the extent of inequalities based on socioeconomic status. Students in the High SES category are the most engaged in their schooling while those in the Low SES category are the least engaged. Students who are Mid SES fall in-between. Despite any variance, school factors have a great impact on engagement and may be as important, or even more important, than factors outside the school, such as socio-economic status.

Factors Related to Engagement

Both the elementary and secondary reports include a breakdown of the following school-level factors related to engagement: Quality Instruction, Teacher Student Relations, Learning Climate, Expectations for Success, and Advocacy at School.

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These results largely surpass the Canadian norms, indicating promising levels of the factors related to student engagement.
 


The School Engagement Thematic Report provides a powerful summary of school-level data in order to gain a deeper understanding of the factors contributing to student engagement. With this report, teachers and administrators can take the next steps to increase engagement among students at their school.