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Tools for Schools

Engagement Monitoring and Support Tools

In response to the recent shifts in learning brought on by the pandemic, Communities In Schools (CISTM) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered to develop a set of tools to be used to understand and measure student, family and educator engagement in learning.  Without engagement, meaningful learning doesn’t happen!

Read our position on reengagement during the pandemic here.

 

Student Engagement Check-In Workbook and Worksheet

The Student Engagement Check-In Tool Workbook is designed to help adults working with students make a quick, effective determination of how engaged a student is in their learning. 

This workbook walks you through how to prepare for a check-in conversation, how to have introductory conversations, and how to have deeper conversations in 4 domains of engagement. It also explains the necessary follow-up steps to take after each check-in.  The Workbook is designed to be used with the Student Engagement Check-in MS Excel Worksheet.  The worksheet includes directions, sample questions, and a space to capture student engagement ratings. The worksheet has been formatted with spaces to enter ratings and calculate the risk of disengagement. 

Student Engagement Check-In Workbook

Student Engagement Check-In Worksheet

 

Student Engagement Survey and Scoring Tool

The Student Engagement Survey contains a brief set of survey items for middle/high schools students and for elementary students (Grades K–5) or their parents, guardians, or other adult to report how they (or their children) are engaging in school in any learning environment (virtual, hybrid, or in person). These items allow schools to monitor the students’ global engagement levels and identify areas for additional supports to meet the students where they are in the moment. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Accompanying the survey is an MS Excel scoring tool that provides individual, aggregate and trend data to help educators identify who is at greatest risk of disengaging in learning and whether levels of engagement are improving over time.

Middle and High School Student Engagement Survey

Middle and High School Student Engagement Survey Results Tool

Elementary School Student Engagement Survey

Elementary School Student Engagement Survey Results Tool

 

Student Engagement Monitoring and Support Tools Manual

This manual includes step-by-step instructions for using the Student Engagement Check-in Tool and the Student Engagement Survey Results Tools.

Student Engagement Monitoring and Support Tools Manual

 

Educator Engagement Survey 

The Educator Engagement Survey is a brief set of survey items for teachers in any learning environment (virtual, hybrid, or in person) to report how they are engaging while teaching. The Educator Engagement Survey is intended to understand engagement levels in aggregate (i.e., for a group of educators), rather than engagement of an individual teacher. The items allow schools to understand educators’ global engagement levels and identify areas for additional supports to meet the teachers where they are in the moment.

Educator Engagement Survey

 

Family Engagement Survey

The Family Engagement Survey is a brief set of survey items for families with children in any learning environment (virtual, hybrid, or in person) to report what, if any, challenges they face in supporting their children’s learning. These items allow schools to understand how learning is taking place at home and identify areas for additional supports to meet families where they are in the moment. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Family Engagement Survey

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