Posts published on December 15, 2009
The survey of high school student engagement (see link in next paragraph) does not get the attention it deserves. The annual survey probes deeper than just test outcomes into more active and engaged learning through complex tasks etc.
While students often are portrayed as not caring about school or learning, many are looking for something more complex than statistics can measure. Results from the High School Survey of Student Engagement reveal that students are looking to be interacted with, cared about, challenged and valued. In creating engaging schools, these student voices are important and insightful. Schools that listen to their students and utilize their survey data to take action have started down the path to engaging all students.