Student Engagement

  • Students engaged with text and iPad

    Student engagement surveys provide an opportunity for learners to express their perspectives on their learning experience. Learner responses contribute to educators’ analysis of effective practices.  

    Educators will select a learner group in which to conduct an engagement survey in the fall of each school year. Educators will develop surveys in their PLCs to ensure that the surveys are age-appropriate and are applicable for the learning content. Surveys provide an opportunity for learners to provide feedback about their engagement. The Student Engagement component of TD&E involves surveys, PLC discussions around results, and reflections completed by the educator. Reflections are shared with the school/department administrative team for ongoing communication and review. Engagement is also evaluated during the performance review conducted by administration through the Standards of Effective Teaching (SET) or applicable evaluation tool.

    The five areas measured by the Student Engagement Survey are Active, Safe, Respected, Challenged, and Supported. 

    Learners who are engaged are:

    • active and have the opportunity and show willingness, need, and desire to be involved in their learning.
    • safe and comfortable taking risks and do not feel threatened.
    • respected and valued as individuals.
    • challenged and feel adults and peers have high academic and behavioral expectations for themselves and each other.
    • supported and pursue and receive equitable assistance.

    Each school year, the educator will complete two Student Engagement reflections on the timeframe determined by the administrative team at the school. They will be submitted to the school administration team (principal, assistant principals, administrative interns, or supervisor) for review.

SPPS Educators and Administrators

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