The following are some key questions focused on how to assess Student Engagement as it relates to the Rigor-Relevance-Relationships framework.
- Are different types of students motivated and encouraged to become engaged throughout the school? How?
- differently-abled students
- disengaged students
- low-income students
- different student sub-cultures
- students from minority populations
- travel budgets
- telephone/fax/e-mail budget or access
- budget to conduct consultations
- What steps are taken to make the issues in your program relevant to students?
- How are the student participants recognized?
- What competencies are being explicitly developed among the Student and Adult Partners?
- What steps/actions are taken to ensure the process is fun?
- What opportunities are provided for student to form friendships beyond Student Engagement activities?
- What procedures are used for students to check-in and to be accounted for? (security and safety issues)?
- How do students involved in fostering Student Engagement consult other students? How often? On what?
- How do they seek guidance from adults? How often?
- Does Student Engagement have…
- clearly stated goals?
- a plan of action?
- time limits /deadlines?
Find more resources on student engagement at www.SoundOut.org