• Assessing Wellbeing in Schools
  • Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
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  • Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)

    This measure is for children and adultsThis is a priced measure

    Cognitive and psychological engagement is the focus of this instrument, intended for students in Grades 6-12 along with school staff. The first SEI version included 30 items relating to cognitive engagement, how students perceive their school experience; and 26 items relating to psychological engagement, how connected they felt. These 56 questions were grouped into six subscales: Teacher–Student Relationships, Control and Relevance of Schoolwork, Peer Support for Learning, Future Aspirations and Goals, Family Support for Learning, and Extrinsic Motivation. Students answered each item on a 4-point Likert scale (Appleton, Christenson, Kim, & Reschly, 2006). SEI has been recently adapted as a shorter version containing 35 items. It is available through the University of Minnesota as the Engage SEI online platform.

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    Has been used with students Grades 3-5 and with college age students

    The online version of this survey is not yet priced. When it has been, you can find the cost here.

    Suggestions for Further Research

    Appleton, J. J., Christenson, S. L., Kim, D., & Reschly, A. L. (2006). Measuring cognitive and psychological engagement: Validation of the Student Engagement Instrument. Journal of School Psychology, 44(5), 427–445. https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jsp.2006.04.002

    RAND. (2018). Student Engagement Instrument (SEI). https://edtechbooks.org/-RuS 

    University of Minnesota. (n.d.). Check & connect Student Engagement Intervention Model: Institute on Community Integration. https://edtechbooks.org/-cQUp

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