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Measure Student Engagement with NAIS

I hope this message finds you well. Please find below the email sent yesterday to NAIS members encouraging them to participate in HSSSE and MGSSE. Given our previous collaboration on student engagement, I thought to also extend this invitation to your schools. Participants don't need to be members of NAIS. They just need to be an independent school.

Schools can register until May 15. NAIS is still subsidizing the cost of the surveys, so participants only pay $400 plus a variable cost per student ($1.50 for the online survey or $2.00 for the paper/pencil survey) per each survey. These prices are the same as last year.

Amada Torres
VP for Studies, Insights, and Research
National Association of Independent Schools


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Find Out How Engaged Your Middle or High School Students Feel

Student engagement is key to a positive school culture that increases achievement and decreases boredom, alienation, and drop-out rates. To bring you assessment tools that will help you improve student engagement, NAIS is again partnering with the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) on the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) and the Middle Grades Survey of Student Engagement (MGSSE) .

HSSSE and MGSSE investigate your students' perceptions about their school work, learning environment, and interactions with the school community. After you administer the survey(s) and your information is tabulated, you will receive a comprehensive, user-friendly report. It describes your students' cognitive/intellectual/academic engagement; social/behavioral/participatory engagement; and emotional engagement. The report also provides comparisons to other participating independent schools.

Register by May 15 for these important surveys to help you identify engagement gaps, create a safer and kinder school culture, and more.
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For more information about HSSSE and MGSSE, see the comprehensive user guidecreated for you by NAIS, and visit the CEEP and NAIS website.

We invite you to participate and then use your survey results to showcase how your school instills 21st century skills in students while providing a safe environment that nurtures the whole child. If you have questions or need assistance, please email us (HSSSE@indiana.edu) or call (812) 856-1813.

Amada Torres
Vice President, Studies, Insights, and Research

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