Students in grades 3-12 will be completing the Student Engagement Survey. The survey is completed by students in the state of North Dakota and it allows students to have a voice on how engaged they are within the classroom. The survey is not graded, it is 21 brief questions, and there are no correct or incorrect answers. Students’ individual results are not shared with the school and no students will be identified by the survey. Summary feedback is provided to the teachers and administrators at the school to help with professional development and continuous school improvement. Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Geis.
Q: When will the survey be given to students?
A: The survey administration window will be open from January 17 through February 18, 2022. Each district will determine the best time to administer the survey to their students during this window.
Q: How do Student Rosters get updated?
A: The schools make the necessary student additions/deletions in PowerSchool. Starting on January 17, the updated information will be pulled nightly and the student rosters will be updated within 48 hours.
Q: What is the purpose of the Student Engagement Survey?
A: The NDDPI is determined to provide its schools and districts with better information about student learning to support their continuous improvement efforts and improve teaching and learning. The Cognia Student Engagement Survey collects direct feedback from students regarding their learning experiences; results for schools help leaders and teachers understand what students need for their success. The 2021-22 results will be used to calculate each school’s School Quality Indicator which accounts for 30% of an elementary or middle school’s overall rating and 20% of a high school’s overall rating for the 2021-22 school year.
Q: Which students are included in the survey administration?
A: All students in grades 3-12 who are actively enrolled in a North Dakota school during the survey window should participate in the survey administration.
Q: How will students access the survey?
A: The survey is administered online to students statewide. Each student will enter his/her unique login credentials to access the survey that was developed for his/her grade level. The NDDPI, in conjunction with the North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT), will provide your school's Student Engagement Survey coordinators the unique login credentials for each rostered student.
Q: How long is the survey and will students be asked demographic questions?
A: There are 21 questions in the survey. Students will not be asked any questions related to their gender, race, or religion.
Q: Will a transfer or new student have to take the survey?
A: Each student will only take one student engagement survey. Because this is a statewide survey, if a student transfers from another North Dakota school where he or she already has taken the survey during the current administration window, they will not have access to take the survey again. If during the survey administration window, a student transfers from a school outside of the state, or he/she did not previously take this year’s survey while at another school/district within the state, they should take the survey. If this new student does not have access to the survey, he/she should inform their teacher.