• Student Engagement Surveys

    Student engagement is described on multiple levels by educational researchers. Schlechty defines engagement levels with the lowest being rebellion and the highest level being authentic engagement. (Schlechty) For individual students, student engagement is multidimensional and can be described in these ways:  

    • Behavioral engagement which focuses on participation in activities, 
    • Emotional engagement focuses on the interaction of students with adults and their peers, and  
    • Cognitive engagement shifts to focus on the degree to which students invest in and own their learning.  

    In addition to these individual levels of engagement, there are strategies that schools, leaders, and teachers can use to engage students within the school. These include relational strategies and opportunities to engage in support and/or enrichment activities.  

    In Fort Bend ISD, we track each of the dimensions of student engagement through the opportunities students have to engage in learner experiences that include opportunities to collaborate, communicate, access and use resources for learning, engage in feedback cycles, monitor progress, and set goals. 


    In the 2020 – 21 school year, secondary students participated in the FBISD Student Engagement Survey for the first time. The survey was expanded to include elementary students in the 2021 – 22 school year.  Below you will find the links for the most recent District Report, which includes a comparison of the results for secondary students, and the initial results for elementary students.