Comprehensive System of Learning Supports

Equal attention to Learning Supports is essential so that:
  • Every student will demonstrate academic achievement and be prepared for success after high school;
  • Every student will be supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders; and
  • Every school will offer a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.

Engagement and Re-engagement

Research has demonstrated that student engagement is correlated with higher achievement (e.g., standardized tests, grades) (Connell et al., 1995, Skinner et al., 1990, Alexander, et al., 1997).  Engagement encompasses three areas, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive.

Behavioral engagement consists of: Emotional engagement often refers to: Cognitive engagement involves:
Antecedents of Engagement


It is imperative to identify disengaged students and intervene as soon as possible. Some recommendations include:

Engagement Resources