The High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) and the Middle Grades Survey of Student Engagement (MGSSE) are student-focused surveys that investigate the attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs of students about their school work, the school learning environment, and their interactions with the school community. HSSSE and MGSSE are modeled after the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) with the following primary purposes:
- To provide teachers and school administrators with valid and meaningful data on student engagement at their specific school
- To help educators use student engagement data to develop and implement strategies and practices that increase student engagement at their specific school
- To help schools interpret their own student engagement data relative to the aggregate results from other schools
HSSSE and MGSSE contain parallel survey items. A basic overview of the target populations, delivery format, completion time and dimensions of engagement measured for each survey is below.