School Engagement Measure-MacArthur (SEM)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The School Engagement Measure-MacArthur (SEM) is designed to appraise school engagement in elementary school students.
|Main constructs measured||
Cognitive competencies; Intrapersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Five-point Likert-type scale
|Fee for use||Free and publicly available|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are three subscores:
The measure is self-scored.
No information is available in the references reviewed.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Evidence has been collected from urban, low-income, primarily minority students in grades 3-5 (N=641) (Fredericks et al., 2005).
Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.55 to 0.86 for the three subscales (Fredericks et al., 2005).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||performwell.org|
Fredericks, J.A., Blumenfeld, P., Friedel, J., & Paris, A. "School Engagement ," What do children need to flourish?: Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development by K.A. Moore & L. Lippman (Eds.), New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media, 2005.
The SEM was developed for a study for the MacArthur Research Network on Successful Pathways Through Middle Childhood.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.