Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) measures cognitive and affective engagement in schools.
|Main constructs measured||
Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Four-point Likert-type scale
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are six 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 is based on an ethnically and economically diverse urban sample of ninth graders (N=1,931).
Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.72 to 0.88 for the six scales.
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||checkandconnect.umn.edu|
Appleton, James J., Sandra L. Christenson, Dongjin Kim, and Amy L. Reschly, "Measuring cognitive and psychological engagement: Validation of the Student Engagement Instrument," Journal of School Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2006, pp. 427–445.
Betts, J., Appleton, J.J., Reschly, A.L., Christenson, S.L., & Huebner, E.S. "A study of the reliability and construct validity of the Student Engagement Instrument across multiple grades," School Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 25, 2010, pp. 84–93.
Lovelace, M., Reschly, A.L., Appleton, J.J., & Lutz, M. , "Concurrent and predictive validity of the Student Engagement Instrument," Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 32, DOI: 10.1177/0734282914527548, 2014, pp. 509–520.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.