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The National Center for School Engagement (NCSE), collaborates with school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, and state and federal agencies to support youth and their families to be engaged at school. We pay special attention to school engagement, attendance, dropout prevention, and the mental health needs of students and staff.
What We Do
The National Center for School Engagement (NCSE), collaborates with school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, and state and federal agencies to support youth and their families to be engaged at school.
We designed a survey to measure three aspects of school engagement.
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Policy and Practice Assessment
Take the NCSE AAA Policy and Practice Assessment to help reevaluate your school practices.
School Engagement Questionnaire
The ultimate goal of these collaborative efforts between courts and schools is to achieve regular school attendance and dismiss truancy petitions.
Have a program or intervention you want to evaluate? We can help. Our experienced evaluation staff will design a study to meet any budget.
NCSE staff provides customized services to help you develop and evaluate student support programs that fit your local strengths, needs, context and budget.
NCSE conducts ongoing trainings for individual registration, and we are happy to schedule a customized training program for your group.
NCSE AAA Policy and Practices Assessment
This is a tool to help school teams reexamine their policies and practices in light of best practices in school engagement. An individual school can use the assessment, or a district can involve a group of schools. The assessment includes a customized report and technical assistance to help teams decide on priority action steps.
Juniper County (pseudonym) Student Focus Groups
We conducted 18 focus groups in 9 schools representing three school districts in Juniper County to hear middle and high school students’ views on their schools and teachers. Read what they had to say in Teach from the Heart [Add hotlink to document]. If you’re from a school, there will be lessons there for you, too.
Pueblo Collective Impact
NCSE worked with a wide range of community partners in Pueblo to secure funding from the Colorado Department of Public Higher Education for a collective impact project to reduce disparities in the rates at which minorities enroll and persist in higher education. We participated throughout the three-year project conducting informative qualitative studies to support the project learning goals, and conducted the final program evaluation.
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