The HSSSE is an annual survey measuring behavioral engagement, cognitive engagement, and emotional engagement of high school students (Yazzie-Mintz, 2007); and was used to measure level of classroom engagement in this study.
Because agricultural education programs are unique with integrated FFA and SAE components, the 34-item Agricultural Student Engagement Survey (ASES), which used a 5-point Likert-type scale, was attached to the HSSSE for the purpose of measuring engagement in FFA and SAE activities.
Students completing the HSSSE in this study were compared to 66,062 non-agricultural education students who had completed the HSSSE during the same semester.
The suitability of the HSSSE for each application was judged by comparing its performance with a predefined set of parameters that are commonly used for each application, notably feeding consistency vs.
Overall, the performance of the HSSSE for processing a sheet grade of PP was acceptable at screw speeds up to 800 rpm.
Overall, the performance of the HSSSE for processing sheet-grade HIPS was acceptable up to a screw speed of 800 rpm.
Other data from HSSSE
: Students who contemplated dropping out cited a lack of engagement with the school as a reason; 50 percent said they considered dropping out because they didn't like the school (51 percent, cited this in the 2008 survey); 39 percent said they considered it because they didn't like the teachers (40 percent in 2008); 42 percent because they didn't see the value in the work they were asked to do (45 percent in 2008.
not surprising," said Ethan Yazzie-Mintz, HSSSE
project director for the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP).
Also, because the HSSSE does not have any questions related to work-based learning or specific student organization activities, it was soon apparent that an instrument was needed to be developed to measure student engagement in FFA and SAE activities.
The HSSSE was used to collect information regarding classroom student engagement in agricultural education programs and consists of three dimensions: behavioral engagement, cognitive engagement and emotional engagement (Yazzie-Mintz, 2009).
Building on the success of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for college students, HSSSE collects data about students' activities and attitudes.
For example, half of the first year students reported on NSSE that they spend more than 10 hours a week studying, whereas only 14% of the HSSSE seniors said they devote this much time to class preparation.