High School Survey of Student Engagement!

The High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE, pronounced "hessee") is a comprehensive survey on student engagement and school climate issues.  Previously, HSSSE was administered by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University as a fee-for-service to schools, districts and other groups who wanted to examine high school student engagement.  Since 2003, HSSSE has been used to measure the engagement of secondary students, with more than 400,000 students in over 40 states completing the survey between 2006 and 2013. 

Starting in Fall 2013, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) no longer administers HSSSE as a fee-for-service.   Going forward, the use of HSSSE survey items by schools, districts, and researchers is permitted without charge.  HSSSE and the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) must be cited/referenced in documentation and publications.

In addition, CEEP will work with interested school districts, state departments of education, state and national organizations, and foundations to develop larger-scale research and evaluation studies that evaluate high school student engagement.  These studies may include HSSSE, as well as other data collection methods developed by CEEP in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.  Costs for these studies will be commensurate with the methodology and scope of the study.

You are invited to explore the HSSSE website to learn more about measuring and strengthening the engagement of your students.

HESSE Survey Sample