The Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)

Cognitive & Affective Subdomains

The SEI generates scores for cognitive and affective engagement, broken down into six subdomains, on a scale from 1 (least engaged) to 5 (most engaged):

A half circle divided into two equal parts. One part is labeled cognnitive and the other part is labeled affective.


  • Control and Relevance of School Work (CRSW)
  • Future Aspirations and Goals (FG)
  • Intrinsic Motivation (IM)


  • Teacher-Student Relationships (TSR)
  • Peer Support at School (PSS)
  • Family Support for Learning (FSL)