Strengthening School Connectedness for Student Success

Posted by EdResearch for Action on June 18, 2024

The EdResearch for Action Overview Series summarizes the research on key topics to provide K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students. Authors – leading experts from across the field of education research – are charged with highlighting key findings from research that provide concrete, strategic insight on persistent challenges sourced from district and state leaders.

Students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school. Researchers have identified four specific factors that contribute to feelings of school connectedness, including being involved in service-based and pro-social activities.

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