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Student Engagement

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High school students say they are bored in class because they aren’t interested in what they’re studying or they don’t have enough interaction with their teachers, says a report from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy.

More than 81,000 high school students from 110 high schools responded to the center’s High School Survey of Student Engagement. The survey found that fewer than 2 percent of students say they are never bored in high school; 75 percent of students said they were bored in at least one class because the subject they were studying wasn’t interesting; and 31 percent cited lack of interaction with teachers as the primary reason for classroom boredom.

Vol. 26, Issue 27, Page 14

Published in Print: March 14, 2007, as Student Engagement

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