Gallup Student Poll
 Gallup Student Poll

Measuring Student Hope, Engagement, and Well-Being

For more than 40 years, Gallup Education has provided its expertise, products, and services to school districts across the United States, helping to accelerate student success. Now Gallup has added the voice of America's youth to the dialogue around how to ensure a positive future for America's students. The Gallup Student Poll measures student hope for the future, engagement with school, and well-being - factors that have been shown to drive students' grades, achievement scores, retention, and future employment.

Hope - the ideas and energy we have for the future

  • Hope drives attendance, credits earned, and GPA of high school students. Hope scores are more robust predictors of college success than are high school GPA, SAT, and ACT scores.

Engagement - the involvement in and enthusiasm for school

  • Engagement distinguishes between high-performing and low-performing schools.

Well-being - how we think about and experience our lives

  • Well-being tells us how our students are doing today and predicts their success in the future.

The Web-based survey is administered in the fall of each school year and supplies teachers, administrators, and community leaders with actionable and malleable data related to other key achievement measures.

The survey dates for fall 2014 are
September 30 - October 31.

Gallup has made a 10 year commitment to track hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in grades 5 through 12 across the United States. Public schools and districts may participate at no cost.

All data collected by the Gallup Student Poll is stored, aggregated, and analyzed by Gallup. Data are reported by school and by district and are accessible via an online scorecard. Under no circumstances will Gallup reveal a student's individual item responses to anyone.

2013 Overall U.S. Annual Report

Participating in the Survey

The Gallup Student Poll student survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. In addition to several demographic questions such as age, grade, and gender, students are asked 20 questions about what they do, how they think, and how they feel about their home, school, and community life.

New student poll website coming August 1, 2014!
Nationwide Adoption

In 2013, more than 600,000 students and 2,000 schools across the U.S. participated in the poll, and Gallup has collected over 2 million completes of the poll in the last 5 years.

2013 Findings

Based on data collected during the Fall 2013 administration, 54% of students who participated are Hopeful, 55% are Engaged, and 66% have thriving Well-Being.

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