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2016 Gallup Student Poll Snapshot Report

Learn what nearly 1 million students say about their school engagement and hope for the future -- two factors linked to desirable learning outcomes.

Measuring hope, engagement, entrepreneurial aspiration, and career and financial literacy, the Gallup Student Poll helps educators gauge school success beyond test scores and grades.

Download the 2016 snapshot report to discover how you can build a positive school culture that helps students achieve desirable learning outcomes.

Hopeful students are


more likely than their discouraged peers to say they get excellent grades.


of U.S. public school students surveyed are engaged with school, and


are hopeful for the future.

Students who plan to go to a four-year college are


as likely to be engaged with school as they are to be actively disengaged.

Students in upper grades are less likely than those in lower grades to be engaged in school.

The 2016 Gallup Student Poll Snapshot Report provides the levels of engagement and hope experienced by nearly 1 million U.S. and Canadian students in grades five through 12. The report also summarizes students' experiences with entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Download this snapshot to learn:

  • areas of opportunity and strength for each grade level
  • types of students who are the most engaged and hopeful
  • levels of student entrepreneurial aspiration and financial literacy
  • drivers of self-reported excellent grades

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