Check & Connect App - The Check & Connect web-based application (C&C App) helps C&C mentors and coordinators document, monitor, and report on student progress using their computer or tablet web browser.
Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) - The Student Engagement Instrument (SEI™) is a brief 35 item self-reporting survey measuring cognitive and affective engagement. Data allows school professionals to gain insights into a student’s sense of control, intrinsic motivation, and future aspirations (cognitive engagement factors).
Mentor Practice Profile (PDF) - The purpose of this practice profile is to guide the C&C mentor through the implementation of the C&C Comprehensive Student Engagement Model. The critical components of the C&C mentor position include: building relationships with students; systematic monitoring and analysis of student-level “check” data; providing personalized “connect”
Check & Connect Video (4 min. 30 sec.) - The 4 1/2 minute introductory video shows perspectives of Check & Connect from students, mentors, teachers, and administrators across several different models of implementation.
Implementation Options & Funding Tips (PDF) - This resource explains the pros and cons of utilizing dedicated mentors, school staff, or community volunteers in the role of the Check & Connect mentor. Funding options and grant writing resources are also described.
Frequently Asked Questions - Find answers to a range of questions, including the background of Check & Connect, as well as specifically how Check & Connect can be implemented at your site.
Check & Connect Research Poster (PDF) - This research poster highlights how C&C is used, its development, its impact on students, and recent federally funded research.
Online Support Modules & Resources
*How do I use "Check" data? - (Support Module) This self-paced online learning module focuses on how to maximize the use of data in your Check & Connect implementation. After completing the module, learners will be able to identify the ABC’s of “Check” data and analyze “Check” data to assess for risk.
The following tools are a small sampling of the electronic materials provided to participants at Check & Connect trainings. These tools are for Check & Connect mentors and coordinators working with youth at their site:
*Select resources developed by the University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration are funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H327S170015. These resources do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Tara Courchaine.