Leveraging the Cultural Humility Scale for Students to Enhance Achievement

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about complex cultural issues surrounding the measurement of school engagement and academic achievement.
  2. explore ways to consult with teachers regarding cultural differences and improving teacher–student relationships.
  3. learn about the Cultural Humility Scale for Students and how to utilize it in school settings.


School engagement is a construct that encompasses aspects of student behavior, relatedness to school, and willingness to learn. It is well-documented in the literature that engagement has a linear relationship to academic achievement; however, this pattern is inconsistent among Black students. This study aims to explore reasons for why this may exist as well as provide evidence that cultural humility can boost the positive effects of emotional engagement and improve academic achievement.



Emily N. Srisarajivakul, Georgia State University
Kate McPhee, Georgia State University
Kris Varjas, Georgia State University
Joel Meyers, Georgia State University


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