Aspirations Research Center
Listen. Learn. Lead.
Focused on the voice of students, the Aspirations Research Center (ARC) collects and analyzes data to better understand school environments. ARC is committed to developing partnerships and sharing information in ways that engage all stakeholders in education.
My Voice Reports
National student and staff reports on the current state of the 8 Conditions in our schools, with analysis by president and founder, Dr. Russell Quaglia.
ARC Research Agenda
ARC has developed a research agenda that will focus on our continuing investigation of aspirations, student engagement, and the importance of student voice.
Technical Documentation of Scale Construction of My Voice Three Guiding Principles
This document is a technical report of the scale development process regarding the use of the My Voice Survey to operationalize the Three Guiding Principles
. The My Voice Survey was adapted from the Student Aspirations Survey (Plucker & Quaglia, 1998)
and was originally constructed to address both intraindividual and environmental factors that support student aspirations. The three Guiding Principles focus on the intraindividual dimensions of student aspirations; as such, the primary goal of the present exploration is to determine whether selected items of the My Voice Survey reliably and validly operationalize each of the Guiding Principles: Self-Worth, Engagement, and Purpose.
ARC Retreat Proceedings
The Aspirations Research Center's Advisory Team met in Montana to discuss our continuing research agenda.
Peer reviewed essays and articles appearing in prominent educational journals.
Recommended articles relevant to fostering Aspirations, Self-Worth, Engagement, and Purpose.