Little attention has been paid to the ability of schools to encourage positive non-academic outcomes such as self-efficacy, optimism, and problem solving ability which all impact traditional academic achievement and influence success and quality of life outside of school.
The Hope Logic Model addresses these concerns with the use of the Hope Survey which measures autonomy, belongingness, mastery goal orientation and academic press which lead to engagement and hope. Hope is measured with the Hope Index, an assessment of generalized expectancy for achieving goals which contains two components; motivation for pursuing goals and ability to identify workable routes to goal attainment. The Hope Survey results can lead to continuous school improvement to create a school climate utilizing the Hope Logic Model leading to greater engagement, higher achievement and higher hope in students.
Results of creating a culture that support hope provides an indication of how a learning environment affects adolescents and have been shown to correlate positively with success in college, physical health, and self-actualization. With The Hope Survey, schools can build a strong data driven decision making model which ties together relationships, relevance, and rigor through continuous school improvement.