Institutional report


Participating universities and colleges receive an Institutional Report containing institution-specific results of all the surveys they chose to administer, i.e. SASSE, LSSE and BUSSE. Authorised persons from participating institutions can view their results via the password-protected institution interface.

SASSE’s participation agreements prevent institution-specific results being made public, but a sample report is available for review.

Psychometric portfolio


The SASSE survey was administered at the University of the Free State for two years prior to the national pilot study in 2009. One of the aims of this was to investigate the psychometric properties of the survey in the South African context. Results show that the SASSE is reliable and valid for the South African higher-education context. The psychometric properties of the SASSE are discussed in an article entitled "Enhancing success in higher education by measuring student engagement in South Africa."

Furthermore, the reliability coefficients of the benchmarks for the 2009 pilot administration were investigated and found to be acceptable. These coefficients compare favourably to the NSSE reliability coefficients.  The psychometric portfolio will be updated after SASSE 2013 administration.

Summary tables


Basic tables show institutional characteristics based on students’ survey responses to questions, including the SASSE 2013 overview, snapshot, engagement indicators, high-impact practices, frequencies and statistical comparisons, administration summary as well as a respondent profile. Interpretation sheets are provided where applicable.