The REACH Survey


Gain insight into middle and high school students’ social and emotional skills.

The REACH survey is a tool to measure academic motivation that examines Relationships, Effort, Aspirations, Cognition, and Heart—interests and talents. It also examines external factors experienced by youth, such as school climate, obstacles to perseverance, and perceived discrimination. Learn More >>

the REACH Framework

Solving America’s Crisis of Academic Motivation

In this Huffington Post Education blog, President and CEO Dr. Kent Pekel describes why Search Institute created REACH—a new framework for strengthening students' desire to work hard in school—and goes into more detail about each of the five components of REACH: Relationships, Effort, Aspirations, Cognition, and Heart. Read More >>