Draft language for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to open the door for the use of noncognitive factors and student engagement in state accountability systems. But researchers say measures of such traits are imperfect.
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The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.
August 24, 2015
Poll respondents ranked student engagement and hope at the top of a list of signs of schools' success, well above standardized test results.
August 20, 2015
A new set of online lessons aims to help schools and parents apply research about growth mindsets in practical ways.
August 07, 2015
Adoptive families sometimes feel overlooked or stigmatized by schools, they say. And those actions can threaten to jeopardize efforts to engage parents and to make sure students feel safe and supported in the classroom.
June 23, 2015
A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.
June 15, 2015
New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.
June 11, 2015
The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.
April 28, 2015
Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.
April 24, 2015
Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.