Topic: Achievement Gaps

Studying belonging in education: A conversation with Claude Steele, Mary Murphy, and Gregory Walton

Chloe Stroman

Lisa Quay discusses the science of belonging with Claude Steele, Mary Murphy, and Gregory Walton at the Mindset Scholars Network’s recent funder briefing.

Mindsets and the learning environment: Assessing the African American Male Achievement Program in Oakland Unified School District

Chloe Stroman

A study by Thomas S. Dee and Emily Penner evaluates Oakland’s flagship program to provide comprehensive support to black boys and young men in the district.

Mindsets and the learning environment: How do classroom environments influence underserved students’ mindsets and academic performance?

Jess Hennessey

A project led by Mindset Scholar Stephanie Fryberg explores the relationships between teacher behaviors, classroom environments, student mindsets, and academic outcomes, with a specific focus on Native American students.

The long-term effects of the racial “trust gap” in middle school

Jess Hennessey

A recent study by Mindset Scholars David Yeager, Geoff Cohen, and colleagues shows that when students lose trust in their school during adolescence their engagement and likelihood of enrolling in college decline.