Topic: Measurement & Assessment

Investing in a second round of the Mindsets and the Learning Environment interdisciplinary research initiative

Jess Hennessey

Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support six new research projects that will explore how environments inside and outside of school shape learning mindsets.

Mindsets and the learning environment: A deeper look into “psychologically-wise” classroom practices

Jess Hennessey

Geoff Cohen and Tanner LeBaron Wallace discuss how they’re using a large video dataset to explore teaching practices that support students’ development of learning mindsets.

Mindsets and the learning environment: Using data science to unlock relationships between mindsets, college success, and context

Jess Hennessey

Mindset Scholar Sidney D’Mello leads this project on relationships between learning mindsets and college success and how family, school, and neighborhood contexts influence these relationships.

More evidence of the complex effects of teachers on student outcomes

Jess Hennessey

A study by Matt Kraft finds that teachers who positively affect students’ standardized test scores do not necessarily improve students’ complex problem-solving skills or their effort, grit, and growth mindset.