Topic: Measurement & Assessment

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.

Mindset Scholar Angela Duckworth in the New York Times: ‘Don’t grade schools on grit’

Lisa Quay

Providing feedback to students on their development of social-emotional skills is important. But Mindset Scholar Angela Duckworth argues that measures that provide feedback on skills like grit need further development, and should not be used for low- or high-stakes accountability.

Sharing mindset research with the media: Recapping the EWA panel discussion with Camille Farrington and David Yeager

Lisa Quay

Scientists shared the latest research on learning mindsets and the contribution of mindsets to student outcomes with journalists at Education Writers Association’s November 2015 Motivation and Engagement conference (first post in a series).

New report on how teaching affects learning mindsets and engagement

Jess Hennessey

A new study by Mindset Scholar Ron Ferguson shows that specific components of teaching promote learning mindsets and engagement in the classroom.