Topic: Measurement & Assessment

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.

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.