New study shows how components of teaching predict adolescent outcomes beyond standardized test scores

A new study from the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University suggests some ways of balancing the nation’s emphasis on standardized test scores with other measurable learning outcomes. The study is entitled The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency. The authors analyze Tripod student survey data from 16,000 sixth to ninth grade classrooms during the 2013-14 school year. The report reveals how distinct components of teaching help students become more conscientious, more focused on preparing for the future, and more convinced that smart is something that you become by working hard. —> Read More