This article addresses the issue of measurement of a variety of social-emotional skills such as grit and mindset. With the passage of ESSA, these “non-academic” skills will be used as a measure of school success and there is significant debate on how this should be done. This article points out the flaws in several current methods for measuring these qualities.Source:
Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week, April 19, 2016Description:
Traditional methods of studying social-emotional skills will have to evolve in more reliable, less subjective ways if educators and policymakers expect to incorporate them validly into accountability systems and school improvement plans, education researchers meeting here last week cautioned.Read the full article here!