The author of this article makes a case for calling “noncognitive skills” “success skills” because there is clearly a cognitive aspect to many of these skills which include time management, effective study habits, collaboration, help seeking, goal setting, persistence (or grit), self-monitoring and self-management. These skills are important for success in both school and in careers.Source:
David T. Conley, School Administrator, April 2016Description:
Everyone knows reading and math scores are important. However, what many educators are learning is that, while they know more and more about their students’ testing history, they know almost nothing about why students perform as they do. As a result, methods used to improve test scores often fail. In the new post-No Child Left Behind world of the Every Student Succeeds Act, schools must gather information on a broader range of student skills. Such measures can offer added insights into what students need to do to succeed academically and in life. Some call these “noncognitive skills,” but no term could be more inaccurate. These skills require plenty of cognition. A better label would be “success skills,” what successful students do to manage the learning process effectively and efficiently.Read the full article here!