This article reports on a Gallup poll sponsored NWEA on public perceptions of educational assessment. A total of about 2,000 superintendents and principals responded to online surveys in March. The results showed that the general perception was that assessments did not measure these soft skills very well.Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week, August 21. 2018Description:
"Strategies like social-emotional learning; social, emotional, and academic development; and an overall broader focus on "educating the whole child" have drawn a growing interest among educators and parents. But many schools have resisted assessing students' growth in these areas. That's in part because many researchers have said measures of social-emotional and "soft skills" are not sophisticated enough to adequately track progress over time. "Read the full article here!