Measuring Instruction Focused on Non-Cognitive Skills

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is incorporating measures to assess student non-cognitive skills starting in 2017. These skills (motivation, mindset and grit) help children to succeed both academically and socially. Already teachers report spending 10% of instruction time on non-cognitive skills. The NAEP plans to provide instrumentation that makes it clear which type instruction works when helping to develop students’ non-cognitive skills.

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