This book provides an overview of recent research on the relationship between noncognitive attributes (motivation, self efficacy, resilience) and academic outcomes (such as grades or test scores). We focus primarily on how these sets of attributes are measured and how they relate to important academic outcomes. Noncognitive attributes are those academically and occupationally relevant skills and traits that are not “cognitive”—that is, not specifically intellectual or analytical in nature. We examine seven attributes in depth and critique the measurement approaches used by researchers and talk about how they can be improved.
Noncognitive skills in the classroom
By Jeffrey A Rosen, Elizabeth Jane Glennie, Benjamin W Dalton, Jean M Lennon, Robert N Bozick
September 2010 Open Access Peer Reviewed
Rosen, J. A., Glennie, E. J., Dalton, B. W., Lennon, J. M., & Bozick, R. N. (2010). Noncognitive skills in the classroom: New perspectives on educational research. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press. RTI Press Publication No. BK-0004-1009 https://doi.org/10.3768/rtipress.2010.bk.0000.1009
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