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Is ‘Growth Mindset’ the Key to Student Success?

As states debate how to best test students on subjects like mathematics and English language arts to predict career and college readiness, there’s another field of research that students need more than a mastery of ABCs and 123s to be successful. Last week the Education Writers Association hosted a seminar called, “New Lens on Learning: The Hidden Value of Motivation, Grit and Engagement.” In other words, one’s mindset matters.