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ERIC Number: ED561249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Growth Mindset among High School Students. Practitioner Brief
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Fort Worth, Texas, high schools to understand what differentiates higher-performing from lower-performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement, especially with traditionally underserved student populations, by developing policies and practices that help students take ownership and responsibility for their own learning. In collaboration with a district innovation design team, a practice was identified that can increase student ownership and responsibility in schools: helping students to develop growth mindsets and build problem-solving skills. This brief discusses the advantages of a student with a growth mindset and how schools can help students adopt growth mindsets.
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools. 230 Appleton Place PMB 414, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-0225; Fax: 615-322-7890; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU)
Identifiers - Location: Texas