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West, Martin R.; Kraft, Matthew A.; Finn, Amy S.; Martin, Rebecca E.; Duckworth, Angela L.; Gabrieli, Christopher F. O.; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We used self-report surveys to gather information on a broad set of non-cognitive skills from 1,368 eighth graders. At the student level, scales measuring conscientiousness, self-control, grit, and growth mindset are positively correlated with attendance, behavior, and test-score gains between fourth grade and eighth grade. Conscientiousness,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Characteristics, Self Control, Persistence