Noncognitive Measures are Critical to Success

March 21st, 2016

Alan Boyle writes in Noncognitive Measures: The Academic Trend That Could Change¬†Everything of the importance of the skills and knowledge of grit, social skills, problem solving, self-discipline, working collaboratively and initiative. Schools’ attention to academic measures often overlook vital factors for success in school and life. Boyle points to businesses and universities that recognize these qualities for consideration in selecting applicants. He describes the noncognitive measures and assessments in common practice. This is a well-written and researched article with many links to further information, including Paul Tough’s well known How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.