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Testing for Social and Emotional Skills

Testing for Social and Emotional Skills

There is a growing movement focused on helping children develop social and emotional skills, such as self-control, empathy, and teamwork. Now, some school districts are piloting programs to attempt to measure these attributes. A recent New York Times article, Testing for Joy and Grit – Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students Emotional Skills, lays out the theory behind, and the challenges inherent in, assessing students’ social and emotional development.

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