Tests are great, but socio-emotional development also key to academic achievement

We live in the era of the education test. Education reformers want to measure how kids are learning and how teachers are teaching. While data is great, what can be lost in this drive to measure every step in school is the importance of social and emotional development in learning.

This importance is increasingly backed up by research, a new report says.

Mastery of socio-emotional skills is linked with better performance in the classroom, while a lack of development can lead to academic problems, the report says.

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One Response to Tests are great, but socio-emotional development also key to academic achievement

  • Blue Light:

    Research shows kids that were breast fed have certain advantages over kids that were not. Maybe in their off time, our school teachers could canvass the community and surrogate suckle for those parents inclined to neglect their kid’s socio-emotional needs.