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How Effective are Kindergarten Entry Assessments?

The majority of US kindergartners take entrance assessments meant to provide individual and group data and enhance instruction. A new look at longitudinal data examines the effectiveness of these assessments.

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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in Kids: How Can Parents Help?

Nine year old Jessie stormed through the front door and threw her math test on the kitchen table. “I’m just not good at math!” she exclaimed. Her mom peered at the paper lurking near the fruit bowl. The grade was there in bright red: F – an F for failure. Jessie had failed her math […]

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Kids and Sports: How to Foster a Growth Mindset

From soccer to basketball to running, the majority of school aged kids participate in one or more sports year round. Many coaches work hard to ensure all kids on the team are learning the sport and having fun; but all too often what kids hear is: “Win and win no matter what!” Unfortunately, some kids […]