Angela Duckworth explores the limitations of SEL measurement and potential impacts of high-stakes SEL measurement on schools, teachers and youth

In this Op-Ed, researcher Angela Duckworth shares how she is encouraged by the groundswell of developing support for social and emotional learning; however, she cautions against high stakes metrics for accountability.

Further Reading


Quiz: How Much Grit Do You Have?

From Angela Duckworth, adapted for article, New York Times


Why Social Emotional Learning is Essential for Students

From Roger Weissberg, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Strengths Builder

Assessing Youth SEL Skills

From Staff, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

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Angela Duckworth shared her opinion. What is yours? What are the potential benefits of measuring students' social emotional learning? What are your concerns?

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