Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Not really a surprise, but...

improving children's social and emotional skills helps their achievement. The researchers believe that the mechanism is that classroom disruptions are minimized, kids like school more, and their are fewer suspensions. The achievement difference is non-trivial:
The review shows, for example, that an average student enrolled in a social and emotional learning program ranks at least 10 percentile points higher on achievement tests than students who do not participate in such programs.

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