Education researchers have analyzed the effects of individual teachers on students’ grades and standardized-test scores. But a large body of data suggests that noncognitive skills, such as resilience and self-discipline, are far more important for determining the longterm success of students. Is there a way of tracking the ability of teachers to instill these skills in their pupils, and if so, what would this mean for educational assessment? A new study by Clement Kirabo Jackson, a professor of …

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