Published by Edna Coleman
Posted on March 7, 2019
What is the number one “Success Asset?”
A recent Search Institute survey of 1,800 parents, educators, youth workers, and community leaders responded to questions about Mistakes Kids Make young people’s noncognitive skills, most of these respondents commenting on their own how these attributes are more important than hard skills, rote learning or cognitive abilities. They were not asked to choose one skill over another but rather asked respondents to indicate how important they saw each of the abilities on a scale of 1 to 5.
The research engaged participants in thinking, talking, and ultimately acting on the following five big ideas, each of which is rooted in research and demonstrated through data.
Building Noncognitive Skills through Developmental Relationships also exposes participants to Search Institute’s long-standing research on Developmental Assets and Sparks, though which the Institute’s scientists and practitioners have studied and worked to strengthen the acquisition of noncognitive skills for more than two decades.
A breakdown of the respondents