Study: Students' attitudes are a factor in achievement

01/3/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

A recent study finds that girls have better attitudes about education than male students, causing them to do better in school. The findings, released by researchers from the University of Georgia and Columbia University, show that teachers' assessments often include factors such as students' attentiveness, task persistence, eagerness to learn, learning independence, flexibility and organization -- qualities not measured by standardized exams.

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