Students with adaptive academic mindsets are more engaged in learning, more resilient in the face of setbacks, and more academically successful.Learn about the Science Use the Assessment
The scales in this assessment have been developed by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Chicago CCSR. They are valid measures of students' academic mindsets if used once, but they are not meant to be given multiple times. Look at the assessment to see what surveyed students will experience. View the sample report to see the information you will be provided.See the assessment See a sample report
Academic mindsets are students' beliefs about themselves in relation to school and learning. A recent report by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) identified four key academic mindsets that reliably predict positive academic behaviors, perseverance, and academic performance. Expressed from students' point of view, these mindsets are:
Students with adaptive mindsets take more agency over their own learning. They are more likely to engage in behaviors such as:
Adaptive mindsets help students remain resilient in the face of challenges or setbacks. Students with adaptive mindsets show greater:
Through academic mindsets' effects on positive academic behaviors and perseverance, academic mindsets help students do better in school. When students adopt more adaptive mindsets, they:
Researchers at PERTS are applying mindset research to improve student achievement across the nation.
Free use of the Mindset Meter is generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Raikes Foundation.