Students with a growth mindset are more interested in learning, more eager to take on challenges, and more academically successful.Learn about the Science Use the Assessment
The Growth Mindset Scale has been used in numerous studies. It is a short, valid, and reliable diagnostic of students' mindsets. 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
People can think about intelligence as something that is stable (a fixed mindset) or as something than can be grown (a growth mindset). Dozens of studies show that students with a growth mindset embrace challenges and perform better over time. Research also shows that students' mindsets can change through targeted interventions and interactions with adults.
Students with a growth mindset understand that learning is how you grow your intelligence. They care more about learning than about looking smart. This means that growth mindset students:
Fixed mindset students believe that if you are smart, you shouldn't have to try. Growth mindset students understand that effort is how you become smart. Growth mindset students:
When fixed mindset students encounter a challenge or setback, they give up. They conclude that they must not be smart at that thing. Growth mindset students view challenges and setbacks as opportunties — they have identified an area for growth. They respond to setbacks by:
Given that growth mindset students value learning, effort, and challenge, it is not surprising that they do better in school. When students are taught a growth mindset, 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.