Saturday, May 21, 2011

Beyond IQ (aka Forrest Gump effect): Why there is more to academic achievement than IQ?

This article is an excellent overview of the importance of non-cognitive traits in understanding academic achievement. I have long believed that Richard Snow's work on trait complexes and aptitude has too long been ignored in assessment practice, as well as the PPIK trait complex work of Ackerman. Human behavior is multivariate and complex....there is a serious need to move Beyond IQ.

Click on image to enlarge. Additional comments and links to other sources are embedded in annotated article as per IQs Reading feature.

Below is model of personal competence from article referenced (with link) in PDF of article.

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