Cognitive Lens

Educational Equity through a Cognitive Lens

New research supported by a National Science Foundation grant has found that cognitive skills account for more than 50% of the variance in math achievement outcomes in middle school students. This reinforces the growing body of evidence of the critical nature of cognitive skills, such as attention, working memory and verbal reasoning in academic performance.

In this webinar, Nancy Weinstein, CEO of Mindprint Learning and the principal investigator on the study, discusses findings from the study, including the specific cognitive skills that are the most important for math performance. She will also discuss the differences in cognitive skill development that relate to socio-economic status and the implications of the data for educational equity.

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