How the Growth Mindset Protects against Poverty-Related Achievement Deficits

“When students believe their intelligence can grow and change with effort, they perform better on academic tests. Students from low-income families were less likely to hold a growth mindset than their more affluent peers. However, if a low-income student did have a growth mindset, it worked as a buffer against the negative effects of poverty on achievement.”

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