I wanted to shout “Hallelujah” when recent research confirmed what other data has shown through the years: high test scores don’t predict lifetime success.
It’s social competence that matters.
Learning how to share, communicate, show self-control and cooperate are predictors of success. I’ve always labeled that critical factor,”social confidence.”
Years ago, a book title summed up the concept: “All I Really Needed to Know I learned in kindergarten.”
And as a former kindergarten teacher, I still agree with that.