UK researchers find confidence is a main driver of student achievement

09/22/2013 | Guardian (London), The

The achievement of low-ranking primary-school students can be damaged by learning alongside top students, according to two academics at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance, who found in a recent study that students' confidence helps drive their success in school. The researchers said it may be beneficial, especially for boys, if they do not go to school with high-performing students.

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