Because a non-cognitive “construct” is another kind of skill, an attribute such as motivation or creativity can be put on a scale and psychometrically studied and quantified like any other “cognitive construct,” such as the ability to solve algebraic equations.
Grigorenko’s research is vast and voluminous; her research publications list is 26 single-spaced pages. In addition to extensive work on autism, dyslexia, and intellectual development, she has authored many articles around non-cognitive and creativity assessment.
As we work toward our recommendations, we have been diving into what Angela Duckworth calls “the noncog moshpit,” and we have been wrestling with what a National Research Council report labels the “jangling” phenomenon
Harvard's Bill Fitzsimmons clearly loves his work. Admission is a calling for him, a purpose-filled profession that recognizes and honors the individuality of each applicant.