…. doesn’t necessarily improve cognitive abilities. A new MIT study has found that schools that are very good at improving test scores (labelled “crystallized abilities” in this study) don’t necessarily see the same improvements in abstract or creative thinking (labelled “fluid thinking”).
Improving test scores isn’t a bad thing. Better Math and Reading abilities can do nothing but help our kids.
AND it’s time for us to focus on improving creativity, inductive reasoning, executive function… fluid thinking.