Economics Seminar Series: Susanna Loeb, Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Title: Are Changes in Reported Social-Emotional Skills Just Noise? The Predictive Power of Longitudinal Differences in Self-Reports (joint with Klint Kanopka, Susana Claro, Martin R. West and Hans Fricke)

2021.01.07 | Charlotte Sparrevohn

Date Tue 18 May
Time 14:15 15:15
Location Online

Presenter: Susanna Loeb, Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Title: Are Changes in Reported Social-Emotional Skills Just Noise? The Predictive Power of Longitudinal Differences in Self-Reports (joint with Klint Kanopka, Susana Claro, Martin R. West and Hans Fricke)

Abstract:
Prior work has shown that students’ self-reported levels of social-emotional skills predict achievement levels and gains, but we have little evidence on whether within-student changes in self-reports of social-emotional skills are predictive of changes in theoretically related academic and behavioral outcomes. We use large-scale data from the California CORE districts to examine whether changes in individual reports of social-emotional skills from one school year to the next predict changes in state math and English language arts test scores and attendance. We show that changes in self-reported social-emotional skills predict changes in both achievement and attendance. These results are robust across model specifications. Moreover, the relationships between SEL and achievement and attendance outcomes are consistent across student subgroups.    

Organisers: Timo Hener and Michael J. Koch

Economics Seminar Series