These strategies, training resources, and more help improve the performance of students of low socioeconomic status by preventing their misidentification as learning disabled and supporting school-readiness skills.

Identifying the Core and Individual Competencies that Promote the Most Successful Learning Environment

Identifying the core and individual competencies that promote the most successful learning environment

What we Mean by Competencies

Although they are not new concepts, the terms individual and organizational or core competencies have become terms of art in the business world in recent years to describe what Kennedy and Dresser (2003) call “the distinguishing and sustaining characteristics of a successful enterprise” (p. 20). Decades ago, McClelland (1973) published research he'd done that showed that employment tests focused only on aptitude and knowledge weren't valid predictors of future job success. He found, instead, that a combination of types and levels of competencies composed of traits, motives, self-image, skills, and knowledge are more likely to produce ...

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