Too many school students are over-confident
Many recent, large-scale and international studies confirm that there are things outside of a child’s natural intelligence that affect their academic performance.
As well as a child’s socio-economic status, psychological dispositions and self-beliefs are particularly important. It has been known for some time now that test anxiety about, say, mathematics can impair students’ performance. It is also becoming clear that confidence in doing a given task may have a significant predictive value for achievement over and above the ability itself.