•Examine the problems with current measures of students’ skills, including why tests have great limitations as a means of measuring human qualities.
•Review the crucial role of personality traits in academic and lifelong achievement.
•Learn how motivational factors interact with each other and the impact they may have for educational evaluation..
•Discover the importance of and how to measure global competence.
•Appraise strategies for improving school climates.
•Explore nonacademic qualities valuable to long-term educational outcomes.