"Thou Shall Not Compare"
|Above copied from Board of Wisdom|
Apparently, there is even one quote from Hitler:
|Above copied from GoodReads|
Everyone wants to know how one is doing. Unfortunately, stand-alone benchmarks are frequently not available. Thus, we resort to comparing ourselves against others. Comparison seems unavoidable and inside classrooms, students do compare their own academic accomplishments with those of their classmates. Consequently, there is now a well established "Big Fish - Little Pond" effect (BFLPE).
|Above copied from Educational Psychology Review|
Closely examining PISA scores, Marsh has stumbled at another factor that affects academic self-concept: Relative Year in School Effect (RYiSE). In an article scheduled to be published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Marsh suggests "calling into question any simplistic conclusions that acceleration is “good” and retention is “bad.”" RYiSE affects academic performance through a student's self-concept as described in Marsh' figure below:
What specifically caught my attention in this new paper is the following section: