Why does it matter?
The YouthTruth Survey question “How many of your teachers believe that you can get a good grade if you try?” gets at something that is at the heart of high-quality student-teacher relationships and equity. Students’ perception of their teacher’s expectations for them is crucial when it comes to students’ self-confidence and academic performance.
Students are affected by what teachers expect of them
Explore YouthTruth’s research and resources on the importance of teacher expectations.