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Compared to What? A Brief Venture into Research Design and the Relationship Between Chess & Student Achievement
Does playing chess result in better student outcomes? Whether those outcomes are cognitive like mathematics achievement or non-cognitive like confidence, it seems like a straightforward question to answer.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared the second Saturday of October to be National Chess Day. On Saturday, October 8, the Chess Club hosted the 2016 National Chess Day G/65 Championship to celebrate the holiday with a four round tournament.
Chess is experiencing a renaissance. Thanks to the websites like Twitch, the rise of online chess, and the match between Garry Kasporov and Deep Blue, the game is at its most popular since Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky faced off in the 70s. This surge in interest is perhaps most notable within education.
This blog has featured several articles exploring the impacts of chess on school-aged children. The effects have ranged from improved scores of math assessments, increased cognitive abilities, and stronger social skills. However, new chess research out of England suggests chess may not affect student outcomes at all.