The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator is an assessment that measures levels of non-cognitive indicators of student success. It is used to help students go into the learning experience with their “eyes wide open” about their traits, attributes, availability, and skills. There are seven sections to the assessment. Schools may provide all seven sections to their students or opt-out of some sections if they choose. The seven sections are Life Factors, Individual Attributes, Reading Rate & Recall, Technical Competency, Technical Knowledge, Keyboarding, and Learning Styles.
This slide deck provides an introduction and overview of the assessment. Topics addressed include a rationale for using non-cognitive indicators to foster higher rates of student retention, an introduction to non-cognitive traits, an overview of the scales measured by the assessment, a listing of the common ways that schools use the assessment, a review of research conducted relative to the assessment, an illustration of the student and school experience of the assessment and reporting, and student testimonials about the efficacy of the assessment.
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