Ashford University Readies Students for Success with SmarterServices

Ashford University uses the SmarterMeasure™ Learning Readiness Indicator as part of student orientation. Used as the primary assessment and reflection tool, the Learning Readiness Indicator provided students with personalized feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. Implementation of the tool has resulted in higher grade point averages and improved college readiness.

About the University
Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa–founded in 1918 as Mount St. Clare College–was acquired in 2005 by Bridgepoint Education. The university combines the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning to provide a vibrant community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive, and stimulating experience. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (; the university offers practical and progressive Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs online–as well as on-campus Bachelor’s Degree programs.