Content agnostic, highly configurable assessment engine
SmarterMeasure is a content agnostic, highly-configurable assessment engine that designs and delivers custom assessments. It offers the leading student readiness assessment based on non-cognitive indicators of success. In addition, readiness assessments in math, writing and Competency Based Education are offered. Since 2002, over 3,700,000 students have taken the Learning Readiness Indicator™. Today, SmarterMeasure is used by 500 Colleges and Universities.
Learning Readiness Indicator
Quantifies a learner’s level of readiness to study online and/or in a technology rich environment by measuring non-cognitive variables of Individual Attributes (motivation, procrastination), Learning Styles, Life Factors (time, support resources), Technical Skills and Competency, On-screen Reading Rate and Recall, and Typing Speed & Accuracy.
A 30-item assessment measures readiness across three concepts—Writing Apprehension, Grammar, Usage, and Style, and Structure of Academic Writing—to identify learners who may need additional testing and support to be successful in a college-level course which requires writing skills.
A 30-item assessment measures 24 math skills grouped into ten concepts to identify learners who may need additional testing and support to be successful in a math course. Concepts include: Whole Number Computation, Factoring, Decimals, Equations, Fractions, Percentages, Integers, Currency, Time, and Geometry.
Competency Based Education (CBE) Readiness
Quantifies a learner’s level of readiness to study in a competency based education course or program. Measuring goodness of fit in 7 areas including Situational Awareness, Individual Attributes, Self-Assessment of Competencies, Life Factors, Learning Preferences, Self-Efficacy, and Personal Perception of Non-Cognitive Attributes.
Why use SmarterMeasure?
Enhances student experience and increases retention
Identifies at-risk students and links to remedial resources
Measures non-cognitive skills for early intervention
Integrates into third-party learning management systems
Correlates assessment scores to academic success
Ensures distance education programs meet accreditation standards
Annual Student Readiness Report
To what degree students are ready to learn in a distance or technology-rich environment? What types of support would be beneficial to help students succeed at learning in a new paradigm? Read on to access summary data from thousands of students and hundreds of colleges regarding their reported level of readiness for studying online or in a technology-rich environment.
- 11% reduction in failure rates in online courses— Middlesex Community College
- 10% difference in retention between control and experimental group—Ashford University
- 93% classification accuracy of student engagement—Career Education Corporation
- Students with strong writing readiness scores are 24% more likely to achieve academic success
- <10% of students classified as “low readiness” went on to achieve academic success—determined by J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College
- Students with strong writing readiness scores are 17% more likely to be retained after three terms