Applied Learning Skills Inventory (ALSI)TM
- Based on interviews with more than 3,200 students and 1,500 courses at two- and for-year colleges across the U.S. over 10+ years.
- Covers the real-life skills that students need to succeed on course requirements in higher education. Includes not just study or organizational skills, but also supportive areas like motivation for learning, student engagement, productivity, environmental factors, and many others.
- Content areas are broken down in domains of skills, then summarized in to scales, subscales, and specialized scales that can alert students and colleges to problem areas.
- Questions contain answer explanations that describe how to be successful on each topic, which serves as a built in correction and teaching tool.
- Scale and subscale areas include Reading and Studying, Papers and Writing, and other academic areas plus supportive ones like Being Proactive, Asking For Help, Productivity, and more.
- Takes only 15-20 minutes to complete.
- Students can download results in two PDF formats: A brief Score Certification form, and a lengthy Detailed Report that is complete with scales and subscales, as well as scale descriptions, corrected answers, and answer explanations.
A professional-level summary of the Applied Learning Skills InventoryTM is here.
Student Self-Assessment For Academic Underperformance®
- New For 2016-17 School Year: The assessment software has been updated to include scales, subscales, and more!
- 91 True/False Questions, 15-20 minute online administration. Provides answer explanations and a downloadable PDF that students can keep and share with Advisors, Instructors of Study Skills classes, Counselors, or others.
- Quickly identifies both common and unexpected issues contributing to why a student is working below their potential in college academics.
- Includes common issues such as study habits, time management, disorganization, seeking help, inconsistent attendance, over-involvement in extracurricular activities, and others.
- Covers real-life hidden issues such as feeling anxious about grades, low motivation due to choice not having a major, underestimating how much time to study, avoiding Professors due to feeling embarrassed about grades, and others.
- Gives answer explanations about how High Performing (high achieving) students and Underperforming students handle a specific topic.
- Questions were reviewed by real-life students (and their input incorporated for question topics).
- Student answers can be downloaded in to PDF format to be shared with Advisors, Counselors or others. Incorrect answers show potential problem areas for college academics that need to be addressed.