Student Self-Assessment For Academic Underperformance®
- 115 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).
Professionals: How To Use The Self-Assessment
- Assessment asks “are you acting like a High Performing student?” to match the student’s current actions and perspectives against the positive ones used by top students to do well in college academics. All answers are keyed “true” toward positive factors.
- Correct answers suggest strengths, while incorrect answers suggest potential problems to be discussed with them. An item-analysis of incorrect questions can be used by Advisors, Retention Specialists, Therapists, Psychologists or others to quickly identify problem areas.
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Incorrect Answers Can Signal Problem Areas
- Asks questions across six major domains regarding academic skills, their approach to their academic studies, their personal tendencies, motivation, as well as issues that are specific to academically “Underperforming” students. Meant to identify the presence of common problems, less common ones, and unexpected issues that are unique to Underperforming students:
Inconsistent class attendance
Falls behind in the assigned work
Being reluctant to ask for help
Ineffective time usage
Not avoiding distractions
Over-involvement in extracurricular activities
Poor study efforts
Poor time management
Feeling anxious or worried about grades
Being secretive about grades, concealing them from parents and friends
Studying only course notes for exams and ignoring assigned texts or readings
Having problems with writing assignments in general
Not knowing how many hours of work they should be doing outside of class
Motivation affected by being unsure of a major or other factors
No clear goals or being unsure of why they are in college
Low level or no rapport with their Professors
Not approaching Professors for help due to feeling intimated by them
Issues Specific To Underperforming Students:
Being unable to formulate questions when they do want to ask for help.
Poor scores on writing assignments because they didn’t answer the question
Having difficulty dealing with open-ended assignments
Finishing homework or an assignment but not turning it in because feel they self-conscious about it
Needing to be constantly monitored in order to work up to their academic ability
Can’t keep up when taking notes in class
Not knowing “how to learn” on their own
Feeling so self-conscious they won’t raise hand to speak during lecture.
Won’t speak with or avoids a Professor because they feel embarrassed about their bad class grade.
Being in a “downward spiral” with classes
Feeling constantly stressed out and unhappy because of their grades