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Page 1: WCET Leadership Summit - SmarterMeasure & Noncognitive Readiness Data

DR. MAC ADKINSPRESIDENT, SMARTERSERVICES

Noncognitive Readiness Data

Page 2: WCET Leadership Summit - SmarterMeasure & Noncognitive Readiness Data

Feel Your Pain

I understand your need not just to collect data, but to make meaning in actionable ways from the data. Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Auburn

University, 1995 Served as a Dean at two regionally accredited

universities Served as a data analyst in and institutional

effectiveness office for three years

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Types of Data Used To Predict Learner Success

WHATAcademic Success – GPA,

Standardized Tests

Demographic – Income level, First generation

college student

Learning Pathways – Blackboard

Engagement - Starfish

WHY

SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator

Data about “WHY”

a student does something is actionable.

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What Does The Assessment Measure?

INTERNAL

INDIVIDUAL ATTRIBUTES

MotivationProcrastination

Time ManagementHelp Seeking

Locus of Control

LEARNING STYLES

Visual / VerbalSocial / SolitaryPhysical / Aural

Logical

EXTERNAL

LIFE FACTORS

Availability of TimeDedicated Place

ReasonSupport from Family

SKILLS

TECHNICAL

Technology UsageLife ApplicationTech Vocabulary

Computing Access

TYPING

RateAccuracy

ON-SCREEN READING

RateRecall

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WCET Survey, May 2013

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Noncognitive Data is a Valid Indicator of Student Success & Retention

Middlesex Community CollegeBefore SmarterMeasure™ was

implemented, 6% to 13% more students failed online courses than students taking on-ground courses. After the implementation, the gaps were narrowed: 1.3% to 5.8% more online students failed than on-ground students.

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Academic Success Rates

Skills Resources Time0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

High ScoreLow Score

Less than 10% of students with low scores experienced academic success.

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Statistically Significant Relationships Academic

AchievementEngagement Retention

Individual Attributes

X X X

Technical Knowledge

X X X

Learning Styles

X X

Life Factors X X

Technical Competency

X

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Using Discriminant Analysis a composite using the scales of Life Factors, Individual Attributes, Technical Competency, Technical Knowledge, and Learning Styles was created to predict levels of engagement and satisfaction with 93% classification accuracy.

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Statistically significant correlations were found between SmarterMeasure scores and student satisfaction, retention and academic success.

Satisfaction

RetentionSuccess

Technical

Motivation

Time

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Readiness and Satisfaction

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For More Info

SmarterServices.com or SmarterMeasure.com(877) 499-SMARTER

[email protected]


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