SmarterMeasure - Faculty Advising Information


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SmarterMeasure - Faculty Advising Information

  1. 1. The QEP & SmarterMeasure: Faculty Advising Information<br />
  2. 2. The Quality Enhancement Plan at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College<br />
  3. 3. An assessment tool to determine student readiness to succeed in an online learning environment. <br />Areas of Assessment<br />Technical Competency Life Factors<br /> Technical Knowledge Reading Recall<br /> Personal Attributes Typing Skills<br /> Learning Styles<br />
  4. 4. Detailed Information About:<br />Technical Competency <br /> Life Factors<br />
  5. 5. Detailed Information About:<br /> Technical Knowledge <br /> Reading Recall<br />
  6. 6. Detailed Information About:<br /> Personal Attributes <br /> Typing Skills<br /> Learning Styles<br />
  7. 7. Students have access to SmarterMeasure through JSRCC Webpage<br />SmarterMeasure is web-available:<br /><ul><li>Target population is all new entering students and any continuing student interested in taking distance learning for the first time.
  8. 8. If a returning student expresses interest in taking a DL class for the first time, please direct the student to SmarterMeasure as a first step. Students previously unsuccessful in DL should also be directed to SmarterMeasure.
  9. 9. Incoming students are encouraged to take the assessment after completing Compass placement tests.
  10. 10. Students can access SM through
  11. 11. Reynolds libraries
  12. 12. Academic Computing Centers
  13. 13. on a limited basis in Testing Centers
  14. 14. on their home computer.
  15. 15. Only admitted students should be encouraged to take the assessment.</li></li></ul><li>Accessing SmarterMeasure<br />Students are provided directions at a variety of locations, in Emerge, and through SOAR<br />Advisors are encouraged to direct new DL students to SmarterMeasure before they register for an online class<br />Weblinks available on <br /><ul><li>Quicklinks
  16. 16. The Ripple Effect webpage
  17. 17. Center for Distance Learning webpage
  18. 18. Student Testing Center webpage</li></li></ul><li>
  19. 19.  <br />The Assessment Sections of SmarterMeasure Integrated with SIS<br />
  20. 20. Interpreting SmarterMeasure Scores<br />
  21. 21. Our Current Status<br />Nearly 2300 students have completed SmarterMeasure since May 2010.<br />
  22. 22. Students’ Reactions in Fall 2010 Satisfaction Survey : Overall, were you satisfied with theSmarterMeasure Self-Assessment<br />
  23. 23. Over 90% of Student Responses Indicate that SmarterMeasure<br />Was easy to access<br />Included directions for log-in that were easy<br />Included directions for each section that were easy to follow<br />Contained questions and response choices that were easy to comprehend<br />
  24. 24. Questions?<br />Thanks for reviewing this information! We appreciate the time you will spend with your advisees to assist them their preparation to succeed as online learners. Please contact the QEP Coordinator at (804) 523-5515 or with any additional questions you might have.<br />
  25. 25. Additional Resources<br />SmarterMeasure Interpretation Chart provides the corresponding values for High, Medium and Low scores in a word document.<br />Faculty Information - Advising with SmarterMeasure offers helpful tips and conversations starters.<br />Both documents are permanently housed on the Student Development Services Sharepoint site.<br />