supporting student success solutions™
At CECS we work with institutional client to select the right college readiness assessment platform and develop successful data collection strategies.
Visit our student
success programs page to learn more about how we can help you and your institution use the results of readiness assessment to develop a comprehensive student success solution.
College readiness requires more than just good grades in high school. Research has clearly established a link between motivation factors such as educational commitment, academic self-efficacy, and academic and social engagement and students' academic outcomes.
In fact, there is evidence to suggest that motivation factors may be the most important determinant of whether students stay in school.
Assessing the motivation profiles of incoming students allows institutions to direct their support resources to those who may need it most.
Instruments such as the Student Strengths Inventory, the Student Readiness Inventory, and the College Student Inventory are being increasingly used for this purpose. Early assessment
- allows institutions to identify students that are high risk for academic failure or attrition
- allows institutions to identify target subpopulations who might be in particular need of certain resources (e.g., career and academic advising, tutoring, or a first-year success class)
- allows student support services to identify students with particular strengths or weaknesses in an effort to reach out to those students earlier