How does this student skills assessment tool work?
The Conley Readiness Index (CRI) is a 30-minute online skills analysis tool that assesses students’ strengths and weaknesses and identifies gaps between their aspirations and aptitudes.
The CRI analysis generates outputs, actively encouraging students to adopt cognitive behaviours or seek resources to remediate skills gaps and core competencies. When the diagnostic assessment is repeated, it can guide students from the start of their university journey all the way through their studies and into their careers.
Complementing the interventions you already have in place for your students' learning process, you can use individual reports generated upon completion of the CRI to offer personalised feedback at scale.
Students can take the CRI at any time but is best used initially as an early diagnostic within the first few months of starting their higher education studies, and then taken again later in the course to measure progress.
Accessing and using CRI is straightforward:
- Students access the CRI tool via a unique url embedded into your VLE;
- Students are asked a series of competency-based assessment questions, which take around 30 minutes to complete;
- A personalised report is provided for each individual student focusing on the skills they need to develop further, which they can then share with a tutor, academic adviser or study skills tutor.
You can use the data and reports to offer students individual, personalised feedback that better supports their needs, whether they are studying online, part-time or on campus. It also provides insights you can adapt to your existing courses or approach to university transition.