"It is a critical component of our plan for student success."
Meg Foster, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
We promote SmarterMeasure each time we present about our college's special project regarding improving distance learning outcomes. It is a critical component of our plan for student success.
"...effective tool for all incoming college students and not just online students."
Stoney Gaddy, Sheridan College
We, at Sheridan College and Gillette College, feel that SmarterMeasure is an effective assessment tool for all incoming college students and not just online students. From time management to stress management to computer literacy, the assessments in SmarterMeasure will provide solid feedback for students entering higher education. SmarterMeasure has been a staple in our College Orientation course for two years now.
"...comprehensive, thorough and easy to use for students and staff."
Richard Brungard, Penn State World Campus
The SmarterMeasure assessment is comprehensive, thorough and easy to use for students and staff. What you learn about your students through the assessment really allows you to tailor your support resources to their needs.
"The SmarterMeasure assessment provides us with insight into the non-cognitive factors for our applicants and at-risk students."
The SmarterMeasure assessment provides us with insight into the non-cognitive factors for our applicants and at-risk students. We now have objective information for evaluation and to begin advising and coaching conversations. In addition, SmarterServices provides the best vendor customer service I have ever experienced.
"..predicting e-learning readiness..."
Lisa Dael, Ohio University
SmarterMeasure is a wonderful tool for predicting e-learning readiness for our online students.
"...resulting in student success and retention..."
Cynthia Pascal, Northern Virginia Community College
SmarterMeasure has changed the way we are engaging in our distance learners. It is a comprehensive tool that allows us to create more robust programs to better serve our distance learners resulting in student success and retention.
"...SmarterMeasure is the only one I've found that focuses on student success..."
George Self, Cochise College
I've looked at any number of readiness assessment tools, but SmarterMeasure is the only one I've found that focuses on student success; not just computer skills.
"...8% increase in online success..."
By simply taking the assessment (pass or fail), students at our college saw an 8% increase in online success compared to those who do not take the assessment
"Overall, we have found that using Smarter Measure initiates conversation on topics that may not normally be discussed."
We gain more information on the student on a personal level because we discuss the targeted areas and they open up more about their personal situations without seeming like an interview. We are also able to send the student academic resources upfront.
The students we have talked to have found the information interesting and even if there are no glaring issues, it still gives them something to think about. We also apply it from an advisor viewpoint. For example, if a student is an aural learner then we stress that attending Collaborate would be beneficial to them.
One student mentioned that she took the assessment at her previous school as part of the Online College Preparation Program. It was her first experience with an online course and it helped her with time management skills.
"SmarterMeasure plays a very important role in helping us assess our students BEFORE they enter our courses"
Corey Davis, OC Global
WOW, You can't ask for better customer service than that! Thank you so very much for going the extra mile and getting this feature built so soon. You have made our lives so much easier.
I also want to take this time to praise you and your team for the excellent support and service you have provided OC Global, especially Tara Boozer who has held our hand from the get-go. The launch of these OC Global's innovative courses is new and a huge undertaking, and SmarterMeasure plays a very important role in helping us assess our students BEFORE they enter our courses and then be proactive in supporting them from the beginning and throughout their time in the course.
"I am truly appreciative of your no pressure sales model."
Michael Sullivan, Mercer County CC
I wouldn't change a thing. I am truly appreciative of your no pressure sales model. It is very refreshing coming from where I work. I knew Angela was only a phone call away if I had any questions. Her demeanor was always pleasant, polite, and very informative. Please don't change! Thank you for such an incredible experience!
"My only suggestion is to keep doing what you're doing."
Allison Mabry, Texas Women's University
I think the service is great. My only suggestion is to keep doing what you're doing. Keep researching what is important for successful online students and incorporate that into the tool. Just more of the same! You do a great job.
"We have received outstanding support and assistance"
Lou Ann Martin, Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC
At TCTC we are trying to think outside the box when it comes to using SmarterMeasure. As a result we have investigated and implemented several interesting features including single sign on capabilities for both students and advisors and integration of results into our student information system. We have received outstanding support and assistance from the SmarterMeasure developers and staff throughout the whole process!
"we appreciate your excellent customer service and professional relationship"
Bryan Maertins, TSTC - Marshall
As I have taken on a new role here at the College, I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your excellent customer service and professional relationship with TSTC Marshall over the past five years. Through the Virtual College of Texas (VCT), we have had the opportunity to benefit from the excellent assessment formerly known as READI.
"You all are amazing! I cannot express how much I value your prompt responses and open communication. Thank you!"Lynae Vaughn, Ashford University
"...one of the best companies I have ever worked with!"
Josh Sowash, Global Christian School
Julie was exceedingly accommodating and pleasant to work with. SmarterServices has been one of the best companies I have ever worked with!
"The orientation has improved with this addition"
Sofia Villalobos, Miami Dade College
Thanks for touching base with me. I'm glad you contacting me because I wanted to tell you how much of a pleasure it has been to use SmarterMeasure. The orientation has improved with this addition and students have a better idea of their learning styles.
"So far, there is a strong correlation with the tool and online performance!!! Thank you for your support of this excellent product!!"Bonnie Ross, Brookdale Community College
"You all do such a nice job that I don't have to worry about anything."
Andrea Deau, Madison Area Technical College
You all do such a nice job that I don't have to worry about anything. You make it so easy I can worry about other things. Thanks for the great work! I can't think of any improvements at this time. Flexible company, great customer service, training when I need it, professional communications, knowledgeable.
"Your folks are AMAZING!"
Anonymous, Kansas City, KS
I LOVE this tool, we have created quite a few orientation assignments based on SmarterMeasure (formerly READI). Your folks are AMAZING! Tara and Jason have a knack for listening to my problem and helping me reach out to our production team and helping troubleshoot. I'm really familiar with the program and how to use it to help students - I like the newer version because it seems like there is more of an effort to reach into how students deal with daily life and providing a focus toward what the learner needs to be accountable for in their studies by making a connection between life and academics.
"You are the best. You have an incredible resource and we appreciate your sharing it with us."Lynne Wallace, Cambrian College