Melissa Miszkiewicz, Buffalo State College
Throughout our educational system there is a growing need to understand, support and increase student success. Research has gone into defining characteristics that lead to student success. The authors assert that continued assessment of students and use of assessment data to create interventions and redesign curriculum lead to a state of continued improvement for the institution, its faculty and students while maintaining a strong relationship to the current tools used in any of the disciplines. Our goals for Phase One of this project are to develop, and validate an instrument designed to predict student success based on individual learner characteristics and the learner’s level of engagement with information and communication technology (ICT). The outcome of Phase One is a validated instrument and scoring rubric to assess learner readiness (SUNY Prep, Learner Preparedness Survey).
Co-PI’s and Key Partners:
Christine Kroll, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo
Kelly Marczynski, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Health & Social Research, Buffalo State
William Wieczorek, Ph.D., Director, Center for Health & Social Research, Buffalo State
Tom Mackey, Dean, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College
Craig Lamb, Director, Academic Support, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College
J. Goodlet McDaniel, Associate Provost, Distance Education, George Mason University
Reports and Resources:
- Project outcomes report
- A report explaining goals, research questions, methods and outcomes to date, and shares future methods. SUNY-IITG-December2013-FinalReport.pdf
- Survey, post-item analysis
- Document on how the item analysis was applied, with Cronbach’s alpha reported for each scale
- Miszkiewicz, M. & Kroll, C. (2014). 21st Century Preparedness for Student Success: Creation and Validation of a New Assessment. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 1356-1363). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).