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Monthly Archives: January 2013


Case Study – Ashford University

Case Study of Ashford University and SmarterMeasure™ Ashford University was founded in 1918 as Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. In 2005, Bridgepoint Education acquired the institution, at that time called The Franciscan University, and renamed it as Ashford University. Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional […]

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SmarterMeasure Press Release

Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 The degree to which 2,000,000 students possess the noncognitive attributes to succeed in college has been measured. The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator has been used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country to provide insight about students and their skill levels in relation to elearning or hybrid […]

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SmarterMeasure – 2 Million Students Later

On January 10, 2013, Stacie Sutton from Clark College was the 2 Millionth student to take SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator.  She has been awarded a $200 scholarship to apply towards school tuition and fees.  I interviewed Stacie about her college journey and here’s what she had to say. SS: Why are you going to college? Stacie: I […]

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The Value of Student NonCognitive Measures

A recent article came out in The Chronicle, called “Noncognitive Measures: The Next Frontier in College Admissions”.  The article describes how schools have long time relied strictly upon academic measures such as GPA, ACT, and SAT scores.  Most colleges agree that academic achievement is a strong indicator of college success.  However, they have done little to explain […]

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Small College Takes Data Seriously

Hilbert College has an enrollment of just over 1,000 students. Although they are considered a small school, they are serious about student data and have implemented a plan to use it to their advantage. A recent article in CampusTechnology, describes how Hilbert got busy learning how to effectively disseminate student data to help improve success, working with their academic […]

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SmarterServices , Reflections “They alw

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987), The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. As President of SmarterServices, I have a recurring task set for January 1st of each year. It is to read and reflect on leadership and change. Most of us are leaders […]

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