Offer Students a Non-Cognitive Learning Assessment for Media Rich Courses During Online Student Orientation

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Announced Today – Together, Comevo and SmarterServices offer customers a vehicle to maximize student success and retention by measuring learner readiness and non-cognitive skills through an intuitive orientation.

Survey results tell us that online orientation is the best practice channel for our SmarterMeasure assessment

Comevo LLC provides school online orientation software service to higher education institutions assuring students a positive first year experience. SmarterServices, provides SmarterMeasure which is the nation's leading non-cognitive online learner readiness assessment tool.

Traditionally higher education, in-person orientation programs welcome students, explain campus policy and academic information necessary for a smooth transition. Online student orientation programs offer the same information through a broader communication channel interactively engaging students. The partnership is a timely marriage in the higher education climate of improved student retention and extended student services.

SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator measures Life Factors, Learning Styles, Individual Attributes like motivation and procrastination, Technical Competency, Typing Speed & Accuracy, and On-Screen Reading Rate & Recall. Students are directly linked to remedial resources after the assessment. It helps focus the student for greater academic success leading to greater student retention.

“We’re excited about the partnership with Comevo,” says Dr. Mac Adkins, President of SmarterServices. “Survey results tell us that online orientation is the best practice channel for our assessment, presently 60% of our client institutions use the learning readiness assessment in their orientation process. Now when clients ask us who they should use, we can refer them to Comevo knowing our client will be well taken care of using the best-practiced methods to deliver the assessment.”

Why Use SmarterMeasure With Online Orientation?
SmarterMeasure is already employed in many academic institutions; most schools implement it during the orientation stage. It is a perfect assessment tool to integrate into online orientation. It allows students to gauge their success rate with rich technology by providing them an on-screen report that includes graphical and textual feedback with suggestions for improvement. The tool also includes a complete administrative panel that allows school officials to identify at-risk students and be proactive in helping them.

“SmarterMeasure clients are challenged with how to get the assessment in front of distance learners. Intuitively, online student orientation is the perfect solution. We’re happy to see that higher education administrators and assessment software providers see online orientation as an effective launch point,” said Doug Sawyer, Comevo Business Director. Sawyer adds, “It solves the unique problem of targeting at-risk students early before they fall behind.” Integrating the assessment with Comevo’s convenient 24/7 online orientation give students the ability to identify their strengths and opportunities for improvement in the perfect setting.

About SmarterServices

SmarterServices, formally known as eLearningToolBox, was founded in 2002 with a mission to identify common problems in leading distance education programs and develop low-cost, yet, robust resources. Since then, four products have evolved, one of which is SmarterMeasure, a learning readiness indicator that quantifies a learner’s level of readiness for learning in an online or technology-rich learning environment. It measures non-cognitive indicators of success related to individual attributes, life factors, and skill sets. It is the leading online learning readiness indicator in the higher education vertical. Over the past eleven years, more than 2.3 million students from over 500 colleges and universities, including clients such as the University of Phoenix, Miami Dade College and Penn State University, have used it.

About Comevo LLC

Comevo offers service tools that streamline communication through mobile-friendly; engaging video, audio, PDF, web links, and textual content; section quizzes, final test and robust reporting; freedom to customize and edit content without needing IT; and upfront training and on-going support, and enhance relationships between organizations and their constituents. Comevo values collaboration, communication, and satisfied clientele.

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