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SmarterMeasure

SmarterMeasure is formally known as READI

 1. Watch our video about SmarterMeasure (READI). (length: 2:35) Video text transcript.

2. Take a SmarterMeasure (formerly READI) test to find out.

Go to mxcc.smartermeasure.com and log in with:

  • Username: In the username drop down menu:
    • For Spring 2014 students choose mxccsp14.
    • For Summer 2014 students choose mxccsum14.
    • For Fall 2014 students choose mxccf14.
    • For Winter 2014 students choose mxccwin14.
  • Password: mxccstudent

Click here if you are unable to log in or have technical issues when taking the SmarterMeasure test.

SmarterMeasure (formerly READI) is a self-diagnostic tool that assesses students’ likelihood for succeeding in learning online.  It indicates the degree to which an individual student possesses attributes, skills, and knowledge that contribute to success in online learning, including: self-motivation, time-management skills, self-discipline, reading comprehension, availability of time, ability to use computer and accessories, typing speed and accuracy.

The test will take about 30 minutes to complete. It is critical important that you answer all questions in the test. An incomplete test is considered as “failure” of the test. Upon completing the test, you will see a report showing the results in the five areas: reading comprehension, technical skills, individual attributes, learning styles, and typing speed and accuracy.  Review your results carefully and identify weakness (lower than the cutpoints shown in the Chart of Readiness Ranges) in your skills. In the end of the report, online resources are provided to help you improve your skills.

For students who are interested in taking an online course but have not registered, if your results indicate extreme weakness (lower than the cutpoints shown in Fail column in the Chart of Readiness Ranges, yellow or red bar in the report chart.) in your skills, contact distance learning staff at mxccdistance@mxcc.edu or 860-343-5756 for advice on whether you should register an online course.

For students who have already registered an online class, if your results indicate weakness (lower than the cutpoints shown in Question or Fail in the Chart of Readiness Range) in any of your skills, you are strongly encouraged to attend the on-campus orientations scheduled in the first week of a semester.  Should you be unable to attend an on-campus orientation, you MUST go over the online orientation to get yourself well prepared for learning online.

The following chart provides you Readiness Ranges used to determine weaknesses or strengths in test results. Scores received lower than the cutpoints in either “Fail” or “Question” are considered weakness. For instance, if you receive 65 in Personal Attributes, this area is considered weak.

Chart of Readiness Ranges

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SmarterMeasure