Learning Assessment

The research on learning styles in inconclusive, but there can be value in understanding your learning preferences. Assess your learning and capitalize on your strengths. 

Look Back to Look forward

Keep | Release | Acquire: In this 30 minute reflection exercise, you'll assess the mindsets, habits, and resources that have supported you throughout the term (Keep) and those that have been a challenge (Release). You'll then Acquire new mindsets, habits, and resources to help you continue your growth at college. This will result in a list of Best Practices that you can reference whenever you're feeling stuck. SAMPLE

Felder's Index

The Felder's Index  is a 44-question survey that takes about 5-10 minutes to assess your learning style along 8 domains: Active/Reflective, Sensing/Intuitive, Visual/Verbal, and Sequential/Global. Pair with the Learning Styles and Strategies handout to find new strategies to engage inside and outside of the classroom. 

Developed by Barbara Soloman and Dr. Richard Felder, both from North Carolina State University.

Requires no username or password to take the test.

Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)

The Learning and Study Skills Inventory is a quick, 80-item survey that assesses your study habits. It will provide you with a chart of your strengths and weaknesses, compared to other college students, in ten different areas. It will also provide suggestions about areas where you can improve your skills and strategies.

  1. Email Academic.Skills.Center@dartmouth.edu to get a username and password. These are required in order to take the inventory.
  2. Go to the LASSI site.
  3. Enter the school number, username and password and follow the instructions carefully. The inventory will take 10-20 minutes to fill out.
  4. After you submit the inventory, your scores will be calculated. You may print them for your convenience.
  5. (Optional) Schedule an academic coaching session at the Academic Skills Center to discuss the meanings of your scores.