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First-Year Student Assessment
Self-assessment is a large part of the Regis College first-year experience. As a first-year student, you will be asked to complete a series of comprehensive intake assessments that will help you identify your academic and personal strengths and areas where you may need additional support. The results of these assessments will also help you determine what you would like to accomplish during your college career.
Below you will find descriptions of the intake assessments administered at Regis. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to complete all of the intake assessments during their first academic year.
- College Student Inventory
- CSI Smart Guide
- Paragon Learning Style Inventory
I am a first-year student and need to register for the Accuplacer math and writing assessment!
Accuplacer is an online academic skill assessment-testing tool distributed by the College Board. Accuplacer offers a number of mathematic, reading comprehension, writing, and English as a Second Language tests. Here at Regis, we administer the math, writing, and ESL test (as applicable) to all incoming first-time, first-year students. Some transfer students are required to complete the Accuplacer tests at the discretion of the Transfer Advisor, Sean Sevey. In addition, adult learners who have not taken a math and/or writing course in a while may also be asked to complete testing. Again, this is at the discretion of their academic advisor.
The results of the assessment tests are used to help determine course placement in the required first-year math and writing courses. Scheduled testing sessions are offered prior to the July Summer Orientation session. After this time, students still needing to complete the Accuplacer assessments should schedule an individual test session by contacting the Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Accuplacer tests and to view sample test questions, please visit the College Board Website.
If you have questions about the Accuplacer tests or would like to schedule an individual test session, contact Karin Plumadore, Director, Student Assessment at 781-768-7430.
- The CSI is a web-based, 40-minute, 194-item survey that gives a measure of your academic and personal strengths, and identifies areas where you should seek additional support.
- A student report outlining your responses will be generated from your survey. You will meet with your first-year faculty advisor to review this report and to set goals that will help you to build upon your academic strengths, and get assistance in the areas where you need improvement.
- The CSI will be administered during the orientation programs.
- CSI should be completed before the start of your first academic year at Regis.
- If you have questions about the CSI, contact Karin Plumadore, Director, Student Assessment at SSC@regiscollege.edu or 781-768-7430 immediately!
- CSI Student Smart Guide
Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI)
- The PLSI is a 52-item, paper-based inventory that provides a reliable indication of your learning style and cognitive preference.
- The results of the PLSI will help you identify your best learning strategies, to clarify your personal characteristics, and begin your major and career exploration.
- The PLSI will be administered as a component of the required first-year seminar course.
- Learn more about the theory and construction of this assessment
- SIGI3 is a highly interactive, web-based, career assessment tool that is designed to assist you make informed and rational decisions about your field of study and career.
- SIGI3 assesses your work-related values, interests and skills. SIGI3 then uses this information to search for majors and occupations that suit your personal characteristics.
- SIGI3 will teach you a process of career planning while encouraging you to take responsibility for and control over your own career decision-making.
- A SIGI3 workshop will be offered as a component of the required first-year seminar course.
- Access and learn more about SIGI3