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College Survival and Success Scale, Second Edition

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College Survival and Success Scale Second Edition
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Edition: Second

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

John J. Liptak, Ed.D.

Self-scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.

The College Survival and Success Scale (CSSS) measures a student's ability to get the most from postsecondary education and training and use it to build a successful future. While more students are trying to further their educations, nearly half fail to graduate with a degree. The CSSS is designed to help them identify potential pitfalls to their educational success and implement strategies to overcome them. The CSSS covers five scales important for staying in and doing well in college, according to research:

1) Commitment to Education
2) Self- and Resource-Management Skills
3) Interpersonal and Social Skills
4) Academic Success Skills
5) Career Planning Skills.

This 60-item assessment gauges the skills, habits, motivations, and attitudes needed to survive and succeed in college. In addition, the CSSS includes dozens of helpful suggestions for improving college survival and success, plus writing space for "My Success Plan." Self-scoring and self-interpreting, the CSSS features five easy steps and a friendly writing style and takes just 20 minutes to complete.

This edition features revised and updated items, improved validity, and additional tips for succeeding at college. The items modified from the first edition illustrate changes in society, college life, and the use of technology. Additional journaling prompts are provided for Section 4 of the assessment. Step 5 was modified to activate students' thinking about how they will commit to making changes to ensure their college survival and success.

The CSSS makes a great discussion tool and helps individuals learn what college will be like, to understand expectations in college, and to prepare for the college experience and the college environment. It also helps high schools, colleges, and other programs take action to improve college retention rates by increasing student awareness of the college experience, by opening up discussion, and by individualizing their services, seminars, and counseling to better meet the specific needs of their students.

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Author Bio

John Liptak, Ed.D., has written several books and best-selling assessments for JIST. He is one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country and is the associate director of the Experiential Learning and Career Development office at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

He provides career assessment and career counseling services for students. He also helps them develop portfolios and search for employment and internship opportunities that match their interests and values. Liptak focuses on teaching students about the connections between career development and learning, leisure, and work experiences.

He consults on the development of assessments for schools and agencies around the country and has developed specialized assessment instruments for use with clients. He is a regular speaker at national and international conventions on assessment development and is also a JIST-certified trainer.

For interview requests or questions about Liptak, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.