I echo much of what Marilyn says below. I love the customizing features, and
the administration of it is a breeze -- mostly.  We've been using the SBI
with our entire incoming first year class for 3 years now, and there are
some negatives -- NO BATCH PRINTING!  If you do this for a study skills
class of 15-20 students or for a much larger group, you still have to print
each individual report out. The nice thing is that you can get the stats for
the whole group or subgroups (if you are looking at multiple sections of a
course), but you cannot print their individual reports out as a collective
-- they have to be done 1 by 1!  This is a big problem for us since we are
administering the inventory to just slightly over 1,000 incoming cadets.

By the way -- have a happy holiday!

Dr. Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein
Director, Reading & Study Skills Program
Center for Enhanced Performance
6th Floor, Washington Hall, Bldg. 645A
West Point, NY 10996
TEL: 845-938-7815                               FAX: 845-938-2481
DSN: 688-7815
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Orr [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:36 AM
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Subject: FW: Study Behavior Inventory Question

With Marilyn's permission, here's her comment on the Study Behavior

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn M.Leach [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 9:25 PM
To: John Orr
Subject: Re: Study Behavior Inventory Question

We at SSU have been using the SBI for about 3 years and I highly
recommend it.  It is easily administered, students seem to like the
computer version although a paper and pencil is available, you can
purchase a license which makes it a very reasonable instrument.  I
particularly like the ability to discuss with students the differences
between short and long term study behaviors in addition to the
individual study behaviors.   And we REALLY like adding our own campus
resources right into the printout the students receive.
        We're looking at putting it online for the campus use, using the
student's  ID# for access.
Hope this is helpful.

Marilyn M. Leach, Director
Learning Resources, BA 246
Southwest State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258

On Monday, November 25, 2002, at 06:12 PM, John Orr wrote:

> Dear Listserve Members:
> For the Skills Center at Fullerton (Community) College, I have been
> thinking of purchasing a program that assesses student study skills or
> behaviors.  Currently one Study Skills course uses an old measure, the
> Cassip Survey.  This would probably replace the Cassip and be
> advertised to instructors in all disciplines on campus.
> I have recently come upon the "Study Behavior Inventory" produced by
> Andragogy Associates, and this looks like just the thing.  It measures
> behavior, not skills, for example.  However, I know that there are
> several similar products for sale and even for free.
> My questions to you are 1) What similar instrument are you using and
> how well does it work for your purposes?  and 2) For those of you who
> have experience with the Andragogy SBI, how much do you recommend it?
> Thanks.
> John Orr
> Director
> Academic Support Programs and Services
> Fullerton College
> Fullerton, CA
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