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Kamala, 
It would appear that what you are trying to  do, and to accomplish fairly, is 
being restricted by budget constraints -- not  an uncommon condition that 
most community colleges share with you.  But  assuming that you must work within 
time/budget restraints, I would recommend the  following. 
Keep using the SBI because (1) it predicts  semester GPA at .79, a remarkable 
and unprecedented validity measure that  no other assessment instrument is 
able to claim, (2)  it provides  evaluations and prescriptions in seven areas 
that students  understand: 
    *   Time  Management  
    *   Study  Reading  
    *   General  Study Habits  
    *   Listening-Notetaking  
    *   Writing  
    *   Test  Anxiety  
    *   Test-Taking  
    *   Faculty  Relations 
and (3) its percentile score on FACTOR  THREE measures Academic Confidence: 
affective factors that  influence a student’s perception of self, e.g., 
self-esteem, locus of control,  field dependence-independence. 
Which is to say that the SBI provides not only direction  concerning habits 
and attitudes but reveals affective factors that are so  important. 
Such would not provide a comprehensive program to  prepare incoming students 
but might cover critical areas that affect academic  success. 
For a program that is (was?) comprehensive take a look  at "Probation," the 
attachment to this note. 
Regards, 
Gene  Kerstiens

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