ERIC Number: ED048361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Development and Standardization of the Cornell Learning and Study Skills Inventory (CLASSIC).
Cassel, Russell N.; Pauk, Walter J.
Research conducted at Cornell University over the past decade suggests seven different learning competency factors are more pertinent to ineffective learning at the secondary school and college levels than reading competency. The Cornell Learning and Study Skills Inventory (CLASSIC) was developed to assess these factors, to serve as a means for corrective action in the area, and also to enable individuals to make a self assessment of these factors determined to be critical to learning effectiveness. Each of the seven part scores on CLASSIC covers one of the factors: (1) Goal Orientation, (2) Activity Structure, (3) Scholarly Skills, (4) Lecture Mastery, (5) Textbook Mastery, (6) Examination Mastery, and (7) Self Mastery. A Reading Validity Index is a rather unique aspect of CLASSIC. Eleven pairs of items are designed in such a manner that one item in each of eleven pairs of items is a reversal or partial reversal of the other; so that if the subject marks one item in a certain manner, he must mark the second item in the pair in a reverse manner to have self-agreement. Where there is an absence of self-agreement, the Inventory scores are not considered to be valid. Forms for both secondary and college students are available from Psychologists and Educators Press, Jacksonville, Illinois. Reliability for both forms is in high 80s and low 90s for the 120 items on the inventory. (Author/PR)
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Identifiers: Cornell Learning and Study Skills Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971