The Student Strengths Inventory (SSI) is an instrument that is guided by over 30 years of research on non-cognitive or psycho-social attitudes and behaviors that are present in successful people.  The SSI seeks to measure the following factors:

  • Academic Engagement
  • Academic Self-Efficacy
  • Campus Engagement
  • Educational Commitment
  • Resiliency
  • Social Comfort

These factors, sometimes referred to as Grit, can help educators classify and organize conversation and advice to students based on behaviors and trends that are not typically measured via cognitive or academic measurement.

Attached to this article you will find a slide presentation outlining the six factors of the SSI as well as a Literature Review of relevant citations around non-cognitives and student success program design.


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