LASSI for learning online
What is LASSI?
The Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI) is designed to gather
information about learning and study skills practices and attitudes of
students who are entering college. It provides feedback about areas
where students demonstrate existing strengths and where students may be
weak and need to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations, and
beliefs. Your LASSI profile can be used as a tool when you meet with
your advisor to help you set goals for your first year as a student.
How do first year seminar students access the web LASSI?
Before taking the LASSI, please look through our brief
PowerPoint overview of the inventory. This will provide background
information on the inventory and what it is designed to measure. After
looking through the presentation, please carefully follow the
The URL below will direct you to a web page that contains directions for
taking the LASSI. After you have read the directions on how to approach
answering the questions, you must enter the following information in the
box labeled First Administration.
After entering the above information, the next screen to appear will be
the LASSI assessment. You must enter your first and last name into the
spaces provided for the page to be submitted correctly.
Important! In the ID field you must type in the last name of
your first-year seminar instructor. Capitalize the first letter of
the last name and type the rest in lower case. Example: Dr. Sharon
Taylor = type Taylor.
When you've completed all of the questions and submitted your answers,
you will be given the option to print. You may print a copy of your
profile now or retrieve it later from your email. Be sure to
save a copy since it contains a student key number that you will
need when you log in to complete the post-LASSI at the end of the
How do I interpret the results?
For a more in-depth interpretation of your LASSI results, feel free to
contact the Learning and Writing
Center for an appointment.
Read through the definitions of all ten scale scores to help you
interpret your graphed profile.
You'll see the graph is marked off at the 75th and 50th percentiles.
Students who score above the 75th percentile often don't need to work on
the strategies or skills for that particular scale. Students who score
between the 75th and 50th percentile on any scale should consider
improving the relevant learning and study skills to optimize their
academic performance. Students who score below the 50th percentile
(which is not uncommon among first-year students) usually need to
improve their relevant knowledge and skills to increase their chances of
succeeding in a post-secondary setting.
If your first year faculty offers a study skills component in the
seminar class, you will be able to target the areas that will be of most
help to you as a college learner. Also, be sure to watch for Academic
Success Workshops offered through the Learning Center and attend the
sessions that will be of the most benefit to you. Peer tutors and peer
readers are also there to help share their expertise on how to study
most effectively for different courses.
Follow the same instructions as for the first administration above, but
this time enter your information into the box marked "Second
Administration," using the school number above and the student key
number that was printed on the results for your first administration.