LASSI for Learning Online

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LASSI has been improving students’ study strategies for more than 30 years. LASSI has a new edition specifically designed to meet the challenges of online instruction.

LASSI for Learning Online provides a tool for:

  • Teaching each student the study strategies needed in new academic circumstances;
  • Frequent opportunities for student/staff communications that are tailor-made for all;
  • Administrative data that can be widely shared throughout the institution to all those that can use it;
  • Personalized feedback and information provided to each student;
  • Maintaining frequent, personal contact between individual students and counselors/instructors;
  • Improving the study strategies of students grappling with new situations.

The LLO provides standardized scores (percentile score equivalents) and national norms for ten different scales (there is no total score since this is a diagnostic measure). The LLO is both diagnostic and prescriptive. It provides students with a diagnosis of their strengths and weaknesses, compared to other college students, in the areas covered by the 10 scales and it is prescriptive in that it provides feedback about areas where students may be weak and need to improve their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills.


The LLO was developed at the University of Texas at Austin by Claire Ellen Weinstein, Ph.D., David R. Palmer, Ph.D., and Taylor W. Acee, Ph.D.

Skill Component of Strategic Learning

The LLO scales related to the skill component of strategic learning are: Information Processing, Selecting Main Ideas and Test Strategies. These scales examine student’s learning strategies, skills and thought processes related to identifying, acquiring and constructing meaning for important new information, ideas and procedures, and how they prepare for and demonstrate their new knowledge on tests or other evaluative procedures.

Will Component of Strategic Learning

The LLO Scales related to the will component of strategic learning are: Attitude, Motivation and Anxiety. These scales measure students’s receptivity to learning new information, their attitudes and interest in college, their diligence, self-discipline, and willingness to exert the effort necessary to successfully complete academic requirements, and the degree to which they worry about their academic performance.

Self-regulation Component of Strategic Learning

The LLO Scales related to the self-regulation component of strategic learning are: Concentration, Time Management, Self-Testing and Using Academic Resources. These scales measure how students manage, or self-regulate and control, the whole learning process through using their time effectively, focusing their attention and maintaining their concentration over time, checking to see if they have met the learning demands for a class, an assignment or a test, and using study supports such as review sessions, tutors or special features of a textbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Make the (ID) Identification Number Field and/or Email Field mandatory instead of optional.
  • Create a custom page for students to receive after competing the LLO.
  • Create a personal email message for students to receive upon completion of the LLO.
  • Customize the four extra questions that follow the 60 LLO items.
      These extras are not scored for the students, but administrators can see the responses. These extra questions allow us to raise broader concerns in a way that gives administrators and students opportunities to engage in an “ appreciative inquiry” discussion. For example, “I need a college degree to fulfill my ambitions.”
  • Request a “ No Results LLO account.”
      Students do not receive their results upon completion of the assessment. The results are saved in our system for review with students at your convenience.
  • Integrate the LLO with your LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, Moodle, etc.).
      We will work with your tech support to automate this process.
The LLO is based on the LASSI 3d Ed. The ten scales are the same. Wording changes were made to items that referred to classroom settings. Here is an example.

Item 9 (from Selecting Main Ideas scale):
  • LASSI 3rd Ed Wording:
      During class discussion, I have trouble figuring out what is important enough to put in my notes.
  • New LLO Wording:
      When learning new material, I have trouble figuring out what to put in my notes.
Yes, have your bookstore contact us; LLO codes will be shipped to the bookstore for students to purchase. You will still have access to all administrative data (results, raw data, account status, etc.).
Yes, we currently do this with Kendall Hunt Publishers and Pearson. Just have your textbook representative contact us. You will still have access to all administrative data (results, raw data, account status, etc.).
Yes, you have the option of continuing to use the 3rd Edition or requesting by email that you wish to have any remaining assessments transferred to an LLO account, free-of-charge.

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