A national survey conducted by the Center
for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, the BCSSE provides information about incoming college students' experiences in high school as well as their expectations about participating in educationally effective activities during their first year of college. Students respond to questions about how they spent their time in high school and the activities in which they expect to participate during their first year of college. The BCSSE is designed to match the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which allows institutions to examine how incoming students' expectations relate to students' actual behaviors in college.
Population: Incoming first-year students on the Oxford campus
Topics: High school academic and co-curricular experiences; students' expectations about the educational activities in which they will participate during their first year of college
Related Surveys: The BCSSE is a national survey designed to be paired with the NSSE
Years available: 2004, 2008, 2012
Questionnaire: Available at http://bcsse.iub.edu/survey_instruments.cfm
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Assessment Briefs using BCSSE Results
Through the Eyes of a First-Year Student: Incoming Students' Expectations about College (Brief #46, Oct. 1, 2009)
Incoming Students' Expectations about College-Level Work (Brief #5, Feb. 11, 2005)
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