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PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

Article Title

Towards a Tool for Measuring Student Role Mastery

Abstract

The role of "college student" is an uncertain one for all freshmen, but some students come into the education system not sharing the common understanding of how to best enact that role. This study will look at new ways of measuring expertise in, and mastery of the role of college student. I will explore the possibility of using Cultural Consensus as a measuring rod of how well entering students understand this role. Finding such a tool can be of use both in predicting success and in developing specific interventions for those who might otherwise drop out of school.

Faculty Mentors: Peter Collier and David Morgan