Webinar 1: Affective Domain
Precursors to Academic Performance


In this FREE two-part webinar, ACE founder Diego Navarro discusses the role of the affective or non-cognitive domain in meeting the needs of developmental education students in higher education and why it is an important precursor to academic performance. Diego shares ACE's measurement approach and the evidence collected over two years from six colleges.

Part A: Why Affective Learning is Important & How to Measure Affective Precursors (11/30/12)

Part 2: Who Benefits from Affective Learning? (12/7/12)


To give you a sense of participants feedback from the first ACE Precursors to Academic Performance webinar, here are several responses to polling questions given during the session.The following are the results from those who responded to our polls:

  • 99% Strongly Agreed or Agreed (68% said Strongly Agreed) that the academic semester can be used to strengthen the affective precursors to academic performance,
  • 67% said the webinar described between 50-100% of their students; and 92% said between 25-100% of their students when asked: what percentage of students at your college have we described (when describing student needs),
  • 90% chose one of the ACE Solutions or All of the Above (66% chose All of the Above) when asked: what ACE Solutions most likely will help my college strengthen students’ affective precursors to academic performance (ACE solutions included: ACE Professional Development, ACE Affective-Oriented Curriculum and Materials, and ACE Affective Measurement Tool).


Session topics include:

  • What is the affective or non-cognitive dimension?

  • Why is it important to address this for developmental education students?

  • How does ACE measure students affectively?

  • What is the evidence?



Pre-session Preparation:

There is no required preparation for this webinar, however you will want to be familiar with the audio/slide presentation given by Diego Navarro at the recent Strengthening Student Success Conference to further familiarize yourself with the importance of measuring the affective dimension of developmental education students.