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Self-Regulated Learning Lab

The Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills and the Self-Regulated Learning Lab is funded by the Department of Education in the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education First in the World grant program. Excelsior College is working in partnership with Western Governors University, Rutgers University, and the University at Albany. DAACS is an open source project. Institutions are free to use and adapt DAACS for the specific needs of their students. For more information about DAACS, visit


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The contents of this website were developed under grants P116F150077 and R305A210269 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

The animated videos were supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant UF1HP26978 Mission Transition: Advancing Veterans Along a Career Path in Nursing for $1,019,181. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Project Personnel

Project Directors
Jason Bryer, Ph.D.
City University of New York
Heidi Andrade, Ed.D.
University at Albany

Timothy Cleary, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

Devora Panish

Bracha Schnaidman, Psy.D.

Erica Pawlo

Jackie Slemp

Amanda Austin

Jamal Waire

Tom Gambino

Angela Lui, Ph.D.
Diana Akhmedjanova, Ph.D.
David Franklin, Ph.D.

Selected References

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Cleary, T. J. (2014). Development of SRL strategies – SREP guide Duckworth, A. (2016). Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Scribner.

Dweck, C. (2009). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ballantine Books.

Tanner, K. D. (2012). Promoting student metacognition. Cell Biology Education – Life Sciences

Education, 11, 113-120. doi: 10.1187/cbe.12-03-0033 Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center (2012, February). Fact sheet: Metacognitive processes. In Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy. Retrieved from