Initial Publication Date: August 1, 2022

Introducing E-CURE to Students

We recommend that you take time to introduce the method and its purpose to your students prior to initiating the Pre-Research Assessment. This can be done by adding information to your course syllabus and discussing the method early in the course.

Information to Share with Students

Below are some suggestions for information that may be important to emphasize in class as you first introduce the method to your students.


  • E-CURE results will not determine or influence your grade in the course, so you should not worry about the scores you assign yourself. An accurate appraisal of your knowledge and skills will be far more useful to you than higher scores on the assessments.
  • E-CURE assessments of your learning will focus on student outcomes across different categories. Each outcome category is defined by several more specific components that explain and illustrate what the category means. 
  • E-CURE asks both the instructor and the student to complete these assessments, then conduct conversations to discuss your assessments and any differences in perceptions of your growth.  The conversations are aimed at helping you to understand your academic strengths and weaknesses and become more aware of what learning strategies you have been pursuing and why, so that you can make adjustments as necessary.
  • If you have questions or concerns about a rating, reach out to your instructor to start a conversation.



Introductory Resources

  • Download and customize this text to add to your syllabus: EvaluateUR-CURE Syllabus Information (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 25kB Aug4 22)
  • Use this slideshow in class to explain the progress of E-CURE steps during your CURE:  EvaluateUR-CURE Sequence of Steps (PowerPoint 204kB Aug5 22)
  • Direct students to the resources on metacognition and student-mentor conversations found here: 

For Students



More Guides for Using E-CURE

Once you've completed all the Onboarding steps, you can look ahead to implementation resources, including guidance on using your E-CURE data.

Guide to Data and Reports



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