*Sponsored PostI recently was offered an opportunity to have my son evaluated by Mindprint Learning in Princeton. I am fascinated by how people learn and retain information, it comes from my years of teaching and doing whatever I could to reach all of my students. The online evaluation took about an hour, and David was able to complete it with minimal assistance from me – not bad for an almost 8 year old.
Over the course of the evaluation, David answered questions a series of questions and completed various tasks to measure his motor skills, flexible thinking, abstract reasoning, processing speed, verbal memory, and more.
As a teacher, I had administered similar assessments in the past, but never on the computer, and never for an hour straight. There were little breaks that you could take, but there was no easy way to complete a section of the assessment and then walk away and come back later. This frustrated my son, and me, as there were a few sections that were particularly challenging and we would have rather taken a break and came back to the whole thing the next day. Instead, we persevered and completed the assessment.
Once he finished, it was about a week before we received an email stating that our results were now ready. I read over them quickly, but with the amount of detail provided, the Unique Learning Profile really needed some time and attention so I could process everything that was outlined in it.
Since we homeschool, I have seen first hand what my son is capable of accomplishing and the various ways he goes about completing a task. What was amazing to me was that a 1hr assessment came to the same conclusions. “David is a very capable visual learner, but he has more difficulty with verbal tasks” – completely accurate. I also appreciated how the report took into consideration his age when discussing the results of the assessment, because lets be honest, not many 7/8 year olds take this kind of assessment.
Overall, I am happy with the results of the assessment from Mindprint Learning, and I believe the information in the Unique Learning Profile report will be a great asset to me in the coming year when we are working of various lessons and projects, but also for when I’m expecting David to do things around the house.
For more information on Mindpring Learning, or to have your student evaluated, please visit their website.