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It takes a cognitive test to beat a standardized test! The MindPrint Learning Assessment is the world’s first online cognitive test that accurately measures the skills you need to succeed on standardized tests. It also can help you determine whether you should take the SAT or ACT, both of which are accepted by universities.
Developed by neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this one-hour online test will profile 10 core cognitive skills across four core domains of speed, executive functions, complex reasoning and memory. Predictive algorithms based on your full capabilities instead of historical results will help you focus on areas for highest potential point gains rather than indiscriminate prep.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cognitive skills identify how you learn best. Unlike other assessments, MindPrint Learning identifies how you best understand and recall information. In contrast, tests of academic skills or achievement are more of a test of what you know.
Most schools never test cognitive skills because it has historically been too time-consuming and expensive. However, an accurate understanding of one’s learning strengths and needs can be key to more efficient and enjoyable learning. This is true for all students, particularly once they reach middle and high school.
MindPrint Learning evaluates 10 core cognitive skills across four key domains:
Reasoning: Your ability to make sense of what you read, hear or see. Your ability to make connections to previous learned knowledge.
- Fact: Students’ visual reasoning skills are independent of socio-economic background.
Memory: Your ability to remember what you read or hear.
- Fact: Students can have one memory skill significantly stronger than the other.
Executive Functions: Your ability to sustain focus and follow through on multi-step tasks.
- Fact: Chronic stress common in high-poverty communities can have a significant negative impact on executive functions.
Processing : Your ability to accurately and efficiently respond to information.
- Fact: Too fast or too slow processing can easily be mistaken for a lack of understanding.
MindPrint Learning’s assessment was developed by neuroscientists in the Brain Behavior Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health. It has been tested in over 100,000 participants worldwide, including more than 10,000 children and 50,000 members of the armed services.
The computerized, adaptive assessment measures each student’s learning strengths and needs on 10 skills across four core domains of speed, executive functions, complex reasoning and memory. Unlike achievement tests, there are no reading passages or math computations. Students of all ages who take the MindPrint Learning Assessment usually describe it as a series of puzzles and often describe it as “actually quite fun.”
Every student receives an individualized learner profile which explains the student’s competencies across the 10 skills. The skills are mapped to each academic subject to gain a much clearer picture of why some subjects might come easily while others require more effort.
The learner profile is part of the student’s broader personalized learning plan. The personalized learning plan includes easy-to-follow instructional and study strategies for school and home use.
MindPrint Learning is a curriculum supplement and enables every teacher to improve instructional practices. MindPrint Learning is entirely curriculum and achievement test agnostic. MindPrint Learning works with your existing curriculum and assessment solution.
MindPrint Learning can integrate with your standardized test scores to identify underperformers, as well as identify recommendations for test-taking skills to improve performance.
For university admissions, MindPrint Learning identifies which test format might be more favourable (SAT or ACT) and provides guidance on how to optimize scores by test subject.
With MindPrint Learning, students learn how to prioritize study time to get the “biggest bang for the buck.”
Why Mindprint requires a month and year of birth
Children have a natural progression of development; performance can change over a period of weeks or months, particularly for younger children. Student data will be norm-referenced based on age in years and months. This information will be also be used to make age-appropriate recommendations in each student’s personalized toolbox.
Also, if you choose to share your Mindprint Learning results with your school, testing services, or other third parties for potential accommodations, they will require an accurate name and birthday. Our strict data policies restrict us from altering a student’s name and age once you have submitted it in the registration process, so you want to be sure it is correct.