The Mindprint Assessment provides you with powerful, practical, and actionable information about your child's cognitive and executive functioning strengths and weaknesses.
Developed by neuroscientists at Penn Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health, the Mindprint Assessment measures 10 essential cognitive and executive functions including working memory, complex reasoning, flexible thinking, and processing speed. The personalized report includes a detailed Learner Profile highlighting individualized strengths and needs, as well as strategies to improve learning efficiency and even standardized test scores.
Take the Online Mindprint Assessment
Mindprint begins with a proprietary online assessment to gain a clear understanding of the learning strengths and needs of your child. After registering, your student will receive a link to take the one hour Mindprint Assessment online.
Schedule your 30-min Learner Profile Review
A comprehensive and personalized learner profile is created for your student highlighting strengths, needs, and strategies to improve learning. You will receive a link to schedule a Learner Profile review with our Mindprint Specialist to discuss results.
Begin Academic Coaching
Our Academic Coaching & Tutoring provides individualized curriculum of Executive Functioning skills for academic improvement and test performance should you decide coaching is appropriate for your student. If you do, our Mindprint Specialist will provide our Academic Coach with your student’s Learner Profile in order to target identified needs and nurture strengths in sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mindprint is not a substitute for neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing. Additionally, Mindprint does not provide a medical diagnosis and cannot be used for the purposes of seeking school accommodations. However, the strengths and needs identified by Mindprint do typically agree with the findings from neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing. Parents, professionals, schools, and academic coaches use Mindprint in combination with other assessments and observations to make informed decisions about how best to help children with specific learning needs. In short, the emphasis of neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing is primarily problem identification while the emphasis of Mindprint is primarily solution strategies.
Cognitive skills tests identify how a student learns, understands, and recalls information. Most school tests assess academic skills or achievements, which focus on what a student knows. Understanding a student’s cognitive strengths and needs can be the key to more efﬁcient and enjoyable learning. As demands on students increase as they matriculate, maximizing efﬁciency is one of the keys to ongoing success.
Mindprint evaluates 10 core cognitive skills critical to learning proﬁciency:
- Reasoning: Abstract, Verbal, Spatial
- Executive Functions: Attention, Working Memory, Flexible Thinking
- Memory: Verbal, Visual
- Speed: Processing, Visual Motor
Mindprint questions are computerized and adaptive, meaning students receive different questions based on their answers. Unlike school achievement tests, there are no reading passages and no math computations. There is nothing students need to do in preparation for taking the assessment, though it is important to take it in a quiet location with reliable internet access for the full hour. Most students describe the questions as a series of puzzles and often say it is fun.
You will receive a detailed and personalized report called a Learner Proﬁle, which provides a thorough explanation of a student’s performance across the ten skills. It then suggests specific learning strategies that can be used in school and at home to improve performance outcomes.
Mindprint is designed for English-speaking students ages 8 to 21 and is scored using national standardized data of same-aged students. However, there is an adult version of the assessment (utilized by NASA and other companies) that we are happy to arrange for interested parents. Just contact us for additional information.
Students looking to take the assessment should meet the following criteria:
- Reading English at or above a 2nd grade level
- Able to follow simple, multi-step instructions independently
- Comfortable using a computer mouse & keyboard
- Able to read a computer screen independently