MindPrint Cognitive Assessment
Discover How Your Child Learns Best
Powerful, Practical & Actionable Information About Your Child’s Executive Functioning
Our mission is to equip students with the tools, systems, and Executive Functioning skills they need to reach their potential and thrive academically. The best way to help students is to identify, understand, and address their individual needs.
The MindPrint Cognitive Assessment provides us with powerful, practical, and actionable information about your child’s cognitive and Executive Functioning strengths and weaknesses. With this information, everyone in your student’s support circle will know more precisely how to address and improve your child’s attitude, confidence, and grades.
MindPrint is the only K-12 solution that uses objective cognitive data to teach students how they learn best and provide strategies personalized to students’ learning strengths and needs.
Developed by neuroscientists at Penn Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health, the MindPrint Cognitive 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.
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Who should take the MindPrint assessment?
In short: all students will benefit from taking the MindPrint Assessment! Our mission is to give students the unique executive function support they need to reach their academic goals. The MindPrint Assessment is a great first step. By identifying your student’s strengths and weaknesses, your child’s support team can tailor an individualized success plan.
After nearly two decades of working with students of all capabilities, we know that clarity is crucial. Should you choose to work with an SAOTG coach, we utilize our flagship Executive Function skills curriculum to turn this clarity into results.
How does the MindPrint Assessment work?
The exam takes about one hour and is designed for English-speaking students ages 8 to 21.
After your student completes the online assessment, we provide a thorough analysis of your child’s Learner Profile in an included 30-minute Learner Profile Review. This personalized report includes a detailed breakdown highlighting individualized strengths and needs, as well as strategies to improve learning efficiency and even standardized test scores. With this information, all those who work with your student can tailor programs to your child’s needs.
Take the Online MindPrint Cognitive 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 self-administered, one-hour MindPrint Assessment online.
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Begin Academic Coaching
SAOTG’s 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.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a test that kids can take that gives you more information about them. Unlike other tests, MindPrint actually helps you understand the deeper recesses of a child’s mind. I haven’t seen anything close to it in my 41 years in education.
— Karen Gartland, Math Curriculum Director
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment different from neuropsychological/psychoeducational testing?
The Mindprint Learning Assessment is not a substitute for neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing. Additionally, the Mindprint Learning Assessment does not provide a medical diagnosis and cannot be used for the purposes of seeking school accommodations. However, the strengths and needs identified by the Mindprint Learning Assessment do typically agree with the findings from neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing. Parents, professionals, schools, and academic coaches use the Mindprint Learning Assessment 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 the Mindprint Learning Assessment 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.
The Mindprint Learning Assessment 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
The Mindprint Cognitive Assessment 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.
The Mindprint Cognitive Assessment 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
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The Mindprint Assessment provides the clarity to find the best path to success for your child. If you are tired of conflict and concern, take this crucial step toward your child’s bright future.