WHY LEARNING ABILITIES ASSESSMENT?
There are many theories of intelligence, but most experts agree we all have thinking abilities that allow us to learn. Many students come to a learning environment prepared to learn, and if they make an effort, they will learn. However, there are some students where academic work is a constant struggle. To help these students, we conduct learning abilities assessment and find out the underlying cause of their difficulties. We also identify gifted students and uncover areas of strength to help parents further enrich and develop those talents.
WHAT KIND, NOT HOW MUCH
Recognizing that students have different types of intelligence, the Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test (SOI-LA) tells you “what kind,” not just “how much.” The SOI-LA assesses up to 26 separate cognitive abilities. Instead of a global IQ score, it provides a detailed profile of each student’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses–a profile that improves student evaluation, simplifies placement, and guides teaching. SOI describes each of the 26 abilities assessed, explains its relation to academic achievement, and notes the significance of high and low scores. Along with general cognitive assessment, the SOI is widely used to: prescribe educational interventions, identify reasons for underachievement, match cognitive style and curriculum material, and screen for gifted students.
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