The last few weeks at work have brought an influx of people looking for the books their children need to complete their respective school’s summer projects. Each request is a bit different but consistent with each parent is the desire that their children get a good start for the upcoming school year.
As a parent I am also looking for ways to ensure that The Bee succeeds. Since she has started high school it has been a pleasure to watch her confidence has soar after her successful freshman year. To keep the momentum up we have created opportunities for her to experience and learn and Mind Print Learning was a useful tool to assess what we can do to keep her motivated.
Setting up an account with Mind Print Learning was really easy. The program will share just how long each objective takes and, after a few background questions, we were ready to begin the test. The Bee was game to take the test but I think she was intimidated by the suggested time to complete the test.
The test was series of questions designed to challenge The Bee and to assess how she thinks, how she solves problems and her memory. Throughout the test recommended breaks were available and The Bee was able to complete the questions at her pace. When we complete this assessment in the suture, I will probably talk about the test a day or so before we actually take it. The Bee tried to rush her way through the test to e done faster and I really think this behavior showed in some of her results.
Results came back in a few days; I shared the results with The Bee and she was initially upset because she felt that “she didn’t do well”. After reading through the results she came to understand that her weakest areas, the areas where she needed extra help” could be met by checking out some additional resources, some which were free, some which are for sale.
The site also gives suggestions and tips for improving weakened areas. You can create a search and customize by academic topic, cognitive skill, or product type. Results will be based on your child’s age, interests and Learning Profile. The resources available are quite extensive and provides a good place to get more information. While some resources are free, there are some which can be purchased directly from the site, to assist with success. Each suggestion is offered with psychologist recommendation, resources needed, academic and cognitive benefits and cognitive concerns.
Although I was able to use the service free of charge for my review, I would consider purchasing this kit as part of my daughter’s back to school preparing. The information is helpful and serves as a guide to assist with creating a plan for success for the upcoming school year.
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R’s note: I received this assessment as part of a blogger campaign with the New Jersey Blogger Network and Mind Print. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in anyway.