The only schoolwide assessment that objectively measures student learning strengths

Cognitive skills are the best predictor of academic outcomes. Learning scientists show cognitive skills explain over 50% of the variability in student achievement, significantly higher than any other known factor. With MindPrint, teachers know why students aren't succeeding and how to support them.
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MindPrint is many things but above all else it is a new lens. A new lens on our students. A new lens on our teachers. A new lens on ourselves. You wonder about your kids, and then you get the results. It's like putting on the perfect pair of glasses -- all of a sudden, "Boom it's all clear." That's what it's like with MindPrint. Seriously folks, this is game-changing. Game-changing.
Crystal Braswell
Little Rock Public Schools Vice Principal

Assessment Facts

Our assessment is online and self-administered for easy individual or group administration at any location, and at any time. With district pricing as low as $10 per student, MindPrint is the affordable, effective and efficient solution you need to improve learner outcomes. The assessment was developed through a National Institute of Health research grant at the University of Pennsylvania's Pereleman School of Medicine in collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the #2 ranked children's hospital in the US.

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MindPrint Profile

Strengths-Based Approach to Learning

At the core of our solution is the MindPrint profile which identifies a student's learning strengths in straight-forward terminology with actionable next steps to support academic and social emotional growth across subjects.
MindPrint Profile

Cognitive Skills

MindPrint provides objective measures across core domains of executive functions, complex reasoning, memory, and speed so teachers know how to support students by subject.

Complex Reasoning

Complex Reasoning is your ability to understand and analyze new information, and solve problems.

Verbal Reasoning

Understanding and applying what you read and hear.

Verbal Reasoning is important for:

Inferential Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Reading Fluency
Semantic Knowledge

Abstract Reasoning

Understanding non-language-based information, including images, numbers, shapes, patterns, and challenging concepts.

Abstract Reasoning is important for:

Advanced Math
Computational Thinking
Inferential Reasoning

Spatial Perception

Visualizing and understanding how objects relate in space.

Spatial Perception is important for:

Visual Processing


Memory is how easily you can store new information and efficiently recall it at a future time.

Verbal Memory

Remembering what you read or hear.

Verbal Memory is important for:

Math Facts
Math Operations
Reading Fluency
Semantic Knowledge
Sight Words

Visual Memory

Remembering formulas, figures, and pictures or other non-language-based information.

Visual Memory is important for:

Math Facts
Math Operations
Sight Words

Executive Functions

EF refer to how efficiently you can complete your assignments (regardless of how well you know and understand the information).


Sustaining focus to work accurately and efficiently.

Attention is important for:

Following Directions

Working Memory

Juggling information in your head for multi-step problem solving or tasks.

Working Memory is important for:

Following Directions
Problem Solving

Flexible Thinking

Adapting to unfamiliar information or situations.

Flexible Thinking is important for:

Computational Thinking
Problem Solving
Relationship Skills


Speed is how efficiently you work to complete assignments thoughtfully within the expected time.

Processing Speed

Responding by balancing speed and accuracy.

Processing Speed is important for:

Class Participation
Standardized Test-Taking

Visual Motor Speed

The rate of seeing and physically responding.

Visual Motor Speed is important for:

Standardized Test-Taking
MindPrint's ability to show such high levels of predictability is unprecedented in K-12. Now that we can pinpoint the reasons for students’ challenges in areas of cognition, engagement or social-emotional skills, we have the capability to dramatically improve outcomes for students at all achievement levels.
Dr. Jess Gropen
Senior Research Scientist at CAST


MindPrint’s cognitive screener was developed by neuroscientists at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine through a National Institutes of Health grant. This online assessment is so reliable and efficient NASA uses it to test the astronauts during long-duration space flights.

A cognitive neuroscience based computerized battery for efficient measurement of individual differences: Standardization and initial construct validation

This paper details the methodology behind the development of the MindPrint Assessment and provides reliability and validity evidence.

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Psychometric properties of the Penn Computerized Neurocognitive Battery

This paper provides additional validity evidence for the MindPrint Assessment, supporting its feasibility for large-scale use cases.

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Enhanced MindPrint profiles: Integrating cognitive and self-regulatory strategies to improve mathematical outcomes

This report summarizes the findings from Phase I of MindPrint's NSF SBIR grant. We provide reliability and validity evidence for our social and emotional skills assessment, and we show how the MindPrint Assessment and the social and emotional skills assessment can account for nearly 64% of the variance in MAP Growth scores.

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Multimethod support for using the Big Five framework to organize social and emotional skills

This paper, written by Dr. Kate Walton, MindPrint's Director of Research, tackles a challenge to the field of SEL — the overabundance of disparate and empirically unfounded SEL frameworks. Walton and colleagues provide empirical support for using the well-known Big Five personality framework for organizing social and emotional skills.

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Development and Validation of the Cognition Test Battery for Spaceflight

MindPrint's cognitive assessment was the same one used to understand the impacts of long-duration spaceflight in the seminal NASA Twins study. Just think, you could discover that your students think just like NASA astronauts!

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Scalable Implementation of Learning Sciences

This whitepaper details the MindPrint Theory of Action and direct connection to improve academic and social and emotional outcomes.

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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 Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, MA