I am reprinting an earlier version, 2010 article of mine, regarding the value of cognitive skills, standardized, longitudinal testing, still applicable today.
Later, interestingly, in 2014, the University of Pennsylvania's Brain Behavior Lab created a simple, normed test, computerized, self-administered in one hour, called Mindprint Learning. It gives a direction for personalized learning plans in 10 skill levels.
While helpful for parent/teacher/student planning, the Mindprint Learning self-awareness test, therefore, differs greatly from the rigorous pre-post-post standardized test batteries I discuss, and administered at 13 learning sites.
I work from the Guilford Intellgence model for backbone theory, with a reformulated, brief, puppetry playbook model on downloadable film.
Lesson 1 preview is now available on Utube under "Jan Kuyper Erland".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yBvAnGjJeI (paste link in your browser)
All of my lessons and content are original. The article goes well with my following July article on "Digital Transformation."