Multiple Intelligences Evaluation
By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D
I am a preschool teacher in Virginia. We have currently been
discussing Multiple Intelligences and how my principal would
like grade levels to have students take the MI evaluation.
Is there any form of the MI evaluation directed at lower age
levels (4 to 6 years)?
A: I personally do not know of
a standardized Multiple Intelligences evaluation for young
children. However there are a few sites that offer simple
tests to gauge the multiple intelligences (MI) that younger
children may have.
What your preschool can do is to get a team to set the
questions based on the various MI search done on the
internet. Then decide on the items. You may want to get some
professional assistance here in determining the items that
are suitable. This would not be a standardized test and
should only be taken as a rough indicator to gauge
children's' areas of strengths and weaknesses. Then, the
school can modify the curriculum to suit the needs to these
children by having enriching activities to enhance their
strength areas and helping them with the weaker areas.
You may want to refer to the following web sites for some
guidance on constructing the items.
Multiple Intelligence Test for Children
Multiple Intelligences Tests
Checklist for Assessing Students' Multiple Intelligentces