Learning Styles Evaluation
It is important to remember that a person's learning style can change over time, so you'll want to avoid the temptation to label yourself or your child as an outcome of using this tool. Instead, use this as a jumping-off point for more deeply exploring the gifts you each bring to the world.
Instructions: Read through the following list of characteristics and place a check beside those that you feel are true for your child. When you have finished, refer to the Scoring Key at the end of this evaluation.
___ 1. Likes to write
___ 2. Spins tall tales or tells jokes and stories
___ 3. Has a good memory for names, places, dates or trivia
___ 4. Enjoys reading books in his/her spare time
___ 5. Spells words accurately and easily
___ 6. Appreciates nonsense rhymes and tongue twisters
___ 7. Likes doing crossword puzzles or playing games such as Scrabble or Anagrams
___ 8. Computes arithmetic problems quickly in his/her head
___ 9. Enjoys using computers
___ 10. Asks questions like "Where does the universe end?", "What happens after we die?" and "When did time begin?"
___ 11. Plays chess, checkers, or other strategy games, and wins
___ 12. Reasons things out logically and clearly
___ 13. Devises experiments to test out things he/she doesn't understand
___ 14. Spends lots of time working on logic puzzles such as Rubik's cube
___ 15. Spends free time engaged in art activities
___ 16. Reports clear visual images when thinking about something
___ 17. Easily reads maps, charts and diagrams
___ 18. Draws accurate representations of people or things
___ 19. Likes it when you show movies, slides, or photographs
___ 20. Enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles or mazes
___ 21. Daydreams a lot
___ 22. Plays a musical instrument
___ 23. Remembers melodies or songs
___ 24. Tells you when a musical note is off-key
___ 25. Needs to have music on in order to study
___ 26. Collects records or tapes
___ 27. Sings songs to him/herself
___ 28. Keeps time rhythmically to music
___ 29. Does well in competitive sports
___ 30. Moves, twitches, taps, or fidgets while sitting in a chair
___ 31. Engages in physical activities such as swimming, biking, or skateboarding
___ 32. Needs to touch people when he/she talks to them
___ 33. Enjoys scary amusement rides
___ 34. Demonstrates skill in a craft like woodworking, sewing, or carving
___ 35. Cleverly mimics other people's gestures, mannerisms, or behaviors
___ 36. Has lots of friends
___ 37. Socializes a great deal in groups or around the neighborhood
___ 38. Seems to be "street smart"
___ 39. Gets involved in group activities
___ 40. Serves as the "family mediator" when disputes arise
___ 41. Enjoys playing group games with other children
___ 42. Has a lot of empathy for the feelings of others
___ 43. Displays a sense of independence or a strong will
___ 44. Reacts with strong opinions when controversial topics are being discussed
___ 45. Seems to live in his/her own private, inner world
___ 46. Likes to be alone to pursue some personal interest, hobby or project
___ 47. Seems to have a deep sense of self-confidence
___ 48. Marches to the beat of a different drummer in style of dress, behavior, or general attitude
___ 49. Motivates him/herself to do well on independent-study projects
Count up all the checks in questions 1-7; this is your Linguistic score.
Count up all the checks in questions 8-14; this is your Logical-Mathematical score.
Count up all the checks in questions 15-21; this is your Spatial score.
Count up all the checks in questions 22-28; this is your Musical score.
Count up all the checks in questions 29-35; this is your Bodily-Kinesthetic score.
Count up all the checks in questions 36-42; this is your Interpersonal score.
Count up all the checks in questions 43-49; this is your Intrapersonal score.
If the scores tend to be evenly distributed among all of these areas, this means that your child does not rely upon one distinct approach to learning, but can learn in many different ways, and could benefit from a variety of approaches.
If the scores tend to focus in one or more specific areas, your child tends to rely upon a distinct approach to learning, and may benefit from a learning approach that is most compatible with these learning styles.