App of the Week: A personalized learning profile for every student

By Stephen Noonoo
May 23rd, 2016

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from the editors of, a free service from Common Sense Education. Click here to read the full app review.

Mindprint Learning

What’s It Like? 

To fully engage in what Mindprint Learning offers, students first take an online assessment to measure strengths and challenges. This research-based assessment was developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. For a fifth-grade student, it tests different types of memory, processing speed, attention, flexible thinking, verbal and abstract reasoning, and spatial perception using game-based and timed tests. The entire battery takes about one hour and allows students to max out on tests that are too difficult or if they struggle to finish a task. After completing the assessment, users wait about one week for a psychologist to review the data and formulate the student’s profile.

Price: Paid, but free to try

Grades: 2-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: An incredible number of resources, strategies, and suggestions for teachers and parents based on a student’s learning strengths and challenges.

Cons: The sheer amount of information provided might be overwhelming for some.

Bottom line: This extraordinary tool uses normed digital assessments to create a specific learning profile and provide authentic tools for individual learners.

About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is the current editor of eSchool News. He is a former consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.