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Assessors, Beware!

Some of the authors of the following checklists, inventories, and surveys state rather strongly, a few much more than others, that their assessment instrument measures Howard Earl Gardner's (HEG) Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT).  Beware of such inaccurate counsel.  At their very best, these tools are mere snapshots in time of an individual's perceived MI preferences.  That is, each of the below items simply suggest possible cerebral capabilities / cognitive capacities within one of HEG's theorized intelligences. 

It is an extremely difficult task ... perhaps impossible ... to come up with a valid and reliable way of measuring our numerous intelligences.

2011  Discovering Your Natural Intelligences

2011  Multiple Intelligence Test

2011  Multiple Intelligences Teacher Inventory

2011  Niall's Multiple Intelligences Test

2011  Testing yourself: How are you smart?

"(excerpted and adapted from " Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century" by Colin Rose and Malcolm J. Nicholl).  It's not how smart you are that matters, what really counts is how you are smart.  That’s the message from noted education professor Howard Earl Gardner of Harvard University.  The practical implementation of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) forms a significant part of our accelerated learning philosophy.  Which of the intelligences do you favour?  What are your strengths? 

The following checklist (click on the immediate above link) is designed to help you develop a fuller appreciation of the intelligences you enjoy.  Check each of the following eighty (80) statement which applies to you and add the totals. Compare the totals from all eight (8) intelligences and you will readily see your greatest strengths and weaknesses.  The higher your score, the more you [may] favour that particular intelligence By answering these questions you will be able to gauge which forms of intelligence are your strongest and weakest.  This will enable you to focus on making sure you make the most of your existing abilities and -- if you so desire -- see if you can develop some of the others.  Let's emphasize that most of us have a mixed portfolio of intelligences and that there is no purpose in trying to simply label someone as a ‘logical-mathematical’ type or a ‘bodily-kinaesthetic’ type."  (Source: Homepage of Accelerated Learning Network)

2011  The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences

2011  Multiple Intelligences Test -- Discover your Learning Style

2010  Service Canada: Multiple Intelligence Quiz

"Research shows that people have eight (8) different types of intelligence, usually with strength in three or four.  Use this quiz (click on the immediate above link) to find out about your unique style of thinking and understanding.  Contains 60 questions. Approximate completion time: 10 minutes" (Source: homepage of Service Canada)

2009  Business balls.com: Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences

2008  Identification of Multiple Intelligences with the Multiple Intelligences Profiling Questionnaire III

Tirri, Kirsi & Nokelainen, Petri  (2008).  Identification of multiple intelligences with the Multiple Intelligence Profiling Questionnaire III, Psychology Science Quarterly, Special Issue: High Ability Assessment, 50(2), 206-221.

Abstract:  In this study, we present the latest version of the Multiple Intelligences Profiling Questionnaire (MIPQ III) that is based on Howard Gardner’s (e.g., 1983, 1999) MI theory.  The operationalization of nine MI scales is tested with an empirical sample of Finnish preadolescents and adults (n = 410).  Results of the internal consistency analysis show that the nine MIPQ III dimensions have satisfactory reliability coefficients with the sample.  Results of the internal consistency analysis show that the nine MIPQ III dimensions have satisfactory reliability coefficients with the sample.  Results of the inter-scale correlation analysis show that (1) Logical-mathematical intelligence correlates positively with Spatial intelligence; (2) Linguistic intelligence correlates positively with Intrapersonal intelligence; (3) Linguistic and Intrapersonal scales correlate positively with the Spiritual and Environmental intelligences.  Results of the correlation analysis between the gender, age and the MI scales show that (1) Males in both samples have higher self-rated Logical-mathematical intelligence than females; (2) Females rate their linguistic abilities higher than the males. The results of CFA show good generalizability characteristics of the MIPQ III scales.  Our findings give important information to teachers and educators on how gender influences the self-perception of students’ abilities.

2006  Multiple Intelligences Test -- based on Howard Gardner's MI Model

2004  Workshop: Tapping into Multiple Intelligences

2002  Birmingham grid of learning: Multiple intelligences (Secondary)

2002  Learning Disabilities Resource Community: Multiple Intelligence Inventory

1999  McKenzie's Multiple Intelligences Survey

1994  A multiple intelligences test

Opening paragraph: "The Multiple Intelligence theory suggests that no one set of teaching strategies will work best for all students at all times.  All children have different proclivities in the seven intelligences, so any particular strategy is likely to be successful with several students, and yet, not for others.  Because of these individual differences among students, teachers are best advised to use a broad range of teaching strategies with their students.  As long as instructors shift their intelligence emphasis from presentation to presentation, there will always be a time during the period or day when a student has his or her own highly developed intelligence (s) actively involved in learning.  This quiz will tell you where you stand and what to do about it."

1992  Finding Your Stronger Intelligences

"This form (click on link) can help you determine which intelligences are strongest for you. If you're a teacher or tutor, you can also use it to find out which intelligences your learner uses most often. Many thanks to Dr. Terry Armstrong for graciously allowing us to use his questionnaire." (Source: Homepage of link)


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Revised by Clifford Morris on Saturday, 19 November, 2011