Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test (SOI)

Recognizing that students have different types of intelligence, the Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test (SOI-LA) tells you "what kind," not just "how much." The SOI-LA assesses up to 26 separate cognitive abilities. Instead of a global IQ score, it provides a detailed profile of each student's intellectual strengths and weaknesses--a profile that improves student evaluation, simplifies placement, and guides teaching.  SOI describes each of the 26 abilities assessed, explains its relation to academic achievement, and notes the significance of high and low scores. Along with general cognitive assessment, the SOI is widely used to: prescribe educational interventions, identify reasons for underachievement, match cognitive style and curriculum material, and screen for gifted students.