Learning Abilities Testing: How It Works

The key to remedy learning failure is to know why the failure is occurring and to have a systematic approach for eliminating the cause.


SOI tests are tests of learning abilities. If students are having difficulty learning, the cause may be a lack of learning abilities. Learning abilities are more fundamental than curricular skills, yet most “diagnostics” of learning problems focus exclusively on curricular skills, and thus most remedial programs are focused on the same curricular skills. When the usual remedial programs are not successful, the causes of the learning problems have probably been misdiagnosed.

SOI tests offer an alternative source of diagnostic information, and SOI training modules offer an effective alternative by teaching learning abilities. SOI tests are available for ages ranging from five years old to adult.


SOI tests profile the following abilities: reading, math, memory, comprehension, problem-solving, evaluation, and creativity. Comprehension, memory, and problem-solving abilities are needed from the first day of kindergarten to the last day of college.

Throughout his or her analysis, the student’s specific learning abilities are broken down by stanine. Other abilities are broken down the same way, making it easy to see a student’s strengths and weaknesses. With SOI, these weaknesses can be developed and strengths can be maintained.


Personalized workbooks and/or CDs are available based on students’ test results. They contain modules that match the exact development requirements of a given student. Each workbook or CD is determined and derived from SOI test scores to train abilities that need the most attention.

The workbook contains approximately 150 pages and is completely self-contained with introductory materials and answer keys for each module presented.

A personalized CD has the modules in computer form for the student to use again and again. With these materials, a student can build up the learning abilities necessary to reach his or her full potential.

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