Measure What Matters

MEFS software app for objectively measuring Executive Function (EF) Skills + EF Professional Development and Data Analysis Services

Bridge the Gap

Promoting the Healthy Development of EF Skills and a Strong Foundation for Life-Long Effective Learning.

Essential Life Skills

Reflection and Executive Function Skills Provide a Strong Foundation for Learning and Adaptation in School and Across the Lifespan

Founded in 2014 by scientists at the University of Minnesota, Reflection Sciences, Inc. provides an Executive Function (EF) test app, and tools to help promote the healthy development of this particular skillset. EF skills make it possible for children to learn effectively and efficiently in a classroom context, and they protect children against academic failure associated with poverty stress. At Reflection Sciences, we believe measuring EF should be easy and accurate, providing parents and teachers with vital information they need to make sure students have every opportunity for academic and life success.

 

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What is Executive Function?

Executive Function refers to the neurocognitive skills that are most vital to academic and life success. These skills are centered on attention, impulse control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

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How is Executive Function Measured?

Our goal is to do away with Executive Function assessments that take forever to complete and fail to provide parents and teachers with new information about a student's development.

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What Now?

Acquiring EF skills is a fundamental part of healthy human development. We provide training and tools for assessing and improving the self-regulatory skills needed to control one’s attention, thoughts, actions, and emotions.

Resources

We Offer a Range of Professional Services

Parents

Build a foundation for your children with the knowledge and tools to help them learn, develop, and thrive as they grow.

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Educators

Become equipped with the Executive Function performance tests, tools, and support to gather data, interpret results, and implement positive change for your students

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Researchers

Gain access to a convenient, state-of-the-art comprehensive measure of EF, based in neuroscience and normed down to 2 years of age.

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Clinicians

Combine state-of-the-art research tools with your daily practice to help patients now and build knowledge for the future.

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Executive Function vs. Traditional Testing

IQ

EF is a better predictor of academic and other life outcomes than is IQ.

Content-Based Assessments

EF skills predict school readiness and year-to-year gains in reading and math, often better than do academic domain measures themselves.

Teacher Reports

Unlike time-consuming teacher reports, which require teachers to observe their students for weeks or months, EF skills can be assessed quickly (~4 min) and at any time-- even prior to school entry.

News & Events

Effects of Trauma on Well-being and Functioning

Reflection Science’s newest team member, Seth Saeugling, is working with North Carolina area schools to research the effects of trauma, specifically the impact of adverse early childhood experiences (ACES), on student well-being and functioning. Saeugling is learner and builder at heart. His mission is to advance the science & practice of how we, as a community, […]

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Parent Newsletter – Quarter 3: September 2017 Issue 2.3

We are happy to share our September Parent Newsletter! See it here: September 2017 Q3 v2.3

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Primrose Schools National Survey Reveals Gaps in Skills Needed for Career Success

Research indicates skills needed should be nurtured in early childhood Entry-level employees are becoming less proficient in the skills most needed to succeed in today’s workplace, according to a recent national survey of human resources (HR) managers responsible for hiring. The survey, sponsored by leading early education provider Primrose Schools®, revealed skills like adaptability, teamwork and […]

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