Measure What Matters

MEFS 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.

Watch our brief video to learn more about Reflection Sciences and how the Minnesota Executive Function Scale can help your organization.

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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.

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Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Integrating social, emotional, and academic development is crucial for schools targeting the success of the whole student, according to the Aspen Institute’s National Commission. In today’s world, a growing number of school systems are shifting focus from teaching ABC’s and 123’s to teaching their students to acquire and effectively apply complex social and emotional processes. […]

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Measuring Executive Function Gains in Formal and Informal Child Care

University of Minnesota education technology startup Reflection Sciences is collaborating with Harvard Graduate School of Education to identify what works for children in a range of learning environments. – Press Release – MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 29, 2018) – Most US states have early education standards in core learning areas for literacy, math, science, and social […]

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Executive Function Skills & Math

Executive function skills are important for regulating behaviors, as well as academic success, including math achievement. This relation between executive function skills and math is not surprising when considering the cognitive skills involved in solving mathematical problems. For instance, if you ask 5-year-old Lola to figure out, “How many pets are three cats and four […]

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