Scientifically Rigorous

Measure What Matters

Science is the cornerstone of the patent-pending Minnesota Executive Function Scale. Founded at the University of Minnesota and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Reflection Sciences already has a long history of scientific success. With this support we have created the only early learning readiness assessment measuring Executive Function that can be used with children as young as two. Supported by our founders, Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D. and Phil Zelazo, Ph.D., we continue to make breakthroughs in this important field.

As of June 2017, the tablet MEFS has been...

administered by 1,000+ trained examiners... 7 different languages.... 20,000+ individuals... 140+ locations across eight countries!

Why Reflection Sciences

Our patent-pending MEFS™ early learning and kindergarten readiness assessment tool is based on state-of-the-art research and provides accurate and actionable information for all learners.

Anyone with limited training can administer MEFS™

MEFS™ can be given to students before they even begin in your classroom

MEFS™ does not require weeks of observation

MEFS™ provides new and important data to help teachers better meet the needs of their students

Where in the world is the MEFS being used?

An Objective Measure

With traditional rating-scale assessments, the results are subjective and prone to bias. Subjective results are generally not sensitive to change. But MEFS™ fixes that. Our objective kindergarten and early learning readiness test provides unbiased results and is extremely sensitive to change. This means you can:

• Test groups of students with similar backgrounds, obtaining differentiated results
• Test students over time to measure growth and effectiveness of teaching methods, curricula, and interventions

Because MEFS only takes 5 minutes to complete, it is easy to test multiple times throughout the year. With MEFS, you now have the ability to track data over time and use it to inform your teaching practices.

An Efficient Measure

Our goal was to do away with time-intensive assessments that did not help teachers. And we have succeeded. The MEFS™ only takes 5 minutes to complete. Compared to most other measures, that buys back about 2 days of instruction and learning time for each class of 20 students.

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