Measure What Matters
Science is the cornerstone of the patented 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.
Why Reflection Sciences
Our patented 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 the MEFS™ App
The MEFS™ App can be given to students before they even begin in your classroom
The MEFS™ App does not require weeks of observation
The MEFS™ App provides new and important data to help teachers better meet the needs of their students
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 the MEFS™ App 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 the MEFS App only takes 5 minutes to complete, it is easy to test multiple times throughout the year. With the MEFS App, 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™ App 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.