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Learning Style Inventory (LSI-IIa).
Kolb, David A.

Abstract: The Learning Style Inventory (LSI-IIa) evaluates the way one
learns and how one deals with ideas and day-to-day situations. It is a
self-descriptive instrument designed to assess an individual's preferred
learning style. It can be used to help one understand how one makes career
choices, solves problems, sets goals, manages others and deals with new
situations. The inventory presents 12 sentences, each with 4 endings. The
endings are ranked for each sentence according to how well each one fits
with how the rater would go about learning something. The four choices
correspond to four learning orientations: concrete experience, abstract
conceptualization, active experimentation, or reflective observation. From
the use of these learning orientations four learning-style types emerge:
converger, diverger, assimilator, and accommodator. (JW)


1. Inventory and Interpretation Booklet.

Publication Date: 1993
Most recent update to the database: Aug 1995
ETS Tracking Number: TC019582

Contact Information

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BOSTON, MA 02116

Descriptors: *Self Evaluation (Individuals); Cognitive Style; Adults;
Experiential Learning; Questionnaires; Training Methods
Identifiers: Learning Style Inventory (LSI IIa)

----------------------------------------------------------- Barsch Learning Style Inventory. Barsch-Jeffrey. Abstract: Informal, self-administered assessment for high school students and college students to show whether their preferred learning style is visual, auditory or tactile. Purpose of inventory is to make students more aware of their individual learning style and how to acquire knowledge more efficiently. Accompanied by Effective Study Tips which show students how to capitalize on their learning strengths. Appropriate for regular and special education programs. Learning disabled students may require assistance. Subtests: Visual; Auditory; Tactual. Number of Test Items: 24. Testing Time: 10; approx minutes. Grade Level(s): 9; 10; 11; 12; Higher Education. Publication Date: 1990 Most recent update to the database: Aug 1991 ETS Tracking Number: TC017289 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: ACADEMIC THERAPY PUBLICATIONS 20 COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD NOVATO, CA 94949-6191 415-883-3314 ------------------------------------------------------- TC013821 Canfield Learning Styles Inventory, Form S-A. Canfield-Albert-A. Abstract: Developed to measure some of the affective variables that influence learning and which contribute to satisfactory and effective adjustment to the teaching-learning situation. Several factors are assessed. One is conditions, or the dynamics of the classroom situation, including affiliation, structure, achievement, and eminence. Content covers four major academic areas of interest to students. Modes assess the learning modalities which students prefer. Expectation evaluates students' anticipated level of performance. There is a Form E for use with students at a fifth-grade reading level and above. Form S-A is used with subjects who have at least a ninth-grade reading level. Subtests: Conditions; Content; Mode; Expectation. Number of Test Items: 30. Testing Time: 30; approx minutes. Age Range: AGE 13-17, Adults. Publication Date: 1976 Most recent update to the database: Feb 1986 ETS Tracking Number: TC013821 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: WESTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 12031 WILSHIRE BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 -1251 310-478-2061 Descriptors: *Affective-Measures; *Forced-Choice-Technique; *Learning-Motivation; Achievement; Adolescents; Adults; Classroom-Environment. Learning-Modalities; Student-Interests; Student-Motivation ------------------------------------------------------- TC018710 Life Styles Inventory 1-A Self-Report Lafferty, J. Clayton; Morris, Glenn Title: Life Styles Inventory 1-A Self-Report Author: Lafferty, J. Clayton; Morris, Glenn Abstract: The instrument is designed specifically for teenagers to offer an opportunity to take a good look at their present way of thinking. It is used to develop a plan of action for eliminating ineffective behaviors. The three-point rating scale provides an interpretation of 12 thinking styles. Its participants learn the behaviors related to the thinking styles and receive a plan for changing behavior. The self-scored tool produces a personal profile based on responses to easy-to-understand descriptive words and phrases. No technical data are provided. (TJS) Materials: 1. Instrument Publication Date: 1987 Most recent update to the database: Aug 1993 ETS Tracking Number: TC018710 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: Human Synergistics International; 39819 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 Descriptors: *Adolescents; Behavior Rating Scales; Cognitive Style;; Self Evaluation (Individuals) Identifiers: LSI1(A) ----------------------------------------------------------- TC018666 Vocational Learning Styles Inventory Hendrix-Frye, Helena Abstract: This instrument was developed to assess learning styles and preferred working conditions. It consists of 75 statements involving physical, social, environmental, mode of expression, and work characteristic domains. Individuals respond to each statement as it best describes them using a four-point scale. It is to be used with regular and special needs individuals in grades 7 to 12 and in postsecondary facilities to train or retrain individuals in marketable skills. It can be administered individually, audiovisually, or by computer.(BAE) Materials: 1.Manual Publication Date: 1991 Most recent update to the database: Jul 1993 ETS Tracking Number: TC018666 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: PINEY MOUNTAIN PRESS, INC. P.O. BOX 333 CLEVELAND, GA 30528 URL: http://www.careernetworks.com/ Descriptors: *Cognitive Style; Work Environment; Special Needs Students; Vocational Education; Secondary School Students; College Students; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Retraining ----------------------------------------------------------- TC800341 Learning Preference Scale - Students Owens, Lee; Barnes, Jennifer Abstract: The instrument is a set of learning preference scales comprised of: Learning Preference Scale - Students (LPSS), Learning Preference Scale -Teachers (LPST), and Learning Preference Scale - Parents (LPSP). Used separately or in combination, the instruments provide systematic information on the attitudes of school students, teachers, or parents of school students toward three subscales: cooperative, competitive, and individualized learning within the classroom. It may be used by classroom teachers to suit the mode of classroom activity to student preferences. Each instrument is largely self administered and may be taken individually or in groups. The LPSS contains 36 items with 12 items in each of the subscales. It is based on a four-point rating scale with response options ranging from "completely true" to "completely false". Students respond to each item by indicating how true or false the statement is for them. Each item is a brief statement about a feature of learning by cooperating with others, by competing with others, or by working alone. The LPSS takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete for older students and up to 25 to 45 minutes for young students or less competent readers. It is to be used with students in grades 4 through 12. Technical data are provided.(TJS) Materials: 1. Handbook and Test Master Set, Teachers, Students, Parents Publication Date: 1992 Most recent update to the database: Sep 1993 ETS Tracking Number: TC800341 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: The Australian Council for Educational Research; P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria Australia 3122 Descriptors: *Cognitive Style; Elementary School Students; Secondary School Students; Student Attitudes; Attitude Measures; Foreign Countries; Learning Strategies; Elementary Secondary Education; Classroom Environment; Behavior Rating Scales Identifiers: LPSS; Australia ----------------------------------------------------------- TC019456 Vocational Learning Styles Inventory. JIST Works, Indianapolis, IN Title: Vocational Learning Styles Inventory. Author: JIST Works, Indianapolis, IN Abstract: The Vocational Learning Styles Inventory can be used with at-risk, college preparatory, and technical preparatory students to assess learning styles. It is based on the Hendrix-Frye Learning Styles Inventory (TC018666) which considers traditional style factors as well as environmental factors and working styles. It takes about two minutes per participant to key result for computer scoring with individual or group profile printouts. The kit includes a video, computer disk, guide, and a reproducible response form. (MH) Materials: No Material. See publisher's catalog Most recent update to the database: Mar 1995 ETS Tracking Number: TC019456 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: JIST Works, 720 North Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3431. Descriptors: *High School Students; Cognitive Style; At Risk Persons; College Bound Students; Vocational Education; High Schools; Computer Assisted Testing Identifiers: Vocational Learning Styles Inventory ----------------------------------------------------------- TC019645 Recognizing Others' Thinking Profiles. Parlette, Nicholas Abstract: Recognizing Others' Thinking Profiles can be used to understand the thinking preferences of specific individuals and thereby result in more effective working relationships. It describes thinking styles as five types: synthesist, idealist, pragmatist, analyst, and realist. The inventory can be used to develop a strategy to influence others. To be of maximum value, the Inquiry Mode Questionnaire (TC019065) should be used in conjunction. (JW) Materials: 1. Inventory 2. A Guide to Becoming More Effective in Getting Your Way Publication Date: 1994 Most recent update to the database: Oct 1995 ETS Tracking Number: TC019645 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: Holland-Parlette Associates, 74 New Montgomery, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94105-3411. Descriptors: *Self Evaluation (Individuals); Cognitive Style; Decision Making; Adults; Teamwork; Thinking Skills; Personality Traits Identifiers: Recognizing Others Thinking Profiles ----------------------------------------------------------- TC990011 Learning Styles Questionnaire--Short Form. Fung, Y. H.; And Others Abstract: The Learning Styles Questionnaire--Short Form is a 40-item instrument designed to measure the learning preferences of students in higher and professional education in Hong Kong. The 40 items are taken from the original 80-item Learning Styles Questionnaire (TC016884). Items which were determined to be relevant to students in learning situations, worded so that they are clear and unambiguous to Chinese students, and covered a broad range of behaviors, preferences, and beliefs were selected for the short form. As does the original, it measures four learning styles: Activist, Reflector, Theorist, and Pragmatist. It should take 15 to 20 minutes to administer. Technical data are included. (KM) Materials: 1. Article reprint. See availability source. Publication Date: 1993 Most recent update to the database: Oct 1995 ETS Tracking Number: TC990011 Contact Information For more detailed information about this measure and its related materials, please contact or consult: British Journal of Educational Technology, 0007-1013, v24 n1 p12-21, Jan 1993. Descriptors: *Cognitive Style; Learning Processes; College Students; Professional Education; Higher Education; Foreign Countries; Questionnaires Identifiers: Hong Kong; Learning Styles Questionnaire Short Form ----------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright Educational Testing Service The information about the measure described on this page was gathered and written by the Library and Reference Services Division of the Educational Testing Service. The format of this page and the search interface were developed by the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation.

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