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Learning Styles

Improve academic performance and confidence with individualized strategies

Decades of research shows that students learn best in different ways and by engaging all their senses. Show students how to understand their learning styles and productivity preferences to maximize their learning. Build academic performance and personal satisfaction with the individualized strategies for improvement found in the engaging and interactive report. Professionals can track student progress, view and manage student information, access detailed reporting and find support within Professional Tools.

Learning Styles online assessment is written and normed for students aged 8 to 10 years and 11 to 17 years, and takes only 20 minutes to complete. Easily see the resulting composition of all, or a subset of, students with aggregate reporting and filters. Best of all, it’s affordable, easy to use, requires no special credentials and includes excellent customer support!


Discover each student’s traditional sensory learning style, environmental and mindset productivity preferences


See strategies to adapt students’ preferences for success in multimodal environments


Receive detailed guidance on how to help students better understand themselves and use that insight to their advantage


Easy to read, interactive report includes badges earned as students read and interact with the report


Access online at any time, from anywhere, using any device

I think I learned a lot of new study techniques that I can practise and that don’t make me feel overwhelmed. It was a breath of fresh air to help motivate me to continue and be successful..


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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Learning Styles do?

Learning Styles reveals how students prefer to study, concentrate, and learn new or difficult information and skills. It describes a student’s individual learning style preferences.

What is in Learning Styles report?

The report features a graphical representation of the student’s score for all 16 preferences, a description of each preference, and recommendations for helping the student make the most of their natural inclinations.

What are the preferences in Learning Styles?

Learning Styles analyzes 16 different preferences for grades 3-5 and 6-12...

Immediate environment (sound, heat, light and design)

  1. Quiet vs. Sound
  2. Dim Light vs. Bright Light
  3. Cool Environment vs. Warm Environment
  4. Informal Design vs. Formal Design

Emotionality (motivation, responsibility, persistence and structure)

  1. Low Motivation vs. High Motivation
  2. Low Persistence vs. High Persistence
  3. Doesn’t Like Structure vs. Wants Structure

Sociological needs (self-oriented, peer-oriented, adult-oriented or combined ways)

  1. Prefers Learning Alone vs. Prefers Learning with Peers
  2. Low Teacher Motivation vs. High Teacher Motivation

Physical needs (perceptual preference(s), time of day, food intake and mobility)

  1. Low Auditory Learner vs. Prefers Auditory Learning
  2. Low Visual Learner vs. Prefers Visual Learning
  3. Low Tactile Learner vs. Prefers Tactile Learning
  4. Low Kinesthetic Learner vs. Prefers Kinesthetic Learning
  5. Doesn’t Prefer Intake vs. Prefers Intake
  6. Prefers Evening vs. Prefers Morning
  7. Doesn’t Prefer Mobility vs. Prefers Mobility

What is Learning Styles based on?

Over 30 years ago, Rita and Kenneth Dunn constructed a first-generation instrument called The Learning Style Questionnaire. Their colleague at St. John’s University in New York, Gary E. Price, became interested in the learning style instrument and conducted a content analysis of the questionnaire to isolate the factors that achieved the greatest consistency. It is from this work that Learning Styles for students in Grades 3-12, and for college students, was born.

What does Learning Styles include?

Learning Styles includes accounts with portfolios for all registered users, a complete student learning style and productivity preferences assessment and report, and professional tools for educators, counselors and administrators.

Where can I learn more about the research behind learning styles?

Just take a look at our research section.

Ready to learn more?

Talk to one of our education market specialists and discover how Learning Styles can work at your school.

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