Why take the test
The theory of multiple intelligences was first proposed by Howard Gardner (developmental psychologist and currently Research Professor of Education at Harvard).
Intelligence is often understood as intellectual potential; something we are born with, and generally believed to be singular, or at best dual in nature. It is a capacity that is also believed to be difficult to change. The theory of multiple intelligences suggests an alternate way to understand and nurture intellectual development.
MIT suggests that while a person might be particularly inclined to a certain field or interest, like music, it is not their only area of strength, and it's very possible for them to have a range of abilities.
Educators have used tests devised to help students identify their multiple intelligences to help them nurture and develop multiple areas of interest.
And now you can too.
Rating scaleRespond to each statement on a scale of 0 – 5, choosing the option that most accurately describes your child.
0 - Strongly disagree | 1 - Disagree | 2 - Somewhat disagree | 3 - Neutral | 4 - Agree | 5 - Strongly agree