Frequently Asked Questions: Learning Style Inventory

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What does The Learning Style Inventory do?

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


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What is in The Learning Style Inventory report?

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The report includes a chart with the student’s score on all 16 preferences, a description of each preference, and strategies on how to make the most of your natural inclinations.


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What are the preferences in The Learning Style Inventory?

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Have a look at the 16 different learning preferences.


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How long does it take to complete The Learning Style Inventory?

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It usually takes around 20 minutes to complete the 69 questions.


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What is The Learning Style Inventory based on?

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Over 30 years ago Rita and Kenneth Dunn constructed a first-generation instrument, The Learning Style Questionnaire. Their colleague at St. John’s University, 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 The Learning Style Inventory (for students in grades 3-12) and The PEPS Learning Style Inventory (for college students) was born.


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

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Just take a look at our research section.


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What do the terms “valid” and “reliable” mean?

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A valid instrument measures precisely what it claims to measure. A reliable one yields consistent and repeatable results over time. What does that mean to you? Peace of mind that our assessments do what we say they do.