Based on more than 30 years of intensive research, the SMALSI™ helps identify strengths and weaknesses that are related to a student’s academic success, and makes it possible to address weak learning strategies proactively.
The SMALSI™ is highly effective at identifying students with ineffective learning strategies, low academic motivation, attention and concentration problems, difficulties with test taking, or test anxiety. Intended to be used with special and general education students, the SMALSI™ is appropriate for a wide variety of different learning styles.
This assessment is most useful as a screening tool within regular education settings; as a component of pre-referral intervention; and as an evaluation of students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, or ADHD. The SMALSI™ can be scored either by hand or computer. An audio CD is available for those who have difficulties with reading. Respondents can complete the SMALSI™ by listening to test items rather than reading them.