Highlights Of The MDPI
Mathematics Learning Profile
The Mathematics Learning Profile (MLP) is the major output of the MDPI. It represents a portrait of a student's strengths and weaknesses and provides a map for current and future instructional efforts. By understanding the student's MLP, teachers, parents and the students themselves can identify reasons why the student is doing poorly and why mathematics might be a struggle in terms of achieving grade appropriate skills and using grade appropriate skills effectively.
A student's MLP includes:
- level of achievement
- the student's inherent processing strategies brought to mathematics
- qualitative features of performance
- executive processes and behavioral postures that impact performance
- self-esteem and self-efficacy with respect to mathematical competence
The Math Learning Style qualitative and processing postures revealed by the MDPI are informed by a neuropsychological framework which characterize a student's more general cognitive profile and, in turn, serves as the basis for a diagnostic formulation and personalized intervention prescription.