The MIDAS assessment
The MIDAS assessment has undergone over 25 years of validity and efficacy research by people in many different countries. Early validity research is summarized in the Professional Manual (Shearer, 2007, Rev. Ed.). Numerous other studies have been conducted by both the author and other researchers that have examined its validity as well as contributions to teaching, learning and personal satisfaction. See partial list below.
The goal of this long term research has been to create a valid, research-based assessment that produces a high quality descriptive Profile. To learn how it differs from superficial and invalid so-called MI “tests” download this paper by the author:
Is_MIDAS_Appropriate for Your Purposes?
Accepting the validity of MI theory is a big issue both in schools and among theorists. Dr. Shearer addressed this important issue in his response to Howard Gardner’s presentation at the MI in Global Perspective session at the 2006 AERA conference.
Download this commentary entitled, “When Can We Stop Calling It “Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?“
The following papers summarize research projects conducted by the author.