This is the second of three posts about learning styles.If you missed it, you should take a moment a check-out Post One where I outlined how to take this test as well as what the different categories mean, in very simple terms.
In the ILS test, there are four learning style dimensions, which have two opposing categories.
1-3 scores: indicates that you are pretty well balanced between the two categories for that dimension with a small preference for one
5-7 scores: indicates a moderate preference for one category of that dimension and may struggle with learning if your style is not at least equally represented
9-11: indicates a strong preference for one category of that dimension and will likely struggle with learning if your style is not at least equally represented
As I have mentioned in other posts, I prefer tests that offer me a scale response instead of an either-or choice. I feel that this test did not capture the depth of my verbal score accurately based on my personal experience and learning style assessments that I have had professionally administered to me. Perhaps, it is shortness of the test, the either-or choice style of the questions or the questions themselves that skew my score. However, the other scores seem to be in line with both my experiences and prior assessments which makes me think that this is a pretty decent evaluation tool.
Felder, R. M., & Soloman, B. A. (n.d.). Index of Learning Styles Results. Retrieved October 05, 2017, from https://www.webtools.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/submit.php