"Anything that can be measured, can be improved."
Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Inc.
CONAT™ is an accurate, reliable and scientifically validated assessment. It measures the entire thinking process, mental abilities like dynamic IQ, focus, decision making ability, study pattern, natural strengths & learning nature.
Students of Grades
8 to 12
The student takes the CONAT assessment, and is measured on various parameters of cognition and learning such as Dynamic IQ, Decision Making Ability, Focus Factor and Natural Learning Strengths.
Understand the space in which the student exists, their learning capacities, learning methods, learning styles, learning pace, thinking pattern etc.
Discover new ways, methods and strategies for the student to absorb information and find a new spirit in learning; where his interests lie and what will be the suitable path for higher education.
CONAT™ measures a Students' ability to learn, adapt, solve problems, and follow instructions.
The Student Cognition Analytics derived from CONAT™ helps to determine the following:
HOW QUICKLY CAN A STUDENT LEARN NEW CONCEPTS?
CAN THE STUDENT THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX?
CAN THE STUDENT UNDERSTAND PROBLEM NEEDS?
IS THE STUDENT ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS TO NEW PROBLEMS?
CAN THE STUDENT OFFER NEW IDEAS?
These are all very valuable insights to know about a Student called as Higher Order Thinking Skills.
Parameters of CONAT™:
DYNAMIC INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT
Dynamic Intelligence Quotient measures the students reasoning ability; How they use information and logic to a given situation, problem and make inferences. Identifying and measuring DIQ showcases one's reasoning skills, long term and short term memory.
DECISION MAKING ABILITY
Decision Making Ability is a conclusion or resolution reached after consideration; it is an act of or need for making up one's mind. It is one of the most important factors for any aspect of life.
Focus Factor is defined as the ability to focus on something particular, in this case, learning. It is the ability of the student to use his reasoning and logic and inferences for a given situation or problem.
Cognitive Capacity is the overall efficiency of your brain. Higher the CC, better is the efficiency to store, process and retrieve information. It can be understood as learner's efficiency
Self Estimation is the ability & capacity of a person to take up that task which depends on his estimation regarding oneself.
DOMINANT THINKING PATTERN
As we all know, the thinking process has both logical and creative capabilities. Some tend to think more logical than creative, while others have creative as dominant thinking. An awareness of dominant thinking pattern empowers the student for designing learning strategies and the educator to fine tune to unique learning needs of students.
NATURAL LEARNING STRENGTHS
Natural Learning Strength are the unique ways or abilities that a student has to learn and acquires information. Awareness of these core strengths gives access to create personalised learning strategies. There are 8 factors - Kinesthetic, Logical, Musical, Linguistic, Intra Personal, Inter Personal, Naturalistic & Visual and Creative.
From Defining the Self to Creating the Future
The path that the CONAT Assessment takes is to define the present state of the student first, understand the parameters in which they are distinct, and then designing a roadmap with those parameters, thus creating a future using that roadmap.
Learning & Development
The Foundation of CONAT™
CONAT has been created in collaboration with Centre for Research in Applied Cognitive Sciences, a research and development organisation in the field of Cognitive Science, Psychology and Education.
CONAT is based on the theories of Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligence Theory), Jean Piaget (Theory of Cognitive Development) and Cognitive Science, Education Technology Application.
Theory of Cognitive Development
Theoretical, Hypothetical and Counterfactual Thinking
Abstract and Logical Reasoning
Strategy and Planning becomes possible
Concepts learned in one context can be applied to another
Multiple Intelligence Theory
Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory is applied in CONAT, and CONAT is able to quantify the child's intelligence into 8 distinct parameters:
Education Technology Application
who took the pathway as per their Natural abilities and Cognitive capacities recommended by the assessment turned out to be high performers in Grade 11 & 12
Published in INFOKARA : A University Grants Commission (UGC) Approved Journal; Ref: Infokara_V8_575-582
Research findings, Developments, Evidence Reports, Case Studies published in reputed Journals
Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Development
The International Journal of Indian Psychology
National Journal for Multidisciplinary Research & Development
International Journal of Applied Research
International Journal of Scientific Research & Modern Education
International Journal of Advanced Research in Education & Technology
International Journal of Education & Psychological Research
International Organization of Scientific Research
Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
International Journal of Current Research
International Journal of Academic Research & Development
International Journal of Scientific Research & Education
IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education
European Journal of Behavioural Sciences
What is CONAT?CONAT is a 60 minute assessment to scientifically measure the Cognitive Abilities and Natural Learning Strengths of Students. The assessment numerically measures cognitive ability factors like Focus, Decision Making Ability, Creativity, Dynamic IQ termed as natural ingredients for success in life in general.
What is Cognition?Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experiences and the senses. It is Cognition that allows us to solve the complicated problems or simply perceive the world around us and is the underlying mechanism behind literally everything we do in life including learning & academics.
What is Cognitive Science?Cognitive science is a broad interdisciplinary field that aims to understand - How the mind and the brain functions? - How does the brain store and access information? - How is the mind and brain related? - What exactly is the mind? - What is the co-relation between the physical brain and the intangible mind?
Why is Cognitive Science an Interdisciplinary field?Cognitive science seeks to reverse engineer some of the most complicated and poorly understood processes that occur in our head. To study and seek answers to such elusive and seemingly intangible questions, Cognitive Science collaborates with various fields of study which includes Philosophy: to formulate the right questions in order to guide any scientific pursuit of knowledge Anthropology: to understand the history and the present of human culture Psychology: to examine the manifestation of mental processes as behaviours Neuroscience: to understand the biological mechanism of the physical brain Computational Modelling: to understand and try to replicate the processes of the mind
What are Cognitive Abilities?Cognitive Ability factors are also called the natural ingredients of success. The important Cognitive Abilities are - Decision Making Ability - Focus & Concentration - Dynamic IQ - Cognitive Capactiy - Thinking Pattern - Learning Pace - Learning Type - Self Estimation levels
What is Multiple Intelligence Theory?The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on IQ. testing is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposed eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. These intelligences are: - Linguistic - Logical-mathematical - Visual / Creative or Spatial - Bodily-Kinesthetic - Musical - Interpersonal - Intrapersonal - Naturalist
What is the importance of MI Theory in Education?Dr. Gardner says that our education system traditionally have their focus & most of their attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence. We usually esteem the highly articulate or logical people around us. According to Dr. Gardner we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live. It is important that children who have these gifts are given reinforcement in the education eco-system. Many of these kids, in fact, end up being labeled “learning disabled”, “ADD (attention deficit disorder,” or simply underachievers, when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren’t addressed by a heavily linguistic or logical-mathematical classroom. The theory of multiple intelligences created a major transformation in the education system since the advent of 21st century.
What is the Scientific Research behind CONAT Assessment?CONAT is developed based on years of research by our technology and research partner Centre For Research In Applied Cognitive Sciences. The research works are appreciated, accepted, published and presented at various top Indian and International Forums including Re-Imagine Education Forum, San Francisco, USA; ICARSS UK; Department of Psychology GNDU, India; International Journal of Indian Psychology and others.
What is the difference between CONAT and other Assessments?CONAT goes beyond Aptitude and Psychometric tests and includes measurements for core cognitive factors like Dynamic IQ, Decision Making Ability, Focus & Concentration, Dominant Thinking Pattern and Learning Pace. In addition to the core cognitive factors, CONAT also integrates numerical measures for Natural Learning Strengths based on Multiple intelligence theory.
How does CONAT differ from DMIT? (Fingerprint Test)DMIT is a psychometric analysis based on study of fingerprints which is majorly based on the premise that the fingerprints are constant and unique and hence can be mapped to the individuals multiple intelligences. However the core competency of an individual largely depends on the cognitive abilities which are fundamentally dynamic. In this context Jean Piaget’s theory suggests that Cognitive development occurs through the interaction of innate capacities and environmental events, and children pass through a series of stages. The sequences of the stages are universal across cultures and follow the same invariant (unchanging) order. All children go through the same stages in the same order (but not all at the same rate). Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development also suggests that intelligence changes as children grow
How do I take the CONAT Assessment?Once you register for the CONAT Assessment, you will receive a username and password. You can log in and take the CONAT Assessment Online on www.conat.org The duration of CONAT Assessment is 60 minutes.
What preparations are to be done for the CONAT Assessment?There are 180 questions to be answered in two sets. Student taking the test must allocate approx 75 minutes of free time CONAT Assessment needs to be completed in one sitting from start to finish. CONAT Assessment is to measure Cognitive Abilities and Natural Learning Strengths and is non academic in nature. No other preparation is required for CONAT Assessment
How can I interpret the CONAT Assessment Report?The CONAT Assessment report is self explanatory. Each element of the report is defined and explained at length. There are also case studies cited in the report to help you to interpret. If you need further guidance you can register for an online mentoring session with a certified CONAT Mentor at an additional cost. The duration of the mentoring session will be 60 minutes with student & the parent(s).