The training box “Mina and the Mole” has been evaluated and will be re-published.

Despite the pandemic, the new training could be evaluated. After having completed the whole training, the children of the intervention group could increase their performance while the children of the comparison group did not. The children from the intervention group were able to achieve their individual next-highest competence level.

The new “Meerkat Memory” has been evaluated.

Two studies have been conducted successfully to prove the memory game’s effectiveness. The game was applied as an adaptive training in eight small groups in a kindergarten and eight groups at a primary school. Both studies were based on a comparison design. After 16 sessions, the children in the training group showed significant improvements in their performance. Their performance improved at least one competence level.

Translating the MARKO-Screening

The MARKO-Screening has been translated into Turkish and Arabian to guarantee cultural equity when assessing students’ mathematical concepts at the beginning of primary school. Romanian and Bulgarian are to follow soon.

Validating MARKO-D and MARKO-S in Turkish and Arabic

MARKO-D is a child-friendly test that helps analyze a child’s individual prerequisites for his/her future development, especially regarding arithmetic competencies.

Developmental delays as well as developmental progress can be described quantitatively and qualitatively. The latter is based on a theory-based grouping of items. This leads to the advantage of being able to identify developmental and supportive effects as changes of knowledge when conducting the test multiple times over a certain period of time.

The MARKO-S screening has been validated with a large sample group in German. Further validations are planned for Turkish and Arabic.

The screening can be conducted digitally. The data for each child is stored in a personalized file and evaluated automatically.