Test identification

Name of test Developmental Assessment for Individuals with Severe Disabilities – Third Edition
Version Third Edition
Subjects Literacy, Maths
Summary The DASH-3 is a criterion-referenced measure of specific skill levels in persons of all ages who have severe and/or multiple physical/sensory disabilities, including persons with severe and profound intellectual disability (“mental retardation”) and autism spectrum disorders.

Assessment screening

Subscales Sensory–Motor Scale: It has four subscales: Reflexes, Gross Motor, Sensory, and Hand Skills.Language Scale: The subscales are nonsymbolic communication skills (N), expressive language (E), or receptive language (R).Social–Emotional Scale: Activities of Daily Living Scale: This scale has five subscales: Feeding, Dressing, Toileting, Home Routines, and Travel and Safety.Academics Scales. It has two subscales: Preacademic Skills and Academic Skills.
Authors Mary Kay Dykes, Daniel W. Mruzek
Publisher Pro-Ed
Test source https://www.proedinc.com/Products/13675/dash3-developmental-assessment-for-individuals-with-severe-disabilitiesthird-edition-complete-kit.aspx
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. No
Age range Yes - Individuals with severe disabilities 6 months- Adulthood
Key Stage(s) applicable to EY, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Publication date 2012
Re-norming date n/a


Reason for exclusion from shortlist Criterion-referenced/not a normed test