About the Measure

Domains Social Emotional
Subscales Communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal social emotion
Target Construct Social emotional: Self-regulation, Compliance, Communication, Adaptive functioning, Autonomy, Affects and Interaction with people.
Description The ASQ pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.
Test Authors Squire, J. & Bricker Diane
Publisher Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. (2014)

Implementation details

Respondent Parental questionnaire
Prior knowledge Required It is not necessary to have a professional background or technical training to complete the ASQ-3
Scoring Use of shaded zones to monitor risk
Time 10 to 15 minutes
Age 1 month to 66 months

Psychometric details

UK norms YES but only for ages 2 to 2 years and 6 months
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 18000
Reliability Test retest 0.91. Inter rater 0.92 (info from Squires, J., et al., Psychometric Studies of ASQ, Third Edition. Excerpted from ASQ-3 User's Guide., 2009.
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate but other psychometric data indicate that it is an effective screener
Construct validity The developers have not examined relationships between sets of items that aim to address similar skills and behaviours. The developers did examine the relationships between developmental area scores and overall score on the ASQ-3 for 20 questionnaire age intervals. The results showed strong relationships between developmental area scores and overall ASQ-3 scores. Information about whether scores on sets of items relate to children’s age as expected is not provided/
Concurrent validity Concurrent validity over 0.86; Sensitivity 0.86; Specificity 0.08