About the Measure

Domains Omnibus
Subscales Four scales: Family support Behavioural adjustment, Language and Cognition, Daily Living Skills
Target Construct Behavioural Adjustment, Language & Cognition, Daily Living Skills, and Family Support
Description Assesses family factors as well as child factors that support school readiness.
Test Authors Hughes, C., Daly, I., Foley, S., White, N. and Devine, R. T. (2015). Measuring the foundations of school readiness: Introducing a new questionnaire for teachers – The Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI). British Journal of Educational Psychology, 85, 332- 356.
Publisher Available from http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/tests-questionnaires/bessi (2015)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Checklist completed by teachers
Prior knowledge Required Teachers
Scoring Insufficient data to evaluate
Time Insufficient data to evaluate
Age 4;6 to 5;6 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 1456 (98 teachers)
Reliability Interater reliability varied between .67 to .88 for scales
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Construct validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Concurrent validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate