About the Measure

Domains Omnibus
Subscales Provides milestones per age for developmental age
Target Construct Oral language: Receptive and expressive language Literacy Numeracy: General concepts. Social emotional: Play skills and behaviours, engagement and initiative skills.
Description To assess and track the developmental skills of children aged birth to seven years in eleven broad skill areas: Preambulatory Motor Skills and Behaviours, Gross-Motor Skills and Behaviours, Fine-Motor Skills and Behaviours, Self-Help Skills, Speech and Language Skills, General Knowledge and Comprehension, Social and Emotional Development, Readiness, and Basic Reading Skills Manuscript Writing.
Test Authors Brigance, A.
Publisher Curriculum Associates, Inc. (2010)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Teachers and other educators
Scoring Transparent scoring, clear criteria
Time 30 to 60 minutes
Age Early childhood screen 0 to 35 months, Early childhood screen II (3 to 5 years), K & 1 screen (Kindergarten and 1st grade)

Psychometric details

UK norms NO
Norm / Criterion referenced Criterion referenced
Standardisation sample 1121
Reliability Not reported for criterion referenced. For norm referenced it was .65 to .79.
Criterion validity .50 to .69
Construct validity Construct validity resulted from the correlations of the K&1 screen with: a) the Preschool Screen (r 5.74); b) the Brigance Teacher’s Checklist (r 5 . 66); and c) the K-ABC Mental Processing Composite (r 5 .61). In addition, moderate correlations were obtained between the K&1 screen and the achievement subscales of the K-ABC (r 5 .64, .45, and .43 for the Arithmetic, Riddles, and Reading/Decoding subtests, respectively). Analysis of developmental trends. Scores on the K&1 screen were analysed Correlations of the K&1 screen with: a) the Preschool Screen (.74); b) the Brigance Teacher’s Checklist (. 66); and c) the K-ABC Mental Processing Composite ( .61).
Concurrent validity Moderate correlations were obtained between the K&1 screen and the achievement subscales of the K-ABC (.64, .45, and .43 for the Arithmetic, Riddles, and Reading/Decoding subtests, respectively)