As one of its goals, the Annenberg Institute focuses on the theme of multidimensionality, which considers the broad range of outcomes and experiences that contribute to student success. To that end, EdInstruments is designed to support multidimensionality through providing information on education-relevant instruments that measure a variety of outcomes for children ages birth to 12th grade, parents, educators, administrators, and schools. The purpose of the repository is to aid researchers and educators in comparing and choosing the appropriate tool for their needs.

The field of education research demonstrates little agreement or consistency on how to define, measure, and organize constructs related to education. Annenberg’s EdInstruments pulls from a variety of sources (e.g., National Research Council, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, National Reading Panel) to put together a multidimensional repository that offers measures in the academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, school, and parenting domains. Each domain contains several topics, some of which consist of subtopics.

EdInstruments presents particulars on the targeted grade levels, languages, administration, length, price, training and qualifications, scoring, and referencing for each instrument. It also includes links to free and publicly available information about the validity and reliability of each instrument as well as peer-reviewed studies using the instrument. EdInstruments does not offer evaluations of the instruments’ validity, reliability, or comprehensiveness, and is not affiliated with any publishers. Users can filter searches by domain, topic, subtopic, scoring, open access, and referencing.

Annenberg is still developing and adding to EdInstruments. To suggest new instruments to include in the repository, please fill out this form. To comment on an existing instrument in the repository or to make general inquiries, please click here.


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Name Link Grades Open Access Domains Topic Resources on Psychometric Properties
Abecedarian Reading Assessment K-1 Yes Academic ELA Not available
Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2.1) No Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
aimsweb plus K-12 No Academic Math Available
aimswebPlus Reading K-8 No Academic ELA Available
Alabama Parenting Questionnaire Yes Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
aReading K-12 No Academic ELA Available
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, Third Edition (Boehm-3) K-2 No Academic Math Available
Boehm-3 Preschool PreK No Academic Math Available
Bracken Basic Concept Scale- Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) and Expressive (BBCS: E) PreK-1 No Academic Math Available
Bracken Basic Concept Scale- Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) and Expressive (BBCS: E) PreK-K No Academic ELA Available
BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) K-9 No Academic Math Available
BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) K-9 No Academic ELA Available
BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III Birth-1 No Academic Math Available
BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III Birth-1 No Academic ELA Available
BRIGANCE IED III - Head Start Edition Birth-K No Academic Math Available
BRIGANCE IED III - Head Start Edition Birth-K No Academic ELA Available
BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED) III Birth-2 No Academic Math Available
BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED) III Birth-2 No Academic ELA Available
CARE-Index No Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Caregiver Interaction Scale Yes Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Child Caregiver Interaction Scale Yes Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Child-Parent Relationship Scale (CPRS) Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
Children's Progress Academic Assessment (NWEA CPAA) PreK-3 for English, PreK-2 for Spanish No Academic Math Not available
CogAT K-12 No Academic ELA Available
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Second Edition (CTOPP-2) PreK-12 No Academic ELA Available
Criterion Test of Basic Skills-2 (CTOBS-2) K1-K6 No Academic Math Not available
DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) 8th Edition K-8 Yes Academic ELA Available
DRA2+ (Developmental Reading Assessment-2nd Edition) K-8 No Academic ELA Available
Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) Yes Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Early Learning Scale (ELS) PreK No Academic Math Available
easyCBM CCSS Math K-8 Yes Academic Math Available
easyCBM NCTM Math K-6 Yes Academic Math Available
easyCBM Reading K-6 Yes Academic ELA Available
Emotional Availability Scales No Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
ERA: Early Reading Assessment, Complete Kit K-2 No Academic ELA Available
Expressive Vocabulary Test, Second Edition PreK-Adult No Academic ELA Available
FAST Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading (CBMreading) 1-12 No Academic ELA Available
FAST earlyReading PreK-3 No Academic ELA Available
FastBridge earlyMath PreK-1 No Academic Math Available
GRADE (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) Pre K-Adult No Academic ELA Available