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
Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) No Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT) No Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes No Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT-4 ) PreK-Adult No Academic ELA Available
Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR) PreK-3 No Academic ELA Available
Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition (PLS-5) Birth-2 No Academic ELA Available
Preschool Language Scales-5 (PLS-5) Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators Birth-2 No Academic ELA Available
Renaissance Star Reading PreK-12 No Academic ELA Available
Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition K-12 No Academic ELA Available
STEEP K-12 No Academic ELA Available
The Auditory Analysis Test (Journal of Learning Disabilities) 1-Adult No Academic ELA Available
The Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Parent Education Data Collection System Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Not available
The Home Observation Measurement of the Environment-Short Form (HOME-SF) No Parenting Parent-Child Interactions Available
Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy (TOPSE) Yes Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Available
University of Idaho Survey of Parenting Practice (UISPP) No Parenting Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Not available
Woodcock-Johnson IV Pre-K-12 No Academic ELA Available