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Name Link Grades Open Access Topic Subtopics Resources on Psychometric Properties Edit
Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT) No Parent-Child Interactions

Broughton, Carol, and Susanne Hommel. 2014. “The Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT).” In . Edinburgh. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267393352_The_Parent-Infant_Re….

Broughton, C. (2010). Measuring trauma in the primary relationship. The parent–infant relational assessment tool. In: Baradon, T. (Ed.), Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent–Infant Psychotherapy. London: Routledge.

P.O. Svanberg, J. Barlow & W. Tigbe (2013) The Parent–Infant Interaction Observation Scale: reliability and validity of a screening tool, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31:1, 5-14, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2012.751586

Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes No Parent-Child Interactions

Cook, Gina, and Lori Roggman. 2013. “Technical Report.” Brookes Publishing. http://archive.brookespublishing.com/documents/PICCOLO-technical-append….

Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) Yes Parent-Child Interactions

Gilmore, L. and Cuskelly, M. (2008). Factor structure of the parenting sense of competence scale using a normative sample. Child: Care, Health, and Development, 35 (1), 48-55

Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) Yes Parent-Child Interactions

Pratt, C., Katzev, A., Bowman, S., Rennekamp, d., & Sektnan, M. Parenting Skills Ladder, Revised, Second Edition. Oregon State University: Extension Family and Community Health.

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT-4 ) PreK-Adult No ELA Comprehension, Vocabulary

Dunn, L., & Dunn, D. (2013). PPVT Technical Report. Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved from https://images.pearsonassessments.com/images/assets/ppvt-4/2013-PPVT-Te…

Pearson Education, Inc. (n.d.). PPVT and EVT2 Technical Information. Retrieved from https://images.pearsonclinical.com/images/assets/PPVT-4/PPVT-EVT_Infogr…

Pae, H. K., Greenberg, D., & Morris, R. D. (2012). Construct Validity and Measurement Invariance of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III Form A. Language Assessment Quarterly, 9(2), 152–171. https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2011.613504

Bennett, J. G., Gardner, R., & Rizzi, G. L. (2013). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students’ Through-the-Air English Skills: A Review of Formal Assessments. American Annals of the Deaf, 158(5), 506–521.

Pae, H. K., Greenberg, D., & Morris, R. D. (2012). Construct Validity and Measurement Invariance of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III Form A. Language Assessment Quarterly, 9(2), 152–171. https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2011.613504

Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR) PreK-3 No ELA Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Vocabulary

Research. (2013, October 3). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from http://onlinepar.net/research/; Wood, F. (2013). PAR PreK to Grade 3 Edition Technical Manual. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest School of Medicine. Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PAR2BTechManual.pdf

Wood, F., Hill, D., Meyer, M., & Flowers, D. L. (2005). Predictive Assessment of Reading. Annals of Dyslexia, 55(2). Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Peer-Review-Wood.pdf

Predictive Assessment of Reading. (n.d.). Excerpts from Data Submission to NCRTI. Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Excerpts-from-data-subm…

Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition (PLS-5) Birth-2 No ELA Comprehension, Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Vocabulary

Unable to find resources on Early Childhood Educators version.

Resources on PLS-5: Smith, K. (2014, October 28). PLS-5 Validity Study – A Comparison of Test Scores. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://community.asha.org/browse/blogs/blogviewer?BlogKey=b95c85ff-7ce…

Leaders. (2013). Test Review: Preschool Language Scales-Fifth Edition. Retrieved from https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/edblogs.columbia.edu/dist/d/730/files/201…

Qi, C. H., & Marley, S. C. (2011). Validity Study of the “Preschool Language Scale-4” with English-Speaking Hispanic and European American Children in Head Start Programs. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 31(2), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121410391108

Preschool Language Scales-5 (PLS-5) Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators Birth-2 No ELA Risk indicator, Vocabulary, Phonemic awareness, Phonics Unable to find studies on Early Childhood Educators version. Studies for PLS-5: Smith, K. (2014, October 28). PLS-5 Validity Study – A Comparison of Test Scores. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://community.asha.org/browse/blogs/blogviewer?BlogKey=b95c85ff-7ce…; Leaders. (2013). Test Review: Preschool Language Scales-Fifth Edition. Retrieved from https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/edblogs.columbia.edu/dist/d/730/files/201…
Renaissance Star Reading PreK-12 No ELA Comprehension, Fluency, Vocabulary

Research - Whitepapers and Case Studies. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.renaissance.com/resources/research/; Renaissance. (2013). The Research Foundation for Star Assessment: The Science of Star.

Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition K-12 No ELA Comprehension, Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Vocabulary

Stanford Achievement Test-10 (SAT-10). (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.statisticssolutions.com/stanford-achievement-test-10-sat-10/

Watkins, E. O., & Wiebe, M. J. (1984). Factorial Validity of the Stanford Achievement Test for First-Grade Children. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 44(4), 951–954. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013164484444016

Abella, R., Urrutia, J., & Shneyderman, A. (2005). An Examination of the Validity of English-Language Achievement Test Scores in an English Language Learner Population. Bilingual Research Journal, 29(1), 127–144.

STEEP K-12 No ELA Comprehension, Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Vocabulary Research. (2017). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.isteep.com/?page_id=10464
The Auditory Analysis Test (Journal of Learning Disabilities) 1-Adult No ELA Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Vocabulary

Rosner, J., & Simon, D. P. (1971). The Auditory Analysis Test: An Initial Report. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 4(7), 384–392. https://doi.org/10.1177/002221947100400706

The Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale Yes Parent-Child Interactions

Guidubaldi, J., & Cleminshaw, H. K. (1989). Development and Validation of the Cleminshaw–Guidubaldi Parent-Satisfaction Scale. In M. J. Fine (Ed.), The Second Handbook on Parent Education (pp. 257–277). San Diego: Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-091820-4.50016-7

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Parent Education Data Collection System Yes Parent-Child Interactions

Not found

The Home Observation Measurement of the Environment-Short Form (HOME-SF) No Parent-Child Interactions

“The HOME (Home Observation Measurement of the Environment).” n.d. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Children and Young Adults. Accessed February 1, 2019. https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79-children/topical-guide/a….

“Research/Technical Reports.” n.d. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Children and Young Adults. Accessed February 1, 2019. https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79-children/other-documenta….

Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy (TOPSE) Yes Parent-Child Interactions

“Publications.” n.d. TOPSE. TOPSE (blog). Accessed January 29, 2019. https://www.topse.org.uk/site/publications-2/.

University of Idaho Survey of Parenting Practice (UISPP) No Parent-Child Interactions

Not found

Woodcock-Johnson IV Pre-K-12 No ELA Basic concepts, Comprehension, Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic awareness, Risk indicator, Vocabulary, Writing

McGrew, K., LaForte, E., & Schrank, F. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Technical Manual. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from https://www.wjscore.com/Files/WJIVTechnicalManual.PDF

Reynolds, M. R., & Niileksela, C. R. (2015). Test Review: Schrank, F. A., McGrew, K. S., & Mather, N. (2014). Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(4), 381–390. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282915571408

Villarreal, V. (2015). Test Review: Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282915569447

McGill, R. J. (2015). Incremental Criterion Validity of the WJ-III COG Clinical Clusters: Marginal Predictive Effects beyond the General Factor. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 30(1), 51–63. https://doi.org/10.1177/0829573514553926

McGill, R. J., & Busse, R. T. (2015). Incremental Validity of the WJ III COG: Limited Predictive Effects beyond the GIA-E. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(3), 353–365. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000094