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.


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Name Link Domain Subdomain Grades Open Access Resources on Psychometric Properties
Abecedarian Reading Assessment Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-1 Yes Not available
Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2.1) Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors No Available
aimsweb plus Academic Knowledge and Skills Math K-12 No Available
aimswebPlus Reading Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-8 No Available
Alabama Parenting Questionnaire Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions Yes Available
aReading Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-12 No Available
Assessing Teacher Learning About Science Teaching (ATLAST) Schooling Teaching K-8 No Available
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, Third Edition (Boehm-3) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math K-2 No Available
Boehm-3 Preschool Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK No Available
Bracken Basic Concept Scale- Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) and Expressive (BBCS: E) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK-1 No Available
Bracken Basic Concept Scale- Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) and Expressive (BBCS: E) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA PreK-K No Available
BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math K-9 No Available
BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-9 No Available
BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III Academic Knowledge and Skills Math Birth-1 No Available
BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Birth-1 No Available
BRIGANCE IED III - Head Start Edition Academic Knowledge and Skills Math Birth-K No Available
BRIGANCE IED III - Head Start Edition Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Birth-K No Available
BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED) III Academic Knowledge and Skills Math Birth-2 No Available
BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED) III Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Birth-2 No Available
CARE-Index Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions No Available
Caregiver Interaction Scale Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions Yes Available
Child Caregiver Interaction Scale Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions Yes Available
Child-Parent Relationship Scale (CPRS) Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Yes Available
Children's Progress Academic Assessment (NWEA CPAA) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK-3 for English, PreK-2 for Spanish No Not available
CIRCLE Classroom Observation Tool Schooling Teaching ECE Yes Available
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Schooling Teaching PK-12 No Available
Classroom Observation of Early Mathematics -- Enviornment and Teaching (COEMET) Schooling Teaching PK-3 No Available
Classroom Practices Inventory (CPI) Schooling Teaching ECE/K No Available
CogAT Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-12 No Available
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Second Edition (CTOPP-2) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA PreK-12 No Available
Criterion Test of Basic Skills-2 (CTOBS-2) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math K1-K6 No Not available
Diagnostic Teacher Assessment in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Elementary Mathematics Teacher Assessments Schooling Teaching K-5 Yes Available
Diagnostic Teacher Assessment in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Middle Mathematics Teacher Assessments Schooling Teaching 6-8 Yes Available
Diagnostic Teacher Assessment of Mathematics and Science (DTAMS): Middle Science Teacher Assessments Schooling Teaching 6-8 Yes Available
DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) 8th Edition Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-8 Yes Available
DRA2+ (Developmental Reading Assessment-2nd Edition) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-8 No Available
Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions Yes Available
Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure (ECCOM) Schooling Teaching Pre-K-1 Yes Available
Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO) Schooling Teaching Pre-K-3 No Available
Early Learning Scale (ELS) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK No Available