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
Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Yes Available
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT-4 ) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA PreK-Adult No Available
Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA PreK-3 No Available
Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition (PLS-5) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Birth-2 No Available
Preschool Language Scales-5 (PLS-5) Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Birth-2 No Available
Preservice Teacher Feedback Survey Schooling Teaching 6-12 No Available
Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO) Schooling Teaching 3-9 No Available
Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) Schooling Teaching K-20 Yes Available
Renaissance Star Reading Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA PreK-12 No Available
Science Discourse Instrument Schooling Teaching K-12 Yes Available
Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) Schooling Teaching K-12 Yes Available
Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-12 No Available
Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition Academic Knowledge and Skills Math K-12 No Available
STEEP Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA K-12 No Available
Technology Pedagogical Content Knowledge Instrument in Zelkowski, et al. (2013) Schooling Teaching 9-12 No Available
Test of Early Mathematics Ability (TEMA -3) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK-3 No Available
The Auditory Analysis Test (Journal of Learning Disabilities) Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA 1-Adult No Available
The Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Yes Available
The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Parent Education Data Collection System Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Yes Not available
The Home Observation Measurement of the Environment-Short Form (HOME-SF) Home and Community Parent-Child Interactions No Available
The Science Management Observation Protocol (SMOP) Schooling Teaching K-12 No Available
The Woodcock-Johnson IV Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK-12 No Available
Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy (TOPSE) Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors Yes Available
University of Idaho Survey of Parenting Practice (UISPP) Home and Community Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors No Not available
WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD) Academic Knowledge and Skills Math PreK-K No Available
Woodcock-Johnson IV Academic Knowledge and Skills ELA Pre-K-12 No Available