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As children age, they typically attain critical skills and behaviors sequentially, from simple to complex. Assessment of developmental strengths and needs during this time is critical for early development centers, private clinicians, schools, and others seeking to determine the need for educational resources or interventions and build plans accordingly.
The Battelle® Developmental Inventory, Third Edition™ (BDI-3™) measures mastery of developmental milestones in the following global domains:
In addition to the domains above, BDI-3™ has added the all-new Battelle® Early Academic Survey (BEAS™), with two domains specifically designed to measure foundational literacy and mathematics skills in children ages 3 years 6 months to 7 years 11 months.
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BDI-3™ is the only assessment that measures global domains from birth to 7 years, 11 months. Providing examiners with a complete assessment, a screening assessment, and an early academic survey, it is by far the most holistic assessment on the market for early childhood assessment.
BDI-3™ is used across the country -- and exclusively in 16 states -- to:
Other new features include:
Revised social-emotional domain aligned to Casel standards
New Battelle Early Academic Survey with literacy and mathematics subdomains
Fewer manipulatives and presentation cards needed for administration compared to BDI-2 NU
New norms and new items included
Redesigned domain books to increase ease of use for examiners
Administration via new BDI-3 Mobile Data Solution app, available on iOS, Android, and Windows devices
Scoring and reporting now available on the new web-based Riverside Score™ system, featuring multiple modular report options all included with your scoring subscription
Continues to meet federal reporting requirements across Part C, Part B/619, and Head Start Programs.
To create the standardization of the BDI-3, 2,500 children completed the adaptive, cognitive, communication, motor, and social-emotional domains from 20 age groups with 125 children in each group.
284 examiners in 44 participating states
Special group studies were performed with regard to:
1,000 children completed the Battelle Early Academic Survey assessment in nine age groups
1,000 children completed the Spanish Developmental Battery assessment in 20 age groups.
BDI-3™ items are child-friendly and easy to administer, with clear and efficient item-scoring criteria. Based on the multifaceted information from structured, observational, and interview items, BDI-3™ can be used by an individual or team of professionals to create a comprehensive picture of a child's skills.
Examiners can choose to administer just one domain, all domains, or any combination as needed, and can begin with any domain of the examiner's choice. "Scripting" helps ensure administration consistency, and it also allows the examiner flexibility to query where necessary to ensure sufficient information is gathered.
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The BDI-3™ Developmental Screening Test allows you to quickly screen and evaluate early childhood developmental milestones to help identify children at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.
Requiring no more than 30 minutes for a full administration, the BDI-3™ Screening Test consists of a subset of test items from each BDI-3™ Developmental Complete domain, and incorporates the same versatile administration formats of the full assessment.
The Battelle® Early Academic Survey (BEAS™) is a new academic solution for assessing literacy and mathematics skills in children ages 3 years 6 months to 7 years 11 months. The BEAS contains items targeting early foundational skills in Literacy and Mathematics.
What truly sets the BEAS™ apart? There's no need to wait until age 5 as required by most other early childhood academic assessments.
We hear you. That's why we designed the new BDI-3™ Mobile Data Solution (BDI-3™ MDS) to set you free. Available on compatible iOS, Android, and Windows devices, MDS offers:
The best part? BDI-3™ MDS access is included free with your BDI-3™ subscription.
Check out the overview below:
BDI-3™ offers access to robust reporting when you're online and basic scoring even without an internet connection.
BDI-3™ scoring can be completed through the web-based Riverside Score™ system - a secure, web-based environment where examiners can easily enter raw scores, assessment data, and test session observations.
Available BDI-3™ Reports: