Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition Normative Update (BDI-2 NU)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition Normative Update (BDI-2 NU) is an early childhood instrument based on the concepts of developmental milestones. As a child develops, he or she typically attains critical skills and behaviors sequentially from simple to complex. BDI-2 NU helps measure a child's progress along this developmental continuum by both global domains and discrete skill sets. BDI-2 NU is aligned to the three OSEP Early Childhood Outcomes, as well as the Head Start Child Outcomes. It can be used to meet the federal reporting requirements across Part C, Part B/619, and Head Start programs. The BDI-2 NU includes re-weighted normative data based on 2015 U.S. Census data projections to meet federal requirements for eligibility.
|Main constructs measured||
Cognitive competencies; Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
0-7 years, 11 months
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|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
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|Overall score reporting||
The overall composite score is reported.
There are five domain scores and 13 subdomain scores:
A scoring manual and software are provided by the assessment developers.
Percentile ranks and confidence intervals are provided for the subdomain scores and developmental quotients. Age-equivalent tables are also available. Reporting is also available through the BDI-2 Data Manager.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Data was collected from 2,500 children ages birth to 7 years, 11 months from four U.S. census regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, and West.
Internal consistency reliability estimates (coefficient alpha) for subdomains ranged from 0.85 to 0.95. Total score reliability (coefficient alpha) was 0.99.
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||hmhco.com|
Newborg, J. , "Battelle developmental inventory (2nd ed.)," Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing, 2005.
Hilton-Mounger, A. , "Battelle Developmental Inventory," In Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development, Springer US, 2011, pp. 210–212.
Bayley, N. "Bayley scales of infant development: Manual," Psychological Corporation, 1993.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.