Developmental and Social–Emotional Screening of Young Children (0–6 years of age) in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services Minnesota Department of Education Minnesota Department of Health

Battelle Developmental Inventory: 2nd Edition (BDI-2)

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For further information on these criteria, see instrument technical documentation and/or publisher.

Developmental Screening Instrument Profile
General Information
Type of Instrument Observational: parent interview, structured assessment, observations
Date of Publication 2005
Age Span Birth to 7 years, 11 months
Available Languages English, Spanish

Internal consistency = .78 - .96
Inter-scorer = .97 - .99


Validity studies are extensive and correlations vary; see technical manual for more information.


.72 - .93

Specificity .79 - .88
Administration Information
Time to administer 10-30 minutes
Time to score 15-30 minutes
Minimum reading level 6th grade
Minimum scoring skills

Team of professionals or an individual service provider. One day of training, knowledge and skills related to child development: early childhood education, employment testing, education, career counseling and healthcare setting.

Ordering Information
Name of Test

Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2)

Website Address
Publisher’s Address

Riverside Publishing, 3800 Golf Road Suite 100, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Publisher’s Phone 1-800-323-9540
Publisher’s Fax 1-630-467-7192
Publisher’s Email Email form available on publisher’s Website
Cost Yes
Educational/Training Resources
Manual available Yes
Video available No
Training Method

One day training on the instrument plus practice is recommended. Private trainings offered, as well as national/regional workshops. Additional specialized training is available for web-based scoring options.

Outside Literature

Council on Children With Disabilities, Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Bright Futures Steering Committee and Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Project Advisory Committee.“Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening”. PEDIATRICS Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. 405-420.