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

Developmental Indicators for Assessment of Learning – 4th Ed. (DIAL–4)

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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
Date of Publication 2011
Age Span 2 years, 6 months through 5 years, 11 months
Available Languages English, Spanish
Reliability Internal consistency = .83 – .95
Test–retest = .80
Validity Construct = Sufficient across measures; refer to manual for details.
Sensitivity 67 – 87%
Specificity 73 – 91%
Administration Information
Time to administer 30 – 45 minutes
Time to score 10 – 15 minutes
Minimum reading level N/A
Minimum scoring skills May be administered and scored by a trained professional or paraprofessional
Ordering Information
Name of Test Developmental Indicators for Assessment of Learning – 4th Ed. (DIAL–4)
Website Address
Publisher’s Address Pearson, Attn: Customer Service, 19500 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259-3701
Publisher’s Phone 1-800-627-7271
Publisher’s Fax 1-800-232-1223
Publisher’s Email
Cost Yes, contact publisher
Educational/Training Resources
Manual available Yes
Video available Yes
Training Method Training materials are included with the DIAL–4. Training modules are available from the publisher online:"