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

Early Screening Profiles (ESP)

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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 1990
Age Span 2 – 6 years, 11 months
Available Languages English

Internal consistency = .60 - .90
Test-retest = .55 -.93
Inter-observer = .80 - .99

Validity Validity studies are extensive and correlations vary; see technical manual for more information
Sensitivity 53 - 92%
Specificity 65 - 88%
Administration Information
Time to administer 10-30 minutes
Time to score N/A (not available)
Minimum reading level N/A
Minimum scoring skills Can be completed by professionals or paraprofessionals who have been trained to understand the scoring procedures
Ordering Information
Name of Test Early Screening Profiles (ESP)
Website Address
Publisher’s Address Pearson Assessments, 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

Early Screening Profiles manual required at a minimum. Video training is highly recommended.

Additional References

Snow, J. H. (1995). Test review: Early Screening Profiles (ESP). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 13, 101-104.

Telzrow, C. (1995). Review of the AGS Early Screening Profiles. In J. C. Conoley & J.C.Impara (Eds.), Twelfth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 63-65). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Kundert, D. K., McIntosh, D. E., May, D. C., & Ryter, K. R. (1993). The relationship among scores on the Early Screening Profiles and the Differential Ability Scales with a preschool sample. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.