FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool
For further information on these criteria, see instrument technical documentation and/or publisher.
|Type of Instrument||Observational|
|Date of Publication||1993|
|Age Span||2 years, 9 months – 6 years, 2 months|
|Reliability||Inter-rater = .91 - .94
Test-retest = .90
|Validity||Concurrent = .63 - .82
See technical manual for further description of validity studies.
|Sensitivity||72 - 85%|
|Specificity||76 - 83%|
|Time to administer||15 - 20 minutes|
|Time to score||varies by scorer|
|Minimum reading level||5th grade|
|Minimum scoring skills||Screeners and scorers should consult manual|
|Name of Test||FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool|
|Publisher’s Address||Pearson, Attn: Customer Service, 19500 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259-3701|
|Cost||Yes, contact publisher|
|Training Method||Manual should be sufficient training. An additional video is also available, as well as consultants to do trainings as well (contact publisher).|
Miller, L.J. (1990-1993). FirstSTEP: screening test for evaluating preschoolers. San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Corporation. Retrieved April 24th, 2005 from Mental Measurements Yearbook database.