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

FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool

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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 1993
Age Span 2 years, 9 months – 6 years, 2 months
Available Languages English
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%
Administration Information
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
Ordering Information
Name of Test FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool
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 Manual should be sufficient training. An additional video is also available, as well as consultants to do trainings as well (contact publisher).
Additional References

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.