Screening programs in Minnesota have varying requirements of methods by which the developmental and social–emotional components of screening are met. The list below designates between parent report, observational, and social/emotional instruments.
The observational instruments listed are approved by the Minnesota Department of Education for Minnesota’s Early Childhood Screening program. The requirements for this program are outlined in Minnesota Rule 3530.3400 subpart 3.
This list is approved as of August, 2014 and will be updated in response to statutory, rule, or regulatory changes that impact Minnesota’s comprehensive screening programs. Additionally, the list will be updated as new or revised developmental screening instruments are reviewed.
The instruments listed under both the Parent Report and Observational headings do not meet the social-emotional component of developmental screening required in some screening programs. To accurately identify potential problems in children, use of a social–emotional screening instrument, regardless of program rule or requirement, is recommended as a best–practice strategy.
Parent Report Instruments
Note: The following two parent report instruments are no longer recommended by the Task Force, based on instrument review criteria: Infant Development Inventory (IDI or Ireton) and the Child Development Review Parent Questionnaire (CDR-PQ).
For programs currently using the IDI or CDR-PQ, transition to currently recommended instruments is recommended by May 1, 2016.
- Battelle Developmental Inventory: 2nd Ed. (BDI–2)
- Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development: 3rd Ed. (Bayley–III) Screening Test
- Brigance Early Childhood Screens (0–35 months, 3–5 years, K&1)
- Developmental Indicators for Assessment of Learning – 4th Ed. (DIAL–4)
- Early Screening Inventory – Revised (ESI–R) 2008 Edition
- Minneapolis Preschool Screening Instrument – Revised (MPSI–R)
Note: The following two observational instruments are no longer recommended by the Task Force, based on instrument review criteria: the Early Screening Profiles and the FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool.
Early Childhood Screening programs currently using the Early Screening Profiles or FirstSTEP should transition to recommended and approved instruments within 18 months (by January 2016).