Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition
AUTHORS: Jean Newborg, 2004
RANGE: Birth to 8 years
TIME: 1 to 2 hours (complete BDI), 10 to 30 minutes (Screening Test)
The new Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2) may be used by a team of professionals or by an individual service provider. The BDI-2 can be administered to children with various handicapping conditions by using stated modifications.
Appropriate for ages birth to 8, the BDI-2 is ideal for several uses:
Administration of the BDI-2 can begin in any of the 5 Domains (see list below). The start points for each subdomain are clearly marked and are determined by the age or the estimated ability level of the child. Examiners proceed through each of the subdomains to determine the child level of development.
THIS TEST INCLUDES CERTAIN MANIPULATIVES WITH SMALL PARTS THAT MAY PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT. DO NOT ALLOW ANY CHILDREN TO PLACE ANY MANIPULATIVE IN THEIR MOUTH. A TRAINED ADULT EXAMINER MUST ALWAYS CLOSELY SUPERVISE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST AND USE OF MANIPULATIVES BY CHILDREN.
Scoring and Interpretation
The BDI-2 can be hand-scored or scored with optional web-based scoring software. Norm-referenced scores (scaled scores with a mean of 10, SD = 3, score range of 1-19) are provided at the subdomain level. The subdomain scores combine to form the five BDI-2 Domain scores and the overall DBI-2 Developmental Quotient (each with a standard score mean of 100, SD = 15, score range of 40-160). Also provided for the Domain scores and the Developmental Quotient are percentiles and Confidence Intervals. Age equivalent tables are also available.
The BDI-2 Screening Test consists of a subset of test items from the full BDI-2 item pool. The scoring procedures are similar to those of the full BDI-2, but cutoff scores are provided to aid in identification of children who may need additional follow up.
Normative data for the BDI-2 were gathered from over 2,500 children between the ages of Birth to 7 years 11 months. The normative sample closely matches the 2000 U.S. Census (education level based on 2001 data). Bias reviews were conducted on all items for gender and ethnicity concerns. Item desirability information from examiners was also considered in the selection of the find items.
Reliabilities for the BDI-2 meet or exceed traditional standards for excellence at the subdomain, domain and full test composite levels. Concurrent and criterion validity data was obtained using the original BDI, the BSID-II, WJ III®, Denver-2, PLS-4, Vineland SEEC, and WPPSI-III. All validity and reliability information is contained in the Examiner's Manual.
BDI-2 Data Manager™ Software
The BDI-2 Data Manager is designed as a web-based scoring program. The Data Manager program provides consistency in determining all the raw scores totals and the subsequent norm-referenced scores for the BDI-2. A wide selection of reports is available to choose from including narrative reports for parents or professionals, score reports for student folders and aggregate reports for program evaluation support. All reports can be printed and many reports can be exported and then imported to a word processing file for editing as necessary.
The BDI-2 Complete Kit (9-24570) includes 5 Test Item Books, Examiner's Manual, Stimulus Book, set of Presentation Cards, 15 Scoring Booklets, 15 Workbooks, the Screening Test with 30 Screening Test Booklets, set of Screening Visuals, and Carrying Case.
All other BDI-2 Complete Kits (9-20651, 9-24573, 9-20652) include all of the above plus items as listed below.