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Nelson Education > Assessment > Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Ed.
 

Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition

CATEGORY: Development

AUTHORS: Jean Newborg, 2004

RANGE: Birth to 8 years

TIME: 1 to 2 hours (complete BDI), 10 to 30 minutes (Screening Test)

SUMMARY

 

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:

  • Identification of Children with Disabilities
  • Evaluation of Groups of Children with disabilities in Early Education Programs
  • Assessment of the Typically developing Child
  • Assessment (Screening) for school readiness
  • Program evaluation for accountability

New Features

  • New colourful items and child-friendly manipulatives at all ages
  • New comprehensive norms, sensitive to the rapid development of children
  • Clear, comprehensive scripted Interview items with follow-up probes designed to provide complete information of the child's development
  • Choice of either computer or hand scored processing
  • Flexible administration allows for use by a team of professionals
  • Expanded range of items in all Domains to measure development from birth to 8 years

Administering

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 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.

Technical Information

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 software program (Mac or PC) or as a standalone computer software program (PC only). 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.

BDI DOMAINS

Personal-Social Domain

  • Adult Interaction
  • Self-Concept and Social Growth
  • Peer Interaction

Adaptive Domain

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Self-Care

Motor Domain

  • Fine Motor
  • Perceptual Motor
  • Gross Motor

Communication Domain

  • Receptive Communication
  • Expressive Communication

Cognitive Domain

  • Perceptual Discrimination/Conceptual Development
  • Reasoning and Academic Skills
  • Attention and Memory

COMPONENTS

 

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.

 

COMPONENTS ISBN PRICE
(Cdn. $)
BDI-2 Complete Kit (no software or manipulatives) 9-24570 $1199.00
BDI-2 Complete Kit with Data Manager™ Software for Windows (2000, XP, Vista) 9-20651 n/a as of April/12
BDI-2 Complete Kit with Manipulatives 9-24573 $1599.00
BDI-2 Complete Kit with Data Manager Software and Manipualtives -- limited supply as of April 2012 9-20652 $1999.00
 Items also sold separately:
BDI-2 Screener Kit (includes Screening Test Item book, 30 Screening Test Booklets, set of Screening Visuals) 9-24576 $290.00
BDI-2 Screener Kit (above) with Manipulatives and Examiner Manual 9-24634 $499.00
Manipulatives Kit (includes over 75 items that are used in the administration of the BDI-2) 9-24580 $769.00
Specialized Manipulatives Kit (includes over 40 unique or hard-to-find manipulatives for the BDI-2 -- additional common items such as crayons, string, chalk, clay, etc. will need to be supplied by the examiner or purchased through the Common Manipulatives Kit, below) 10-50055 $379.00
Common Manipulatives Kit (includes items such as crayons, string, chalk, clay, etc.) -- special order 10-50054 $399.00
BDI-2 Data Manager Software for Windows (2000, XP, Vista) -- limited supply as of April 2012 10-29853 $375.00
BDI-2 Examiner's Manual 9-24586 $110.00
Scoring Booklets (Pkg. 15) 9-24593 $95.00
Workbooks (Pkg. 15) 9-24597 $95.00
Screen Test Booklets (Pkg. 30) 9-24595 $110.00
Palm Application Kit 9-24578 n/a  in Canada
Electronic Record Forms for Palm E40700 n/a

 

Prices are in effect July 1, 2013.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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