Early Screening Inventory-Revised, 2008 Edition
Overview: ESI-R is an individually administered screening instrument to identify children who may need special education services.
Age Range: ESI-P Preschool ages 3:0–4:5, ESI-K Kindergarten ages 4:6–5:11
Other Languages: Spanish
RTI Tiers: RTI Level 1
Completion Time: 15–20 minutes per child
Scores/Interpretation: Refer/Rescreen/OK recommendation based on age norms
Scoring Options: Manual scoring
The Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R™) 2008 Edition provides a brief developmental screening instrument designed to be individually administered to children from 3.0 to 5.11 years of age. It identifies children who may need special education services in order to perform successfully in school. Research has shown the ESI-R to he highly reliable and valid.
The instrument is availble for two age groups:
- The Early Screening Inventory-Preschool (ESI-P) for ages 3:0 through 4:5 years
- The Early Screening Inventory-Kindergarten (ESI-K) for ages 4:6 through 5:11 years
Separate versions of the score sheets are available for the ESI-P and ESI-K.
The instrument addresses developmental, sensory, and behavioral concerns in the following areas:
- Visual Motor/Adaptive
- Language and Cognition
- Gross Motor Skills
The ESI-R 2008 Edition contains newly-designed score sheets to improve accuracy in scoring. The new Examiner's Manual includes two appendices that contain administration and scoring criteria for Spanish-speaking examiners.