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The Early Screening Inventory, Third Edition
(ESI 3)


Overview: ESI 3 is an individually administered screening instrument that helps 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: English and Spanish

Administration: Individual; paper-and-pencil and online

Completion Time: 15–20 minutes per child

Norms: 2018

Scores/Interpretation: Cutoff scores based on age norms

Scoring Options: Manual or Digital scoring
Digital score report, and parent report with intervention recommendations


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ESI™ 3 is a revision of the successful ESI™-R, a popular developmental screening instrument designed to be individually administered to children ages 3:0–5:11. It identifies children who may need special education services in order to perform successfully in school.

What’s new with the ESI 3:

  • Digital administration, scoring, and reporting
  • More content to support social-emotional learning
  • Research-based intervention recommendations
  • Updated norms and validation studies

Benefits of the ESI 3:

  • Popular observation-based approach
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Addresses developmental, sensory, and behavioral concerns in the following areas:
      • Visual motor/adaptive
      • Language and cognition
      • Gross motor skills
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