BDI-2 NU allows professionals to score assessments by hand with the Examiner's Manual, which includes Interpretation considerations, or electronically through BDI-2 NU Data Manager.
For those professionals who wish to reduce scoring errors, BDI-2 Data Manager allows individuals and organizations to enter raw score or item detail information and generate useful individual and group reports. Users can quickly enter a child's demographic and assessment data. Organizations such as State Departments of Health or Education can aggregate data from 2 to 10 levels of hierarchy. This feature allows for the collection of small or large scale longitudinal data on early childhood development for use in federal or state reporting. BDI-2 Data Manager helps you maintain longitunal data across settings or agencies as a consistent early childhood data system. Examiners will automatically receive access to the BDI-2 NU norms with the purchase of the BDI-2 Data Manager.
For use with BDI-2 Data Manager, the BDI-2 Mobile Data Solution for Windows (MDS) eKit contains one Mobile Data Solution license for Windows and allows examiners to enter item level information directly into Windows-based hardware. The BDI-2 MDS application eliminates the need for paper test records and provides electronic data collection. Once test administration is complete, MDS uploads to BDI-2 Data Manager software for instant access to scores and reports. Examiners who use MDS will have the option to download the BDI-2 NU norms from the Data Manager Website.
Norm-referenced scores (scaled scores with a mean of 10, SD of 3, score range 1-19) are provided at the subdomain level. The subdomain scores combine to form the five BDI-2 NU domain scores and the overall BDI-2 NU Developmental Quotient (each with a standard score mean of 100, SD 15, score range 40-160). Percentile ranks and confidence intervals are provided for the subdomain scores and developmental quotients. Age equivalent tables are also available.
The BDI-2 NU Screening Test consists of a subset of test items from the full BDI-2 NU item bank. The scoring procedures are similar to those of the full BDI-2 NU, and cut-off scores are provided to aid in identifying children who may need additional testing.
BDI-2 NU is now available in two formats to fit your assessment needs: (1) the traditional paper kit and (2) a new electronic kit (eKit). The paper kit has the traditional item books with manipulatives and can be used with paper record forms. When BDI-2 Data Manager is included, a professional has access to a full assessment suite that provides quick scoring, detailed reporting, as well as data management for accountability at multiple levels.
BDI-2 NU eKit replaces traditional item books with the Mobile Data Solution software, which contains all of the items from all five BDI-2 NU domains, plus the screener items. It is used in conjunction with BDI-2 Data Manager to provide administration instructions and scoring on any windows based computer. The eKit utilizes Electronic Record Forms (ERFs) rather than paper record forms, and also can include the playful manipulatives used for the authentic assessment of an infant's or child's development.
The eKit provides a streamlined administration process that can occur in any setting including the classroom or home environment. There is no need to be connected to the Internet to administer the test. Once Internet is available, the Mobile Data Solution (MDS) software connects to the Data Manager for full reporting and scoring options. E-Kit offers you a special software bundle that includes both the full BDI-2 NU and screener assessments and everything you need to administer the assessment without any duplication.
Spanish language versions of the Complete and Screener kits are also available!