IED II Standardized

Inventory of Early Development II


Test: Inventory of Early Development II Standardized


Author: Albert H. Brigance

Publication Information

  • IED II Standardized was published in 2010 by BRIGANCE, a registered trademark of Curriculum Associates.
  • IED II Standardized was updated in 2013 to the IED III Standardized.
The IED II Standardized tests children between the ages of 0-7 years of age in the areas of physical development of fine and gross motor skills, receptive and expressive language development, academic/cognitive development in the area of general concepts as well as mathematics and literacy, daily living skills, and social and emotional development.

IED II can be used as a diagnostic or classroom assessment, to monitor progress, and in program evaluation.

Requirements for Testing

Time Required

If administering all of the assessments, approximate times are:


  • 20 minutes for infants
  • 50 minutes for most 4-5 year olds
  • time can vary depending on child's cooperation and number of assessments being administered

Qualifications of Examiner

Designed to be administered by classroom teachers, special educators, psychologists, health care providers, occupational and physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. The examiner must be:


  1. familiar with directions and scoring procedures
  2. practiced administration before assessing a child
  3. if utilizing the standardized scoring information, then the examiner must be able to administer the assessment in strict accordance with the instructions given.


("Inventory of Early Development II Standardization and Validation Manual", Glascoe, 2008)

Test Materials

Included in the Accessories Kit provided by the publisher:


  • 2 regular pencils
  • 5 pencils of different colors
  • 2 primary pencils
  • rattle
  • squeaking toy
  • spoon
  • tissues
  • cup
  • 12 one-inch blocks
  • nesting containers
  • collection of dissimilar objects (for sorting and counting)
  • child-sized scissors
  • 6" x 6" sheets of unlined paper
  • primary-sized crayons
  • Standardized Record Book and Assessment Book

Scoring and Results

Methods of Scoring

Basal and Ceiling Guidelines

Basal and ceiling values vary between sub-tests. For example, in the Early Fine-Motor Skills test the basal is 5 correct in a row and the ceiling is 5 incorrect in row, where as in the Block Tower Building test the basal is four in a row correct ( a five-block tower) whereas the ceiling is two attempts without success. All basal and ceiling information is found in the overview box at the beginning of each sub-test.

Types of Scores Obtained

  • criterion-referenced
  • norm-referenced
  • standard score