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Measurement Tool Brief, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE: Information and Guidelines for Use in Meeting Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Benchmark Area Measurement Requirements

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) requires awardees to collect and report on data in six benchmark areas. Benchmark area 3 focuses on improvements in school readiness and child academic achievement.

To measure their progress on related constructs, many awardees proposed using two screening tools designed to identify developmental concerns in infants and young children:

  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires—Third Edition (ASQ-3)
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)

This brief describes both tools and outlines their potential use meeting MIECHV measurement requirements. It reviews their purpose, format, administration, scoring, reliability, validity, and training costs. A table presents guidelines for using the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE to measure benchmark area 3.