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BRIEF®2 Screening Forms

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition Screening Forms

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Steven C. Guy, PhD, and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD

Screens for impairment of executive function in children and adolescents ages 5–18 years (parent and teacher forms) and ages 11–18 years (self-report form)
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect, E-Manual
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
5–10 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

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The BRIEF2 Screening Forms are designed for use in medical and educational settings to estimate global executive function and determine whether a comprehensive assessment is appropriate. 

The BRIEF2 Screening Forms are 12-item abbreviated instruments. Click here to purchase the full BRIEF2 assessment.

Features and benefits

  • Derived from the gold-standard BRIEF2, the 12-item Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report Screening forms take just 5 minutes to administer and 5 minutes to score.
  • Screens for impairment of executive function in children and adolescents ages 5–18 years (parent and teacher forms) and ages 11–18 years (self-report form). 
  • Useful for identifying children at risk for executive function difficulties and for clinical decision making regarding referral for additional assessment. 
  • Also useful for research and broad educational screening.

Test structure

  • Items were selected to cover the major executive function areas of behavior, emotion, and cognitive regulation.  
  • The rating form and scoring sheet are on a convenient one-page carbonless form.
  • Administration and scoring is available via PARiConnect, our online assessment platform. 

Technical information

  • Internal consistency is high, ranging from .87 to .91 in the standardization sample and .80 to .89 in the clinical sample. 
  • Demonstrates good evidence of utility from base rates, sensitivity/specificity, likelihood rations, and classification accuracy statistics. 
  • Standardization samples (Parent Form n = 1,400; Teacher Form n = 1,400; Self-Report Form n = 803) included children ages 5 to 18 years with no history of special education, psychotropic medication usage, or neurological or attention disorders. 

Available in Spanish

BRIEF2 Screening Parent and Self-Report Forms have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only.