The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF; Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy, 2000) is an individualized, norm-referenced measure of executive function behaviors designed for school-aged students from 5 to 18 years of age.
The BRIEF is a questionnaire that is completed by parents or teachers using one of two different forms; they who behaviors related to executive functions in eight scales (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, and Monitor).
Results of the scales are combined to generate two index scores, Behavioral Regulation/BRI (based on three scales) and Metacognition/MI (based on five scales), along with an overall composite score, the Global Executive Composite/GEC. Standardization of the BRIEF included individuals with a variety of developmental or neurological conditions, allowing for use of the inventory with a broad range of students. A Self-Report Form, the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function – Self-Report Version (BRIEF-SR; Guy, Isquith, & Gioia, 2005) is also available for use with students 13 through 18 years of age.
|Author (yr)||Age Range (yrs)||Method of Administration/Format||Approx. Time to Administer||Subscales|
|Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) Gioia, Isquith, Guy, & Kenworthy (2000) (Also BRIEF – Self-Report; SR)||5-18|| |
Individualized norm- referenced measure of executive function; Parent and Teacher rating formsYields t-scores, percentiles, confidence intervals
|10–15 min. per form; 20 min. to score|| |
Behavioral Regulation Index (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control); Metacognitive Index (Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, Monitor)
Availability: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. http://bit.ly/1JqO5T5