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Instruments & Assessments

ECLS-B Interviews and Questionnaires

The ECLS-B interviews and questionnaires are available below to view, download, and print as PDF files. Please note that some of the items have been redacted to comply with copyright restrictions.

In addition to the questionnaires, tables summarizing the content covered by the instruments are available in the questionnaire item matrices.

Questionnaire Item Matrices

ECLS-B Direct Child Assessments

The ECLS-B direct child assessments include items that are adapted from several copyrighted assessment batteries; the assessment batteries are not posted here due to copyright restrictions. However, the ECLS-B Direct Child Assessment Components Matrix provides an overview of the components of the assessment that relate to the different developmental areas assessed. Detailed descriptions of the direct child assessments also are available in the ECLS-B User's Manuals and Psychometric Reports.

Accessing ECLS-B Direct Child Assessments and Copyrighted Survey Items

The ECLS-B instruments available on the Instruments and Assessments page present only the non-redacted items.  These items may be used by researchers in their own studies without seeking NCES permission. It is recommended that researchers cite the ECLS-B or the original source of the items, if noted in the instruments, when including item wording that appears in the non-redacted survey instruments in a research publication. However, items that are redacted do not appear on the website due to copyright restrictions; permission to view these items and/or administer them in one’s own study requires NCES approval.

Researchers interested in obtaining access to or using the ECLS-B direct child assessments in their own studies and/or viewing copyrighted survey items are required to receive publisher permission and/or NCES ECLS study permission, depending on the specific information requested. Researchers who are interested in administering the ECLS-B assessments in their own studies should follow the guidance provided below. Requesters who are interested only in viewing the assessment easels and individual items (i.e., not seeking access to the assessments to administer them in their own studies) will not be sent electronic copies of the materials. The assessments may be viewed at the NCES offices in Washington, DC by appointment. Appointment requests should be sent to

Please refer to the Guidelines for Obtaining Access to and Using ECLS-B Direct Child Assessments and Copyrighted Scales. (197 KB)

In addition to complying with the above guidelines, requesters must complete the following forms:

Requesters must submit these documents as well as all copies of granted copyright permissions (if applicable) to in order to gain access to these items.

ECLS staff will review the complete application and (if required) publisher permission documentation. If a restricted-use license is needed to access data, ECLS staff will inform the IES Data Security Office when a requester has obtained required publisher and ECLS staff permissions for access. The requester must then obtain an IES restricted-use license or add the new data in a license amendment request through a separate application process. Requesters will be informed by ECLS staff when their application has been approved and they may begin the process of requesting data from the IES Data Security Office. Note that the IES Data Security Office will not process requests for item-level data until publisher and NCES permission is secured. Information about restricted-use licenses is available here. Questions about the licensing process are best directed to