CEFI®

Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory

Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

A comprehensive evaluation of executive function strengths and weaknesses in children and youth ages 5 to 18


CEFI®

Overview

Overview

The Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory™ (CEFI®) is a comprehensive behavior rating scale of executive function strengths and weaknesses in children and youth aged 5 to 18 years. Executive function is important for problem solving and reasoning, and difficulties with executive function can often make simple tasks challenging. Assessing a child or adolescent’s executive function is an important step to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Key Features:

  • Trust your scores
  • Measure executive function strengths as well as weaknesses to form a comprehensive evaluation of executive function behaviors
  • Implement intervention strategies with strategies provided within the Interpretive Report
  • Feel confident in the accuracy of your results with multi-rater reports that provide an expansive view of the youth’s behavior
  • Use in a variety of settings for diagnostic evaluations, planning and monitoring for intervention programs, and in research

 

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

Key areas measured diagram

Quick Reference

Age

Age

5 to 18

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent
Teacher
Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

100

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Online
Handscored
Software (Scoring)

Reading Level

Reading Level

4th and 5th Grade

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

TOLDX 2nd Ed.
COSS
Conners CPT 3

Quick Reference

Age

Age

5 to 18

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent
Teacher
Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

100

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Online
Handscored
Software (Scoring)

Reading Level

Reading Level

4th and 5th Grade

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

TOLDX 2nd Ed.
COSS
Conners CPT 3

Reports

Reports

How To Use

How To Use

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Comparative Reports combine the results of different raters to provide an overview of an individual's scores from a multi-rater perspective. This highlights potentially important inter-rater differences in scores.
Interpretive Reports provide detailed information about scores from a single administration, presented both numerically and graphically. An individual's scores are compared to those in the normative sample and elevations at the scale and subscale level are indicated.
Progress Monitoring and Treatment Effectiveness Reports combine results from up to four ratings over time by the same rater.

The CEFI offers Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report (12 to 18 years) forms, allowing for a multi-rater perspective of a child or youth's executive function. It can be administered online, sent through email, or completed on paper.

Following administration, all CEFI forms can be scored using the MHS QuikScore™ format, MHS Scoring Software, or on the online portal. Once scored, three useful reports can be generated.

Reliability

Internal consistency reliability was demonstrated through strong Cronbach's alpha values for the Full Scale and the nine CEFI Scales:

  • Parent Full Scale α= .98 (CEFI Scales median=.89)
  • Teacher Full Scale α= .99 (CEFI Scales median=.93)
  • Self-Report Full Scale α= .97 (CEFI Scales median=.80)

Test-retest reliability studies also yielded excellent results:

  • Parent Full Scale r= .91 (CEFI Scales median=.87)
  • Teacher Full Scale r= .90 (CEFI Scales median=.90)
  • Self-Report Full Scale r= .77 (CEFI Scales median=.79)

Validity

CEFI Full Scale comparisons were conducted between clinical samples (ADHD, ASD, Mood Disorder) and matched general population samples. Children and youth from the three clinical groups were expected to have executive function deficits when compared to general population samples. Overall, results were consistent with the expected effects, demonstrating that the CEFI is sensitive to differences in executive function behaviors between the general population and these clinical groups.

The CEFI is the most representative nationally standardized behavior rating scale of executive function. Data were collected from each U.S. Census Region. For the Parent and Teacher forms, ages of the rated children and youth ranged from 5 to 18 years. For the Self-Report Form, youth aged 12 to 18 years rated themselves. At each year of age, ratings for 50 male and 50 female children/youth were collected for each form, resulting in 1,400 rated children and youth (age M= 11.5, SD= 4.0) for the Parent and teacher normative samples and 700 youth for the Self-Report (age M= 15.0, SD= 2.0). Samples were stratified to match the census on race/ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian and Other), region, and parental education level (PEL, collected for Parent and Self-Report forms). All samples fell within 1% of census targets.

Additionally, to better represent the population, the normative samples included children who were either identified as having a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis by a clinical professional or were receiving special education services at the time of data collection (10.9%, 12.7%, and 9.7% of the Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report samples, respectively).

The MHS Learn Center makes it easy for you to earn CE or CPD credits from the comfort of your home or office. This user-friendly online tool features online manual quizzes, online workshops, and webinars for many MHS assessments.

Available Courses:

CEFI CE Online Manual Quiz (3 CE Credits)
Simply study the assessment manual as you normally would, then successfully complete the questionnaire and a short feedback survey to receive your certificate of completion. Learn More.

CEFI Online Workshop (1.5 CE/CPD Credits)
View the pre-recorded workshop video, then successfully complete the questionnaire and a short feedback survey to receive your certificate of completion. Learn More.

Pricing

Select Language of Tool:

Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

Spanish CEFI Complete Kit

Manual, CEFI Scoring Software Program (USB Key (Scoring Software Only) & 25 Spanish CEFI Self-Report/Parent/Teacher Forms

Online
CA: $385.00
Software
CA: $773.50
Handscored
CA: $356.00

Forms

Spanish CEFI Teacher Forms

Spanish CEFI Teacher Forms

Online
CA: $4.25
Software
CA: $88.00
(Sold in packs of 25)
Handscored
CA: $86.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Spanish CEFI Self-Report Forms

Spanish CEFI Self-Report Forms

Online
CA: $4.25
Software
CA: $88.00
(Sold in packs of 25)
Handscored
CA: $86.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Spanish CEFI Parent Forms

Spanish CEFI Parent Forms

Online
CA: $4.25
Software
CA: $88.00
(Sold in packs of 25)
Handscored
CA: $86.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials