The BRIEF-2 assesses executive function in children and adolescents.
Individuals aged 5 to 18 years
US English (Paper and Pencil); UK English (HTS 5)
The BRIEF-2 is the second edition of the widely popular rating scale of executive function that continues to be as efficient, comprehensive, and consistent with current models as its predecessor. The assessment includes rating forms for teachers and parents (for ages 5-18), and a self-report form for children and adolescents (for ages 11-18).
The BRIEF-2 with UK-adapted items and US norms is available on our online testing platform, HTS 5. With the HTS 5 edition, you can administer and score the test online for immediate results. A separate report can be generated for each form completed, or all forms that were completed about a particular child can be combined into one multireport (at no extra charge). A short online guide explaining HTS 5 and the reports generated is included with each order.
All users of the HTS 5 edition should also ensure that they purchase the BRIEF-2 manual, if they do not already have a copy.
The BRIEF-2 is also available via paper and pencil for hand-scoring and if desired, information from the paper forms could be transferred to the online system to generate digital reports.
Features and benefits
The BRIEF-2 Interpretive Guide is intended to facilitate the use of the BRIEF-2. Written by the authors of the BRIEF-2 in a straightforward, reader-friendly style, this durable hardcover book is designed to assist users as they assess, plan interventions for, and monitor students with executive dysfunction.
Step-by-step guidance for interpreting scores is included. This is accompanied by a parallel sentence-by-sentence guide to help users write findings in reports using language that is concise, accurate, and clear to parents and teachers.
Please note that we no longer stock the old edition of the BRIEF assessment - please contact us if you need any assistance.
Qualification level required:
Level 2. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance
BRIEF-2 Online Tests on HTS 5
To set up an HTS 5 online account, contact us by email, by phone on +44 (0)1865 797920 or you can purchase the tests directly on our website. We will then set up your account.
Account Set Up Procedure
Once we have received your order, we set up the HTS5 account for you, add your test licenses and send you your login details by email. With your login details, you receive a User Guide for the HTS 5 platform, tutorials of the process and an Online Guide specific to BRIEF-2.
The account set up may take up to 24 hours.
Test administration process
The credits you buy can be used for any of the forms- child, teacher or parent form. Once you have received your account login details, you will be able to set up your questionnaires (these are in the child’s name) and send them via separate emails to the child, parent and teacher.
Once they complete their test, the report is automatically formulated on the HTS 5 portal, and ready to be downloaded as a pdf.
Your Hogrefe customer support team is also available to assist you with the process and with any queries you might have.
Large, nationally stratified standardization sample is matched by age, gender, ethnicity, and parent education level to U.S. Census proportions.
10 minutes for full assessment; 5 minutes for Screening Form; 15 minutes to score