Welcome to BRIGANCE

A Different Focus for Educational Assessment

When it came to his students, Albert H. Brigance loved sharing good news. When he began his career as a school psychologist in the 1970s, Al noticed that assessment tools tended to emphasize what students didn’t know and couldn’t do. He wanted to change the conversation.
Al envisioned an expansion of existing assessments for developmental and academic skills—in-depth skill sequences that would reveal what students did know and could do, and results that could support teachers in planning spot-on instruction while monitoring and celebrating progress with parents.
From Al’s vision grew our first product, the BRIGANCE Inventory of Basic Skills, and from there, BRIGANCE evolved into an industry-leading publisher of screeners, assessment tools, and instructional materials for Early Childhood and Special Education professionals.


We are proud to be . . .

  • Equipping Early Childhood professionals to measure children’s performance on the key predictors of school success
  • Providing Head Start educators with tools that meet federal requirements and align with the program’s Early Learning Outcomes Framework
  • Assisting Special Educators with IDEA-compliant assessments that determine present level of performance (PLOP) and identify measurable objectives for IEPs

BRIGANCE Product Families

BRIGANCE Early Childhood.

Are they ready for kindergarten? These developmental screening and assessment inventories, plus correlated lesson ideas, will help you see what kids know so you can plan where to go.

BRIGANCE Head Start.

Intended for children enrolled in Head Start, our developmental screening, assessment, and instruction tools are aligned to the program’s goals and requirements.

BRIGANCE Special Education.

Assessment inventories that support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond, aiding educators with pinpointing PLOP and PLAAFP and writing IEPs.

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