Welcome to BRIGANCE

Assessment through a Different Lens 

When it came to his students, Albert H. Brigance loved sharing good news. Beginning 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 assessments with a different emphasis—in-depth skill sequences that would reveal what students did know and could do and results that could be easily shared with families while supporting their dedicated teachers in planning instruction and monitoring progress. 

From Al’s vision grew our first BRIGANCE product, the 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.  
BRIGANCE Early Childhood.

Are your children ready for kindergarten? These developmental screening and assessment inventories, plus correlated lesson ideas, will help you see what they 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.

These assessment inventories support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond and aid educators with pinpointing PLOP and PLAAFP and writing IEPs.

Free Tools

Our free tools make life easier for educators.