The IDS-2 will not be launched simultaneously in every country. Please check the Where to Buy page for more information about availability.
Please check your country requirements; the IDS-2 is an intelligence battery including executive functions and the developmental areas of psychomotor, social-emotional, scholastic skills, and motivation and attitude. Typically an advanced degree in psychology will be needed.
The IDS-2 is modular, and test administration times can vary. You can find the average times here.
What you need will vary depending upon what modules you use and the age of the child being assessed. This table gives a complete overview.
Yes, if you want a total score for the Domain (e.g. Psychomotor Skills or Social-emotional Skills) then you need to administer all the tests in that Domain.
The Intelligence scores of the IDS-2 are language dependent, as the tests measure crystallised intelligence. However, as the IDS-2 is being translated and adapted in several languages, there may be the possibility to administer the assessment in the child’s native language.
With the purchase of the IDS-2 kit you have been given 10 additional scoring credits, which you are free to apply to any scoring.
Yes, that is possible. Please contact your local Hogrefe office.
All data is protected according to our current data protection regulations, which follow all global and local mandates. Please contact your local HTS support if more detailed information is required.
No, you receive a free HTS account (scoring edition) with the purchase of an IDS-2 kit, and every purchased record form includes an electronic scoring credit. You do not need an HTS annual license.
The IDS-2 uses a continuous norming process. Because the calculation is so precise, the most reliable access is via computer scoring, and hand-scoring is not possible. If comparison or viewing of norms is necessary, Hogrefe has an innovative Norm Viewer within the Hogrefe Test System (HTS).
Grade norms are provided automatically in HTS for the Scholastic skills subtests where available.
For every record form you purchase, you will automatically receive a scoring credit in your HTS account. Additionally, when purchasing the IDS-2 test kit, you receive 10 scoring credits to use as a reserve.
Log in to your HTS account again. In the section “Results” all the entered record forms are stored and listed. Now choose the record form for the results you wish to see.
To score a record form after entering the test scores you must have credits available for the scoring of the related test form (e.g. credit for standard report A-F). What you may have are credits remaining for report G, which is an overall report for the child. These cannot be used for the individual Domain reports (reports A-F). You may need to purchase additional record forms; you cannot use a photocopy of a record form, nor score the same record form twice.
The IDS-2 is now available in UK English, Italian, Polish, Dutch and German, with additional adaptations due soon.
Our team is eager to help professionals around the world understand the IDS-2 at international and national conferences and meetings.
All professionals using the IDS-2 can have access to a global database for research on children and adolescent psychological development.