Understanding Critical Difference in EDI Results
2015 Human Early Learning Partnership
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) has administered the Early Development Instrument (EDI) throughout British Columbia since 1999. The EDI is a teacher-reported survey that measures five core areas of early child development in populations of Kindergarten children. HELP has a number of waves of province-wide EDI data that can be used to explore trends over time in children’s development. The broad question that we want to answer is: “Are our kindergarten-aged children doing better, worse or about the same as in the past?” We can answer this question for areas as large as the whole province and also for smaller jurisdictions such as school districts, local health areas and neighbourhoods.