Child Development with the D-score: Tuning instruments to Unity
Tuning instruments to unity
Children learn to walk, speak, and think at an astonishing pace. The D-score captures this process as a one-number summary. The D-score book explains why we need the D-score, how we construct it, and how we calculate it. Application of the D-score enables comparisons in child development across populations, groups and individuals.
We are preparing four D-score book chapters under the following titles:
- Turning milestones into measurement
- Tuning instruments to unity
- Tailoring tests to fit the occasion
- Taking off the hood
This chapter is written by Iris Eekhout and Stef van Buuren
Chapter I and Chapter II are currently available as a complete draft. We still need to write most of Chapter III and IV. The series addresses conceptual aspects of the D-score, discusses practical issues, and introduces a dedicated set of
The Health Birth Growth and Development knowledge integration (ki) program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kindly supports the work.
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