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  1. D-score calculator


  1. dscore: D-score for Child Development
  2. gsedread: Tools for reading GSED validation data
  3. gsedscripts: Analysis scripts for GSED validation data


  1. Getting started
  2. Scoring GSED


  1. childdevdata: Child Development Data


  1. van Buuren S, Eekhout I. Child development with the D-score: turning milestones into measurement. Gates Open Research, (5), 81, 2021. DOI: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13222.2. Screen friendly.
  2. Eekhout I, van Buuren S. *Child development with the D-score: tuning instruments to unity. Gates Open Research, (5), 86, 2021. DOI: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13223.1. Screen friendly.


  1. Jacobusse G, van Buuren S, Verkerk PH. An interval scale for development of children aged 0-2 years. Statistics in Medicine, 25(13), 2272–2283, 2006. pdf
  2. Jacobusse G, van Buuren S. Computerized adaptive testing for measuring development of young children. Statistics in Medicine, 13(26), 2629–2638, 2007. pdf
  3. van Buuren S. Growth charts of human development. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 23(4), 346–368, 2014. pdf
  4. Weber AM, Rubio-Codina M, Walker SP, van Buuren S, Eekhout I, Grantham-McGregor S, Araujo MC, Chang SM, Fernald LCH, Hamadani JD, Hanlon C, Karam SM, Lozoff B, Ratsifandrihamanana, L, Richter L, Black MM, Child Development Group collaborators. The D-Score: A Metric for Interpreting the Early Development of Infants and Toddlers Across Global Settings. BMJ Global Health 4: e001724. pdf

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