How Do I Use the GES?

The Gesell Screener (GES), which is a shorter screening instrument containing 10 developmental and academic tasks, will also have numerical scores and benchmarks. The same research sample and statistical data support the Gesell Screener, and the objective scoring rubric is intended to guide teachers toward further diagnostic testing, subsequent rescreening, or no concerns about development. For both the GDO-R and the GES, the scores, benchmarks, and 2010 technical data help users interpret children’s responses by ages and stages. However, these scores must be interpreted appropriately by experienced educators who know, as Dr. Arnold Gesell said,  ‘a child is more than a score.’

 Download the GES Strand Scoring Worksheet to automatically calculate results.