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Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory®

Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Technical Information

Data were collected from each U.S. Census Region. For the Parent and Teacher Forms, ages of the rated youth ranged from 5-18 years. For the Self-Report Form, youth aged 12-18 years rated themselves. At each year of age, 50 males ad 50 females were collected for each form, resulting in 1,400 rated youth (age M=11.5, SD=4.0) for the parent and teacher normative samples and 700 youth for the self-report (age M=15.0, SD=2.0). Samples were stratified to match the Census on Race/Ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Other), Region, and Parental Education Level (PEL, collected for parent and Self-Report Forms). All samples fell within 1% of Census targets.

Additionally, to better represent the population, the normative samples included children who were either identified as having a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis by a clinical professional or were receiving special education services at the time of data collection (10.9%, 12.7%, and 9.7% of the Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report samples, respectively).
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Interpretive Reports
Interpretive reports are comprehensive and present scores numerically and graphically.

Progress Monitoring Reports
Progress Monitoring Reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual to measure changes over time. These reports are ideal when monitoring treatment and intervention.

Comparative Reports
Comparative reports allow for a multi-rater perspective by comparing results of up to five different raters.

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About the Authors

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.  (

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Instructor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is a licensed psychologist and has been nationally certified as a school psychologist. He is Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center. Dr. Goldstein has authored over 40 texts as well as over fifty book chapters and two dozen peer reviewed research articles. He currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and sits on the editorial boards of six peer reviewed journals. He is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Child Development. Recent books include the Handbooks of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children and Adults, Handbook of Resilience in Children, Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement, Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Assessment of Impairment. He is the co-author of the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales, Comprehensive Executive Functioning Inventory, Rating Scales of
Impairment and the Cognitive Assessment System Second Edition.

Watch a TEDx Talk with Dr. Goldstein - The Power of Resilience

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Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D. (

Dr. Jack A. Naglieri is Professor of Psychology. Prior to his current position he was Professor of School Psychology and Psychology at the Ohio State University where he taught from 1982 to 2000. He also is a Fellow of APA Division 16, recipient of APA Division 16 2001 Senior Scientist Award, and holds an appointment as a senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation's Institute for Clinical Training and Research. Dr. Naglieri obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Master of Science from St. John's University, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979. He worked as a school psychologist in the New York area from 1974-1977.

The author of more than 150 scholarly papers, chapters, books, and tests, he has focused his efforts since the late 1970s on reconceptualizing intelligence. Jack A. Naglieri is also the author of the Cognitive Assessment System (Naglieri & Das, 1997), the CAS Scoring Aide (Naglieri, 2002), the General Ability Measure for Adults (Naglieri & Bardos, 1997), Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (Naglieri, 1996), Devereux Scoring Assistant (LeBuffe, Naglieri, & Pfeiffer, 1996), Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Devereux Behavior Rating Scales School Form (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Draw A Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (Naglieri, McNeish, & Bardos, 1990), Draw A Person: Quantitative Scoring System (Naglieri, 1988), Matrix Analogies Test (Naglieri, 1985). Back to the top



Author Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Age Range 5 to 18 years

Administration Time 15 minutes

Administration Type
  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed
  • Youth-completed (ages 12-18)
Qualification Level