Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory Adult (CEFI Adult) cefi-a



CEFI Adult Complete Handscore Kit

Includes CEFI Adult Manual, 25 CEFI-A Self Report Forms and 25 CEFI-A Observer Forms.
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Books / Workbooks


CEFI Adult Manual

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CEFI Adult Observer Online Report (each)

Administration & scoring for use with Online Assessment Center+ (MAC+) account. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC+ reports applies per order.
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CEFI Adult Self Online Report (each)

Administration & scoring for use with Online Assessment Center+ (MAC+) account. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC+ reports applies per order.
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Sample Reports

CEFI Adult Interpretive Observer Sample
CEFI Adult Interpretive Self-Report Sample
CEFI Adult Progress Self-Report Sample
CEFI Adult Comparative Report Sample


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

Release date: July 25, 2017

Quick reference:

Age: 18+
Administration time: 10-15 minutes
Administration type: Self-report and observer forms
Qualification Level: B-level
Translations: Available in Spanish and English
Formats: Hand Score (for distributors) and online (available only through MHS Online Assessment Center)


Deficits in executive function may impair problem solving, reasoning and adaptive behaviour, making even the simplest tasks a challenge.  The Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory Adult (CEFI Adult TM) is a rating scale that may capture if and how a person achieves goals in a variety of settings.  Intended to be used by professionals in clinical, educational and research settings, the CEFI Adult is a comprehensive assessment of executive function that delivers highly accurate results.  Based on extensive norming, the CEFI Adult provides data that will help guide diagnosis, intervention and treatment planning.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Authored by Dr. Jack Naglieri, Ph.D, and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D, internationally recognised leade4rs in executive function assessment development.
  • Evaluates executive function strengths and weaknesses across nine different scales.
  • Provides scores you can trust with a highly representative nationally standardised behaviour rating scale of executive function in adults.
  • Normative data represents the U.S. population.
  • Ensures understanding with an accessible fourth-grade reading level.
  • Provides observer and self-report ratings for a comprehensive evaluation of executive function.

Technical Overview:

The CEFI Adult normative samples (1,660 each for the Self-Report and Observer Forms) are representative of the U.S. population of adults aged 18 years and older.  The samples were collected using a stratified sampling plan (based on the 2010 U.S. Census) based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, region and education level.  All representation of the sub-samples fell within 2% of the U.S. population targets.  The normative samples also 8included ratings of individuals who had a clinical diagnosis.

The reliability coefficients indicated that the Full Scale has excellent internal reliability on both forms in the normative and clinical samples (Self-Report Form alpha = .97; Observer Form alpha = .98).  Alpha values for the CEFI Adult Scales were also high, with a median alpha of .83 for the Self-Report From and .90 for the Observer Form.  The results suggest that the CEFI Adult has excellent test-retest reliability with Full Scale values of  ≥ .90 or higher for the Self-Report and Observer Forms at both the 2- to 4- week and 2- to 3- month time intervals (all p <.001).  Inter-rater reliability results indicate substantial levels or rater agreement for the Full Scale (r = .78, p <.001) and all CEFI Adult Scales (median r = .74, all p <.001), indicating very good levels of inter-rater reliability.  Validity studies demonstrate the test's ability to differentiate individuals with a clinical diagnosis and those from the general population.

The CEFI Adult Technical Manual provides information on the CEFI Adult's theoretical framework, psychometric properties and key features.  The CEFI Adult Manual also provides extensive information on administration, scoring and interpretation procedures.  To help guide users' interpretation of results, three case studies are provided.