Presenting NIH Toolbox Results

Please use this Reporting Checklist when writing about self- and parent-report NIH Toolbox measures (e.g., Emotion) in publications. Checklist categories include measure details, administration, scoring, and reporting. Access the Reporting Checklist here>>

  • The first mention of NIH Toolbox should include its full name: “NIH Toolbox® for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIH Toolbox)” Subsequent sentences can abbreviate NIH Toolbox as NIHTB.
  • Report the official measure name (refer to the NIH Toolbox Administration Manual).

NIH Toolbox tests of function have four types of scores: Raw scores (or Theta scores for CAT measures), Uncorrected Standard Scores, Age-Corrected Standard Scores, and Fully Corrected T-Scores. NIH Toolbox Emotion measures use T-scores. Indicate the type of scores you are reporting.