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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Delis Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
Delis Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) Technology

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Description: The Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) Scoring Assistant provides an automated test administration and scoring system for the D-KEFS test, a neuropsychological test used to measure a variety of verbal and nonverbal executive functions for both children and adults (ages 8 - 89 years). D-KEFS consists of nine stand-alone tests that assess mild brain damage in the frontal lobes. The tests are used to determine how deficits in higher order thinking may impact an individual`s functioning. Test results can be used by clinicians to develop coping strategies and rehabilitation programs tailored towards and individual`s profile of strengths and weaknesses in executive functions.

Note: This technology makes use of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) as its database to collect, store, or transfer Personally Identifiable Information (PII)/Protected Health Information (PHI). MDAC has been a part of Windows-based operating systems since the release of Windows 2000. However, the data stored in MDAC will only be available be to pulled from the local user and does not interface with Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). This technology can store and print reports of the administered tests, however the reports are not encrypted.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.4
Decision Date: 04/14/2022 at 16:34:11 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Pearson
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/14/2022 at 16:34:11 UTC).