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Rowe, Ellen W.; Curby, Timothy W.; Kim, Helyn – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study examined the variance in teacher ratings attributable to teacher, occasion, and child on the original Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC). Teachers rated approximately 1,100 girls (52%) and boys (48%) at four public elementary schools over 3 years. About half of the students were rated twice and about a seventh 3 times.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Miles, Sandra; Fulbrook, Paul; Mainwaring-Mägi, Debra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Universal screening of very early school-age children (age 4-7 years) is important for early identification of learning problems that may require enhanced learning opportunity. In this context, use of standardized instruments is critical to obtain valid, reliable, and comparable assessment outcomes. A wide variety of standardized instruments is…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Screening Tests, Young Children, Usability
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Nielsen, Kathleen; Andria-Habermann, Kathryn; Richards, Todd; Abbott, Robert; Mickail, Terry; Berninger, Virginia – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Parents completed the Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition: Parent Rating Scale (BASC2 PRS) while their children (94 boys, 61 girls; M = 11 years 11 months) were given tests. Evidence-based profiles of multiple test scores and history (emergence and persistence) were used to assign to groups without specific learning…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Emotional Response, Learning Disabilities
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Naser, Shereen; Hitti, Aline; Overstreet, Stacy – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
School-based universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk can serve as a foundation for effective multi-tiered service delivery systems. The current study examines the measurement and structure of one such universal screener, the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Student Form (BESS SF). Four models were investigated including a…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, African American Students
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Gardner, Lauren M.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Bush, Andrew J.; Murphy, Laura – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
We contrasted Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition--Parent Rating Scales--Preschool Form (BASC-2 PRS-P) parent ratings for 242 (52% African American; 39% White) preschool-aged children from three diagnostic groups: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and ASD and ID (ASD/ID). Across diagnostic groups,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior, Rating Scales
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Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, and interpretation changes. In this interview, Amy Gabel discusses the most recent revision of the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Use, Test Validity
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Lowe, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
A new multidimensional measure of test anxiety, the Test Anxiety Measure for Adolescents (TAMA), specifically designed for U.S. adolescents in Grades 6 to 12 was developed and its psychometric properties were examined. The TAMA consists of five scales (Cognitive Interference, Physiological Hyperarousal, Social Concerns, Task Irrelevant Behavior,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Adolescents, Psychometrics, Test Construction
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Suldo, Shannon M.; McMahan, Melanie M.; Chappel, Ashley M.; Bateman, Lisa P. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
This study provided an independent examination of the Teacher Student Relationship Inventory (TSRI), a teacher report measure developed in Singapore. A total of 500 American high school students were rated by 84 teachers. Exploratory factor analysis supported the existence of three factors representing instrumental help, satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Rating Scales
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Kiperman, Sarah; Black, Mary S.; McGill, Tia M.; Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Kamphaus, Randy W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
This study assesses the ability of a brief screening form, the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System-Student Form (BESS-SF), to predict scores on the much longer form from which it was derived: the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Second Edition Self-Report of Personality-Child Form (BASC-2-SRP-C). The present study replicates a former…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Prediction, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Yanosky, Daniel J.; Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Kamphaus, Randy W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
A 25 item short form of the Behavioral Assessment System for Children (BASC) Teacher Rating Scale--Preschool (TRS-P) was developed by the BASC authors to serve as an emotional/behavioral indicator for an academic intervention study targeting preschool-aged students. The BASC screener is thought to fulfill a need for an abbreviated behavior rating…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Dowdy, Erin; Chin, Jenna K.; Quirk, Matthew P. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The preschool years are a critical time to identify and treat early emotional or behavioral problems. Universal screening can be used to identify emotional and behavioral risk in preschoolers and fits well within current service delivery frameworks. This criterion-related validity study examined the use of a brief teacher-rated screener, the…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems
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Kim, Sangwon; Orpinas, Pamela; Martin, Roy; Horne, Arthur M.; Sullivan, Terri N.; Hall, Daniel B. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2010
This study examined a typology of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors of 2,552 ethnically diverse early adolescents who attended sixth grade in public schools and lived in disadvantaged communities. Behavioral adjustment of adolescents was measured by teacher ratings using the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC). Although typologies of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Adolescents, Classification, Grade 6
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Weis, Robert; Smenner, Lindsey – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2007
The authors investigate the construct validity of the Behavior Assessment System for Children Self-Report of Personality (BASC-SRP; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 1998). A sample of 970 adolescents (16-18 years) with histories of disruptive behavior problems and truancy complete the SRP; a subsample of 290 adolescents also completed the Minnesota…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Personality Measures, Adolescents, Behavior Problems
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Weis, Robert; Totten, Sara J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2004
The ecological validity of the Conners' Continuous Performance Test II (CPT-II) was examined using a sample of 206 first- and second-grade children. Children's CPT-II scores were correlated with observations of inattentive/hyperactive behavior during CPT-II administration, observations of children's behavior during analogue academic task,…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Validity, Grade 1, Grade 2