AML-R Behavior Rating Scale (AML-R)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The AML-R is a 12-item, teacher-completed, quick-screening tool that aids in identifying children experiencing school adjustment problems. Comparison of a child's relative position across three scales can help to identify a particular problem area and assist mental health professionals in determining an approach that will best meet a child's specific needs.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels PreK-6
Publication year for the most recent version

1989

Year originally developed

1973

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Teacher/Educator

Method of administration

Behavioral observation

Number of items

12

Item format Five-point frequency scales
Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English

Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

An overall score is available.

Subscore reporting

There are three behavior domain scores:

  • Acting out
  • Moody-shy-withdrawn behavior
  • Learning difficulties
Scoring procedures

A scoring manual is provided by the assessment developers.

Interpretive information Standardized on a nationally representative sample.
Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Reliability evidence

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure childrensinstitute.net
References

Cowen, E. L., Pederson, A., Babigian, H., Isso, L. D., & Trost, M. A. , "Long-term follow-up of early detected vulnerable children," Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 41, 3, 1973, pp. 438.

Notes

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.