Behavior Assessment System for Children (Parent Rating Scales) (BASC-3PRS)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) is used to monitor changes in children’s behavior or emotional status.|
|Main constructs measured||Intrapersonal competencies|
|Applicable grade levels||Ages 2-21|
|Publication year for the most recent version||2015|
|Year originally developed||1992|
|Method of administration||Paper/Pencil|
|Number of items||139-175|
True/False and four-point Likert-type items
|Administration time||10-20 minutes|
|Available languages||English, Spanish|
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||Qualification Level B|
|Overall score reporting||Overall Behavioral Symptoms Index|
Several composite subscores are reported, as well as individual scales. These include
|Scoring procedures||Scoring manual and software is provided by the assessment developers.|
|Interpretive information||Norm-referenced scores (T scores and percentile ranks) are available in the score reports, as are interpretations of strengths and weaknesses and target behaviors for intervention.|
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||No information available in the references reviewed.|
The internal consistency reliability for individual scales of were in the lower 0.80s.
Test-retest reliability was estimated by having the same parent rate the same students twice (with a lag of 9-70 days).
The test-retest reliability of the composite scores were generally above 0.90.
Inter-rater reliability was estimated by having each child rated by two different parents e (with a lag of 0-70 days between ratings).
The median inter-rater reliability of the composite scores ranged from 0.70 (Tan, 2007).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||pearsonclinical.com|
Tan, C. S., Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. "Behavior assessment system for children," Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32, 2, Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, 2007, pp. 121–124.
Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. Behavior assessment system for children, 2nd ed., Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. , Manual for the ASEBA pre-school forms and profiles, Burlington, University of Vermont: Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2000.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. , Manual for the ASEBA school-age forms and profiles, Burlington, University of Vermont: Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001.
Conners, C.K. "Conners' rating scales – Revised," North Towanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems, 1997.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.