Behavior Assessment System for Children (Student Observation System) (BASC-3SOS)
|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||
|Publication year for the most recent version||2015|
|Year originally developed||1992|
Clinicians and other qualified observers
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||14|
Tally marks for behavior counts
More than 30 minutes
|Available languages||English, Spanish|
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||Qualification Level B|
|Overall score reporting||No overall scores are reported.|
|Scoring procedures||Scoring manual and software is provided by the assessment developers|
|Interpretive information||Norm-reference 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.|
|Reliability evidence||No information available in the references reviewed.|
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||pearsonclinical.com|
Tan, C. S. Test review: 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," Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, 2004.
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 June 19, 2019.