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

Ages 6-21

Publication year for the most recent version 2015
Year originally developed 1992
Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Clinicians and other qualified observers

Method of administration

Behavioral observation

Number of items 14
Item format

Tally marks for behavior counts

Administration time

More than 30 minutes

Available languages English, Spanish
Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration Qualification Level B
Scoring
Overall score reporting No overall scores are reported.
Subscore reporting None
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.
Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
No information available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure pearsonclinical.com
References

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.

Notes

Measure summary updated June 19, 2019.