Behavior Assessment System for Children (Teacher Rating Scales) (BASC-3TRS)
|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|
|Method of administration||Paper/Pencil|
|Number of items||105-165|
|Item format||Four-point frequency scales|
|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||The scoring manual and software are provided by the assessment developers.|
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.
Internal consistency reliability coefficients for the overall BSI and composite scores were in the upper 0.80s.
The internal consistency reliability for individual scales of were in the lower 0.80s.
Test-retest reliability was estimated by having the same teacher rate the same students twice (with a lag of 8-65 days).
The test-retest reliability of the composite scores ranged from the middle 0.80s to the low 0.90s.
Inter-rater reliability was estimated by having each child rated by two different teachers (with a lag of 0-62 days between ratings).
The inter-rater reliability of the composite scores ranged from .18 to .82 (Tan, 2007).
|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, Vol. 32, No. 2, American Guidance Service, 2007, pp. 121–124.
Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. , "Behavior assessment system for children," American Guidance Service, 2004.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. Manual for the ASEBA pre- school forms and profiles, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2000.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. , Manual for the ASEBA school- age forms and profiles, Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001.
Conners, C. K. , Conners' rating scales – Revised, Multi-Health Systems, 1997.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.