A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms including the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured Developmental History (SDH). Together, they help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.
- Uses a multidimensional approach for conducting a comprehensive assessment
- Strong base of theory and research gives you a thorough set of highly interpretable scales
- Ideally suited for use in identifying behavior problems as required by IDEA, and for developing FBAs, BIPs, and IEPs
- Enhanced computer scoring and interpretation provide efficient, extensive reports
- Normed based on current U.S. Census population characteristics
- Differentiates between hyperactivity and attention problems with one efficient instrument
An effective way to measure behavior
Help children thrive in their school and home environments with effective behavior assessment. The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) holds an exceptional track record for providing a complete picture of a child’s behavior. School and clinical psychologists have depended on BASC for over a decade. Now, renowned authors Drs. Cecil Reynolds and Randy Kamphaus present their latest edition of this excellent measure—BASC-2.
BASC-2 provides the most comprehensive set of rating scales. These scales measure areas important for both IDEA and DSM-IV classifications. In addition, BASC-2 is respected for its developmental sensitivity. Best of all, you receive the most extensive view of adaptive and maladaptive behavior.
Here's what's new
- Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ)
- Self-Report of Personality (SRP) form for ages 6-7
- Training video in both VHS and DVD format
- Updated BASC-2 Portable Observation Program
Multiple perspectives is the key to measuring behavior
BASC-2 applies a triangulation method for gathering information. By analyzing the child’s behavior from three perspectives—Self, Teacher, and Parent—you get a more complete and balanced picture. Combined, these BASC-2 tools provide one of the most comprehensive systems currently available!
Teacher Perspectives Parent Perspectives
- Self-Report of Personality (SRP)
- Parent Rating Scales (PRS)
- Structured Developmental History (SDH)
- Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ)
Like its predecessor, BASC-2 brings you the same superb family of tools
Teacher Rating Scales
Use the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS) to measure adaptive and problem behaviors in the preschool or school setting. Teachers or other qualified observers can complete forms at three age levels—preschool (ages 2 to 5), child (ages 6 to 11), and adolescent (ages 12 to 21)—in about 10–20 minutes. The forms describe specific behaviors that are rated on a four-point scale of frequency, ranging from “Never” to “Almost Always.” The TRS contains 100-139 items. All clinical and adaptive scales are listed in the chart below. Validity and response set indexes used to help judge the quality of completed forms are also available.
Parent Rating Scales
Use the Parent Rating Scales (PRS) to measure both adaptive and problem behaviors in the community and home setting. Parents or caregivers can complete forms at three age levels—preschool (ages 2 to 5), child (ages 6 to 11), and adolescent (ages 12 to 21)—in about 10–20 minutes. The PRS contains 134-160 items and uses a four-choice response format. All clinical and adaptive scales are listed in the chart below. Validity and response set indexes used to help judge the quality of completed forms are also available. This form requires approximately a fourth-grade reading level for completion and offers a Spanish version.
Download sample Parent Feedback Report below:
Self-Report of Personality
The Self-Report of Personality (SRP) provides insight into a child’s or adult’s thoughts and feelings. Each form—child (ages 8 to 11), adolescent (ages 12 to 21), college (ages 18 to 25)—includes validity scales for helping judge the quality of completed forms. The SRP takes about 30 minutes to complete. See the chart below for specific scales covered in the report.
A Spanish version is available for the child and adolescent forms.
The SRP-Interview (SRP-I) form for children 6-7 is now available. Children provide simple yes-or-no responses to questions asked by an examiner, which are recorded on a convenient checklist. The SRP-I takes about 20 minutes to complete.
|BASC-2 TRS/PRS Content Scales Available on the ASSIST Plus Software For all TRS/PRS form levels |
|Scale ||Definition |
|Anger Control ||The tendency to become irritated and/or angry quickly and impulsively, coupled with an inability to regulate affect and self-control |
|Bullying ||The tendency to be intrusive, cruel, threatening, or forceful to get what is wanted |
|Developmental Social Disorders ||The tendency to display behaviors characterized by deficits in social skills, communication, interests, and activities. Such behaviors may include self-stimulation, withdrawal, and inappropriate socializations |
|Emotional Self-Control ||The ability to regulate one’s affect and emotions in response to environmental changes |
|Executive Functioning ||The ability to control behavior by planning, anticipating, inhibiting, maintaining goal-directed activity, and reacting appropriately to environmental feedback in a purposeful, meaningful way |
|Negative Emotionality ||The tendency to view everyday interactions or events in an overly negative or aversive way and to react negatively to any changes in plans or routines |
|Resiliency ||The ability to access support systems, both internal and external, to alleviate stress and overcome adversity or difficult circumstances |
NEW! Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ)
This new form examines the relationship between the child and parent. The PRQ can be used as part of the BASC-2 comprehensive system or alone when you want to gather more information about a child's or student's relationship with their parents. More about the Parenting Relationship Questionnaire.
Scoring & Reporting
BASC-2 offers you a choice of two software programs to help simplify the scoring and reporting process:
BASC-2 ASSIST Plus - For comprehensive scoring and reporting:
- Generates profiles
- Calculates validity indexes
- Identifies strengths and weaknesses
- Computes multirater comparisons and progress reports
- Provides information on all the optional content scales
- Presents target behaviors for intervention
- Shows relationships to DSM-IV®-TR diagnostic criteria
- Is available for Windows® and Macintosh®
BASC-2 ASSIST - To meet your basic scoring and reporting needs:
- Calculates both scale and composite scores
- Displays scores in tabular and profile formats
- Generates six report sections (see chart)
- Is available for Windows or Macintosh