Descriptions:

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.

Benefits

  • 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 more than 20 years. Now, renowned authors Drs. Cecil Reynolds and Randy Kamphaus present their latest edition of this excellent measure—BASC-3.

BASC-3 provides the most comprehensive set of rating scales. These scales measure areas important for both IDEA and DSM-5 classifications. Best of all, you receive the most extensive view of adaptive and maladaptive behavior.

Multiple perspectives is the key to measuring behavior

BASC-3 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-3 tools provide one of the most comprehensive systems currently available!

Self Perspective

  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP)

Teacher Perspectives

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS)
  • Student Observation System (SOS)

Parent Perspectives

  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS)
  • Structured Developmental History (SDH)
  • Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ)

Like its predecessor, BASC-3 brings you the same superb family of tools

Assess behavior patterns

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS)
  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS)
  • Student Observation System (SOS)

Assess emotions and feelings

  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP)

Background information

  • Structured Developmental History (SDH)

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 105-165 items. 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 139-175 items and uses a four-choice response format. Validity and response set indexes used to help judge the quality of completed forms are also available.

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.

A Spanish version is available for the child and adolescent forms only.

BASC-3 Student Observation System (SOS)

Enables clinicians and other qualified observers to code and record direct observations of a child’s behavior in a classroom setting. The observer can objectively rate a wide range of behaviors, using momentary time sampling during three-second intervals spaced 30 seconds apart over a 15-minute period. The SOS assesses both adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, from positive peer interaction to repetitive motor movements. This tool can be employed for the direct observation portion of a Functional Behavior Assessment and can be used singly or with other BASC-3 components. The SOS form can be completed using Q-global or a paper form.

Structured Developmental History (SDH)

Offers a comprehensive history and background survey that supplies a thorough review of social, psychological, developmental, educational, and medical information on the child.

BASC-3 Overview Training

This presentation provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).

Video: BASC-3 Overview Training

BASC-3 Product Guide

This brief Product Guide module describes some of the user considerations that will be helpful when making purchasing decisions.

Upcoming Webinars

BASC-3: Tier 2 & 3 Interventions

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, Ph.D.

Tier two interventions for targeted risk and initial problem development is different from tier three interventions where individualized treatments address specific, chronic, and debilitating problems. Come listen in to an overview of some effective tier two and tier three interventions, better understand their distinguishing features and consider maximizing the effectiveness of your school or clinic based programs with these strategies.

Date: Aug 29, 2018  Time: 12:00 PM EDT  Register Now

BASC-3 – User Training – How to use the Flex Monitor on Q-Global

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD and Jarett Lehner

This webinar will describe how to use the BASC–3 Flex Monitor on Q-Global™, a secure online system for administering, scoring, and reporting test results.

Date: Oct 23, 2018  Time: 11:00 AM EDT  Register Now

Pre-recorded Webinars

BASC-3 Interventions & Skill Building Guide

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

Date: May 08, 2018

link Video: BASC-3 Interventions & Skill Building Guide


ADHD: Behavior Management and Tools to Assess and Monitor Progress

Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD and Chris Huzinec, MS

This is the second in a series of webinars focused on the subject of ADHD. Previously we presented the new criteria for a diagnosis based on DSM-V. We examined the prevalence, the severity and co-morbidity of ADHD, and the trajectory of ADHD over a lifetime. Now we will take a closer look at the treatment of ADHD, specifically the behavior management of children with the disorder. We discuss the following questions:

  • What do they need to help them succeed?
  • What are the behavioral treatments and school based interventions?
  • How can assessments be used to guide these efforts?
  • What are the findings of meta-analyses on behavioral treatment? Does it work?
  • What can be done in the classroom to help them learn?

Lastly we will also look at rating scales, task oriented tools to assess attention and programs to boost working memory and monitor progress.

Date: May 03, 2018

pdf PDF: ADHD: Behavior Management and Tools to Assess and Monitor Progress

link Video: ADHD: Behavior Management and Tools to Assess and Monitor Progress

 


BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

Date: Apr 24, 2018

link Video: BASC-3 FLEX Monitor


BASC-3 and ADHD

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.

This training will focus on development and application of a comprehensive approach to careful diagnosis and specific interventions for ADHD under the BASC-3 models of assessment and intervention. The BASC-3 models focus not just on eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs will be emphasized. Current DSM 5 criteria are emphasized in the diagnostic process but matching to interventions is also considered important. Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches to individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed. A brief discussion of the history of ADHD is given and the controversies surrounding its diagnosis addressed. Comprehensive behaviorally based differential diagnosis is then emphasized, leading to both psychosocial and educational interventions. The need and means of monitoring treatment effectiveness are also addressed.

Date: Feb 22, 2018

pdf PDF: BASC-3 and ADHD

link Video: BASC-3 and ADHD


BASC-3 and ADHD

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.

This training will focus on development and application of a comprehensive approach to careful diagnosis and specific interventions for ADHD under the BASC-3 models of assessment and intervention.  The BASC-3 models focus  not just on eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs will be emphasized.  Current DSM 5 criteria are emphasized in the diagnostic process but matching to interventions is also considered important.   Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches to individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed.  A brief discussion of the history of ADHD is given and the controversies surrounding its diagnosis addressed.  Comprehensive behaviorally based differential diagnosis is then emphasized, leading to both psychosocial and educational interventions. The need and means of monitoring treatment effectiveness are also addressed.

Date: Oct 03, 2017

pdf PDF: BASC-3 and ADHD

link Video: BASC-3 and ADHD


BASC-3: Tier 2 & 3 Interventions

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, Ph.D.

Tier two interventions for targeted risk and initial problem development is different from tier three interventions where individualized treatments address specific, chronic, and debilitating problems.  Come listen in to an overview of some effective tier two and tier three interventions, better understand their distinguishing features and consider maximizing the effectiveness of your school or clinic based programs with these strategies.

Date: Sep 12, 2017

link Video: BASC-3: Tier 2 & 3 Interventions


BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

Date: May 02, 2017

link Video: BASC-3 FLEX Monitor


BASC-3 Overview

Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).

Date: Apr 25, 2017

link Video: BASC-3 Overview


BASC-3 Intervention

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

Date: Dec 07, 2016

pdf PDF: BASC-3 Intervention

link Video: BASC-3 Intervention


BASC-3 Overview

Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).

Date: Dec 06, 2016

link Video: BASC-3 Overview


BESS – Behavioral and Emotional Screening System – User Training

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

This webinar will focus on using the BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) on Q-global and Review360.

Date: Dec 06, 2016

pdf PDF: BESS – Behavioral and Emotional Screening System – User Training

link Video: BESS – Behavioral and Emotional Screening System – User Training


BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

Date: Nov 08, 2016

link Video: BASC-3 FLEX Monitor


BASC-3 – User Training – How to use the Flex Monitor on Q-Global

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

This webinar will describe how to use the BASC–3 Flex Monitor on Q-global™, a secure online system for administering, scoring, and reporting test results.

Date: Apr 18, 2016

pdf PDF: BASC-3 – User Training – How to use the Flex Monitor on Q-Global

link Video: BASC-3 – User Training – How to use the Flex Monitor on Q-Global


BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample.  Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program.  The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders.  Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

Date: Apr 06, 2016

link Video: BASC-3 FLEX Monitor


BASC-3 Intervention

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

Date: Mar 21, 2016

pdf PDF: BASC-3 Intervention

link Video: BASC-3 Intervention


BASC-3 – User Training

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

This webinar will focus on the use of the BASC-3 Structured Developmental History, Parenting Relationship Questionnaire, and Student Observation System, both in traditional paper and pencil format and on Q-Global.

Date: Dec 14, 2015

pdf PDF: BASC-3 – User Training

link Video: BASC-3 – User Training


BASC-3 Overview

Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ). Use of various BASC-3 components in schools, clinics, hospitals, and other settings will be discussed.

Date: Dec 08, 2015

link Video: BASC-3 Overview


BASC-3 – User Training

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

This webinar will introduc users to BASC-3 on Q-Global.

Date: Oct 16, 2015

pdf Handout: BASC-3 – User Training

link Video: BASC-3 – User Training


BASC-3 Intervention

Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

Date: Sep 22, 2015

link Video: Intervention


BASC-3 – User Training

Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

This webinar will focus on training users on the BASC-3 Family of instruments.

Date: Sep 10, 2015

link Video: BASC-3 – User Training


Screening & Monitoring Part 1 – BESS

Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

This webinar will introduce the user to the uses and structure of the BESS Teacher, Student Self-Report, and Parent forms for early detection of behavioral and emotional risk in schools and other settings. Practical issues of administration time, choice of informant, and limited impact on educational personnel and instructional time. Use of BESS results for prevention and intervention practices in schools, progress monitoring, and administrative decision making will be discussed.

Date: Sep 01, 2015

link Video: Screening & Monitoring Part 1 – BESS


BASC-3 Overview

Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD & Cecil Reynolds, PhD

This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ). Use of various BASC-3 components in schools, clinics, hospitals, and other settings will be discussed.

Date: Aug 18, 2015

link Video: BASC-3 Overview


Screening & Monitoring Part 1 – BESS

Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

This webinar will introduce the user to the uses and structure of the BESS Teacher, Student Self-Report, and Parent forms for early detection of behavioral and emotional risk in schools and other settings. Practical issues of administration time, choice of informant, and limited impact on educational personnel and instructional time. Use of BESS results for prevention and intervention practices in schools, progress monitoring, and administrative decision making will be discussed.

Date: May 06, 2015

swf Video: Screening & Monitoring Part 1 – BESS