Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition- Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS)

Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition- Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS)

Description

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school.

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school.

Author:

Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD, Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD

Overview:

Assessing the behavioral and emotional functioning of children and adolescents can be an effective tool in promoting student success. Academic problems, along with problems associated with developing and maintaining positive relationships with others, can be the result of underlying behavioral and emotional deficits that, when caught early, can be corrected before negatively affecting a child or adolescent.

Age Range:

3:0 - 18:11 (Teacher and Parent); 8:0 — 18:11 (Self-Report)

Scoring Option:

Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and/or Reporting, or Manual Scoring.

Reading Level:

Parent Form — Sixth Grade; Student Form — Second Grade

RTI Tiers:

RTI Level 1

Completion Time:

5-10 minutes

Scores/Interpretation:

T scores, percentiles, for a general population

Publication Date:

2015

Brief, universal screening system for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in children and adolescents.

Assessing the behavioral and emotional functioning of children and adolescents can be an effective tool in promoting student success. Academic problems, along with problems associated with developing and maintaining positive relationships with others, can be the result of underlying behavioral and emotional deficits that, when caught early, can be corrected before negatively affecting a child or adolescent.

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school. This comprehensive screening system consists of brief forms that can be completed by teachers, parents, or students, providing one of the most comprehensive and efficient tools available today.

Using this tool

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System is designed for use by schools, mental health clinics, pediatric clinics, communities, and researchers to screen for a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems.

The system includes three forms, which can be used individually or in any combination:

  • Teacher form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)
  • Student self-report form with one level: Child/Adolescent (for Grades 3 through 12)
  • Parent form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)

Each form ranges from 25 to 30 items, requires no formal training for the raters, and is easy to complete, taking only 5-10 minutes of administration time.

Features and Benefits

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System offers a number of valuable features, including:

  • Assessment of a wide array of behaviors that represent both behavioral problems and strengths.
  • Forms that can be completed in approximately five minutes or less, without the need for specialized training.
  • Spanish-language versions of the parent and student self-report forms.
  • A single Total Score on the report that is a reliable and accurate predictor of a broad range of behavioral, emotional and academic problems
  • Validity indexes that identify responses that may be overly negative or inconsistent.

Development

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System has been normed on a representative sample that closely matches recent U.S. Census population characteristics. T scores and percentiles are available for the general population.

Upcoming Webinars

  • BESS – Behavioral and Emotional Screening System – User Training

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD and Jarett Lehner and Sydney Herndon

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

    Date: Jun 19, 2018  Time: 11:00 AM EDT  Register Now

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • BASC-3 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: Mar 20, 2018

    link Video: BASC-3 BESS

  • 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 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: Aug 22, 2017

    link Video: BASC-3 BESS

  • 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 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: Aug 30, 2016

    link Video: BASC-3 BESS

  • 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

  • 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

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