Behavior and Emotional Rating Scale - 2nd Edition (BERS-2)

Designed for use in schools, mental health clinics, juvenile justice settings, and child welfare agencies, the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale- Second Edition (BERS-2) helps to measure the personal strengths and competencies of children ages 5 through 18. The BERS-2 is a multi-modal assessment system that measures the child's behavior from three perspectives: the child (Youth Rating Scale), parent (Parent Rating Scale), and teacher or other professional (Teacher Rating Scale). The BERS-2 measures several aspects of a child's strength: interpersonal strength, involvement with family, intrapersonal strength, school functioning, affective strength, and career strength.

Content

Subskills
Interpersonal strength, involvement with family, intrapersonal strength, school functioning, affective strength, and career strength.
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish

Administration Information

Length
10 minutes
Price

Complete Kit-$208 (Includes examiner's Manual, 25 Teacher Rating Scales, 25 Parent Rating Scales, 25 Youth Rating Scales, and 50 Summary Forms, all in a sturdy storage box)
Rating Scale (Teacher, Parent, or Youth, 25 count)- $39
Summary Forms (50 count)- $39
Spanish Rating Scale (Teacher, Parent, or Youth, 25 count)- $34
Print or Virtual Examiner's Manual- $73

Qualifications
Not indicated
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

Customer Service Department:
Telephone: 800-897-3202
Local: 512-451-3246

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Farmer, T. W., Clemmer, J. T., Leung, M., Goforth, J. B., Thompson, J. H., Keagy, K., & Boucher, S. (2005). Strength-Based Assessment of Rural African American Early Adolescents: Characteristics of Students in High and Low Groups on the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14(1), 57-69. doi:10.1007/s10826-005-1113-0

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric Citations

Harniss, M. K., Epstein, M. H., Ryser, G., & Pearson, N. (1999). The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 17(1), 4-14. doi:10.1177/073428299901700101