Behavior Assessment System for Children, 3rd Edition (BASC-3)

The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), which is sold by Pearson, aims to measure adaptive behaviors, problem behaviors, and individual thoughts and feelings. It contains multiple evaluation forms: Teacher Rating Scales (TRS) and the Student Observation System (SOS) to be completed by a teacher; Parent Rating Scales (PRS), the Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ), and the Structured Developmental History (SDH) to be completed by a parent, and the Self-Report of Personality (SRP) to be completed by the student. Each form can be completed separately or in combination. 

Content

Domains
Self Management,
Self Awareness,
Relationship Management,
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Adaptive behaviors, problem behaviors, thoughts & feelings
 

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
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,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student,
Teacher,
Parent,
Observer

Administration Information

Length
10-30 Minutes
Qualifications

Pearson Qualification Level B required for purchase

Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price
Open Access
No
Use in Research

Bernstein, R., Getzoff, E., Gelfand, K., Demeule-Hayes, M., & Scheimann, A. (2020). Interaction and influence of child and family characteristics upon success of weight management treatment. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-01052-w

Crooks, C. V., Bax, K., Delaney, A., Kim, H., & Shokoohi, M. (2020). Impact of MindUP among young children: Improvements in behavioral problems, adaptive skills, and executive functioning. Mindfulness, 11(10), 2433-2444. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01460-0

Dodd, J. N., Hall, T. A., Guilliams, K., Guerriero, R. M., Wagner, A., Malone, S., Williams, C., Hartman, M., & Piantino, J. (2018). Optimizing neurocritical care follow-up through the integration of neuropsychology. Pediatric Neurology, 89, 58-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2018.09.007

Peterson, R. K., Williams, S., & Janzen, L. (2020). Cognitive correlates of math performance in school-aged children with sickle cell disease and silent cerebral infarcts. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acaa071

Tan, T. X., Chen, S., & Li, Y. (2020). Is high family SES positively associated with youth adjustment in the absence of parent–child genetic connection?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01815-0

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Dever, B. V., & Gaier, K. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-3 behavioral and emotional screening system student-report form among a predominantly Latinx elementary school sample. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282920951065

DiStefano, C., Greer, F. W., & Dowdy, E. (2019). Examining the BASC-3 BESS Parent Form–Preschool using Rasch methodology. Assessment, 26(6), 1162-1175. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117723112

Dowdy, E., DiStefano, C., Greer, F., Moore, S., & Pompey, K. (2019). Examining the Latent Structure of the BASC-3 BESS Parent Preschool Form. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37(2), 181-193. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282917739109

Edyburn, K. L., Dowdy, E., DiStefano, C., Bertone, A., & Greer, F. (2020). Measurement invariance of the English and Spanish BASC-3 behavioral and emotional screening system parent preschool forms. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 51, 307-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2019.12.002

Lewis, C. A., & Myers, C. L. (2020). The consistency of preschool teacher ratings on the Behavior Assessment System for Children-3 and the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-020-00276-y


 

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Multiple choice
Open response
Likert