Bracken Basic Concept Scale- Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) and Expressive (BBCS: E) - ELA

The Bracken Basic Concept Scale Third Edition consists of the Receptive test (BBCS-3:R) and the Expressive test (BBCS-3:E). BBCS-3:R assesses children's cognitive and language development using non-verbal tasks, wile BBCS-3:E requires the child to verbally respond. The Bracken Basic Concept Scale, which aligns with IDEA 2004 requirements, can screen children for school readiness and identify those with developmental delays. The assessment's results can be used in conjunction with the Bracken Concept Development Program to plan intervention. The Bracken Basic Concept Scale is available in both English and Spanish.

Content

Topics
Additional Topics,
Risk indicator
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
School Readiness Composite: 10-15 minutes. Receptive test: 30-40 minutes/ Expressive test: 20-25 minutes
Price

Manual Scoring Complete Kit (Includes Examiner’s Manual, Stimulus Manual, and 25 English Record Forms): $388.95, Software-Based Complete Kit (Includes Scoring Assistant): $524.15

Training
Online support available
Qualifications
Purchasing requires a master's degree in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, or field related to assessment.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

800-627-7271

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Bracken, B. A., & Panter, J. E. (2011). Using the Bracken Basic Concept Scale and Bracken Concept Development Program in the Assessment and Remediation of Young Children’s Concept Development. Psychology in the Schools, 48(5), 464–475. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.20568

Xie, S., & Li, H. (2018). Does Tiger Parenting Work in Contemporary China? Exploring the Relationships between Parenting Profiles and Preschoolers’ School Readiness in a Chinese Context. Early Child Development and Care, 188(12), 1824–1840. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1521806

Ma, X., Nelson, R. F., Shen, J., & Krenn, H. Y. (2015). Effects of Preschool Intervention Strategies on School Readiness in Kindergarten. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 14(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10671-014-9163-y

Klubnik, C., Murphy, L., Campbell, J. M., Reed, C. B., & Warner-Metzger, C. M. (2014). Assessing Understanding of Social Awareness Concepts in Children with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Third Edition. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32(2), 157–164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282913490115

Wilson, P. (2004). A Preliminary Investigation of an Early Intervention Program: Examining the Intervention Effectiveness of the “Bracken Concept Development Program” and the “Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised” with Head Start Students. Psychology in the Schools, 41(3), 301–311. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.10159

Psychometrics

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

Panter, J. E. (2000). Validity of the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised for Predicting Performance on the Metropolitan Readiness Test-Sixth Edition. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 18(2), 104–110. https://doi.org/10.1177/073428290001800201

Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families. (2011). Review of the Bracken Basic Concept Scale: Expressive (BBCS: E). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.; Pearson Education, Inc. (2008). Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised (BBCS-R). Retrieved from https://www.pearsonclinical.ca/content/dam/school/global/clinical/canad…

Ortiz, A., Clinton, A., & Schaefer, B. A. (2015). Construct Validity Evidence for Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition, Spanish Form Scores. Psychology in the Schools, 52(2), 208–221. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.21816

Bracken, B. A., & Panter, J. E. (2011). Using the Bracken Basic Concept Scale and Bracken Concept Development Program in the Assessment and Remediation of Young Children’s Concept Development. Psychology in the Schools, 48(5), 464–475. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.20568

Panter, J. E., & Bracken, B. A. (2009). Validity of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment for Predicting First Grade Readiness. Psychology in the Schools, 46(5), 397–409. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.20385

Shah, M. B., Schaefer, B. A., & Clark, T. P. (2013). Reliability of Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition Scores with Young Children in Mumbai, India. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 1(1), 58–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2013.782595