Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales - 2nd Edition (PBKS-2)

The Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-Second Edition (PKBS-2) is a behavior rating scale designed for use with children ages 3 through 6 years. This unique behavior rating scale is easy to use, very practical, and based on a solid foundation of research. With 76 items on two separate scales, it provides an integrated and functional appraisal of the social skills and problem behaviors of young children. The scales can be completed by a variety of behavioral informants, such as parents, teachers, and other caregivers.

Content

Topics
Relationship Management
Skills
Social Skills, Problem Behavior Skills
Subskills

Social Cooperation, Social Interaction, Social Independence, Externalizing Problems, Internalizing Problems

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade
Languages
English, Spanish
Respondent
Teacher,
Parent

Administration Information

Length
12 minutes
Price

$140 (Includes test manual and 50 response forms)

Training
None
Qualifications
Scoring and interpretation of the PKBS, as well as using PKBS scores to make diagnostic or classification decisions, should be done only by individuals with the prerequisite knowledge and training
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper
National Sample
Yes

Access and Use

Contact

Customer Service Department:

Telephone: 800-897-3202

Local: 512-451-3246

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Major, S., Seabra-Santos, M. J., & Albuquerque, C. P. (2017). Validating the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-2: Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 86-96. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2017.04.008

 

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Validity and reliability evidence is available in the test manual: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED378210.pdf