Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales - 2nd Edition (PKBS-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

Domains
Relationship Skills,
Self Management
Subdomain

Social Skills, Problem Behavior Skills, 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
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

Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$140 (Includes test manual and 50 response forms)

Contact

Customer Service Department:

Telephone: 800-897-3202

Local: 512-451-3246

Open Access
No
Use in Research

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.04.008

 

Psychometrics

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

Merrell, K. W. (1994). Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales: Test manual. Clinical Psychology Publishing Company, Inc. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED378210.pdf

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Likert