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BASC™-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System
(BASC-2 BESS)

 

Overview: Screening system for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses

Age Range: Preschool-Grade 12

Reading Level: Student Form — 2nd grade; Parent Form — 6th grade

Other Languages: Spanish

Completion Time: 5-10 minutes

Scores/Interpretation: T scores, percentiles

Scoring Options: ASSIST™ software or Manual Scoring

Publication Date: 2007

 
 
 

Product Details

Brief, universal screening system for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in children and adolescents.

Assessing the behavioral and emotional functioning of children and adolescents can be an effective tool in promoting student success. Academic problems, along with problems associated with developing and maintaining positive relationships with others, can be the result of underlying behavioral and emotional deficits that, when caught early, can be corrected before negatively affecting a child or adolescent.

The BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school. This comprehensive screening system consists of brief forms that can be completed by teachers, parents, or students, providing one of the most comprehensive and efficient tools available today.

Using this tool

The BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System is designed for use by schools, mental health clinics, pediatric clinics, communities, and researchers to screen for a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems.

The system includes three forms, which can be used individually or in any combination:

  • Teacher form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)
  • Student self-report form with one level: Child/Adolescent (for Grades 3 through 12)
  • Parent form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)

Each form ranges from 25 to 30 items, requires no formal training for the raters, and is easy to complete, taking only 5-10 minutes of administration time. Parents or students who have difficulty reading may complete the forms by listening to audio recordings on compact disc.

Features and Benefits

The BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System offers a number of valuable features, including:

  • Assessment of a wide array of behaviors that represent both behavioral problems and strengths, including internalizing problems, externalizing problems, school problems, and adaptive skills.
  • Forms that can be completed in approximately five minutes or less, without the need for specialized training.
  • Spanish-language versions of the parent and student self-report forms.
  • A single Total Score on the report that is a reliable and accurate predictor of a broad range of behavioral, emotional and academic problems
  • Validity indexes that identify responses that may be overly negative or inconsistent.

Development

The BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System has been normed on a representative sample that closely matches recent U.S. Census population characteristics. T scores and percentiles are available for the general population.

Scoring

Scoring

The BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System may be computer-scored (hand-key entry or scan entry) using ASSIST™ software or hand-scored, enabling use in a variety of settings.

  • Powerful software provides both individual- and group-level reporting options.
  • Scoring services are available to generate group-level, aggregate reports that may be helpful for tracking progress over several years’ time.
  • Cut scores are customizable based on a desired T score or number of children in a specific outcome category.

BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System ASSIST™ Software

The BASC–2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System ASSIST software provides a number of different options for presenting results from the Teacher, Parent, and Student Forms. Reports are offered for individuals and groups. For an Individual report, up to three forms (e.g., teacher, parent, and student) and three administrations can be selected for inclusion. With Group reports, an important feature of the ASSIST software is its ability to define multiple groups within a location and generate summary reports for each of the levels within a group (e.g. classroom, district, region). In addition, a roster listing students and their scores can be generated for any of the group variables that have been defined. Available for Windows and Macintosh.

Sample Reports

Download the following sample reports:

Training

  • BESS (Behavior and Emotional Screening System), part of the BASC™-2 family

    This pre-recorded 20-30 minute session allows you to learn at your leisure. All you need is access to the Internet and the sound enabled on your computer. Please keep in mind that the session may take a few minutes to load.

    Learn about using the quick classroom screener for behavioral and emotional issues.  

    Attend a session

     
 

Pricing & Ordering

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Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

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  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Preschool Kit
    30268
    $108.60
     
    Includes Manual and Teach and Parent Forms (25 each)
  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Child/Adolescent Kit
    30269
    $132.95
     
    Includes Manual, Teacher and Parent Forms and Student Forms (25 each)
  • Manuals

    Price

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  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) Manual
    30270
    $68.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form
    30273
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form
    30283
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Preschool
    30271
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Preschool
    30281
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Child/Adolescent
    30272
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Child/Adolescent
    30282
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool
    30274
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool
    30291
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Child/Adolescent
    30275
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form - Spanish
    30277
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool - Spanish
    30278
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Child/Adolescent - Spanish
    30279
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 BESS Test Items on Audio CD
    30276
    $37.75
     
 
 
Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Preschool Kit
    30268
    $108.60
     
    Includes Manual and Teach and Parent Forms (25 each)
  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Child/Adolescent Kit
    30269
    $132.95
     
    Includes Manual, Teacher and Parent Forms and Student Forms (25 each)
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) Manual
    30270
    $68.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form
    30273
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form
    30283
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Preschool
    30271
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Preschool
    30281
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Child/Adolescent
    30272
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Teacher Form - Child/Adolescent
    30282
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool
    30274
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool
    30291
    $110.40
     
    Pkg of 100
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Child/Adolescent
    30275
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Student Form - Spanish
    30277
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Preschool - Spanish
    30278
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Parent Form - Child/Adolescent - Spanish
    30279
    $27.60
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Scoring Software

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System ASSIST Software
    30285
    $651.65
     
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • BASC-2 BESS Header Sheet
    30280
    $25.10
     
    Needed for group scanning, Pkg of 25
  • BASC-2 BESS Test Items on Audio CD
    30276
    $37.75
     
 
 
 
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