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Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) - School-Age 6-18

Author: 

Achenbach, Thomas M. et al.

Year: 

2000, 2001

Description: 

Formerly known as: Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach) ASEBA School-Age- 6-18 - was revised in 2001. It is designed to be self-administered by respondents who have at least fifth grade reading skills. It is desirable to have multiple informants independently complete separate forms describing the child's behavior. An assessment can quickly and effectively assess diverse aspects of adaptive and maladaptive functioning.

  • Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 - this form contains a list of behavioral problems and competencies, which are rated by parents or parent surrogates. A three-point scale is used to rate items and separate scales within each age group have been developed to assess such factors as Schizoid or Anxious, Depressed, Uncommunicative, Obsessive-Compulsive, Somatic Complaints, Social Withdrawal, Hyperactive, Aggressive, Delinquent, Social Withdrawal, Sex Problems, etc. ( CBCL Checklist-BLUE form used for girls and boys; CBCL Profile - Boys - BLUE and Girls - WHITE)
  • Teacher's Report Form (TRF) - 6 - 18 YEARS - obtains teachers' ratings of many of the problems rated by parents on the CBCL plus additional items appropriate for teachers. The profile includes scales for academic performance, 4 adaptive characteristics, 8 cross-informant syndromes, Internalizing, Externalizing and total problem scales. ( TRF Checklist- GREEN form used for girls and boys; TRF Profile - Boys - TAN and Girls - BEIGE)
  • Youth Self-Report (YSR) - 11 - 18 YEARS - can be filled out by youths having fifth grade reading skills or administered orally. It has most of the same competence and problems items in the CBCL. The profile for scoring the YSR includes 2 competence scales, total competence, 8 cross-informant syndromes, Internalizing, Externalizing and total problem scales. ( YSR Checklist- TAN form used for girls and boys; YSR Profile - Boys and Girls - TAN [1 side boys/1 side girls] )
  • DSM-Oriented Scales - Scales were constructed for the following 6 DSM-oriented categories: Affective Problems, Anxiety Problems, Somatic Problems, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems, Oppositional Defiant Problems, and Conduct Problems.The DSM-oriented scales can also be scored by hand. The DSM-oriented scales serve as supplements to the empirically based scales for users who wish to view item scores in relation to DSM categories as well as in relation to empirically based syndromes. ( [1 side boys/1 side girls]: CBCL DSM Profile - Boys and Girls - LILAC/ TRF DSM Profile - Boys and Girls - ORANGE / YSR DSM Profile - Boys and Girls - YELLOW)

SEE ALSO: Test Observation Form - The Test Observation Form (TOF) is a standardized form for rating observations of behavior, affect, and test-taking style during testing sessions for children aged 2-18. The examiner records observations of a child's behavior during the test session and scores the child on 125 problem items, using a 4-point scale. The TOF manual provides details of the development of the TOF and its scales, its relations to other instruments, and guidelines for practical applications.

Age Range: 

Children

Administration: 

Individual and Group

Inventory: 

2 Complete Kits:

  • 2 Manuals (2001) for the ASEBA School-Age 6 - 18 YEARS -
    • Forms and Profiles @ $80/each (The manual incorporates three previous manuals for Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18, Teacher's Report From, and Youth Self-Report)
  • CBCL
  • 25+ Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 Forms (2001) - BLUE @ $1.20/ea
  • 25+ CBCL Profile for Girls Competence and Syndrome Scales forms - WHITE @ $1.00/ea
  • 25+ CBCL Profile for Boys Competence and Syndrome Scales forms - BLUE @ $1.00/ea
  • 25+ CBCL DSM-Oriented Scales for Boys and Girls forms - LILAC@ $1.00/ea
  • TRF
  • 25+ Teacher Report Forms 2001 GREEN @ $1.00
  • 25+ TRF Profile for Boys - Adaptive Functioning and Syndrome forms 2001 - TAN @ $1.00/ea
  • 25+ TRF Profile for Girls - Adaptive Functioning and Syndrome forms 2001 - BEIGE @ $1.00/ea
  • 25+ TRF DSM-Oriented Scales for Boys and Girls Forms 2001 - ORANGE @ $1.00/ea
  • YSR
  • 25+ Youth Self Report Forms 2001-TAN @ $1.00
  • 25+ YSR Profile for Boys and Girls Competence and Syndrome Scales forms 2001 - TAN @ $1.00/ea
  • 25+ YSR DSM-Oriented Scales for Boys and Girls - YELLOW @ $ 1.00/ea
  • 1 copy of CBCL 6-18 Scoring Template P.3 and P.4 (for 2001 profile; @$15.00) ***SEE NOTES
  • 1 copy of TRF Scoring Template P.3 and P.4 (for 2001 profile; @$15.00) ***SEE NOTES
  • 1 copy of YSR Scoring Template P.3 P.4 (for 2001 profile; @$15.00) ***SEE NOTES

Notes: 

1) Archer, R.P., & Wheeler, E.M.A. (Eds.) (2013). Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. (RA 1148 F559 2013; p. 311)
 
2) Archer, R.P., & Smith, S.R. (2008). Personality Assessment. New York: Routledge. (BF 698.4 A74 2008) [Reserves - MILLS]
 
3) *Assessment Courses
 

4) Gumbiner, J. (2003). Adolescent Assessment. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. (BF 724.25 G86 2003; p. 133-142)

 
5) Sattler, J.M. (2002). Assessment of children: behavioral and clinical applications. (4th ed.). San Diego: Jerome M. Sattler., Publisher, Inc. (BF 432 C48 S28 2001; p. 172 -174)
 
6) Sattler, J.M., & Hoge, R.D. (2006). Assessment of children: behavioral, social and clinical foundations. (5th ed.). San Diego: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc. (BF 722.3 S38 2006)
 
7) Scoring software installed on Laptop 1 (compliant with DSM-IV & DSM-IV-TR) and Laptop 2 (compliant with DSM-V), see PRC staff for assistance - Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) Scoring Software
 
8) Scoring Templates: 1 set available; please request scoring templates if required - (Scoring Templates to be kept in file folder C.2)
 

Publisher: 

Qualification Level: 

Level B or 2

Test Category: 

Behaviour Assessment