The BASC-3 family of assessment starts with universally screening groups of children. Each additional component allows you to conduct individual comprehensive evaluations, plan and deliver effective interventions, and monitor progress all within one flexible, integrated system. The BASC-3 Family of assessments makes it easier to create a complete picture of the young person you are working with.

Overview

Publication date:
2015
Age range:
2:0 – 21:11 (TRS and PRS); 6:0 through college age (SRP)
Qualification level:
B
Administration:
Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and/or Reporting, or Manual Scoring
Forms:
Analyze the child’s behavior from three perspectives—Self, Teacher, and Parent using a comprehensive set of rating scales and forms to help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.
Scoring options:
Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and/or Reporting, or Manual Scoring
Report Options:
Student, Classroom, and School/District
Other languages:
English, Spanish
Telepractice:
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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BASC-3 helps you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents through screening, assessments, intervention, support, and monitoring. The following is a list of the BASC-3 family of assessments and they can be ordered from their individually linked pages.

 

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The BASC-3 family of assessment starts with universally screening groups of children. Each additional component allows you to conduct individual comprehensive evaluations, plan and deliver effective interventions, and monitor progress all within one flexible, integrated system.

Identify and manage behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses

It goes without saying that children's behavioral and emotional challenges can negatively affect their academic performance and social interactions. Finding the right tools to assess and treat them while monitoring their progress is critical to helping them maintain and establish positive relationships and success in school.

The Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3), is the most widely used test for identifying and managing behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses while enabling children and adolescents to reach their full potential.

Working Together

The BASC-3 family of assessments allows you to move through the full screening, assessing, intervening and monitoring (SAIM) cycle, tracking progress along the way and obtaining a complete picture of the young person you are working with.

Behavior Assessment System for Children | Third Edition (BASC-3)

A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms, BASC-3 helps you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents. Analyzes the child's behavior from three perspectives – teacher, parent, self-report.

Screen

BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS)

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school. Analyzes the child's behavior from three perspectives – teacher, parent, self-report.

Newly added: The Emotional Disturbance Scale and the BESS College Form for students.

BASC-3 Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (BASC-3 PRQ)

The BASC-3 Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (BASC-3 PRQ) captures parental perspective on the parent-child relationship.

Assess & Diagnosis

BASC-3 Flex Monitor (BASC-3)

BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a new, flexible way to monitor changes in behavior and emotional functioning. It enables psychologists and professionals in school or clinical environments to monitor and track effects of behavioral intervention plans.

Rating Scales and Forms

Analyze the child's behavior from three perspectives—Self, Teacher, and Parent using a comprehensive set of rating scales and forms to help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.

Intervention & Support

BASC-3 Intervention Guide & Materials

BASC-3 Intervention Guide & Materials provides school psychologists with extensive information on the most common behavioral and emotional issues.

Documentation Check sheets – allow case managers, psychologists, counselors, behavior coaches, or teachers to keep track of strategy use in order to better assess student outcomes. We know from the research and practical experiences that the outcome of intervention is directly tied to the use of the intervention. This check sheet can document strategy use and develop professional skills in recognizing the relationship between strategy use and improved student outcomes.

Classroom Skill Builder – A complete model to take a school through tier one and tier two programming. Rationale, teacher commitment forms, processes and timelines, classroom lesson plans and small group guides allow a school to implement a full program of prevention and intervention.

Newly added: The Emotional Disturbance Scale and the BESS College Form for students

Analyze each child using a comprehensive set of rating scales and forms to help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.

Emotional Disturbance Scale

BASC-3 now includes a new set of scales to help identify and assist students with Emotional Disturbance.

Students with Emotional Disturbance due to pervasive emotional, behavioral, and social issues often face a more difficult learning path than other students. Many BASC-3 customers have asked for a scale to aid in identifying students who qualify for added support so they can get the help they need to succeed.

EDQs Align with Constructs of ED

The BASC-3 Emotional Disturbance Qualification scales (EDQs) reflect new combinations of existing BASC-3 clinical and adaptive scales, grouped specifically to align with the constructs of Emotional Disturbance (ED), as defined by the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004). The EDQs cover five out of the six IDEA criterion for ED, including:

  • Unsatisfactory Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inappropriate Behavior/Feelings
  • Unhappiness or Depression
  • Physical Symptoms or Fears
  • Schizophrenia and Related Disorders of Thought

BESS College Student Self-Report Form

College and university leaders are increasingly concerned about the mental health needs of their students as they return to campus and encounter a "new normal." Students also are aware of their increasing mental health needs and looking to their colleges and universities to provide support. The BESS College Form provides a quick, efficient, valid, and reliable way for counseling centers and other student health services to screen large numbers of students while guaranteeing security and privacy. Campus-wide mental health surveillance with the BESS provides information for meeting the individual mental health needs of students and for planning mental health prevention and promotion activities for the entire campus.

Telepractice

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Training

The following six-week online meeting series is available for the BASC-3 family of assessments. Please check the Webinars tab for additional topics.

"Push Play" Series

Weekly sessions August 24 through September 28, 2021

Conducted by Dr. Kimberly Vannest, this six-part series will thoroughly examine how the BASC-3 Screen, Assess, Intervene, and Monitor workflow is particularly suited to meeting the social, emotional, and behavioral transition needs of students, families, and educators.

Session 1: Introduction to Screening, Prevention, Progress Monitoring, Assessment, and Intervention

Session 2: Universal Screening Models and Implementation How-To

Session 3: School Risk Data and Prevention Programs

Session 4: Progress Monitoring How-To

Session 5: Supporting Teachers

Session 6: Assessment and Intervention

 

Resources

These resources support the BASC-3 to provide a comprehensive picture of the whole child.

 

Webinars

Drs. Reynolds, Kamphaus, and Vannest present a number of relevant topics that support you. Check out the list of upcoming and past events.