School-Age (Ages 6-18) Assessments
Also see Observational Assessment of Children (TOF & DOF) and Semistructured Clinical Interview (SCICA)
The school-age assessment forms are the CBCL/6-18, completed by parents or surrogates; the TRF/6-18, completed by teachers and other school staff; and the YSR/11-18 completed by youths.
The ADM Module for Ages 6-18 with Multicultural Options displays problem-scale profiles and cross-informant bar graphs in relation to multicultural (including U.S.) norms. The Multicultural Supplement fully documents the multicultural norms and scales added in 2007.
Different norms can be selected for a child’s CBCL, TRF, and YSR scores. If the norms are unavailable for a society, you can elect default norms or other norms deemed appropriate for the child. The same scale scores can also be displayed with different norms.
The Module includes the 2007 Obsessive-Compulsive Problems, Posttraumatic Stress Problems, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (not on YSR), and Positive Qualities (YSR only) scales.
Empirically Based Syndromes Scales scored from the CBCL/6-18, TRF, and YSR are based on factor analyses coordinated across the forms.
School-Age (CBCL/6-18, TRF & YSR) Scales
Anxious/Depressed Withdrawn/Depressed Somatic Complaints Social Problem
Thought Problems Attention Problems Rule Breaking Behavior Aggressive Behavior
DSM-oriented scales comprise items identified by experts from many cultures as very consistent with
DSM-5 categories. The six DSM- oriented scales are:
Affective Problems Anxiety Problems Somatic Problems
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems Oppositional Defiant Problems Conduct Problem
The DSM-oriented scales are scored from all three forms. Inattention and Hyperactivity-Impulsivity subscales are also scored from the TRF Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems scale.
ASEBA provides optimal evidence-based, normed tools for identifying intervention needs, monitoring progress, and evaluating responses to inter- ventions for behavioral, emotional, and social problems.
Revisions of Forms:
We revised the school-age forms in 2001 by replacing problem items that were unscored or rare with items that sharpen assessment of important syndromes. Factor analyses showed that the new items concerning alcohol and tobacco use and breaking rules load on the syndrome designated as Rule-Breaking Behavior, which is a revision of the Delinquent Behavior syndrome. The new items concerning failure to finish tasks and being easily distracted load on the revised Attention Problems syndrome. The new item concerning lack of enjoyment loads on the Withdrawn/Depressed syndrome, which is a revision of the Withdrawn syndrome.
ASEBA Software and Applications
The ASEBA recognizes that our clients operate in different environments and offers desktop and web applications to choose what best suits your organization. See our comparision chart and security information (in PDF format) to determine which of our applications is best for you.
The Assessment Data Manager (ADM) makes it easy to manage data obtained with ASEBA forms. ADM runs on Windows® 2000 and 2007, XP, Vista (32-bit), and Macintosh with computer virtualization software such as Parallels, BootCamp, and VMware.
Web-Link is a premier Internet solution that is carefully designed to meet a wide variety of needs. It is a convenient, secure Internet solution that enables completion of ASEBA forms online, printing of ASEBA forms, scoring of ASEBA profiles, and transmission of data to your ADM. (Web-Link cannot be used with the DOF, TOF, or SCICA.) WebForms Direct is especially easy to use, as it is designed for users whose strengths lie in areas other than computer savvy.
We also have the following utilities:
A2S 3.1 Utility is an SPSS® command file that formats item ratings and scale scores exported from RTS and ADM (all ASEBA forms except DOF). Ratings to Scores Utility (RTS) computes raw sums, T scores, and percentiles for current and legacy scales of ASEBA forms (except SCICA, DOF, TOF, 2007 scales, new 2010 Preschool Stress Problems scale, and multicultural norms).