BASC-3 Behavioural and Emotional Screening SystemBASC-3 BESS
- Brief, universal screening system for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in children and adolescents.
- Publication date:
- Completion time:
- 5 - 10 minutes
- Q-global Web-based Administration, Scoring, and/or Reporting, or Manual Scoring.
- Age range:
- 2 years to 18 years 11 months (Teacher and Parent); 8 years to 18 years 11 months (Self-Report)
- Qualification level:
Assessing the behavioural 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 behavioural and emotional deficits that, when caught early, can be corrected before negatively affecting a child or adolescent.
The BASC-3 Behavioural and Emotional Screening System offer a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioural 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-3 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 behavioural and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems.
The system includes three forms, which can be used individually or in any combination:
Each form ranges from 25 to 30 items, requires no formal training for the raters, and is easy to complete.
Results include the following:
Please note, only the Behavioural and Emotional Risk index is available with digital scoring.
The BASC-3 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.