ERIC Number: ED244460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Behavior Evaluation Scale.
McCarney, Stephen B.
The paper describes the development and use of the Behavior Evaluation Scale (BES), an instrument designed to rate behavior problems for diagnosis, assist in developing individualized education programs (IEPs), document progress resulting from intervention, and collect data for research purposes. The uses of the BES in screening, diagnosis, IEP development and research are considered. Background information is offered on the BES characteristics (including its validity and reliability and procedures for developing local norms) and components (learning problems, interpersonal difficulties, inappropriate behaviors, unhappiness/depression, and physical symptoms/fears). Initial construction and field testing procedures are described, as are standardization procedures and data. Reliability as well as content, criterion-related, and construct validity are reported. Administration and interpretation information is illustrated by a sample data sheet. Uses of three levels of analysis (total score, subscale profile, and item analysis) are portrayed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Evaluation Scale
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p183-202. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463).