ERIC Number: ED378210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales. Test Manual.
Merrell, Kenneth W.
The Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS) is a behavioral rating instrument for use in evaluating social skills and problem behavior patterns of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, aged three through six. It is a norm-referenced, standardized instrument developed specifically for use in assessing young children in a variety of settings and by a variety of behavioral informants. The PKBS includes two major scales: social skills and problem behavior. In addition to an overview of the test, this manual contains chapters related to administering, scoring, and interpreting and PKBS; the technical properties, including reliability and validity, of the instrument; linking the assessment process to behavioral interventions; and information on its development and standardization. (Contains 58 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Educational Assessment, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Norm Referenced Tests, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Scoring, Standardized Tests, Test Interpretation, Test Use, Testing, User Needs (Information)
Clinical Psychology Publishing Company, Inc., 4 Conant Square, Brandon, VT 05733.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales