ERIC Number: ED441318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Transition Behavior Scale. Second Edition. School Version. Technical Manual.
McCarney, Stephen B.; Anderson, Paul D.
This school-version technical manual provides an overview of the "Transition Behavior Scale-Second Edition School Version" (TBS-2 SV), an assessment that was developed to be a direct observation screening measure of behavior characteristics most predictive of behavior in society in general and employment specifically. Those students (ages 12-18) most likely to have problems in employment and society may then be identified for additional preparation, further assistance, or special consideration. The TBS-2 SV includes 62 items representing behavioral characteristics where educational personnel can provide their professional input regarding student skills. The areas evaluated by the scale (work related, interpersonal relations, and social/community expectations) are those areas which evidence indicates relates most directly to success in employment and societal transition. The test is designed to be completed in approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The manual describes characteristics of the test, uses of the test, instructional and intervention activities for transition planning, reliability and validity of the test, administration and scoring, and interpreting results of the tests. Appendices include information for converting raw score to subscale standard score and subscale percentile score. (Contains 42 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Rating Scales, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Interpersonal Competence, Scores, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Transitional Programs, Work Environment
Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc., 800 Gray Oak Drive, Columbia, MO 65201 ($14). Tel: 573-874-1710; Fax: 800-442-9509 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: For the Self-Report version and the IEP and Intervention Manual, see EC 307 834 and EC 307 836.