ERIC Number: EJ1019523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Preschool Screening: An Examination of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Preschool Teacher Form (BESS Preschool)
Dowdy, Erin; Chin, Jenna K.; Quirk, Matthew P.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n6 p578-584 Dec 2013
The preschool years are a critical time to identify and treat early emotional or behavioral problems. Universal screening can be used to identify emotional and behavioral risk in preschoolers and fits well within current service delivery frameworks. This criterion-related validity study examined the use of a brief teacher-rated screener, the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS Preschool) in a sample of 65 preschool-age students from a predominately Latino/a background. Findings suggest that screening results from the BESS Preschool are highly correlated with important outcomes, including kindergarten readiness, receptive vocabulary, and social emotional development.
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students, Test Validity, Hispanic American Students, Outcomes of Education, School Readiness, Receptive Language, Social Development, Emotional Development, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Behavior Assessment System for Children; Child Behavior Checklist; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales