ERIC Number: EJ1069870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Preliminary Psychometric Evidence of the "Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Teacher Rating Scale-Preschool"
Greer, Fred W.; DiStefano, Christine A.; Liu, Jin; Cain, Leia K.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v40 n4 p240-246 Sep 2015
The aim of this study was to provide psychometric evidence related to the "Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Teacher Rating Scale-Preschool" form's (BESS TRS-P) ability to identify emerging problems in preschool children. Reliability and validity associated with screener scores were compared by analyzing teacher ratings of approximately 700 preschool children from 11 public schools. The BESS TRS-P provided high levels of internal consistency and inter-rater reliability among respondents. Furthermore, the form showed high predictive and concurrent validity estimates that were statistically significant and in expected directions. The information could assist teachers and school administrators in feeling more confident in using the BESS TRS-P to screen young children for behavioral/emotional problems.
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Scores, Preschool Teachers, Public Schools, Interrater Reliability, Predictive Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100104