ERIC Number: EJ718004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 22
The Ford Score: A Simple Measure for Predicting the Level of Emotional and Behavioural Problems within Mainstream Schools
Ford, Tamsin; Goodman, Robert
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, v10 n3 p219-233 2005
We combined data from the Office for Standards in Education with those from a large national survey of child and adolescent mental health and developed a simple score that schools or LEAs could use to predict the level of emotional and behavioural difficulties that they are likely to encounter. The final Ford score is based on the rates of free school meals, exclusions, unauthorized absence and children with special educational needs. These data are collected routinely, so the Ford score could easily be calculated to provide estimates of the level of emotional and behavioural problems in mainstream schools without the use of additional resources. It needs further reliability and validity testing but could provide a means of allocating resources.
Descriptors: Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Test Construction, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Scores, Educational Finance, Children, Adolescents
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