ERIC Number: EJ883316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 2
Test Review: Adolescent and Child Urgent Threat Evaluation
Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Holcomb, Michelle R.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v35 n3 p178-181 2010
Recent occurrences of violence on high school and college campuses have led to increased interest among education professionals, parents, students, and community leaders in the identification of potentially violent students. Many school districts have implemented school-wide violence prevention plans to meet the safety needs of their students, and test developers have recognized the need for objective instruments to facilitate the identification of student's at risk for violence. Relevant tests usually assess the extent to which a student's collection of risk factors deviates as compared to the general population or to various clinical or diagnostic groups. One such instrument is the recently developed "Adolescent and Child Urgent Threat Evaluation" (ACUTE; Copelan & Ashley, 2005). This article reviews "Adolescent and Child Urgent Threat Evaluation" (ACUTE), a 27-item checklist used in the assessment of violence among children and adolescents ages 8 to 18 years. The instrument "was designed to assist in evaluating a child's or an adolescent's actual, attempted, or threatened act to harm himself/herself or others."
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Violence, At Risk Persons, Identification, Check Lists, Measures (Individuals), Test Reliability, Test Validity, Test Reviews
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