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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Student Behavior Evaluation Scale (BES)

Purpose: To contribute to the early identification and service delivery for students with serious emotional disturbance or behavior disorders.

Population: Standardized on a total of 5, 124 behaviorally disordered and regular education students ages 4-19 years old. Students from 29 states, represented all geographic regions of the United States, and closely approximated the 2000 demographic characteristics of the United States.

Time: The BES-3 can be completed in about 20 minutes and includes 76 items easily observed and documented by educational personnel.

Factor Clusters/Subscales: Learning Problems, Interpersonal Difficulties, Inappropriate Behavior, Unhappiness/Depression, and Physical Symptoms/Fears.

Authors: Stephen B. McCarney & Tamara J. Arthaud

Publisher: Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc.


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