Teacher-Child Rating Scale
The Teacher-Child Rating Scale consists of 32 items assessing different aspects of a child's socio-emotional adjustment. Items are grouped into four empirically derived scales assessing the following: 1) Task Orientation, 2) Behavior Control, 3) Assertiveness, and 4) Peer Social Skills.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Teacher-Child Rating Scale 2.1 Author(s): A. Dirk Hightower, William C. Work, Emory L. Cowen, Bohdan S. Lotyczewski, Arline P. Spinell, John C. Guare, Cynthia A. Rohrbeck Date of Publication: 1986 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Conduct problems Population for which designed:
Grade Level: Preschool to Sixth Grade Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Teacher Subtests and Scores:
Task Orientation, Behavior Control, Assertiveness, Peer Social Skills Number of Items: 32 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,379 Population: 200 teachers rated K-6th graders Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.61 to 0.91 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.85 to 0.95
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual and Computer Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Primary Mental Health Project, Inc.
Original Reference(s): Hightower, A. D., Work, W. C., Cowen, E. L., Lotyczewski, B. S. Spinell, A. P., Guare, J. C., & Rohrbeck, C. A. (1986). The Teacher-Child Rating Scale: A brief objective measure of elementary children's school problem behaviors and competencies. School Psychology Review, 15 (3), 393-409. Other Reference(s): Weissberg, R. P., Cowen, E. L. Loyyczewski, B. S., Boike, M. F., Orara, N. A., Stalonas, P., & Sterling, S. (1987). Teacher ratings of children's problem and competence behaviors: Normative and parametric characteristcs. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15 (4), 387-401.
Cowen, E. L., Wyman, P. A., Work, W. C., Kim, J. Y., Fagen, D. B., & Magnus, K. B. (1997). Follow-up study of young stress-affected and stress-resilient urban children. Development and Psychopathology, 9, 565-577.
Other: The charge for a kit, including one manual and one form, is $40.00.
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