Teacher's Report Form
The Teacher's Report Form (TRF) obtains teacher's reports of children's academic performance, adaptive functioning, and behavioral/emotional problems. Teachers rate the children's academic performance in each subject on a five-point scale ranging from 1 (far below grade level) to 5 (far above grade level). Cognitive and achievement test scores for the child, if available, can also be provided on the form. For adaptive functioning, teachers use a seven-point scale to compare the child to typical pupils for how hard he/she is working, how appropriately he/she is behaving, how much he/she is learning, and how happy he/she is.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Teacher's Report Form Author(s): Thomas M. Achenbach Date of Publication: 1991 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Time to Administer: 15-20 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Conduct problems Population for which designed:
Age Range: 6 through 18 years old Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Teacher Subtests and Scores:
Aggressive Behavior, Anxious/Depressed, Attention Problems, Delinquent Behavior, Social Problems, Somatic Complaints, Thought Problems, Withdrawn, Internalizing, Externalizing, Total Adaptive Functioning, Working Hard, Behaving Appropriately, Learning, Happiness, plus DSM-oriented scales. Number of Items: 118 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 2,319 Population: Sample of children taken from 100 different sites in 40 states (northeastern, midwestern, southern, and western) and D.C. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, Other SES Level: Low to High
Psychometric information: Provided for Full Scales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.62 to 0.96 The range of Inter-rater reliability: 0.60 The range of Internal consistency: 0.72 to 0.95
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual and Computer Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA)
Original Reference(s): Achenbach, T. M. (1991). Manual of the Teacher's Report Form and 1991 profile. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry. Other Reference(s): Achenbach, Thomas M. & Rescorla, Leslie A. (2001). Manual for the ASEBA School-Age Forms & Profiles. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families.
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Organization: Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) Address: 1 South Prospect Street, Room 6436 City: Burlington State: VT Zip: 05401-3456 Phone: (802) 656-8313 Fax: (802) 656-2602 E-mail: mail@ASEBA.org Website: www.ASEBA.org
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007