Ages: 3 through 6
Testing Time: 12 minutes
The Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-Second Edition
(PKBS-2) is a behavior rating scale designed for use with children ages
3 through 6 years. This unique behavior rating scale is easy to use,
very practical, and based on a solid foundation of research. With 76
items on two separate scales, it provides an integrated and functional
appraisal of the social skills and problem behaviors of young children.
The scales can be completed by a variety of behavioral informants, such
as parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
conversion tables are available for home-based and school-based raters.
Completion of the rating form takes about 12 minutes. The Social Skills
scale includes 34 items on 3 subscales: Social Cooperation, Social
Interaction, and Social Independence. The Problem Behavior scale
includes 42 items on 2 subscales: Externalizing Problems and
Internalizing Problems. In addition, 5 supplementary problem behavior
subscales are available for optional use.
The PKBS-2 was
standardized with a nationwide sample of ratings of 3,317 children ages 3
through 6. Ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and special education
classification of the standardization sample are very similar to those
characteristics of the U.S. population, based on the 2000 census.
Internal consistency reliability ranges from .96 to .97 for the two
scale totals and from .81 to .95 for the subscales. A wide variety of
reliability and validity evidence in support of the PKBS-2 is included
in the Examiner's Manual.
COMPLETE PKBS-2 KIT INCLUDES: Test Manual and 50 Test Forms, all in a sturdy storage box. (2003)