Ages: 5 to 17 years
Testing Time: 3 to 5 minutes
The Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS) is an accurate and efficient instrument that uses teachers’ ratings to identify students in grades K-12 (5-7 years) who show signs of potential emotional or behavioral problems and who warrant careful observation, further assessment, or provision of more than the usual educational service. The EBS can be used by researchers, educational professionals, school district administrators or principals, to screen all students in a school, grade, or class, or an individual student. It can also be used to screen students within a three-tier positive behavior support model.
The EBS is normed on a representative sample of 1,101 non-ED students from 34 U.S. states. Separate norms are reported for males and females and for younger (5 through 11) and older (12 through 17) students. The estimates for the content, time, and interrater reliability coefficients are consistently high. Additional studies confirmed the EBS’s content-description, criterion-prediction, and construct-identification validity.
The EBS can be easily administered in less than 5 minutes. It has two components: the EBS Rating Form and the EBS Decision Summary Form. The EBS Rating Form is a single page that contains 10 items, each of which describes a specific and observable problem. This form is used to record the student’s identifying information; to note each EBS item; to document EBS scores; and to make comments, interpretations, or recommendations. The EBS Decision Summary Form provides a convenient way to record and keep track of multiple scores; to summarize the EBS results; and to indicate directions for further assessment and intervention.
Complete EBS Kit Includes: Examiner’s Manual, 50 EBS Rating Forms, and 50 EBS Decision Summary Forms, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2013)