Emotional Screening System

Prompt: Imagine that you have been put in charge of choosing a child behavior rating test for your agency, a center offering psychological treatment and consultation to parents for a variety of behavioral and educational issues commonly seen in school-aged children. You will analyze the BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System and Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment behavior-rating tests. Using the ASEBA Catalog, the Pearson Clinical Catalog, and Mental Measurements Yearbook, determine which of these two tests you would choose for the agency to buy: the Behavior Rating Assessment for Children (BASC2) or Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA). State your choice and explain your decision. Be sure to justify and support your recommendation with research.


In your short paper, the following critical elements must be addressed:

 A thorough and detailed comparison of the BASC2 and ASEBA tests

 A thorough and detailed explanation of the differences between the BASC2 and ASEBA tests  A statement and clear explanation of which test you are recommending your agency purchase  A well-supported justification using relevant research of why you are recommending your choice


Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a one- to two-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

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