Behavior Rating Scales Examples

 

Example 1:

 

Whenever using a behavior rating instrument, it is imperative that one be familiar with the subject being rated. Whatever form used, when utilizing a behavior rating instrument the observer is asked to rate a series of behaviors along some continuum such as "occasionally", "frequently", or "never." Below is a sample of behaviors rated on the Behavior Dimensions Rating Scale.

21. ---------------- poor social relationship
22. ----------------------------------------- calm
23. -------------- respects authority figures
24. ------------------------------------ reluctant
25. ------------------------ follows directions
26. ----------------------------------- agreeable
27. -------------------- works independently
28. -------------------------- plays with group
29. --------------------------- controls temper
30. ------------------------------------ attentive

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adequate social relationships ------------
anxious ----------------------------------------
defies authority figures  -------------------
eager -------------------------------------------
does not follow directions ----------------
quarrelsome -----------------------------------
constantly requires attention -------------
plays alone ------------------------------------
has temper tantrums ------------------------
inattentive --------------------------------------

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Example 2:

 

When finished rating the student, proceed to the Score Generation sheet where Raw Scores are produced by placing the indicated number for each item into the designated subscale blank and totaling the scores at the bottom. Using the BDRS examiners manual, Raw Scores are then transferred to Standard Scores. Below is a sample score sheet of the Behavior Dimensions Rating Scale.   

sample of Behavior Dimensions Rating Scale

 

Example 3:

 

The standard scores are applied to the designated box on the BDRS subject profile.

 

The four subscales listed in the BDRS subject profile are aggressive/acting out, irresponsible/inattentive, socially withdrawn, and fearful/anxious.

 

A visual representation is generated by plotting each standard score on a graph. Probable behavior severity is indicated by graph gradation-- light being least likely for behavior problems and dark being more likely to have behavior problems. 

 

Example of a Seventh-Grade Female Obtaining a BDRS Score Indicating No Behavioral Difficulties:

 

Example of a Seventh-Grade Female Obtaining a BDRS Score Indicating No Behavioral Difficulties

 

Example of a Fifth-Grade Male Obtaining a BDRS Score Indicating Possible Behavior Problems:

 

 

Example of a Fifth-Grade Male Obtaining a BDRS Score Indicating Possible Behavior Problems

 

Example of Two Sets of Similar Ratings of a Ninth-Grade Female Superimposed on One Profile.