Burks Behavior Rating Scales, Second Edition bbrs-2

For: Provides a quick, practical, and proven way to evaluate problem behaviour in school children

Reading Level: Pre-school through Year 12

Format: Paper and Pencil, PC Based Software

Length: 10 to 15 minutes

Scoring: Computer Scored




BBRS-2 Kit

Includes 25 BBRS-2 Parent AutoScore Forms; 25 Teacher AutoScore Forms; Manual
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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


BBRS-2 Parent AutoScore Form (25)

Packs of 25.
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BBRS-2 Teacher AutoScore Form (25)

Packs of 25.
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PC Software



Unlimited-use scoring CD. PC with Windows XP, Vista or 7.
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BBRS-2 PC Answer Sheet (25)

Packs of 25. For use with the BBRS-2 CD.
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Sample Reports

BBRS-2 Teacher Report Form
BBRS-2 Test Report


Harold F. Burks, Ph.D.


This second edition of the Burks Behavior Rating Scales (BBRS-2) helps you diagnose and treat children with behaviour problems.  Administered and scored in minutes, these scales identify the nature and severity of pathological symptoms in children from pre-kindergarten through Year 12 grade (ages 4 through to 18 years).

This revision features updated norms, simpler and more efficient administration and scoring, and fewer scales for easier interpretation. All changes in this edition respect the strengths of the original BBRS and take into account the input of the many school psychologists who continue to use this assessment for effective and economical evaluation of disruptive and troubled children.

The BBRS-2 is available in two forms: the Parent form and the Teacher form.  The test questions are the same for both groups, but each group has distinct test norms.  Parent and Teacher Profile Sheets used for diagnostic purposes are included on their respective forms. The use of multiple raters in the BBRS-2 helps reduce bias and provides a more comprehensive understanding of the child's behaviour problems.

The BBRS-2 includes 100 items, each describing a behaviour infrequently observed in non referred children.  A parent or teacher simply indicates, on a 5-point response scale, how often the behaviour is seen in the child being evaluated.

The BBRS-2 produces seven scale scores:

  • Disruptive Behaviour
  • Attention and Impulse Control Problems
  • Emotional Problems
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Ability Deficits
  • Physical Deficits
  • Weak Self-Confidence

BBRS-2 scores can be used to:

  • Pinpoint personality areas that require further evaluation or treatment
  • Identify behaviours that may interfere with school functioning
  • Identify children who will (or will not) benefit from special education
  • Provide parents with information that is concrete, specific and easy to understand

Normative data is based on a nationally representative sample of 2,864 individuals, including separate samplings of teachers (N = 1,481) and parents (N = 1,383).  The BBRS-2 was validated on a clinical sample of 860 individuals; demonstrated strong internal consistency, retest reliability, and content validity and was validated against widely used concurrent measures. T

his useful revision offers a practical and proven way to identify problem behaviour in children.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.  CD ROM Drive and USB port required.

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