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Burks Behavior Rating Scales, Second Edition

Harold F. Burks, Ph.D.


This revised version of the Burks Behavior Rating Scales (BBRS) helps you diagnose and treat children with behavior problems. Administered and scored in minutes, these scales identify the nature and severity of pathological symptoms in children from preschool through 12th grade (ages 4 through 18).

How to Use the Asssessment
This assessment takes between 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 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 behavior problems.

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

This test includes the option of handscoring or a convenient unlimited use software CD program. BBRS-2 scores can be used to:

  1. Pinpoint personality areas that require further evaluation or treatment.
  2. Identify behaviors that may interfere with school functioning.
  3. Identify children who may (or may not) benefit from special education.
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Scales & Forms

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

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Harold F. Burks, Ph.D.

Age Range 4 to 18 years

Administration Time 15-20 minutes

Administration Type
  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed
Qualification Level B

  • Handscored
  • Software (scoring)


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