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BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioural and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school.
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BASC-3 BESS Q-global Scoring Report Subscription (1 year)
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Q-global BASC-3 BESS Scoring Report Subscription, 1 year




Publication date:
Age range:
3:0 - 18:11 (Teacher and Parent); 8:0 — 18:11 (Self-Report)
Reading Level:
Parent Form — Year 7; Student Form — Year 3
T scores, percentiles, for a general population
Qualification level:
Completion time:
5-10 minutes
Scoring options:
Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and/or Reporting, or Manual Scoring.


Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting – Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports all via the Web.


Product Details

The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System is designed for schools, mental health clinics, pediatric clinics, communities, and researchers to screen for a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders that can lead to adjustment problems.


  • Assess a wide array of behaviors that represent both behavioral problems and strengths.
  • Use forms that can be completed in approximately five minutes or less, without the need for specialized training.
  • Utilize Spanish-language versions of the parent and student self-report forms.
  • Use Total Score on the report that is a reliable and accurate predictor of a broad range of behavioral, emotional and academic problems.
  • Explore indexes that identify responses that may be overly negative or inconsistent.


The BASC-3 BESS consists of three brief forms that range from 25 to 30 items and can be completed by teachers, parents, or students.

  • Teacher form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)
  • Student self-report form with one level: Child/Adolescent (for Grades 3 through 12)
  • Parent form with two levels: Preschool (for ages 3 through 5) and Child/Adolescent (for Grades K through 12)
  • Requires no formal training for the raters and can be administered in just 5-10 minutes.
  • Normed on a representative sample that closely matches recent U.S. Census population characteristics.

See the BASC-3 brochure to learn more.

Sample Reports

The following sample reports are available for BASC-3 BESS.