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Reproduction of ASEBA Forms and Scoring

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All ASEBA forms, profiles, templates, software, DVDs, videos, audiotapes, Manuals, and Guides are copyrighted and must not be reproduced or altered without written permission from the copyright owner.

The copyrights provide legal protection against unauthorized reproduction and alteration of the copyrighted materials. Violation of copyrights is punishable by fines up to $100,000, plus civil penalties.

If you wish to reproduce our forms in order to reduce costs for a large number of forms, you may apply to us for a large-volume discount or a student discount by providing the specific purposes for which the forms will be used and the number of copies of each form and other materials that you wish to order at one time.

Besides violating copyright law, altered versions of the rating forms are apt to produce invalid data, because they would differ from the forms with which the normative, validity, reliability, and multicultural data were obtained. Data obtained with altered forms would also lack comparability with the many studies that have used the standard forms.

Although we are occasionally asked for permission to reprint or alter our forms, we have learned that the disadvantages usually outweigh the advantages for all concerned. Even when the alterations involve only changes of typestyle or format, these may have unanticipated effects on the respondents. Furthermore, changes that are inadvertent or seem insignificant can have unfortunate effects. As an example, in the Ontario Child Health Study of several thousand children, the definition of the 0 score for CBCL problem items was changed from Not true to Never or not true. This slight change was not noticed by the researchers until after the data had been collected and analyzed, yielding considerably higher problem scores for children in Ontario than in the U.S. When the change in wording was noticed, an experimental comparison was made between responses by Ontario parents receiving the original CBCL wording versusparents receiving the altered wording that included the word never. This comparison showed that inclusion of the word never produced significantly fewer scores of 0 and significantly higher scores overall (Woodward et al., 1989, J. Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 30, 919-924).

Another problem with copied or altered forms is that others may use or copy them without realizing that they are not the standard forms and that they are violating copyright law, as well as obtaining invalid data.

Data obtained with subsets of ASEBA items would not be comparable to the normative, reliability, and validity, and multicultural data obtained with the standard set of items. The results obtained with subsets of items would also differ from the results obtained with the standard sets of items that have been used in thousands of studies.

Possible Exceptions:

1. We would consider requests to omit up to about 8 problem items for special reasons, e.g., omission of alcohol and sex-related items for Muslim respondents.

2. We would consider requests to omit open-ended responses to items that specify "describe" (e.g., items 2, 9, 29) and to omit CBCL and TRF items 113 that request the respondent to write in additional problems.

3. We would consider requests to use subsets of competence and adaptive functioning items, as well as to administer only the problem items or only the competence or adaptive functioning items.

4. We would consider requests to omit the demographic items at the beginning of each form, although age and gender are needed to score scales in relation to age/gender norms.

If you wish to apply for a Site or Scoring License to reproduce our forms, please fill out the appropriate Application Form, as specified below:

The application process is as follows:

  • Application is completed by you
  • Application is reviewed and approved by ASEBA and quote for cost is sent to you
  • You approve the cost
  • We prepare the agreement and send it to you
  • You sign the agreement and return it to us with the payment
  • We issue you the fully executed agreement
  • After payment is received, if you are applying to make copies of translated forms, we will send you a PDF of the form. If you are reproducing the form in electronic format (eg. on SurveyMonkey), you will need to send us screen shots of the reproduction of the ASEBA forms for our review and approval before you are permitted to use the electronic reproduction.

This process typically takes a couple of days to a week depending on whether we need additional information from you.

FOR ANY CUSTOMIZATIONS TO OUR STANDARD AGREEMENT, PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A $200 "CUSTOM AGREEMENT FEE" FOR EACH SET OF CHANGES REQUESTED. THAT IS, THERE IS A $200 FEE FOR ALL CHANGES REQUESTED THE FIRST TIME. FOR EACH ADDITIONAL REQUEST FOR MORE CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT (AFTER THE FIRST REQUEST), THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $200 PER CHANGE REQUEST.

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STANDARD ASEBA SCORING OPTIONS FOR SITE LICENSES

When preparing your project, it is important to plan ahead for scoring your data. ASEBA offers several products to accurately produce ASEBA scores. Standard options 1-4 below are all available from our Catalog.

Option 1 (Recommended choice): ADM (Assessment Data Manager)
We strongly recommend that you score data from ASEBA forms using ADM (Assessment Data Manager), ASEBA's rigorously tested scoring software. The easiest way to use ADM for scoring is to plan to enter the responses from your paper forms directly into ADM. ADM network licensing is available if you need simultaneous access for multiple users.

Option 1 Extension:
If your project includes data from earlier versions of the School-age or Preschool forms, or from the now discontinued Young Adult/18-30 forms, ADM provides an import function for these data. ADM can produce scores using the earlier norms as well as scores using the current norms.

What to purchase:
One ADM module for each age group of interest (each sold separately or a combined module of for all ages):

  • School-age module (CBCL/6-18, TRF/6-18, YSR/11-18 - includes earlier versions)
  • Preschool module (CBCL/1½-5, C-TRF/½-5 - includes earlier versions)
  • Adult module (ABCL/18-59, ASR/18-59)
  • Older Adult module (OABCL/60-90+, OASR/60-90+)
  • Test Observation Form module (TOF/2-18)
  • Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children & Adolescents module (SCICA/6-18)
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Option 2: RTS (Ratings to Scores Utility)
The Ratings to Scores Utility (RTS) software produces ASEBA scores from data received in files with strictly defined formats. Data from ASEBA forms that were entered using non-ADM methodologies must be aligned in text files that you create following the format definition provided with the RTS software. RTS is simply an import/export utility and does not store imported data. RTS scores all current and earlier versions of ASEBA forms except the SCICA and the DOF. RTS does not have the multiculural norms or the new 2007 scales for School-Age nor the 2010 new scale for Preschool forms.
Option 2 Extension: If your project includes data from earlier versions of the School-age or Preschool forms, or from the now discontinued Young Adult/18-30 forms, RTS can produce scores using the earlier norms as well as scores using the current norms.

What to purchase: Ratings to Scores Utility


Option 3: Hand-scored profiles:
You can score forms individually using paper hand-scored profiles. Total scores, T-scores, and/or percentiles from each completed paper profile must be manually transferred into the software application of your choice for eventual analyses. Hand-scoring is available only for current ASEBA forms including the DOF. Hand-scored profiles do not have the multiculural norms or the new 2007 scales for School-Age nor the 2010 new scale for Preschool forms.

What to purchase (refer to our catalog for details; all materials sold separately - current versions only):

  • Hand-scored profiles for empirically based syndromes (gender-specific by form)
  • Hand-scored profiles for DSM-oriented scales (gender-specific by form)
  • Optional reusable templates for both types of profiles (form-specific)

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NON-STANDARD SCORING FOR ASEBA FORMS

We strongly recommend that you select one of the standard scoring options above for your data. However, in some situations our standard options may not fit a non-ASEBA scoring model. To score ASEBA forms using a non-ASEBA scoring model, you must apply for a Scoring Site License. Please call our technical staff at (802)656-5130 to discuss your best option and determine if you need to apply for a scoring license.

Resources available for non-ASEBA scoring:
Sold separately:
Electronic T-score lookup tables for all age/gender groups available in Excel® format. Does not include multicultural norms. (Pricing on the Scoring License application)

  • Child Behavior Checklist/1½-5
  • Caregiver-Teacher Report Form/1½-5
  • Child Behavior Checklist/6-18
  • Teacher Report Form/6-18
  • Youth Self-Report/11-18 (2001 version)
  • Brief Problems Monitor (BPM-P, BPM-T, BPM-Y)
  • Adult Behavior Checklist/18-59
  • Adult Self-Report/18-59

Complimentary (included with purchased electronic T-score lookup tables):

  1. The Manual that is appropriate for the T-score lookup table(s) you order:
    Manual for the ASEBA School-Age Forms & Profiles
    Manual for the ASEBA Preschool Forms & Profiles
  2. ASEBA Score Comparison Data Suite:
    Use this suite to compare scored output from your non-ASEBA scoring model with scores produced by ADM, ASEBA's definitive scoring model. Suite includes all current and earlier versions of ASEBA forms except the Direct Observation Form:
    • Scripts that describe each test condition for each type of ASEBA form
    • Set of ASEBA forms (as PDF files) with ratings for each test condition
    • Set of unscored data for test conditions delivered in a variety of formats to potentially import into your scoring system. This set of data will include a file for each gender/age group based on the form's breakdown of T-scores (i.e., CBCL = 4 gender/age groups; C-TRF = 2 gender groups)
    • Set of scored data based on the unscored data set delivered in a variety of formats to facilitate comparison with scores your system produces
    • File format definitions for both unscored and scored data set

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