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to reproduce our forms in order to reduce costs for a large number
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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
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).
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
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.
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
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
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.
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to apply for a Site or Scoring License to reproduce our forms,
please fill out the appropriate Application Form, as specified
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use the electronic reproduction. Any paper forms created with
approved modifications will need to be sent for our review and
typically takes a couple of days to a week depending on whether
we need additional information from you.
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THERE MAY BE A $200 "LICENSE CUSTOMIZATION FEE" DEPENDING
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CHANGES REQUESTED. FEE WILL BE CHARGED
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ASEBA SCORING OPTIONS FOR SITE LICENSES
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.
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.
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.
One ADM module for each age group of interest (each sold separately
or a combined module of for all ages):
module (CBCL/6-18, TRF/6-18, YSR/11-18 - includes earlier versions)
module (CBCL/1½-5, C-TRF/½-5 - includes earlier
- Adult module
- Older Adult
module (OABCL/60-90+, OASR/60-90+)
- Test Observation
Form module (TOF/2-18)
Clinical Interview for Children & Adolescents module (SCICA/6-18)
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.
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.
purchase (refer to our catalog for details;
all materials sold separately - current versions only):
profiles for empirically based syndromes (gender-specific by
profiles for DSM-oriented scales (gender-specific by form)
reusable templates for both types of profiles (form-specific)