A new Spanish-language version of the preschool and kindergarten behavior scales

A new Spanish-language version of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales shows promise. Children aged three to six years enrolled in preschool, kindergarten and Headstart programs were rated on both the English and the Spanish versions of the behavior scales. Preliminary results show virtually identical scores on both forms for social skills and problem behavior. Total average scores were very similar, providing initial encouraging evidence for the comparability between the two language versions of the test. The sample size was modest and more studies are needed before a detailed analysis can be carried out.

“Reliability and Comparability of a Spanish-Language Form of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales,” Psychology in the Schools, Volume 39, Number 4, July 2002, pp. 367-373.

Published in ERN November 2002 Volume 15 Number 8

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