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Nelson Education > Assessment > ASEBA - Ages 6-18 Module

ASEBA School Age Module Ages 6-18


Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 (CBCL/6-18)

The CBCL/6-18 obtains parents' reports of children's competencies and behavioural/emotional problems. Parents provide information for 20 competence items covering their child's activities, social relations, and school performance.  ADM Software for Ages 6-18 offers the Multicultural Norms option (see below).


Teacher's Report Form for Ages 6-18 (TRF)

The TRF obtains teachers' ratings of many of the problems rated on the CBCL/6-18, plus additional items appropriate for teachers, such as academic performance, adaptive functioning, and behavioural/emotional problems.


Youth Self-Report for Ages 11-18 (YSR)

The YSR can be completed by youths having 5th grade reading skills, or it can be read to youths who have poor reading skills. It generally parallels the same competence and problem items as the CBCL/6-18, plus open-ended responses to items covering physical problems, concerns, and strengths.


Multicultural Norms Option for Ages 6-18

ASEBA's ADM software module for Ages 6-18 offers a Multicultural Norms Option (in ADM version 7.x and higher).

Like height, behavioural and emotional characteristics are widely distributed within each cultural group, and the distributions of characteristics overlap between different groups. The new ADM Module for Ages 6-18 provides the examiner with options for displaying scales for the CBCL, TRF, YSR, and YSR-PQ in relation the “ASEBA Standard” norms, or to three sets of norms (“low”, “medium”, “high”) associated with various societies from around the world, including (partial list): Algeria, Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, ..., Turkey, United States. There are many ways in which the ASEBA multicultural options can be applied in different kinds of settings, as detailed in the Multicultural Supplement. Scoring of ASEBA forms in relation to the most appropriate norms can quickly give users a picture of areas in which the child is reported to have problems that are in the normal, borderline, or clinical range, compared to the user-selected norms.

There is a growing need for mental health professionals, school psychologists, child and family workers, health care providers, and others to serve children whose cultural backgrounds differ from their own. This need arises partly from the migration of millions of people to different cultures, and partly from the growing sensitivity to cultural variations among different native-born groups within pluralistic societies. Equally important, professionals who work in well established service systems are often called upon to assist in regions that lack such systems, both to serve children in need and to aid in developing service systems and in training indigenous workers.

The Multicultural Guide provides a quick reference for multicultural applications of the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), Teacher’s Report Form (TRF), and Youth Self-Report (YSR). The Guide is tailored to those who are familiar with the forms, their profiles, cross-informant comparisons.  The Multicultural Supplement to the Manual for ASEBA School-Age Forms and Profiles should be consulted for details of the research basis for the multicultural norms, and it also provides details of the four new scales that were added in 2007. The original Manual for the ASEBA School-Age Forms and Profiles provides details of the scales available since 2001.




All forms come in packages of 50.


(Cdn. $)
Rating Forms (with DSM scales) 608575-0 $39.95
Report Forms (with DSM scales) 608580-7 $39.95
Self-Report Forms (with DSM scales) 608585-8 $39.95
For additional components for ages 6-18, please contact ASEBA directly at:    


Prices are in effect October 1, 2010.