Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Rating Scales With a Brief Review of the Connors Teacher Rating Scale (1998)By Cordes, Matthew; McLaughlin, T.F.; International Journal of Special Education, Vol. 19, No. 2
Publication Date: 2004
Paper focuses on rating scales designed to diagnose attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The Connors Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS-R) was originally a 39-item scale used to determine a teacher’s view of children’s classroom behavior, though it has since been shortened to 28 items to facilitate data collection for administrators. The CTRS-R was designed for children ages three to seventeen. Test administrators rate the following four factors on a scale of zero (not at all true) to three (very true): (1) conduct problem, (2) hyperactivity, (3) inattentive-passive, and (4) hyperactivity. Changes made in the in the revision of the CTRS-R are detailed, while the authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using rating scales.
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