About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Task orientation; Behavior control; Assertiveness; Peer social skills
Description This instrument is a brief objective rating scale used to identify problem behaviours and competencies. Each primary subscale contains both positive and negative items which are referred to as secondary scales.
Example Has difficulties following directions
Link https://www.childrensinstitute.net/services/assessment/TCRS-screening-tool/why

Implementation details

No. of items 32
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Complex
Time 0
Age 4-14
Cost single purchase Manual: $58.50
Cost per child $2.50

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .83-.94
Test retest 7 weeks, r= [.66,.80]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Original T-CRS 1
CFA CFI= .98
AGFI= .97
NNFI= .97
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Significant negative correlations with Child-Behavior Checklist-Teacher Report Form, r= [-.89,-.37]
Concurrent validity r= [.56,.82] between original Teacher-Child Rating Scale (T-CRS) scales and Health Resources Inventory (HRI)
Predictive validity Risk status versus random group membership was correctly predicted 60.9% of the time.
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Hightower, A. D. & Elliot Perkins, P. Teacher-Child Rating Scale 2.1 Examiner's Manual. New York, NY: Children's Institute.
Hightower, A. D., Work, W. C., Cowen, E. L., Lotyczewski, B. S., Spinell, A. P., Guare, J. C., & Rohrbeck, C. A. (1986). The Teacher-Child Rating Scale: A brief objective measure of elementary children’s school problem behaviors and competencies. School Psychology Review, 15(3), 393-409. doi:10.1037/t05347-000