Authored by Paul A. LeBuffe and Jack A. Naglieri, the manual covers six chapters, Introduction, Development and Standardization, Psychometric Properties, Administration and Scoring, Interpretation, and The Use of the DECA and DECA-C within the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model. You may review the Reliability and Validity of the DECA-C by downloading the pdf available on the web page. Copyright 2003 by the Devereux Foundation.
The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a 72-item, standardized,norm-referenced behavior rating scale that assesses the social-emotional competencies that serve as protective factors for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Standard scores can be used to calibrate each child?s competence in each of the eight dimensions and guide school/program-wide, classwide, and individual strategies to promote those competencies. Nationally normed on 2,500 children, the DESSA continues… More »
Designed as a self-study, this scale is intended to raise the quality of outdoor children?s environments and promote their use in teaching, research, and practice. Includes a user guide, the scale and scoring protocol, reliability and validity information, and a technical assistance manual for program improvement and planning. Addresses environments for children age 3-5 years. (Additional Scoring Protocols sold separately.)