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Reliability and validity of parent and teacher ratings of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Professor and Director of AD/HD Clinic (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The reliability and criterion-related validity of the Home and School versions of the AD/HD Rating Scale-IV were evaluated in a nonreferred sample of 71 students. Parent and teacher rat-ings were obtained 4 weeks apart at a time contemporaneous with observations of classroom behavior and academic productivity. Results indicated adequate levels of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and cross-informant agreement for both parent and teacher ratings. Teacher ratings were significantly correlated with classroom observational data, and parent ratings were primarily related to behavior ratings. The discriminant validity of these scales also was examined in a sample of 92 clinic- referred children. Both the Home and School versions of the AD/HD Rating Scale-IV were found to discriminate significantly between children with and without AD/HD. The AD/HD Rating Scale-IV appears to have adequate psychometric properties for the screening and assessment of AD/HD.

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Publication
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 16, 55-68
Language: English
Date: 1998
Keywords
AD/HD Rating Scale-IV, Home version, School version, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder