The assessment of executive functions using the BASC-2

Justin E. Karr, Mauricio A. Garcia-Barrera

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Using items embedded in the first edition of the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), a recent line of research has consistently replicated a behavioral screener for the assessment of executive functions, termed the BASC-EF. This screener has demonstrated strong evidence of reliability and validity in its evaluation of 4 posited executive-related factors (i.e., problem solving and attentional, behavioral, and emotional control); however, researchers and clinicians often use more recent editions of the BASC in both science and practice. The current study extracted executive-related items from the BASC-2, aiming to (a) derive an updated BASC-2-EF screener and (b) evaluate the screener for invariance across age and gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1187
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Assessment
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2017

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  • Behavioral assessment
  • Executive functions
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychoeducational assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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