Need Efficient and Effective Behavioral Data? See Direct Behavior Rating (PA052)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 AM–10:50 AM

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. to learn about DBR as a defensible and usable assessment tool for screening and progress monitoring purposes.
  2. to become familiar with the DBR online training module while learning about the recent revisions to enhance training.
  3. to develop skills in rating student behavior using DBR by practicing several ratings and receiving guided feedback from the presenters.


Behavioral assessment tools that accurately and reliably reflect student behavior and that can be feasibly implemented by school psychologists are essential to aid in data-based decision making. Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) offers one option that is defensible and usable for screening and progress monitoring. In this session, attendees will be introduced to DBR, will learn about the free online DBR training module, and will have the opportunity to practice using DBR to rate student behaviors.

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Daniel T. Volk, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Jayna R. Concannon, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

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