The Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales, Second Edition (PKBS-2) is a behavior rating scale based on a solid foundation of research. With seventy-six items on two separate scales, it provides an integrated and functional appraisal of the social skills and problem behaviors of young children. Separate score conversion tables are available for home-based and school-based raters. Completion of the rating form takes about twelve minutes.
The Social Skills scale includes thirty-four items on three subscales: Social Cooperation, Social Interaction, and Social Independence. The Problem Behavior scale includes forty-two items on two subscales: Externalizing Problems and Internalizing Problems.
In addition, five supplementary problem behavior subscales are available for optional use.