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Behavior Rating Profile – Second Edition (BRP-2)

The Behavior Rating Profile – Second Edition (BRP-2; Brown & Hammill, 1990) measures problem behaviors of children aged 6 through 18 years.


Specifically, the BRP-2 evaluates students’ behavior in home and school through various perspectives, including parents, teachers, peers, and the students themselves. It contains three scales: Student Rating Scales (home, school, and peer), Parent Rating Scales, and Teacher Rating Scales. In addition, a sociogram to be completed by peers is included.

The Student Rating Scales include three types of self-rating scales that solicit true or false responses to a variety of statements about home and school settings as well as about peers. These three scales consist of 20 items each. The Teacher Rating Scale contains 30 items rated on a 4-point Likert scale, from “like the student” to “not at all like the student.” The Parent Rating Scale includes 30 items using a 4-point Likert scale, from “very much like my child” to “not at all like my child.” Finally, the sociogram is a peer-nominating technique that facilitates understanding of how peers perceive the child. For example, students in the class are asked to name three classmates to answer the following question: “Which of the girls and boys in your class would you most like to work with (or least like to work with) on a school project?”


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Behavior Rating Profile –Second Edition (BRP-2) Brown & Hammill (1990) 6.5-18.5

Parent and teacher forms: 30 items; student forms: 60 items

Individually administered, norm-referenced measure of behavior in three categories: home, school, and peer

Three versions of scales: Student Rating Scales (home, school, and peer), Parent Rating Scales and Teacher Rating Scales; and sociogram completed by peers

Yields total scores for each version of scale
20 min.



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