Conduct Disorder Scale
Ted, Amber, Ya-Chieh, McKenzie, Blanca, & Taylor
Title and publisher:
- Conduct Disorder Scale
- Pro-Ed (publisher)
Age range and norm group:
- 5-22 years old
- Norm group was developed on 644 subjects with conduct disorder. A test was standardized on 1040 persons representing the following diagnostic groups: normal, gifted/talented, mental retardation, ADHD, emotional disturbance, learning disability, physical handicaps, and conduct disorder.
- Field tested
Subtests or factors
- Subscales: Aggressive conduct, hostility, deceitfulness/theft, rule violation
How do you use the scale?
- To identify persons with CD
- To assess persons referred for serious behavioral problems
- To document progress in the behavior problem areas as a consequence of special intervention programs
- To target goals for change and intervention on the students behavioral plan
- To measure CD in research projects
Converting raw scores
- Raw scores from the CDS can be converted into percentile ranks to derived standard scores having a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 3. The sum of the subscale standard scores can then be converted into the CD quotient and its percentile.
Type of standard scores
- Percentile rank
Display and reporting of results
- Share with only those who are legally entitled to the information, written reports should be included in the personal records; oral reports should be presented at formal meetings.
- Section II: Score summary
How can you use the scores?
- To identify those with or the likelyhood of CD
- Target areas of behavior
- CD in relation to others
Any direct use to intervention?
- CDS does not specify interventions for the subject