Conduct Disorder Scale

Ted, Amber, Ya-Chieh, McKenzie, Blanca, & Taylor

Development Information

Title and publisher:
  • Conduct Disorder Scale
  • Pro-Ed (publisher)
  • 2002

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

General Organizations

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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
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How can you use the scores?

  • To identify those with or the likelyhood of CD
  • Target areas of behavior
  • Severity
  • CD in relation to others

Any direct use to intervention?

  • CDS does not specify interventions for the subject