What is the difference between a profile and a scoring template?

Answer: A hand-scored profile is an 8½ x 14” sheet of paper on which the items of the OASR or OABCL are displayed for each scale. The ratings for each item are copied onto the profile from the OASR or OABCL completed for an individual. The 0-1-2 ratings for the items of a syndrome are summed to obtain the total score for the syndrome. The user circles the score for each syndrome in a graphic display and then draws lines between the circled scores to form a profile. Similar procedures are used for scoring other scales, as detailed in Appendix A. One profile is needed for each form that is hand-scored. If you use our Ages 60-90+ Module for computer scoring, you do not need hand-scored profiles. A template is a reusable cardboard cutout that helps you transfer the 0-1-2 problem item ratings from the completed form to a hand-scored profile. When a template is placed on a completed form, it indicates the syndrome scales and DSM-oriented scales on which the 0-1-2 item ratings should be entered. Templates also indicate items whose 0-1-2 ratings should be entered on the Personal Strengths scale. You do not need templates for computer scoring of ASEBA forms.

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