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From the Administration Guide issued by ODE:
The Approaches to Learning segment is an observational segment completed by the student’s teacher using the Child Behavior Rating Scale. The focus of this instrument is to measure a child’s behavior with other children and adults in the classroom and their interaction with classroom
materials. This segment does not take any student time to administer.
Complete all 15 items on this instrument for each child.
(note: the assessment has 17 items and we are not sure the reason for the discrepancy)
Circle the response number that best indicates how frequently the child exhibits the behavior described in a particular item. The response numbers indicate the following:
1) The child never exhibits the behavior described by the item.
2) The child rarely exhibits the behavior described by the item.
3) The child sometimes exhibits the behavior described by the item.
4) The child frequently or usually exhibits the behavior described by item
5) The child always exhibits the behavior described by the item.
Items on the Child Behavior Rating Scale
1. Observes rules and follows directions without requiring repeated reminders.
2. Completes learning tasks involving two or more steps in an organized way.
3. Completes tasks successfully.
4. Attempts new challenging tasks.
5. Concentrates when working on a task; is not easily distracted by surrounding activities.
6. Responds to instructions and then begins an appropriate task without being reminded.
7. Takes time to do his/her best on a task.
8. Finds and organizes materials and works in an
appropriate place when activities are initiated.
9. Sees own errors in a task and corrects them.
10. Returns to unfinished tasks after interruption.
11. Willing to share toys or other things with other children when playing; does not fight or argue with playmates in disputes over property.
12. Expresses hostility to other children verbally (teasing, threats, taunts, name calling, “I don’t like you,” etc.).
13. Expresses hostility to other children physically (hitting, pinching, kicking, pushing, biting).
14. Cooperative with playmates when participating in a group play activity; willing to give and take in the group, to listen to or help others.
15. Takes turns in a game situation with toys, materials, and other things without being told to do so.
16. Complies with adult directives, giving little or no verbal or physical resistance, even with tasks that he/she dislikes.
17. Does not fuss when he/she has to wait briefly to get attention from teacher or other adult; child may be asked once to wait by the teacher or adult.