Rating Scales Overview
There are two rating scales used on the CEBC website. Please see their descriptions below:
This scale is a 1 to 5 rating of the strength of the research evidence supporting a practice or program. A scientific rating of 1 represents a practice with the strongest research evidence and a 5 represents a concerning practice that appears to pose substantial risk to children and families. Some programs do not currently have strong enough research evidence to be rated on the Scientific Rating Scale and are classified as NR - (Not able to be Rated). Please click on the Scientific Rating Scale link above to see the whole rating scale including a definition of the NR - (Not able to be Rated) classification.
This scale is a three-level rating (A, B, or C) of the level of psychometrics (e.g., reliability and validity) of a tool used for screening or assessment found in published, peer-reviewed journals. The levels are based on whether reliability and validity, reliability or validity (above face validity), or no reliability or validity has been established. Please click on the Screening and Assessment Tools Rating Scale link above to see the whole rating scale. Please click here to go to the Screening and Assessment Tools page where you can find a definition of the types of tools we have highlighted, an explanation of why the Advisory Committee chose to have the section on the website, and a listing of tools themselves with links to detailed descriptions including the rating.