(BIMAS-2) The Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System 2

by Jim L. McDougal, PsyD, Achilles N. Bardos, PhD, Scott T. Meier, PhD

(BIMAS-2) The Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System 2

by Jim L. McDougal, PsyD, Achilles N. Bardos, PhD, Scott T. Meier, PhD
Benefits Measures social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents
Ages 5 to 18 years
Admin time Varies according to needs of student; about 2 minutes per student
Format Individual
Scores T-scores, percentiles, confidence intervals, color-coded feedback
Publish Date 2016
Qualifications Level C required.
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The BIMAS-2 is a brief, repeatable multi-informant (teachers, parents, clinicians, self) measure that is useful for universal behavioral screening, progress monitoring, outcome assessment, and program evaluation. It features an online Data Management System with dynamic analysis, graphing, and reporting options. This allows assessors to manipulate data in a variety of ways in real time to assist in evidence-based decision-making within a Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework.

The BIMAS-2 Main Objectives and Functions:

  1. Universal Screening: By comparing each student’s scores on the BIMAS-2 to a nationally representative normative group, the BIMAS Standard can be employed as a brief screening device to detect students in need of further assessment and to identify their respective areas of need
  2. Student Monitoring: To provide feedback about the progress of the individual student or groups in intervention programs
  3. Program Evaluation: To assess changes in behavioral concerns and adaptive skills in a group of students receiving psychosocial interventions (e.g., school-based mental health and special education programs provided on an individual or group basis)

Scales and Forms

The BIMAS-2 comprises the BIMAS Standard, standard scales that can be used as a screening device to collect baseline data at the beginning of intervention, as well as being used for periodic progress monitoring; and the BIMAS Flex, a pool of items that can be used to develop customized behavioral intervention goals for frequent monitoring.

Features of the BIMAS Standard

    • Can be used as a brief screener, a tool for treatment monitoring, or for program evaluation (or in any combination of the three)
    • Consists of 34 change-sensitive items on 5 subscales with forms for parents and teachers (ages 5 to 18 years), and youth (ages 12 to 18 years) to complete with both standardized scale-level and item-level norms 
    • Non–norm-referenced clinician form also available for rating youth 5 to 18 years

Features of the BIMAS Flex

    • Distinct, more specific behavioral items (10–30) for each of the 34 BIMAS Standard form items on the 5 scales
    • Both positively and negatively worded items to select from
    • Customize treatment goals by selecting behaviors of concern and create mini-assessments
    • Save and use Interventions Plans again with other students, all with the flexibility to import them and save them for future use
    • Frequent progress monitoring assesses change in behavioral concern or adaptive skills
    • Make notes to describe specific behaviors, response to intervention, or to add other information about the student

BIMAS-2 Behavioral Concern Scales: Identify Risks

    • Conduct—anger management, bullying behaviors, substance abuse, deviance
    • Negative Affect—anxiety, depression
    • Cognitive/Attention—attention, focus, organization, planning, memory

BIMAS-2 Adaptive Scales: Identify Strengths and Areas of Improvement

    • Social functioning—friendship maintenance, communication
    • Academic Functioning—academic performance, attendance, ability to follow directions