Conners 3™
Conners 3rd Edition

C. Keith Conners, Ph.D.


"The Conners 3 is a well-designed instrument with excellent technical properties that promises to be instrumental in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment response of children with ADHD and co-morbid disorders.”
—Arffa, S. (in press). Test review of the Conners 3rd Edition™ (Conners 3™). From K. F. Geisinger, R. A. Spies, & J. F. Carlson (Eds.), The eighteenth mental measurements yearbook [Electronic version]. Retrieved from the Buros Institute’s Test Reviews Online website: http://www.unl.edu/buros


Description


The Conners 3 is the result of four years of extensive product research and development. School psychologists, clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, child protection agencies, and mental health workers can count on the Conners 3 to be a reliable and dependable tool capable of supporting them in the diagnostic and identification process.

Based on the solid findings and key elements of its predecessor, the Conners’ Rating Scales–Revised (CRS–R™), the Conners 3 offers a thorough assessment of ADHD. The Conners 3 now addresses comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Each parent, teacher, and self-report form is available in full-length and short versions.

Professionals will benefit from the following enhancements:
  • A large representative normative sample based on the 2000 U.S. census data
  • A refined focus on ADHD in school-age children with a new age range (6–18 for parent and teacher forms, and 8–18 for self-report forms)
  • Strengthened Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition (DSM-IV-TR™) connections Clear applications in education settings that help identify children with behavioral difficulties
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use the tool in intervention planning and monitoring Spanish versions of the parent and self-report forms
How to Use the Assessment
The Conners 3 forms include multiple components that are available in paper-and-pencil or computerized format. The rating scales are available for parent (Conners 3–P), teacher (Conners 3–T) and self-report (Conners 3–SR). As well, the Conners 3 is available in short version. In addition, the Conners 3 also includes two auxiliary scales: the Conners 3 ADHD Index (Conners 3AI™) and the Conners 3 Global Index (Conners 3GI™). Assessment Reports, Progress Reports, and Comparative Reports are also available to help gather and record information, summarize results and facilitate discussion.

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Conners 3 DSM-5 Scoring Update


The Conners 3rd Edition™ (Conners 3™) has been updated to provide a new scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition™ (DSM-5™) Symptom Scales.

The Conners 3 now has the following two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS Scoring Software:
  1. DSM-IV-TR™: DSM Symptom Scales are scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).

  2. DSM-5: DSM Symptom Scales are scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Scoring Software users can download the software by clicking on “Check for Updates” under the Help menu within the Scoring Software. The MHS Online Assessment Center system will be updated automatically. After the updates have been installed, users will have the option to choose to score with the DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 criteria.

Updated DSM-5 handscored forms for the Conners 3 Full-length Parent, Teacher, and Self-Report QuikScore™ Forms are now available for purchase. For pricing and ordering details, visit DSM-5 pricing or the pricing tab. DSM-IV-TR forms will be available until December 31, 2014.

Complete details regarding the Conners 3 DSM-5 scoring option are available via the Conners 3 DSM-5 Supplement. Contact Client Services and choose one of the two options:
  1. Purchase the DSM-5 Supplement paper copy by contacting Client Services or select the pricing tab to place your order.
    Product Code: C30SUP          Price: $15

  2. Complete the form to download the DSM-5 Supplement for free. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email with the Supplement. www.mhs.com/c3dsm5supp
Should you have any further questions, contact Client Services.
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Scales & Forms 

  • General Psychopathology
  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
  • Learning Problems
  • Executive Functioning
  • Aggression
  • Peer Relations
  • Family Relations
  • ADHD Inattentive
  • ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • ADHD Combined
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
The Conners 3rd Edition–Parent (Conners 3–P) 
The Conners 3–P assesses behaviors and other concerns in children from the age of 6–18. Both full-length and short [Conners 3–P (S)] versions are available. The full-length version provides more comprehensive results, and is recommended for both initial evaluations and comprehensive re-evaluations. The short version provides evaluation of the key areas of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, learning problems, executive functioning, aggression, and peer relations, making it an ideal measurement when time is limited or for follow-up testing/treatment monitoring. When used in conjunction with teacher ratings, differences between home and school are highlighted.

The Conners 3rd Edition–Teacher(Conners 3–T) 
The Conners 3–T assesses behaviors and other concerns in children from the age of 6–18 years old. Both full-length and short versions are available. The full-length version provides more comprehensive results, and is recommended for both initial evaluations and re-evaluations. The short version provides evaluation of the key areas of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, learning problems/executive functioning, aggression, andpeer relations, making it an ideal measurement when time is limited or for follow-up testing. When used with the parent form, differences between home and school are highlighted.

The Conners 3rd Edition–Self-Report (Conners 3–SR) 
The Conners 3–SR measures behaviors and other concerns in children 8–18 years old. Both full-length and short versions are available. The full-length version provides more comprehensive results, and is recommended for initial evaluations and comprehensive re-evaluations. The short version provides evaluation of the key areas of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, learning problems, aggression, and family relations, making it an ideal measure when time is limited or for follow-up testing. 

Conners 3 Global Index (Conners 3GI™)
Conners 3 Global Index (Conners 3GI™) The Conners 3GI is a fast and effective measure of general psychopathology and a helpful tool in monitoring treatment and intervention. The Conners 3GI is included in the full-length Conners 3 (for parent and teacher forms) or can be purchased separately.

Conners 3 ADHD Index (Conners 3AI™)
Conners 3 ADHD Index (Conners 3AI™) The Conners 3 offers a 10-item ADHD index (Conners 3AI). The brief index works well when screening a large group of children and adolescents to see if further assessment of ADHD is warranted. Additionally, this form can be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment plans and measure the child’s response to intervention. This form is available in parent, teacher, and self-report versions. The Conners 3AI is included in the full-length Conners 3 or can be purchased separately.


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DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria is reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition™, (Copyright ©2013). American Psychiatric Association. All Rights Reserved. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with and is not endorsing this product.

QUICK FACTS

Author C. Keith Conners, Ph.D. 

Age Range

  • 6 to 18 years for teacher forms and parent forms
  • 8 to 18 years for self-report forms
Administration Time 
  • Full-length: 20 minutes
  • Short: 10 minutes
Administration Type
  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed
  • Youth-completed

Qualification Level B

Formats

  • Software (Windows Only)
  • Online
  • Handscored

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