BDS TESTS


BDS TESTS

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Behavior Data Systems (BDS) tests' distinguishing characteristics include
focused multiscaled tests with impressive empirically demonstrated reliability
and validity. Each test is standardized for the client population it is designed
to assess. With few exceptions, it takes around 30 minutes to administer each of these
tests. Data (client's answers) input, computer scoring and printing of reports
(on your printer) is done within 2 to 3 minutes. Other unique BDS test features
are many, and include: Truthfulness Scales, Truth-Corrected Scale Scores, Test
Data Input Verification (insures accuracy), Human Voice Audio (for reading
impaired), Built In Database (for ongoing research), Delete Client Names from
program (insures HIPAA compliance), Annual Summary Reports and Staff Training.




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UNIQUE BDS TEST FEATURES
How to find the test

that meets your needs
Built-In
Database

(For Ongoing Research)
Truthfulness
Scale
Annual
Summary Reports
Truth-Corrected
Scores
Staff Training
Test Data Input

Verification
English,
Spanish &

Other Languages
Human Voice
Audio

(for reading impaired)
Delete
Client Names

(insures HIPAA compliance)
Different Tests
for Different

Evaluation Settings
 





BEHAVIOR DATA SYSTEMS

TESTS ALPHABETICALLY LISTED



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name is linked to that test's webpage which contains a detailed test
description, an example test report and links to that test's research.




On the right side of this page are brief test descriptions. More test-related
information is provided when you click on a test's name.




ALPHABETICALLY LISTED TESTS
TEST LINKS CONCISE TEST DESCRIPTION
Adolescent
Chemical
Dependency
Inventory
The Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inventory (ACDI) is a short non-offensive
self-report test that obtains a lot of important information quickly. The ACDI
assesses troubled youth in schools, counseling and treatment settings. The ACDI
has 105 items and takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. It has five scales
(measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale; 2. Adjustment Scale; 3. Distress Scale; 4.
Alcohol Scale and 5. Drugs Scale. Specific intervention, counseling and
treatment recommendations are provided.
ACDI-Corrections Version II Designed for school, juvenile court and juvenile probation department use.
Version II has a Violence (Lethality) Scale. Version II has 140 items and takes
25 to 30 minutes to complete. Version II has seven scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2.
Violence (Lethality); 3. Adjustment; 4. Stress Coping Abilities; 5. Distress;
6. Alcohol and 7. Drugs. Specific attained score-related intervention,
treatment and probation recommendations are given for each of these scales. If
you are looking for a juvenile (male and female) assessment instrument that
includes violence (lethality), we recommend that you consider the ACDI-Corrections
Version II.
Alcohol Drug Screen An adult evidence based assessment instrument that focuses explicitly on alcohol and drug use or abuse.
Anger
Management
Profile
This test is designed for court and anger assessment treatment settings. The AMP is particularly useful in
substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse-related cases.
It has 123 items and takes 25 minutes to complete. The Anger Management Profile scales (measures) include:
Truthfulness, Anger, Alcohol, Anger Management and Drugs.
The AMP evaluates the client's test taking attitude and identifies faking. It measures substance use and the severity of abuse.
The scale score recommendations are in accordance with American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines. It also
quantifies anger (violence) potential.
Citizen Safeguard Index The Citizen Safeguard Index is a test specifically designed for gun permit assessment. The Citizen Safeguard Index has 64 items and takes
approximately 10 minutes to complete. It is computer scored with reports printed within 2½ minutes on-site. The Citizen Safeguard Index is
standardized for clients (male and female) ranging in age from 17 to 74.



The Citizen Safeguard Index contains four measures (scales) that measure client truthfulness, risk severity and substance (alcohol and other drugs)
use and abuse. The interaction of these four attitude and behavior scales largely determines the client's outlook and related behavior. This test
is only available at www.online-testing.com.
Defendant Questionnaire Designed for adult (male and female) court-related defendant assessment. It is
appropriate for Drug Courts and general court populations. It is appropriate
for misdemeanor and felony cases. The DQ has 162 items and takes 35 minutes to
complete. It has seven scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence (Lethality); 3.
Antisocial; 4. Alcohol; 5. Drugs; 6. Substance Abuse/Dependency and 7. Stress
Coping Abilities Scale. Substance Abuse/Dependency is classified in terms of
DSM-5 criteria, while measuring the severity of alcohol and drug use. Additionally, the
DQ incorporates ASAM compatible treatment recommendation.
Domestic
Violence
Inventory
For domestic violence offender assessment. The DVI evaluates lethality, control
issues, substance abuse and much more. It has 155 items and takes 30 minutes to
complete. The DVI has six scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence (Lethality); 3.
Control; 4. Alcohol; 5. Drugs and 6. Stress Coping Abilities. The Truthfulness
Scale detects denial, deception and faking. The DVI is a popular and widely
used adult domestic violence perpetrator assessment instrument.
DVI-Juvenile Designed for evaluating juveniles (14 to 18 years) accused or convicted of
domestic violence. The DVI-Juvenile has 149 items and takes 30 to 35 minutes to
complete. The DVI-Juvenile has six scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence
(Lethality); 3. Control; 4. Alcohol; 5. Drugs and 6. Stress Coping Abilities. A popular
test for juvenile domestic violence caseloads and counseling programs.
DVI Pre-Post For measuring domestic violence treatment outcome. The same test is given
before and after treatment. Upon posttest it compares pre-post test results in
a DVI Pre-Post report. It has 147 items and takes 30 minutes to complete. The
DVI Pre-Post has six scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence (Lethality); 3.
Control; 4. Alcohol; 5. Drugs and 6. Stress Coping Abilities. Although this
test evolved from the DVI, it objectively compares pretest and posttest scores.
It is one of a few tests that provides an outcome measure. If you want to know
if domestic violence treatment was effective, we recommend that you consider the DVI
Pre-Post.
DVI-Short Form The DVI-Short Form is a brief, easily administered and automated
(computer-scored) adult domestic violence test. It has 76 items and takes 20
minutes to complete. The Short Form has six scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness
Scale; 2. Violence (Lethality) Scale; 3. Control Scale; 4. Alcohol Scale; 5.
Drugs Scale and 6. Stress Coping Abilities Scale. The DVI-Short Form assesses
attitudes and behaviors important to domestic violence offender evaluation. The
DVI-Short Form is appropriate for reading impaired assessment and high volume
testing programs. The DVI-Short Form is a popular domestic violence offender
assessment instrument or test.
Driver
Impairment
Index
The Driver Impairment Index was designed specifically for California DUI providers it has three scales (measures):
Truthfulness Scale, Alcohol Scale and the Drugs Scale. The DII consists of 64 items, takes nine or ten minutes to complete,
and can be administered individually or in groups. DII's can be given in paper-pencil test booklet format or on the computer
screen. Regardless of how administered, all DII tests are scored over the Internet with scored reports printed on-site within
three minutes. This test is reliable, valid and accurate. DII tests are readily available (24/7) over the Internet
at www.driver-impairment-index.com, where descriptive information, research and an example report are available for review.
Also available is the DII-Dr, which includes a Driver Risk Scale.
Driver
Impairment
Index-Dr
The Driver Impairment Index was designed specifically for California DUI providers. It has four scales (measures):
Truthfulness Scale; Alcohol Scale; Drugs Scale and a Driver Risk Scale. The DII consists of 74 items, takes 15 minutes to complete,
and can be administered individually or in groups. DII-Dr's can be given in paper-pencil test booklet format or on the computer
screen. Regardless of how administered, all DII-Dr tests are scored over the Internet with scored reports printed on-site within
three minutes. This test is reliable, valid and accurate. DII-Dr tests are readily available (24/7) over the Internet
at www.driver-impairment-index.com, where descriptive information, research and an example report are available for review.
Driver Inventory The Driver Inventory (DI) is a driver risk test that does not include alcohol
or drugs scales. The DI has 124 items and takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The Driver Inventory has five scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale; 2.
Aggressiveness Scale; 3. Self-Rating Scale; 4. Stress Coping Scale and 5. Driver Risk
Scale. If you want a driver risk assessment instrument or test that does not
have an alcohol or drugs scale, we recommend the Driver Inventory (DI). The DI
is designed to be different. It is deliberately short. The DI is
non-introversive and does not elicit defensiveness or anger. And the DI is
comprehensive as its scales represent important areas of inquiry.
Driver Risk Inventory-II For DUI/DWI offender assessment. It has 140 items and takes 25 to 30 minutes to
complete. The DRI-II has six scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Alcohol; 3. Drugs; 4.
Substance Abuse/Dependency; 5. Driver Risk and 6. Stress Coping Abilities.
It incorporates DSM-5 classification criteria with independent measures of
alcohol and drug abuse severity. Standardized on over one million DUI/DWI
offenders, it is rated the best by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration), the highest federal authority in the DUI field. This is a
popular DUI/DWI offender assessment instrument or test.
Employee Review Identifies employee (male and female) problems, like a negative attitude,
poor stress management skills, and substance (alcohol and drug) abuse. Early
problem identification can be advantageous to both employee and employer
and with intervention, saves jobs.
Employment Barriers
Designed for evaluating client's "barriers to employment." Screening
for employment barriers allows problems to be indentified and treated
according to their severity.
1st Offense Inventory The 1st Offense Inventory is designed for first offender (male and female)
assessment. This test is particularly useful in defendant, presentence,
pretrial and probation settings. The 1st Offense Inventory consists of 122
true/false and multiple choice items. It takes 20 to 25 minutes on average to
complete and has a fifth grade reading level. The assessment has seven scales
(measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2. Alcohol; 3. Drugs; 4. Antisocial; 5. Peer Pressure;
6. Entitlement and 7. Self-Esteem.
Gambler
Addiction
Index
Designed for gambler assessment. It has 166 items and takes 35 minutes to
complete. The Gambler Addiction Index has seven scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2.
Gambling Severity; 3. Suicide; 4. DSM-5 Gambling; 5. Alcohol; 6. Drugs and 7.
Stress Coping Abilities. Within three minutes of test completion, the GAI prints
a comprehensive report. The GAI assesses important "gambler" attitudes and
behaviors. It is estimated that there are over 12 million gamblers in the United
States.
Juvenile
Detention Exam
The Juvenile Detention Exam (JDE) is specifically designed for juvenile (male and female)
detention (detainment, confinement and incarceration).
Juvenile
Pre-Disposition
Evaluation
The Juvenile Pre-Disposition Evaluation (JPE) is designed specifically for juvenile
(male and female) presentence evaluation. It has 159 items and takes 35 minutes
to complete. The JPE has nine scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2. Suicide; 3.
Resistance; 4. Self-Esteem; 5. Violence (Lethality); 6. Alcohol; 7. Drugs; 8.
Distress and 9. Stress Coping Abilities. The JPE is much more than just another
alcohol or drug test. Consequently, it measures many important behaviors missed
by many other juvenile tests. This type of information helps in making decisions regarding incarceration and treatment.
Juvenile Pre-Post The Juvenile Pre-Post Inventory is an evidence - based treatment outcome test
that establishes whether treatment has resulted in positive change, negative change or no change. The Juvenile Pre-Post consists of 161 items and
takes on average 30 minutes to complete. The Juvenile Pre-Post is a reliable and valid computer scored test that provides a Comparison Report
within 2½ minutes of data (answers) entry.
Juvenile
Substance Abuse
Profile
Designed for school systems, juvenile screening programs and troubled youth
treatment agencies. The JSAP has 116 items and takes 20 minutes to complete.
The Juvenile Substance Abuse Profile has five scales: 1. Truthfulness Scale; 2.
Aggressiveness Scale; 3. Alcohol Scale; 4. Drugs Scale and 5. Stress Coping
Abilities Scale. This is a fast way to screen juveniles in a non-introversive
manner. Extreme aggressiveness can spill over into violence. Greatly impaired
stress coping abilities identify existing emotional and mental health problems.
This is a brief yet comprehensive and standardized self-report test.
Offender
Assessment
Index
This assessment is an adult court test that is appropriate for evaluating misdemeanor and felony defendants, both male and female.
The OAI has 158 items and takes 30 minutes to complete. The OAI's seven scales (measures) include:
Truthfulness; Violence; Alcohol; Stress Coping Abilities; Drugs; Substance Abuse/Dependency and Resistance.
The Offender Assessment Index scales measure important offender attitudinal (resistance), problem (alcohol/drugs) and behavioral
(violence) areas of inquiry. The OAI classifies substance abuse with DSM-5 criteria, while concurrently measuring alcohol and drug abuse severity.
Outreach Assessment The Outreach Assessment is an objective, evidence based adult screening instrument or test.
Parolee Inventory Designed for parolee assessment. The PI has 135 items and takes 30 to 35
minutes to complete. The PI has eight scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence
(Lethality); 3. Antisocial; 4. Distress; 5. Self-Esteem; 6. Alcohol; 7. Drugs
and 8. Stress Coping Abilities. The Parolee Inventory is an objective,
comprehensive and standardized screening instrument that examines important
attitudes and behaviors. The PI provides an objective on-site second opinion in
a timely manner.
Pre-Post Inventory Designed for objective pretest-posttest outcome comparison. This is a
counseling or treatment outcome measure. It has 148 items and takes 30 minutes
to complete. The Pre-Post Inventory has seven scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2.
Self-Esteem; 3. Resistance; 4. Distress; 5. Alcohol; 6. Drugs and 7. Stress
Coping Abilities. The Pre-Post Inventory provides an objective outcome measure
for evaluating intervention, counseling or treatment effectiveness. Adult and
juvenile versions are available.
Prison Inmate Inventory Designed for prison inmate (male and female) assessment. The PII has 161 items
and takes 35 to 40 minutes to complete. The PII has ten scales: 1. Truthfulness;
2. Violence (Lethality); 3. Antisocial; 4. Adjustment; 5. Self-Esteem; 6.
Judgment; 7. Distress; 8. Alcohol; 9. Drugs and 10. Stress Coping Abilities.
The PII is standardized on over 55,000 prison inmates. Reports
contain specific score-related recommendations that are applicable to levels of
supervision and treatment needs. The PII is a popular prison inmate assessment
instrument or test.
Probation
Referral Outcome
The Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) is administered to a client (offender, patient) twice - once
before entering treatment (pretest) and again upon treatment completion (posttest).
Reinstatement Review
Inventory
Designed for screening applicants applying for reinstatement of their driver's
license. These applicants have had their driver's license suspended or revoked.
The RRI has 124 items and takes 25 minutes to complete. The RRI has six scales:
1. Truthfulness; 2. Road Rage; 3. Alcohol; 4. Drugs; 5. Comparative Change and
6. Intervention Checklist. The RRI explores the question, "Has the applicant
changed since their driver's license was suspended or revoked?" A second
version of the RRI was developed and is called the RRI-II.
Reinstatement Review Inventory-II The RRI-II is another approach to screening applicants applying for
reinstatement of their driver's license. These applicants have had their
driver's license suspended or revoked. The RRI-II has six scales: 1.
Truthfulness; 2. Stress Coping Abilities; 3. Alcohol; 4. Drugs; 5. Comparative
Change and 6. Intervention Checklist. The RRI-II replaced the RRI's Road Rage
Scale with its Stress Coping Abilities Scale. The RRI-II explores the question,
"Has the applicant changed since their driver's license was suspended or
revoked?"
Self-Assessment Index Designed for welfare recipient screening in welfare-to-work programs. It has
103 items and takes 20 minutes to complete. The Self-Assessment Index has five
scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Work Index; 3. Alcohol; 4. Drugs and 5. Stress
Coping Abilities. This test screens substance (alcohol and drugs) abuse, work
attitudes, motivation and stress coping -- important attitudes and behaviors
for understanding welfare-to-work participants. Test results can be used to
coordinate intervention, treatment and vocational rehabilitational services.
Self-Audit The Self-Audit (SA) is designed for adult (male and female) counseling and
treatment program intake. The SA can also be used in HMO's, EAP programs,
courts, probation and community corrections. The SA has 160 items and takes 30
to 35 minutes to complete. It contains nine scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2.
Distress; 3. Resistance; 4. Morale; 5. Violence; 6. Alcohol; 7. Drugs; 8.
Self-Esteem and 9. Stress Coping Abilities. The Self-Audit differs from the
Victim Index in that the SA contains a Violence (Lethality) and individual
Alcohol and Drugs Scales. The SA was developed in response to evaluators'
requests.
Sexual
Adjustment
Inventory
Designed for identifying sexual deviance and paraphilias in persons accused or
convicted of sex offenses, the SAI has 225 items and takes 45 minutes to
an hour to complete. The SAI has 13 scales: 1. Test Item Truthfulness; 2. Sex
Item Truthfulness; 3. Sexual Adjustment; 4. Child Molest; 5. Sexual (Rape)
Assault; 6. Exhibitionism; 7. Incest Classification; 8. Violence (Lethality);
9. Antisocial; 10. Distress; 11. Impulsiveness; 12. Alcohol and 13. Drugs.
Many sex offenders try to minimize their problems, which emphasizes the
importance of the two SAI truthfulness scales while underscoring the value of
Truth-Corrected Scores, which are more accurate than raw scores. The SAI is
standardized on thousands of sex offenders. It has proven to be a reliable,
valid, accurate and objective sex offender assessment instrument or test.
State-of-the-art.
SAI-Juvenile Designed for evaluating juveniles (12 to 18 years) accused of or convicted of
sexual offenses. The SAI-Juvenile has 230 items and takes an hour to
complete. The SAI-Juvenile has 13 scales: 1. Test Item Truthfulness; 2. Sex
Item Truthfulness; 3. Child Molest; 4. Sexual (Rape) Assault; 5. Incest
Classification; 6. Exhibitionism; 7. Sexual Adjustment; 8. Violence
(Lethality); 9. Antisocial; 10. Distress; 11. Alcohol; 12. Drugs and 13.
Impulsiveness. The adult SAI was modified for juveniles. When selecting a test
for evaluating juveniles accused or convicted of sexual offenses, we recommend that
you consider this reliable, valid and accurate test.
Shoplifting Inventory Designed for shoplifting offender assessment. The SI has 185 items and takes 45
minutes to complete. The SI has nine scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Shoplifting; 3.
Entitlement; 4. Peer Pressure; 5. Self-Esteem; 6. Impulsiveness; 7. Antisocial;
8. Alcohol and 9. Drugs. This is a unique shoplifter test. The SI evaluates
motivation, attitude and need. The nine scales explore areas of inquiry considered
necessary for adequately understanding shoplifters.
Substance
Abuse
Questionnaire
The Substance Abuse Questionnaire (SAQ) is an adult substance (alcohol and
other drugs) abuse assessment instrument or test that also assesses
aggressiveness, resistance and stress handling abilities. The SAQ has 153
items, takes 30 minutes to complete and reports are available on-site within 2½
minutes of data entry. The SAQ has six scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2.
Alcohol; 3. Drugs; 4. Aggressiveness; 5. Resistance and 6. Stress Coping
Abilities. The SAQ is a concise, objective and standardized assessment
instrument or test.
SAQ-Adult Probation III The SAQ-Adult Probation III is designed for adult (male and female) probationer
assessment. It takes 30 minutes to complete, and printed reports are available
on-site in 2½ minutes of data entry. The SAQ-Adult Probation III has seven scales
(measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2. Violence (Lethality); 3. Antisocial; 4.
Aggressiveness; 5. Alcohol; 6. Drugs and 7. Stress Coping Abilities. It has
been standardized and normed on over 115,000 probationers. Returned diskettes
can be summarized on a state or department basis in annual summary reports,
which are provided free. The SAQ-Adult Probation III is a popular test with
proven reliability, validity and accuracy.
SAQ-Short Form The SAQ-Short Form is a concise or shorter version of the SAQ-Adult Probation
III. The Short Form has 64 items and can be completed in 20 minutes. It has four
scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness; 2. Alcohol; 3. Drugs and 4. Risk. The
SAQ-Short Form has been standardized and normed on thousands of defendants and
probationers. This test is brief and to the point, yet provides important
attitudinal and behavioral information. The Risk Scale measures the
defendant's/probationer's danger to self and others. The SAQ-Short Form is used
in high volume testing settings, with the reading impaired and as an
alternative to the SAQ-Adult Probation III.
Treatment
Intervention
Inventory
Designed for adult treatment intake assessment. The TII has 162 items and takes
35 minutes to complete. The Treatment Intervention Inventory has nine scales: 1.
Truthfulness; 2. Anxiety; 3. Depression; 4. Distres;, 5. Self-Esteem; 6. Family
Issues; 7. Alcohol; 8. Drugs and 9. Stress Coping Abilities. The TII is
appropriate for HMO's, EAP Programs, counseling intake and chemical dependency
treatment settings. The TII identifies problems that warrant referral,
intervention or treatment.
TII-Juvenile Designed for juvenile program (counseling, troubled youth, schools, HMO's and
chemical dependency) intake. The TII-Juvenile has 143 items and takes 25 to 30
minutes to complete. It has nine scales: 1. Truthfulness; 2. Self-Esteem; 3.
Family Issues; 4. Anxiety; 5. Depression; 6. Distress; 7. Alcohol; 8. Drugs
and 9. Stress Coping Abilities. The TII-Juvenile should be considered when
selecting a program intake or screening instrument for troubled youth.
Veteran
Information
Profile
The Veteran Information Profile (VIP) is a post-deployment screening instrument or civilian reintegration test that
was designed for evaluators that counsel or assess veterans. The Veteran Information Profile or VIP incorporates eight
veteran post-deployment scales (areas of inquiry):
Truthfulness Scale; PTSD Scale; Civilian Reintegration Scale; Suicide Scale; Self-Esteem Scale; Alcohol Scale;
Depression Scale and Drugs Scale.


The VIP is a 163-item self-report test that takes around 30 minutes to complete. The VIP can be given on the computer
or in paper-pencil test booklet format, which enables group testing. Regardless of how VIP tests are administered, all
tests are scored online with reports scored and printed within three
minutes of test data entry. VIP tests are conveniently
accessible (24/7) and affordable. For more VIP information and to review an example VIP report visit www.Veteran-Profile.com.
Victim Index Designed for victim assessment. Victims of physical and mental abuse or
domestic violence represent the clients the VI is designed for. The VI has 147
items and takes 25 to 30 minutes to complete. The Victim Index has eight scales: 1.
Truthfulness; 2. Distress; 3. Morale; 4. Self-Esteem; 5. Resistance; 6.
Substance Abuse; 7. Stress Coping Abilities and 8. Suicide Ideation. The VI is
different. It is designed to screen victims of physical and/or mental abuse.
The Victim Index (VI) is appropriate for adult male and female clients.
Violations
Analysis
Inventory
This test is designed for use with defendants convicted of moving violations who are participating in defensive driving
courses or are completing traffic violator or driver safety programs. The VAI has 114 items and takes 20 to 25 minutes to complete.
The VAI has five scales (measures) which include: Truthfulness; Attitude; Driver Risk; Stress Coping and Self-Esteem.
The VAI is designed for quick assessment of attitudes and behavior that influence one's driving. The VAI helps defendants
explore their attitudes and assess their driving related behavior in a positive (as opposed to critical) manner.





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