Author(s) : Howard Abikoff and Richard Gallagher
Publisher : MHS, 2009
SKU : PG_COSS-O
Purpose: Assess organisational skills
Age: 8–13 years
Time: 10–15 minutes
The Children’s Organizational Skills Scale (COSS) is designed to help the assessor understand how children organise their time, their materials, and their actions to accomplish important tasks at home and at school.
The COSS quantifies organisational skills for children aged 8 to 13 based on ratings from parents, teachers, and the child.
ACER offers the COSS online via the MHS Online Assessment Centre (MAC). Online administration allows the assessor the flexibility to send a link to each respondent to complete the assessment at a location (e.g., child care center, school). Assessors using online scoring also have the option of printing E-Paper forms that can be scored online by entering the responses.
Online Forms are available for parent, teacher, and self-report.
An Inconsistency Index is available on all three forms. This index is useful for determining response patterns that can affect results due to careless/random responding. The self-report form also contains a Positive Impression Index to help identify inaccurate representation of problems by making situations appear better than they really are.