Children’s Psychological Processes Scale

Author: Milton J. Dehn
Publisher: Schoolhouse Educational Services
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Format: Teacher Rating Scale
Administration: Online
Completion Time: 15 minutes
Qualification Level: B

The CPPS is designed primarily for the assessment of psychological processes in children referred for a specific learning disability (SLD) evaluation. The CPPS is also suitable for screening and progress monitoring.

The Children’s Psychological Processes Subscales

  • The CPPS has 121 items, 11 subscales, and a General Processing Ability composite.
  • Attention
  • Auditory Processing
  • Executive Functions
  • Fine Motor
  • Long-Term Recall
  • Fluid Reasoning
  • Oral Language
  • Phonological Processing
  • Processing Speed
  • Visual-Spatial Processing
  • Working Memory
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Scoring and Reports

Online scoring and reports come free with the purchase of rating forms. The reports include a brief narrative, a graph, a table of scores, change-sensitive W-scores, and a discrepancy table for determining intra-individual strengths and weaknesses. To view a sample report click here


The CPPS was normed on a sample of 1,121 children rated by 278 teachers from 128 communities in 30 states. The sample’s demographics closely match those of the U.S. population.


For the four normative age groups, the internal consistency reliability coefficients of the subscales range from .88 to .98, with the majority in the mid-90’s.


Validity support comes from high correlations with measures of processing skills, cognitive skills, and achievement, as well as factor analytic and developmental evidence.

LD Profile and Classification Accuracy

Compared to matched controls, LD subjects had significantly higher means on all subscales. The CPPS has high classification accuracy in regards to LD.


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