Measurement Tools

This page includes information about measurement tools developed by our lab.  All tools are available at no cost, we ask that you please use the citations below.  Please contact us if you have questions about any of the measurement tools.

California Bullying Victimization Scale (CBVS) (Felix et al., 2011).

The CBVS was developed to assess youth bullying victimization and aggression by asking youth about their experiences with each of the core components of bullying (repetition, intentionality, imbalance of power) and without using the term “bullying.” 

  • CBVS for 5-12th graders: CBVS(5-12)
  • Studies using the CBVS and CBVS-R (updated April, 2021): Publications Using the CBVS and CBVS-R
  • Please cite: Felix, E. D., Sharkey, J. D., Green, J. G., Furlong, M. J., & Tanigawa, D. (2011). Getting precise and pragmatic about the assessment of bullying: The development of the California Bullying Victimization Scale. Aggressive behavior37(3), 234-247.

California Bullying Victimization Scale – Retrospective (CBVS-R) (Green et al., 2018).

The CBVS-R is an adaptation of the CBVS designed to retrospectively assess bullying among adults. In addition to assessing the core components of bullying (repetition, intentionality, imbalance of power), the CBVS-R includes questions about times in childhood when the respondents experienced bullying.

Adolescent Mental Health Support Scale (AMHSS) (Green et al., 2021).

The Adolescent Mental Health Support Scale (AMHSS) is a brief self-report measure that can be added to student surveillance surveys to evaluate adolescent mental health service use. The AMHSS includes questions assessing desire to use mental health services, use of mental health services, and barriers to accessing school mental health services.

  • Please cite: Green, J.G., Oblath, R., Kessel Schneider, S., & Miller, M. (online first, 2021). Assessing adolescent mental health service use: Developing the Adolescent Mental Health Support Scale (AMHSS). School Mental Health.
  • You can read the full article here:

Teacher Mental Health Vignette Scale (Green, Oblath, & Holt, 2022).

The Teacher Mental Health Vignette Scale is a measure designed to assess teacher identification and referral of students with depression and oppositional defiant disorder. The scale presents vignettes and a series of questions about how teachers would respond to students in those vignettes.