DESSA Comprehensive System
Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Comprehensive System

Paul A. LeBuffe, M.A. 
Valerie Shapiro, M.S.W.
Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

Technical Information


The DESSA’s standardization sample (n=2,500) reflects the diversity of children today.Back to the top

About the Author

Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D. (www.jacknaglieri.com)

Dr. Jack A. Naglieri is Professor of Psychology. Prior to his current position he was Professor of School Psychology and Psychology at the Ohio State University where he taught from 1982 to 2000. He also is a Fellow of APA Division 16, recipient of APA Division 16 2001 Senior Scientist Award, and holds an appointment as a senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation's Institute for Clinical Training and Research. Dr. Naglieri obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Master of Science from St. John's University, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979. He worked as a school psychologist in the New York area from 1974-1977.

The author of more than 150 scholarly papers, chapters, books, and tests, he has focused his efforts since the late 1970s on reconceptualizing intelligence. Jack A. Naglieri is also the author of the Cognitive Assessment System (Naglieri & Das, 1997), the CAS Scoring Aide (Naglieri, 2002), the General Ability Measure for Adults (Naglieri & Bardos, 1997), Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (Naglieri, 1996), Devereux Scoring Assistant (LeBuffe, Naglieri, & Pfeiffer, 1996), Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Devereux Behavior Rating Scales School Form (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Draw A Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (Naglieri, McNeish, & Bardos, 1990), Draw A Person: Quantitative Scoring System (Naglieri, 1988), Matrix Analogies Test (Naglieri, 1985).

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QUICK FACTS

Authors
Paul A. LeBuffe, M.A.,
Valerie Shapiro, M.S.W., &
Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D

Age Range 4 to 14 years

Administration Time 10 minutes

Administration Type
  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed
  • After-school staff-completed
Qualification Level B

Formats
  • Handscored