Scoring the SDQ

We now actively discourage people from hand scoring the paper versions of the SDQ: it is prone to human error and generates an inferior report. Scoring the SDQ accurately and generating useful reports should be done by computer. Our own computer scoring website is at SDQscore.org; this site is operated by the original SDQ team.

The fast SDQ scoring site for online scoring and report generation.
Explanation of how scoring is done for SDQs for 4-17 year olds, as completed by parents, teachers or youths. This also covers scoring the SDQ for those aged 18+ and gives standard cut-points. This document is in English - equivalent versions in many other languages are also available, accessed through the page for that language.
Explanation of how scoring is done for SDQs for 2-4 year olds, as completed by parents or teachers; plus provisional cut-points (English language).
Scoring syntax using SPSS (license required for scoring SDQs).
Scoring syntax using SAS (license required for scoring SDQs).
Scoring syntax using Stata (license required for scoring SDQs).
Scoring syntax using R (license required for scoring SDQs).
Computerised algorithm for predicting disorders from multi-informant SDQ scores (license required for scoring SDQs).
An "added value" score for specialist services


Last modified : 11/11/16