ERIC Number: ED369569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Social Skills Diagnostic Screen Administration Manual.
Fort McMurray School District 2833 (Alberta).
The Social Skills Diagnostic Screen (SSDS), developed by the Fort McMurray School District in Alberta, Canada, in 1991-92, is a checklist which may be used by teachers, parents, counsellors, and students to ascertain a student's level of social development. The SSDS may also serve as a tool to specify or clarify specific social skills with which the student may require assistance. This manual examines the development of the SSDS, explains its administration and scoring, and includes a copy of the test itself. The SSDS assesses personal and interpersonal factors, social reasoning skills, and classroom behaviors, and is part of a three-level approach to measuring and reporting students' social skills. The first level is reporting to parents, at report card time, the social development of their children. Should the parent or teacher require further information regarding social development, the SSDS can be used as the second level. The third level of measurement requires the administration of standardized instruments by qualified professionals. Four appendixes contain SSDS pilot test results, mean scores by grade and sex, the SSDS itself, and an SSDS composite profile form.
Descriptors: Check Lists, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Scoring, Screening Tests, Social Behavior, Social Development, Student Evaluation, Test Construction
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4X9, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Fort McMurray School District 2833 (Alberta).