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ERIC Number: ED393024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Behavioral Profiles of Students Considered At-Risk Using School Records.
Gresham, Frank M.; And Others
Surprisingly little systematic research has been conducted using school records as a source in determining students' at-risk status for achievement and behavioral difficulties. School records represent measures of permanent products of student behavior and chronicle attempts to meet the diverse needs of the school population. Behavioral profiles of students (n=137) referred to School Study Teams and who were considered at-risk and not at-risk for achievement and disruption behavior problems were contrasted using the School Archival Records Search (SARS). The SARS systematically quantifies school record data and categorizes it on archival variables frequently found in school records. This investigation showed that school records reliably discriminated at-risk from not at-risk groups on variables frequently used in traditional psychoeducational assessment models as well as on variables found in behavioral assessment models (e.g., behavior ratings of social skills, problem behaviors, and direct observations). Students at-risk for achievement difficulties showed a distinct profile of lower functioning in academic achievement, Verbal and Performance IQ, and social skills. Students at-risk for disruption had higher scores for conduct problems, hyperactivity, and critical events and lower scores on academic engaged time and Performance IQ. Differences in the parallelism of social skills profiles were observed for at-risk students in achievement difficulties. Contains 12 references. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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