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ERIC Number: EJ1009662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Universal Screening in Middle School: Examining the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System
Chin, Jenna K.; Dowdy, Erin; Quirk, Matthew P.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n1 p53-60 Feb 2013
Universal screening is a promising approach for identifying students at risk for behavioral and emotional problems. Due to the frequent adolescent onset of behavioral and emotional problems, middle school is an important time for early identification. This study explored the ability of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) to predict behavioral outcomes (i.e., behavioral grades, suspensions, and office disciplinary referrals) in a sample of 694 middle-school students. Both the teacher and student rated BESS forms were able to significantly predict behavioral outcomes. Findings suggest that the BESS can be an effective tool for identifying students at risk of experiencing behavior problems. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory; Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Conners Rating Scales; Conners Teacher Rating Scale
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324B060005