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ERIC Number: EJ1064438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Stability and Change of Behavioral and Emotional Screening Scores
Dever, Bridget V.; Dowdy, Erin; Raines, Tara C.; Carnazzo, Katherine
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n6 p618-629 Jul 2015
Universal screening for behavioral and emotional difficulties is integral to the identification of students needing early intervention and prevention efforts. However, unanswered questions regarding the stability of screening scores impede the ability to determine optimal strategies for subsequent screening. This study examined the 2-year stability of behavioral and emotional risk screening scores and investigated whether change could be predicted based on student characteristics or initial risk scores. As part of a district-wide screening effort, 863 middle and high school students completed the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System at two time points. Stability coefficients were moderate, with the majority of students remaining in a similar risk category across time. Gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, grade, school transition, and special education status were not predictive of movement across time. Initial risk score was predictive of movement from normal to at-risk categorization, with the internalizing domain being the most predictive of change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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