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ERIC Number: EJ878363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3414
Examining the Relationship between Scores on the "Behavioral and Emotional Screening System" and Student Academic, Behavioral, and Engagement Outcomes: An Investigation of Concurrent Validity in Elementary School
Renshaw, Tyler L.; Eklund, Katie; Dowdy, Erin; Jimerson, Shane R.; Hart, Shelley R.; Earhart, James, Jr.; Jones, Camille N.
California School Psychologist, v14 p81-88 2009
Universal screening of emotional and behavioral problems among students warrants further consideration by school professionals. School-based universal screening may provide opportunities for early identification and intervention, ultimately preventing the development of more severe problems and promoting more positive outcomes in the future. The "Behavioral and Emotional Screening System" (BESS) is a contemporary screening instrument that may be used to identify risk for emotional and behavioral problems in students from preschool to high school. The purpose of the present study was to examine the concurrent validity of the BESS in elementary school settings. Specifically, this study examined the relation between BESS ratings and report-card outcomes (i.e., academic, behavioral, and engagement marks). The results supported the hypotheses that students' risk-level classifications were significantly related to school-based outcome criterions and that school-based outcome criterions were deemed to be effective discriminators of students' risk level classification. Limitations, future directions for research, and implications for practice are discussed herein. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California