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ERIC Number: EJ906492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Score Reliability and Validity of the Student Risk Screening Scale: A Psychometrically Sound, Feasible Tool for Use in Urban Middle Schools
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Bruhn, Allison L.; Eisner, Shanna L.; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v18 n4 p211-224 Dec 2010
In this article, the authors examine the psychometric properties of the "Student Risk Screening Scale" (SRSS) for use in urban middle schools. Results of Studies 1 and 2 suggest strong internal consistency and test-retest stability. Study 1 supports the predictive validity of the SRSS, with students at low risk being able to be differentiated from moderate- to high-risk status on behavioral and academic measures. Study 2 also supports predictive validity up to 2 years following initial SRSS status, with students in the low-risk group having significantly fewer out-of-school suspensions, fewer unexcused absences, and higher grade point averages than students in the moderate- and high-risk groups. In addition, results of Study 1 support the feasibility of the SRSS, with increased use over time serving as a behavioral marker for social validity. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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