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ERIC Number: EJ912787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Development and Validation of the "Student Internalizing Behavior Screener": Examination of Reliability, Validity, and Classification Accuracy
Cook, Clayton R.; Rasetshwane, Kutlo B.; Truelson, Erica; Grant, Stephanie; Dart, Evan H.; Collins, Tai A.; Sprague, Jeffrey
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v36 n2 p71-79 Mar 2011
Students with internalizing behavior patterns are often overlooked and underserved in schools, which is problematic in that they are at risk for a host of negative outcomes. As a result, there is a need for universal screening procedures to proactively detect students with these behavior patterns and to provide them with early, ongoing supports. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability, validity, and classification accuracy of the "Student Internalizing Behavior Screener" using a sample of elementary-age students. The results indicated that the screener demonstrated adequate evidence of reliability and validity. Results also revealed an optimal cutoff score to maximize accurate hits and minimize diagnostic errors, and they demonstrated that the screener was able to identify a unique group of behaviorally and emotionally at-risk students. The implications of the results are discussed, as well as the directions for future research on screening practices for students with internalizing behavior patterns. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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