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ERIC Number: EJ984160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Score Reliability and Validity of the Student Risk Screening Scale: A Psychometrically Sound, Feasible Tool for Use in Urban Elementary Schools
Ennis, Robin Parks; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v20 n4 p241-259 Dec 2012
In this article we examine the psychometric properties of the "Student Risk Screening Scale" (SRSS) for use in diverse, urban elementary schools. Results of two studies suggest strong internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Both studies also suggest strong convergent validity with other psychometrically sound, systematic screeners including the "Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire" (Study 1) and the "Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders" (Study 2). In addition, both studies suggest initial SRSS scores predict (a) suspension rates for students in kindergarten through fourth grades and (b) performance on state achievement tests for third grade students. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire