A Comparison of Systematic Screening Tools for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Replication

 
Lane, K. L., Kalberg, J. R., Lambert, E. W., Crnobori, M., & Bruhn, A. L. (2009). A Comparison of Systematic Screening Tools for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Replication. Journal of Emotional and behavioral Disorders, 18(2), 100-112

In this article, the authors examine the psychometric properties of the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS), including evaluating the concurrent validity of the SRSS to predict results from the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD) when used to detect school children with externalizing or internalizing behavior concerns at three assessment points during one academic year. Results suggest strong internal consistency and test—retest stability. Analyses of receiver operating characteristics curves also suggest that the SRSS is more accurate for detecting externalizing than internalizing behaviors. The authors conclude by offering recommendations to school site teams and researchers interested in conducing systematic screenings at the elementary level. Limitations and future directions are offered.

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Prevention Levels

  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

Audiences

  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists
  • Teachers

System Impacts

  • Classroom Level
  • Individual Student
  • Non-Classroom
  • Targeted Groups

Categories

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Mental Health
  • Middle School