A comparison between SRSS-IE and SSiS-PSG scores: Examining convergent validity

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Wendy Oakes, Eric Alan Common, Kris Zorigian, Nelson C. Brunsting, Christopher Schatschneider

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Abstract

We report findings of a validation study comparing two screening tools: The Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE, an adapted version of the Student Risk Screening Scale) and the Social Skills Improvement System- Performance Screening Guide (SSiS-PSG). Participants included 458 kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary students from one school in a southeastern state. Correlation coefficients indicated statistically significant, inverse relations between SRSS-IE scores (SRSS-IE 12 [total score], SRSS-E7 [subscale score which includes original seven items constituting the SRSS], and SRSS-I5 [subscale scores of the five items to address internalizing behaviors]) and Prosocial Behavior, Motivation to Learn, Reading Skills, and Math Skills subscale scores of the SSiS-PSG. Analysis of receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves contrasting students with significant difficulty versus adequate progress suggested the SRSS-IE12 is more accurate for detecting Prosocial Behavior (area under the curve [AUC] = .972) and Motivation to Learn (AUC = .904) compared with Math (AUC = .817) and Reading Skills (AUC = .805) as measured by the SSiS-PSG. Educational implications, limitations, and future directions are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-126
Number of pages13
JournalAssessment for Effective Intervention
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Internalizing and externalizing behavior
  • Systematic screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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