Additional Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of the Student Risk Screening Scale at the High School Level: A Replication and Extension

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Wendy Oakes, Robin Parks Ennis, Meredith Lucille Cox, Christopher Schatschneider, Warren Lambert

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This study reports findings from a validation study of the Student Risk Screening Scale for use with 9th- through 12th-grade students (N = 1854) attending a rural fringe school. Results indicated high internal consistency, test-retest stability, and inter-rater reliability. Predictive validity was established across two academic years, with Spring Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) scores differentiating students with low-, moderate-, and high-risk status on office discipline referrals, grade point averages, and course failures during the following academic year. Teacher ratings evaluating students' performance later in the instructional day were more predictive than teacher ratings evaluating students' performance earlier in the instructional day. Educational implications, limitations, and future research directions are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-115
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • at-risk
  • high school
  • positive behavior interventions and support
  • systematic screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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