Psychometric properties of the Student Risk Screening Scale: An effective tool for use in diverse urban elementary schools

Wendy Peia Oakes, Kaitlin S. Wilder, Kathleen Lynne Lane, Lisa Powers, Lynn T.K. Yokoyama, Mary Ellen O'Hare, Abbie B. Jenkins

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Abstract

The authors examined the psychometric properties of the Student Risk Screening Scale, as used in three ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse urban midwestern elementary schools. The results suggest strong internal consistency (a =.81-.82) and test-retest stability (r =.86). Initial ratings of risk as measured by the Student Risk Screening Scale were statistically significant in predicting year-end office discipline referral rates and springtime oral reading fluency scores. Students with higher levels of risk at the onset of the academic year were likely to end the year with moderately higher rates of office discipline referrals and low to moderately lower oral reading fluency proficiency levels. Limitations and future directions are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalAssessment for Effective Intervention
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antisocial behavior
  • Systematic screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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