Student risk screening scale for internalizing and externalizing behaviors: Preliminary cut scores to support data-informed decision making in middle and high schools

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Wendy Oakes, Emily Dawn Cantwell, Christopher Schatschneider, Holly Menzies, Meredith Crittenden, Mallory Messenger

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Abstract

We report findings of a convergent validity study examining the internalizing subscale (SRSS-I6) of the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) with the internalizing subscale of the Teacher Report Form (TRF; Achenbach, 1991). Participants included 227 sixth- through 12th-grade students from nine schools across two states. Results of logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic curves suggest the following cut scores for the SRSS-I6 for middle and high school students: 0-3 (low risk), 4-5 (moderate risk), and 6-18 (high risk) for internalizing behavior patterns, relative to the internalizing subscale of the TRF subscale. We conclude with a discussion of the findings and illustrations of how to use screening scale scores for decision making in a tiered system of supports, offering limitations and future directions for consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-284
Number of pages14
JournalBehavioral Disorders
Volume42
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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