Informant Discrepancy Within Universal Screening in Predicting Distal Outcomes

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. be introduced to the Social, Academic, and Emotional Rating Screener suite.
  2. understand rater subgroups between student and teacher ratings across subscales.
  3. explore demographic factors of profile membership and the predictive abilities of profile membership on distal student outcomes.
  4. review the implications for school psychology practice and directions for future research.


Universal screening is a promising and proactive method to detect risk in schools. Although, multi-informant assessment has long been considered best practice, poor agreement between instruments have prevented widespread adoption. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to examine the optimal number of rater agreements, evaluate significant demographic predictors of profile membership, and determine if profile membership differentially predicts distal academic outcomes in a large sample (n = 24,094) across grade levels.



Andrew Jenkins, University of South Florida
Alexis M. Sanchez, University of South Florida
Nathaniel von der Embse, University of South Florida


Stephen P. Kilgus, Katie Eklund


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