Student Risk Screening Scale at the Middle School Level

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. become more familiar with the SRSS for use at the middle school level
  2. understand the inter-rater reliability of this tool at the secondary level
  3. be informed about current data as it relates to the criterion and discriminant validity of the SRSS


The Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) is a free, brief behavioral screening instrument. Despite previous psychometric studies, little research has examined the interrater reliability of the SRSS, especially at secondary levels. Our study used a sample of 247 sixth grade students from a Southeast middle school, each rated by two teachers. We examined the interrater reliability between raters, as well as predictive validity of total suspension rates and days missed in school with SRSS scores.



Chelsea L. Harris, none
Giancarlo A. Anselmo, Winthrop University


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