The SSIS SEL brief scales-student form: Initial development and validation

Christopher J. Anthony, Stephen N. Elliott, James C. DiPerna, Pui Wa Lei

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The SSIS SEL Brief Scales-Student Form (SSIS SELb-S) was developed to create an efficient assessment of students' social and emotional learning (SEL). Using item response theory with ratings from 800 students in Grades 3-12 from the standardization sample, 20 items were selected from the full-length SSIS SEL Rating Form-Student to maximize score information and rating efficiency. After identifying items for the SSIS SELb-S, we conducted several reliability and validity analyses. These analyses provided initial support for the use of the SSIS SELb-S for low-stakes decision making contexts. As such, the SSIS SELb-S holds promise for incorporating the perspectives of students ages 8-18 into assessments of their SEL competencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalSchool Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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