About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Social behaviour; Academic behaviour; Combined
Description It is meant to be an elementary level universal screener of behavioural risk, intended to possess the usability, contextual appropriateness, and technical adequacy necessary to overcome barriers to school adoption.
Example Mention the frequency with which the following behaviours occurred during the past month… Arguing
Link http://ebi.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/EBA-Brief-SAEBRS.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 12
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 2
Age 5-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .73-.94
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability r= [.35,.49] for social behaviour subscale; r= [.44,.50] for academic behaviour subscale; r= [.45,.51] for general behaviour subscale
EFA 2-factor oblique
CFA Chi-square= 129.528
RMSEA = .07
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= .90 between Social and Academic Behavior Risk Screener (SABRS) social behaviour scale and Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) problem behaviours subscale, r= .82 with SSIS social skills subscale, and r = .36 with SSIS academic competence subscale;
r= .76 between SABRS academic behaviour scale and SSIS social skills subscale, r = .74 with SSIS academic competence subscale and r = .69 with SSIS problems behaviours
r= .89 between SABRS combined scale and SSIS problem behaviours, r= .88 with SSIS-SS, and r= .61 with SSIS-AC.
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Kilgus, S.P., Chafouleas, S. M., & Riley-Tillman, T. C. (2013). Development and initial validation of the Social and Academic Behavior Risk Screener for elementary grades. Social Psychology Quarterly, 28(3), 210-226. doi:10.1037/spq0000024
Kilgus, S. P., Sims, W. A., Von Der Embse, N., & Riley-Tillman, C. (2015) Confirmation of models for interpretation and use of the social and academic behavior risk screener (SABRS). School Psychology Quarterly, 30(3), 335-352. doi:10.1037/spq0000087