About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description This measure assesses young children's social and emotional competencies and deficits.
Example Child plays with other children.
Link http://www.eurospanbookstore.com/social-emotional-assessment-evaluation-measure-seamtm.html

Implementation details

No. of items 41
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 3-6
Cost single purchase £53.95
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .41-.81
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA IRT and Rasch analysis conducted (partial credit model)
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional r=-.81
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Squires, J., & Bricker, D. (2014). SEAM Technical Appendix. Retrieved from http://archive.brookespublishing.com/documents/SEAM-technical-appendix.pdf