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 Each of the rating scales measures seven domains of social skills functioning and five problem behaviours which are multi-dimensional.
Description It enables targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviours and academic competence. Teacher, parent and student forms help provide a comprehensive picture across school, home and community settings.
Example Does the student hurt people either physically or emotionally?
Link http://www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/Psychology/ChildMentalHealth/ChildADDADHDBehaviour/SocialSkillsImprovementSystem(SSiS)/ForThisProduct/Reviews.aspx

Implementation details

No. of items 0
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 3-18
Cost single purchase £274 complete k
Cost per child £1.94

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .75-.97
Test retest Mean time intervals given: After 43 days, teacher form subscales r= [.75, .93]; 61 days, r= mid 80's for the parent form; 66 days, r = low 80's for the student form
Inter-rater reliability Teacher form subscales, r= [.38,.71]
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Teacher form: Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Subscales correlated with Social Scales Rating System (SSRS), r= [-.45,.88];
SSIS Subscales correlated with Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2), r= [-.78,.73];
SSIS Subscales correlated with Vineland Behaviour Adaptive Scales (Vineland-II TRF), r= [.33,.78];
SSIS Subscales correlated with Walker-McConnell Scale of Social Competence and School Adjustment (SSCSA), r= [.19,.69]
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Gresham, F., Elliott, S., Vance, M., Cook, C., & Kamphaus, R. (2011). Comparability of the social skills rating system to the social skills improvement system: Content and psychometric comparisons across elementary and secondary age levels. School Psychology Quarterly, 26(1), 27-44. doi:10.1037/a0022662
National Center on Intensive Intervention: Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales. Retrieved from http://www.intensiveintervention.org/social-skills-improvement-system-rating-scales-ssis