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 Children version: Teacher-preferred social behaviour; Peer-preferred social behaviour; School adjustment behaviour;Adolescent version: Self-control, Peer relations, School adjustment; Empathy
Description This is a measure intended to be used for the screening and identification of social skills deficits.
Example Displays independent study skills
Link http://www.duerrevaluation.com/wms/wms.htm

Implementation details

No. of items 43
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 5
Age 6-18
Cost single purchase Adolescent versi
Cost per child Adolescent versi

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α >.95
Test retest After 2-4 weeks, r= [.67,.97] for children version
Inter-rater reliability r= >.80 for subscales in adolescent version
EFA 4-factor solutio
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= [-.89, -.69] with the Walker Problem Behavior Identification Checklist
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References For adolescent version: Walker, M.,& Stieber, S. (1991). Teacher ratings of adolescent social skills: Psychometric characteristics and factorial replicability across age-grade ranges. School Psychology Review, 20(2), 301-314. Retrieved from http://naspjournals.org/loi/spsr?code=naps-site