Master of Arts (MA)
As part of school- and district-wide preventative efforts, universal screening serves to identify students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders while their behavior is still amenable to treatment. However, there are few universal screeners available for middle school students, who may be at heightened risk for developing emotional and behavioral difficulties due to major academic and social changes. The Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD), often considered the “gold standard” for behavior screeners, was recently validated for use in middle schools. However, there is little research on the reliability and validity of the SSBD for screening middle school students and the differences in responses between teachers of different academic areas. The purpose of this study is to extend the previous research validating the SSBD by assessing the adequacy of its technical characteristics and sensitivity in middle school students among teachers of different academic subjects.
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Erickson, Megan Ruth, "Measuring Teachers' Perceptions of Student Behavior Using the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders" (2017). LSU Master's Theses. 4567.
Gresham, Frank M.