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Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics

Neil J. Salkind & Kristin Rasmussen

Pub. date: 2007 | DOI:

Print ISBN: 9781412916110 | Online ISBN: 9781412952644

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Social Skills Rating System

Stephen N. Elliott

The Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) provides a broad, multirater assessment of student social behaviors that can affect teacher-student relations, peer acceptance, and academic performance. The SSRS documents the perceived frequency and importance of behaviors influencing a student's development of social competence and adaptive functioning at school and at home. The SSRS components include three behavior rating forms (teacher, parent, and student versions) and an integrative assessment and intervention planning record. Teacher and parent forms are available for three developmental levels: preschool, Grades kindergarten through 6, and Grades 7 through 12. The SSRS assesses the domains of social skills, problem behavior, and academic competence. The Social Skills Scale has five subscales: Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control. The Problem Behaviors Scale has three subscales that measure Externalizing Problems, Internalizing ...

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