Social Competence Scale (Teacher) (SCT)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Social Competence Scale (Teacher) (SCT) assesses prosocial behaviors and was developed or used in the Fast Track Project, a 10-year project designed to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for at-risk children identified as aggressive and disruptive.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

Kindergarten

Publication year for the most recent version

1995

Year originally developed

1995

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Teacher/Educator

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil

Number of items

25

Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages

English

Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

No overall scores are reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Prosocial behaviors/communication skills
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Academic behaviors
Scoring procedures

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence has been collected from samples of students from the Fast Track project.

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) is approximately 0.96 for the subscales and 0.98 for the overall score (Corrigan, 2002).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Items were adapted from previously existing questionnaires (Corrigan, 2002).
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Exploratory factor analysis was used to find evidence for the scales (Corrigan, 2002).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure fasttrackproject.org
References

Corrigan, A. "Psychometric Properties of the Social Competence Scale - Teacher and Parent Ratings ," 2002.

Notes

More information on the Fast Track project is available here.

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.