Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener-Teacher Version (SAEBRS)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The SAEBRS is a teacher-based rating scale of student risk for social-emotional and behavioral problems for K–12 students. The SAEBRS is designed for universal screening to identify school-, class-, and individual-level social-emotional learning needs.
|Main constructs measured||
Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
3 minutes per student
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
Completion of online preparation course.
|Overall score reporting||
An overall behavior score is reported.
There are three subscores:
Online scoring is provided by the assessment developer.
Reports are available at the individual student and class levels. Scores are criterion-referenced and categorized at four levels of risk.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Evidence of technical quality has been collected from several different studies, each employing a different sample. These include:
Internal consistency (Cronbach’s Alpha) was estimated for each scale separately for elementary school and middle school students. Estimates range from 0.79 to 0.94 (Kilgus et al., 2016). Estimates of inter-rater reliability ranged from 0.41 to 0.48 for the overall, academic behavior and social behavior scales (Kilgus et al., 2015).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||fastbridge.org/saebrs/.|
Kilgus, S. P., Chafouleas, S. M., & Riley-Tillman, T. C. "Development and initial validation of the Social and Academic Behavior Risk Screener for elementary grades," School Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2013, pp. 210.
Kilgus, S. P., Sims, W. A., von der Embse, N. P., & Riley-Tillman, T. C. "Confirmation of models for interpretation and use of the Social and Academic Behavior Risk Screener (SABRS)," School Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2015, pp. 335.
Kilgus, S. P., Eklund, K., Nathaniel, P., Taylor, C. N., & Sims, W. A. "Psychometric defensibility of the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS) Teacher Rating Scale and multiple gating procedure within elementary and middle school samples," Journal of School Psychology, Vol. 58, 2016, pp. 21–39.
Kilgus, S. P., Sims, W. A., von der Embse, N. P., & Taylor, C. N. "Technical adequacy of the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener in an elementary sample," Assessment for Effective Intervention, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2016, pp. 46–59.
Von der Embse, N. P., Pendergast, L. L., Kilgus, S. P., & Eklund, K. R. "Evaluating the applied use of a mental health screener: Structural validity of the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener," Psychological Assessment, Vol. 28, No. 10, 2016, pp. 1265.
Measure summary updated September 28, 2020.