SELweb (Early Elementary)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
SELweb is an online, performance-based assessment system designed to measure social thinking skills and peer relationships.
|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||
Section 1: 20 items; Section 2: 8 items; Section 3: 4 vignettes with 3 items each.
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
An overall social-emotional comprehension score is reported.
There are four subscores reported in the standard administration:
An optional peer acceptance module can also be administered, and a social acceptance score will be reported.
Scores are calculated automatically.
District-wide grade level norms and age-based norms are available. Student scores are classified into four performance levels.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Study 1: Sample included students in grades K-3, enrolled in four school districts located near a large city in the Midwestern United States.
Study 2: Sample included students in grades K-3, enrolled in urban and suburban school districts in two states.
Internal consistency reliability coefficients were estimated for all subscales, and the overall scores were estimated separately for study 1 and study 2. Overall social-emotional comprehension scores had reliability estimates of 0.93 in study 1 and 0.94 in study 2. Other subscales had reliability estimates ranging from 0.78 to 0.88.
Test-retest reliabilities were also estimated for all scores, with an interval of six months. Overall scores had test-retest reliabilities of 0.71 in study 1 and 0.75 in study 2. Other subscales had test-retest reliability estimates ranging from 0.57 to 0.70) (McKown et al., 2016).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||xsel-labs.com/selweb-ee|
McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N. M., Johnson, J. K., Russo, J., & Allen, A. , "Web-based assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension," Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 4, Bloomington, MN: Pearson Education. Aimsweb technical manual. 2012, pp. 322–338.
Gresham, F. M., & Elliott, S. N. "Social skills improvement system: Rating scales," Bloomington, MN: Pearson Assessments, 2008.
Naglieri, J. A., LeBuffe, P. A., & Shapiro, V. B. , "Devereux student strengths assessment–Mini (DESSA-mini)," Lewisville, NC: Kaplan, 2011.
This measure is also reviewed in the AWG Guide.
Measure summary updated April 17, 2019.