Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener-Student Version (mySAEBRS)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

mySAEBRS is a universal screener of student risk for social-emotional and behavioral problems students in grades 2–12. The mySAEBRS 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

Grades 2–12

Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration


Number of items


Item format

Likert-type scale

Administration time

5–10 minutes per student

Available languages


Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

An overall behavior score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Risk for social behavior problems
  • Risk for academic behavior problems
  • Risk for emotional behavior problems
Scoring procedures

Online scoring is provided by the assessment developer.

Interpretive information

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 is based on students from two middle schools in the Northeast region of the United States (n=1,667). (von der Embse et al,. 2017).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (Omega hierarchical) was estimated for each scale separately (ranging from 0.21 to 0.63) and for the overall scale (0.67) (von der Embse et al., 2017).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Items are adapted from the SAEBRS teacher version, with item stems revoiced as first-person prompts (Kilgus et al., 2013; von der Embse et al.., 2017).
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Confirmatory Factor analysis demonstrated that the overall, academic behavior and social behavior scales were supported (von der Embse et al., 2017).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

The assessment is available through a fee-based subscription to


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.

von der Embse, N. P., Iaccarino, S., Mankin, A., Kilgus, S. P., & Magen, E, "Development and validation of the social, academic, and emotional behavior risk screener-student rating scale." Assessment for Effective Intervention, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2017, pp. 186–192.


Measure summary updated September 28, 2020.