Project SCREEN: Validation of a Free-Access Screening Tool for K-12 Educators to Screen Students with Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Patterns
The purpose of this project is to validate the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors (SRSS-IE) for identifying K-12 students who are at risk for internalizing and/or externalizing behavior patterns. To prevent students with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) from developing long-term negative consequences such as school failure and dropout, it is essential that students be identified early to facilitate the identification, implementation, and evaluation of proper interventions. Although screening tools exist, schools need more options for low-cost, feasible screening tools to identify externalizing and internalizing behavior problems in schools. The research team has developed the initial version of the SRSS-IE, a free-access screening tool, but additional research is needed to evaluate its psychometric properties.
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D.
1122 West Campus Road
542 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3101