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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring

Social-emotional skills and behavior have a strong influence over academic achievement. Therefore, it’s important to assess both academic and social-emotional behavior (SEB) skills in students. The two most important SEB assessments are universal screening and progress monitoring. Deep-dive into the purpose of these assessments and choosing the most reliable measures for both.

This whitepaper covers:

  • The purpose of each assessment within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that addresses SEB functioning
  • The various types of screening and progress monitoring tools
  • Key characteristics of the most reliable assessments for universal screening and progress monitoring of SEB functioning

About the Author

kilgus-stephenDr. Stephen Kilgus is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kilgus’ research is in the area of school mental health, with a focus on both assessment and intervention. He has authored and contributed to the development of a number of assessments, including the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS), Direct Behavior Ratings (DBRs), and the Intervention Selection Profile (ISP). Dr. Kilgus is also a co-author of the Resilience Education Program (REP), a brief intervention for students at-risk for internalizing concerns (e.g., depression and anxiety). He is currently a primary or co-principal investigator for three Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded grants concerning the developing and testing of Tier 2 intervention practices.

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