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1 Using Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) as a Universal Screener for Behavior MASP Fall ConferenceJennifer RollenhagenMeasurements & Evaluation Specialist
2 Session Purpose:This session will provide an overview of the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) as a universal screener for behavior and how it fits within a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Participants will learn about how the SRSS can be successfully installed within a school and inform decisions for behavioral supports.
3 Our Time Today The Need The Tool Installing the SRSS Using SRSS for Decision MakingQuestions
5 MTSS Guiding Principles (Sugai, 2008)Universal ScreeningData-Based Decision Making and Problem SolvingContinuous Progress MonitoringFocus on Successful Student OutcomesContinuum of Evidence-Based InterventionsCore Curriculum is Provided for All StudentsA modification of this core is arranged for students who are identified as nonresponsiveA specialized and intensive curriculum for students with intensive needsFocus on Fidelity of Implementation
6 Universal ScreeningUniversal screening is the systematic assessment of all students on academic and social-emotional indicators for the purpose of identifying students who are at-risk, and may require support that varies in terms of level, intensity and duration.
7 The NeedMany schools are doing a great job collecting universal screening data for reading and in many cases for math as wellFewer schools are collecting universal screening data for behaviorOffice Discipline Referrals (ODRs) are not a universal screener
8 The NeedSchools have students who would benefit from intervention support for behavioral and/or social-emotional needsNot all of these students end up with behavioral referrals – but the need is there
9 The Need Systematic screening of behavior Measure that is both psychometrically sound and socially validMeasure that is efficient and effective as a screenerData used to allocate resources to meet students needs
10 Your Turn Turn to an elbow partner: Discuss whether or not any school you’ve worked with was collecting universal screening data for behaviorWhat would it take to get a school you work with on board with collecting universal screening data for behavior – what might be the “need” this would address for your schoolBe prepared to share out
12 Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) 7-item mass screener to identify students who are at risk for antisocial behaviorStealLie, Cheat, SneakBehavior ProblemPeer RejectionLow Academic AchievementNegative AttitudeAggressive Behavior
13 Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) Items are divided into 3 categories:LowModerate 4 - 8High
14 Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) Administered three times per year:Fall: 4-6 weeks after the start of the school yearWinter: 2-3 weeks before winter breakSpring: 6-8 weeks before the end of the year
16 SRSS – The Excel Tool Start with Classroom Sheet Tab. You can copy more Classroom Sheet Tabs if needed
17 Student Risk Screening Scale – Internalizing Edition COMING SOONStudent Risk Screening Scale – Internalizing Edition(SRSS-IE)Trainer Notes: 5 internalizing items work well at the elementary level based on current researchCut scores will be different than original 7 items
18 Your TurnReview the SRSS tool and the Frequently Asked Questions documentDiscuss with an elbow partner the risks and benefits of using the SRSS in your school(s) as a part of your MTSS framework
20 InstallationBuy in and installation of the SRSS should occur a year before the first administration of the SRSSOne to two individuals will be identified as an SRSS Coordinator to install SRSS within your school and train staff on how to use the SRSSMost of the installation work is done at the district level
21 Installation Decisions made at the district level: Know Michigan and district policies pertaining to systematic screenersCreate a schedule for when the SRSS will be completedDetermine if SRSS sheets are created in Excel or Word and if completed by paper/pencil or electronicallyWho will complete the SRSS and which classesClearly describe the entry and exit criteria for each Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention, including using SRSS screening data as one source of dataMake a plan for how data will be shared with teachers and parents
22 At the Elementary level Each teacher will complete the SRSS for their class
23 At the Secondary level, which teachers will screen which students? The district team should determine which secondary teachers will screen which students.Homeroom Teachers?Will elective teachers participate?Will teachers screen morning or afternoon classes?What period are all students assigned to a class?Trainer Notes:At the secondary level there is often the question of whether or not each teacher completes the SRSS. There is research that shows only one secondary level teacher for each student is sufficient to identify students with risk. Secondary level teams will need to look at identifying which period teachers will complete the SRSS with their students . For example, homeroom teachers of teachers will rate the students, then this will need to stay consistent for all three benchmark periods.
24 Installation If using the excel sheet IDs and names should either be entered in or uploadedIf using the paper/pencil templateIDs and names will need to be entered for each teacher’s classReminder: Items may not be changed, deleted or new items added
25 Secure DataDistrict technology team will plan for data security proceduresElectronic spreadsheets stored for teachers to access during screeningTeachers will save the completed screeners back on the same secure drive (NOT desktops)Access to data is determined by the district team
26 CAUTION SRSS class sheets should be in a secure location Please do not to teachersInvolve staff of technology department as part of this processSRSS class sheets should be check several times for accuracy to ensure items are correctAdding or changing items or the rating scales renders the screener INVALID
27 SRSS CoordinatorThe SRSS Coordinator will provide direct support to your school for:Training your staff in how to complete the SRSSSupporting identified staff to organize the resources necessary to collect the screening dataPlanning for the administration of the SRSSAnalyzing the SRSS data by your Intervention Teams
28 SRSS Coordinator Training the SRSS: For the first screening, allow extra time for an explanation and directionsFor subsequent screenings, experienced teachers may be given a time to log in and complete the screenerAny new teachers will need to be trained
29 AdministrationAll teachers meet in the computer lab or other room with computer accessEach teacher opens their SRSS spreadsheet on the secure driveCheck that all items are included, the scale is included, and the right students are listedRate each student going horizontallyRate each student using the 0, 1, 2, 3 scaleRefer to anchors on the screenerIf a student has been enrolled for fewer than 30 days, do not rate that student
30 AdministrationTeachers should independently screen students on their own class lists.Teachers should not discuss their students with each other during the screening.
31 Your TurnWith an elbow partner, discuss the benefits of a formal installation process for the SRSS and any perceived risks if a school or district skipped over the installation processBe prepared to share out
33 Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS)To ensure Tier 1 is being implemented and having an impact on student outcomesBasic classroom managementEffective instructionLow intensity strategiesTo identify students who may require additional supports beyond Tier 1
34 A Word of Caution:The SRSS provides an overall rating of risk (low, moderate, or high) but is not intended to be analyzed at the individual item levelDo not use individual items as entry criteria for Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions
35 SRSS The SRSS is: used to inform instruction used to determine access to interventionsThe SRSS is NOT:used for special education eligibilityused to exclude studentsa mental health rating
36 SRSSFall BenchmarkData is used to identify students for Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports immediately after the first screening is completed
39 SRSSWinter BenchmarkData is used to examine how students respond to Tier 1 prevention effortsData is used as entry and/or exit criteria for Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports
40 SRSSSpring BenchmarkData is used to examine how students respond to Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 supportsData is used to inform scheduling/class placements for the next school year and will inform what Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports will be needed for the next school year
41 What questions do you have? Your TurnWhat questions do you have?
42 Additional ResourcesAccess MiBLSi’s measurement page on the SRSS for more information and a voiceover PowerPoint from Dr. Kathleen LaneLane, K. L., Menzies, H. M, Oakes, W. P., & Kalberg, J. R. (2012). Systematic screenings of behavior to support instruction: From preschool to high school. New York, NY: Guilford Press.