Student Behavior Survey
The Student Behavior Survey (SBS) allows a teacher to evaluate a student's function in relation to peers and school environment. The SBS provides a comprehensive description of the student, reflecting academic achievement, adjustment problems, and behavioral assets needed for classroom success. The SBS facilitates communication between school and clinician and measures behavior change over time.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Student Behavior Survey Author(s): David Lachar, Sabine Wingenfeld, Rex B. Kline, & Christian P. Gruber Date of Publication: 1998 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Time to Administer: 15 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Hyperactivity, Conduct problems, Social skills Population for which designed:
Age Range: 5 through 18 years old Grade Level: Kindergarten to High School Senior Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Teacher Subtests and Scores:
Academic Performance, Academic Habits, Social Skills, Parent Participation, Health Concerns, Emotional Distress, Unusual Behavior, Social Problems, Verbal Aggression, Physical Aggression, Behavior Problems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiant, Conduct Problems Number of Items: 102 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 2,588 Population: 3 Samples: Teachers, recruited from schools in a large metropolitan area in Texas and in smaller metropolitan and rural areas in Arkansas tested 1,173 regular education students, 601 referred special education students, and 518 special education students from 22 school and clinic settings in 14 different states in the United States. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino SES Level: Low to Upper Middle
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.29 to 0.97 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.84 to 0.93
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Western Psychological Services
Original Reference(s): Wingenfeld, S. A., Lachar, D., Gruber, C. P., & Kline, R. B. (1998). Development of the teacher-informant Student Behavior Survey. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 16 (3), 226-249. Other Reference(s): Pisecco, S., Lachar, D., Gruber, C. P., Gallen, R. T., Kline, R. B., Huzinec, C. (1999). Development and validation of disruptive behavior scales for the Student Behavior Survey (SBS). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 17 (4), 314-331.
Organization: Western Psychological Services Address: 12031 Wilshire Boulevard City: Los Angeles State: CA Zip: 90025-1251 Phone: (800) 648-8857 Fax: (310) 478-7838 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.wpspublish.com
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007