This year, our school will be using an assessment tool to look at school-wide behavior and identify students who are at risk for behavioral problems. Teachers will assess various risk factors for each student in their classroom to determine who is at-risk. The assessment is called the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS-IE). Teachers will use it to evaluate all students in the building in order to identify students who may need additional supports. Responding to these students with additional support may prevent their behavior problems from escalating over time.
The screening will be conducted outside of classroom hours and does not involve any additional time or testing directly with students as it is a teacher rating scale. The assessment will be completed this in the Fall (October), Winter (December) and Spring (April).