The Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener for students (mySAEBRS) was designed as a complement to SAEBRS. While SAEBRS is a teacher rating of a student’s academic, social, and emotional behavior, mySAEBRS allows students to rate themselves on many of the same questions that SAEBRS asks their teachers.
Materials and Procedure
mySAEBRS includes 20 items and can be completed by students in grades 2 through 12. Students complete mySAEBRS by logging into the FastBridge system on a computer or tablet device with a headset for audio directions. Students indicate how frequently they have displayed each behavior within the previous month, by selecting “Never,” “Sometimes,” “Often,” and “Almost Always.”
- Social Behaviors: Behaviors related to age-appropriate relationships with peers and adults.
- Academic Behaviors: Behaviors related to preparation, participation, and benefit from academic instruction.
- Emotional Problems: Behaviors related to regulating internal states, adapting to change, and responding to stressful/challenging events.
Scores and Interpretation
Each mySAEBRS item has a score value between 0 and 3. Some items have higher positive scores and others have lower positive scores. This is done so that higher mySAEBRS sub-scale and total scores are reflective of better behavior. Scores on the total score and each sub-scale are characterized as “At Risk” or “Not at Risk.” When interpreting scores, it is important to look at the total score first. When the total score indicates risk, the three sub-scale scores can be reviewed to identify the specific domain(s) in which the student demonstrates risk. mySAEBRS data can be useful in determining how best to support students at the Tier 1 level. For students with at-risk scores, the data can be combined with other information to design small group or individual behavioral interventions.
Two reports provide details about mySAEBRS scores: (a) the Group Screening Report and (b) the Individual Skills Report.
- Group Screening Report. This report provides information on the total and sub-scale scores for all students with available data. Visual conventions within the Group Screening Report help educators determine when ratings suggest a student’s behavior is at risk. There are district-wide, school-wide, and classroom versions of this report.
- Individual Skills Report. For those students with total mySAEBRS scores that indicate risk, this report shows the scores on each item as well as a graph depicting the range of scores for each sub-scale. When the teacher version of mySAEBRS, – known as SAEBRS -- has been used as well, both the SAEBRS and mySAEBRS scores will be displayed.