PSYCH  Vol.6 No.7 , June 2015
Technical Adequacy of the Student Protective Factors Screening Scale (SPF-7) as a Universal Screening Tool
Author(s) Julie Q. Morrison*
ABSTRACT
Universal screening is a critical foundation for school-based prevention and early intervention. This study examined the technical adequacy of the SPF-7, an instrument designed to assist school personnel in the early identification of students at-risk for emotional and behavioral concerns. The SPF-7 differs from other measures used in identifying emotionally and behaviorally at-risk students, as the SPF-7 focuses on protective factors rather than risk factors. The results of this study suggest that the SPF-7 has adequate test-retest reliability and criterion validity, but limited inter-rater agreement. The SPF-7 is a potentially promising tool for identifying students in need of support within a multi-tiered system of increasingly intensive interventions.

Cite this paper
Morrison, J. (2015). Technical Adequacy of the Student Protective Factors Screening Scale (SPF-7) as a Universal Screening Tool. Psychology, 6, 817-832. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.67081.
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