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Social Competence (Grades 4-5)

Tool
Population
Administration Method
Number of Questions
10
Creator(s) of Tool
Developmental Studies Center
SCALES FROM STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE,
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
©1988-2005 Developmental Studies Center
2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305, Oakland, CA 94606-5300 www.devstu.org
Scoring / Benchmarking
Score items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 as follows:

Disagree A Lot = 1
Disagree A Little = 2
Neither Agree nor Disagree = 3
Agree A Little = 4
Agree A Lot = 5

Reverse score item 9 as follows:

Disagree A Lot = 5
Disagree A Little = 4
Neither Agree nor Disagree = 3
Agree A Little = 2
Agree A Lot = 1

Add the scores for each item together. Higher scores indicate a higher perceived self-assessment of social skills.
Background / Quality
Internal consistency reliability= .80
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No

This is a self-report for children in grades 4 and 5.  The scale provides students’ assessments of their own social skills.

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