Test identification

Name of test Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales
Subjects Literacy, Maths
Summary Gain detailed diagnostic information with direct links to intervention. A multi-rater scale to measure social skills (communication, co-operation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, engagement, self-control), competing problem behaviours (externalising, bullying, hyperactivity/inattention, internalising, autism spectrum), and academic competence (reading achievement, maths achievement, motivation to learn).

Assessment screening

Subscales Pro-social Behaviours, Motivation to Learn, Reading Skills, Maths Skills.
Authors Frank M. Gresham, Stephen N. Elliott
Publisher The Psychological Corporation/Pearsons Clinical
Test source https://www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/Psychology/ChildMentalHealth/ChildADDADHDBehaviour/SocialSkillsImprovementSystem(SSiS)/SocialSkillsImprovementSystem(SSiS)RatingScales.aspx
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 3–18 years
Key Stage(s) applicable to EY, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Publication date 2008
Re-norming date N/a


Note whether shortlisted, and reasons why not if relevant No recent norms available