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Research Highlights

  • District administrators overwhelmingly agree that student social, emotional and behavioral problems are a concern and should be a priority, but few agree that SEB problems are sufficiently addressed
  • Both NEEDs2 district administrator and building administrator surveys find a gap between current and ideal SEB screening practices


  • Over half of states do not mention universal SEB screening or only provide a vague reference to screening on their state DOE websites or MTSS websites
  • Many district administrators reported that staff knowledge and understanding of SEB screening are not adequate

About the Project

The National Exploration of Emotional/Behavioral Detection in School Screening (NEEDs2) project aims to understand if and how social, emotional, and behavioral screeners are being used in schools, and what factors influence use.  Implications of this work will assist school personnel, policy-makers, parents, and community stakeholders in decision-making about social, emotional, and behavioral service delivery in schools.

This project is funded by the National Center for Education Research, Institute for Education Sciences, within the social and behavioral context for academic learning portfolio (R305A140543).

Contact Us



Address: Sandra Chafouleas, PhD
Department of Educational Psychology
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Rd. U-3064
Storrs, CT 06269