National Survey of Practices

NEEDs2 researchers conducted a national online survey of school district administrators, building administrators, student support staff, teachers and parents to look at current screening practices and how educators and families think about the options for addressing social, emotional and behavioral health. Survey items focused heavily on perceptions about the use, purpose, and value of different options in SEB screening.

What we did:

1. We developed a comprehensive survey to solicit information about district and school practices and preferences, with emphasis on SEB assessment.
2. We used NCES data to create a sampling frame of public school districts.
3. We applied weights to result in a nationally representative sample of public school districts in the United States.

Presentations

Auerbach, E.R., Chafouleas, S.M., & Briesch, A.M. (2019, February). Comparing stakeholder beliefs regarding social, emotional, and behavioral screening practices. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2019, January). The NEEDs2 Project: Exploring the Landscape of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening in U.S. Public Schools. In E. Doolittle (Chair) When Worlds Collide: The Science and the Reality of Behavior and Mental Health Screening in Schools. Invited session given to the Institute of Education Sciences Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

McCoach, D. B. Dineen, J.N., Chafouleas, S.C., Briesch, A.M. (2018, October). Reproducibility in the era of big data: Lessons for developing robust data management and data analysis procedures. Presentation given to the BigSurv18: Big Data Meets Survey Science Conference, The European Survey Research Association, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Chafouleas, S. M. (2018, January). Defining and Measuring Risk in Special Education and Early Intervention Research: Considerations for Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Domains. Presentation given to the Institute of Education Sciences Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.

 

Publications

McCoach, D. B. Dineen, J.N., Chafouleas, S.C., Briesch, A.M. (in press). Reproducibility in the era of big data: Lessons for developing robust data management and data analysis procedures. In C. Hill & S. Kolenikov (Eds.), Big Data Meets Survey Science. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

 

Concannon, J. R., Connolly, K., Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (Mar-Apr 2020). Student support staff reports of approaches to identifying and supporting student social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Communique.

 

Auerbach, E.R., Chafouleas, S.M., Briesch, A.M. and Long, S.J. (2020), Exploring the Alignment of Behavior Screening Policies and Practices in US Public School Districts. J School Health, 90: 264-270. doi:10.1111/josh.12872

 

Briesch, A.M., Cintron, D.W., Dineen, J.N. Chafouleas, S. M., McCoach, D. B.,  & Auerbach, E. Comparing Stakeholders’ Knowledge and Beliefs About Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in Schools. School Mental Health (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-019-09355-9

 

Briesch, A. M., Chafouleas, S. M., Cintron, D., & McCoach, D. B. (2019). Factorial Invariance of the Usage Rating Profile for Supporting Students’ Behavioral Needs (URP-NEEDS). School Psychology Quarterly. DOI 10.1037/spq0000309.

 

Connolly, K., Marcy, H.M., Chafouleas, S.M., Briesch, A.M., McCoach, B., Dineen, J.N. (2019, January) School building administrator reports of screening practices across academic, health, and behavioral domains (Issue Brief No. 5).

 

Cascio, A. Marcy, H.M., Chafouleas, S.M., Briesch, A.M., McCoach, B., Dineen, J.N. (2018, December). District administrator reports of academic and social, emotional, and behavioral standards in U.S. public school districts (Issue Brief No. 3).

 

Marcy, H.M., Chafouleas, S.M., Briesch, A.M., McCoach, B., Dineen, J.N. (2018, December). Social, emotional, and behavioral health screening practices in U.S. public school districts (Issue Brief No. 2).

 

Marcy, H.M., Dineen, J. N., McCoach, D. B., Chafouleas, S.M., & Briesch, A.M. (2018, December). The NEEDs2 Project: Project Methodology.