SAEBRS can be used to identify students who are at risk for social, academic, and emotional behaviors up to five times a year at the classroom, grade, school, or district level. By evaluating in which of the three specific domains a student is at risk, educators may determine what type of supports are most appropriate and which problem behaviors should be prioritized through intervention. For instance, if a student is only at risk for emotional problems, then a school may decide to target emotional behaviors via the application of social-emotional learning (SEL) programs.
SAEBRS is not intended for progress monitoring.
SAEBRS a teacher observation rating scale that may be completed using a computer or tablet. Ratings correspond to the frequency of various behaviors in the previous month (Never, Sometimes, Often, Almost Always). FastBridge recommends that SAEBRS not be administered until students have been in school for at least six weeks. This helps ensure that the teacher chosen to complete the SAEBRS has ample time to interact extensively with each student, and it gives students the opportunity to adjust to a new routine and setting.