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Social Skills Improvement System (SSiS) Rating Scales

Key information

Gain detailed diagnostic information with direct links to intervention


Frank M Gresham,

Stephen N Elliott

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Age Range:

3 years to 18 years


Individual - 10 to 25 minutes

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SSIS SEL now available
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The SSiS (Social Skills Improvement System) Rating Scales enables targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviours and academic competence. Teacher, parent and student forms help provide a comprehensive picture across school, home and community settings.

Designed to replace the SSRS Social Skills Rating System, this substantially revised tool includes updated norms, improved psychometric properties, and new subscales.

The multi-rater SSIS Rating Scales helps measure:

Social Skills: Communication, Co-operation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Engagement, Self-Control

Competing Problem Behaviours: Externalising, Bullying, Hyperactivity/Inattention, Internalising, Autism Spectrum

Academic Competence: Reading Achievement, Maths Achievement, Motivation to Learn

This significant revised instrument features:

  • Four new subscales (Communication, Engagement, Bullying, and Autism Spectrum)
  • National norms for pre-school
  • New items to provide greater coverage of important behaviours on existing subscales
  • Revision of existing items to improve the alignment of content across forms
  • Collection of reliability and validity evidence, including correlations with other measures and consistency with research on special populations
  • Standard scores with percentile ranks
  • Standardisation based on a nationwide sample matched to the US population estimates for race, region, and SES
  • Combined norms and separate-sex norms

Convenient Scoring Options

The SSiS Rating Scales may be hand-scored. For added convenience, use the ASSIST software which provides computer scoring and reporting, including individual, progress and multi-rater reports - and a direct link to suggested interventions with the SSiS Intervention Guide.

Please note that this software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista & Mac OS only.


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Hand-Scored Starter Kit:

includes manual and 25 of each form: Teacher, Parent, Student ages 8-12, Student ages 13-18
ISBN: 9780749157173
£370.19 inc VAT

Q-interactive® App- and Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting


Hand-Scored English Forms - Parent - ages 3-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157142
£65.99 inc VAT
Hand-Scored English Forms - Student - ages 13-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157166
£63.59 inc VAT
Hand-Scored English Forms - Student - ages 8-12, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157159
£65.99 inc VAT
Hand-Scored English Forms - Teacher - ages 3-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157135
£65.99 inc VAT
Computer-Entry Forms - Parent - ages 3-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157104
£78.59 inc VAT
Computer-Entry Forms - Student - ages 13-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157128
£74.40 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order
Computer-Entry Forms - Student - ages 8-12, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157111
£78.59 inc VAT
Computer-Entry Forms - Teacher - ages 3-18, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157098
£78.59 inc VAT


ISBN: 9780749157067
£136.49 inc VAT

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