Social Skills Improvement System SSIS Rating Scales

SSIS Rating Scales
The Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Rating Scales enable targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviours, and academic competence



Social Skills, Problem Behaviors, and Academic Competence scales - Standard scores and percentile ranks; Subscales - Behavior Levels (below average, average, above average); Items - Frequency and Importance ratings point to behaviors that may require intervention.

Publication date:
Age range:
3:0 - 18:0
Reading Level:
Parent - year 6; Student - year 3
Qualification level:
Completion time:
10-25 minutes
Other languages:
System requirements:
Software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS only.

Product Details

SSIS SEL is now available.

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


  • Measure social skills: communication, cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, engagement, and self-control.
  • Assess academic competence in reading achievement, math achievement, and motivation to learn.
  • Analyze competing problem behaviors: externalizing, bullying, hyperactivity and inattention, internalizing, autism spectrum.
  • Get a comprehensive picture across school, home, and community settings with teacher, parent, and student forms.


This revised instrument includes:

  • Four subscales: Communication, Engagement, Bullying, and Autism Spectrum.
  • Spanish versions of Parent and Student forms.
  • Collection of reliability and validity evidence, including correlations with other measures and consistency with research on special populations.
  • Standard scores with percentile ranks based on a nationwide sample matched to the U.S. population estimates for race, region, and SES.
  • National norms for pre-school, combined norms, and separate-sex norms.


The following resources are available for SSIS.


Please note that the software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS only.