Frequently Asked Questions about Universal Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening

    The following are commonly asked questions about social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening.

  • Can parents provide screener information on behalf of their student?

  • What is universal Social, Emotional, Behavior (SEB) screening?

  • Why utilize a universal screener?

  • Which universal SEB screener will be utilized?

  • How often will the universal SEB screening be administered?

  • Who actually takes the screener?

  • My child attends a charter school, are they eligible to participate?

  • How will students be administered the screener?

  • Where do I obtain my student’s student ID number?

  • My native language is not English. Will I have an opportunity to provide screener data for my student?

  • How long does it take to complete a screener?

  • Does my child have to participate in the Universal SEB Screener?

  • What happens if my student requires support to complete the BASC-3 BESS?

  • What will happen if a student is identified as being at-risk?

  • Will parents receive a report providing the screener data for their student?

  • At what time during the school day will the screener be administered to students?

  • Who has access to universal Social, Emotional, Behavioral screening data?

  • How will screening data be stored?

  • Will screening data be linked to my student’s permanent educational records?

  • Can I inspect the screener?

  • Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

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    The information in this document has been adapted and expanded from: Romer, N., von der Embse, N., Eklund, K., Kilgus, S., Perales, K., Splett, J. W., Sudlo, S., Wheeler, D., (2020). Best Practices in Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening: An Implementation Guide. Version 2.0. Retrieved from smhcollaborative.org/universalscreening


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Last Modified on September 14, 2022