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Assess and Improve Social Skills with the SSIS™

A child’s social skills don’t just impact their ability to make friends in school, but cross over into every aspect of their daily lives. Effective screening, intervention measures, and progress monitoring can greatly improve social behaviors, motivation, and academic success. Used together, these tools offer a coordinated system for improving social skills in a classroom or group setting.

Performance Screening Guide

The Screening Guide fills the need for a time-efficient, technically sound tool for classwide screening of key social, motivational, and academic skills. For use with students in preschool through high school, this universal screening instrument helps assess and document the performance level of all students.

Educators identify the level of performance for the student for each of these areas to measure the student’s skills against grade-level expectations.

The SSIS Performance Screening Guide focuses on observable behaviors in these skill areas:
  • Prosocial behaviors
  • Motivation to learn
  • Reading and math skills


SSIS™ Social–Emotional Learning Edition (SEL)

Coming Soon! Fully aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework, the SSIS SEL Edition provides evidence-based tools to assess and teach core social–emotional skills.


Classwide Intervention Program (SSIS - CIP)

The SSIS Classwide Intervention Program provides a structured, yet flexible and efficient way to teach 10 of the most important social skills to students from preschool to early adolescence.

Content & Administration

Based on input from hundreds of teachers across the country, program units focus on the social skills that consistently earned the highest importance ratings. Each unit is divided into three 20- to 25-minute lessons.

Features & Benefits

  • In conjunction with the SSIS Performance Screening Guide, the program provides coordinated intervention and progress monitoring for students with social skills deficits

  • Includes ongoing monitoring and feedback components

  • Offers materials that support home-school communications and student self-monitoring

  • Aligns with all tiers of the RTI framework


Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Rating Scales

The SSIS Rating Scales enables targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviors, and academic competence. Teacher, parent and student forms help provide a comprehensive picture across school, home, and community settings.

The multi-rater SSIS Rating Scales helps measure:

  • Social skills—communication, cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, engagement, and self-control

  • Competing problem behaviors—externalizing, bullying, hyperactivity/inattention, internalizing, and autism spectrum

  • Academic Competence—reading achievement, math achievement, motivation to learn


Social Skills Intervention Guide (SSIG)

Tie intervention strategies directly to assessment with this powerful manual. Use it to plan remediation based on problems identified by the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) or for teaching social skills in any setting.

Includes practical tips
This guide gives you practical tips for selecting and grouping students, involving parents, and establishing treatment outcome goals. Actual case studies of interventions plus sample training lessons provide an abundance of examples and activities for skills introduction, use, follow-up and practice.

Step-by-step teaching model
A total of 43 lessons follows a step-by-step teaching model grouped around cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.