Student Behavior Survey (SBS)

Student Behavior Survey (SBS)

Student Behavior Survey (SBS), a comprehensive behavioral evaluation.
Item Product Price QTY
31622 Student Behavior Survey (SBS) Kit $200.00
31622R SBS AutoScore Answer/Profile Forms, Pk/25 $90.00
31622M SBS Manual $133.00
The Student Behavior Survey (SBS) provides a comprehensive evaluation of student behavior and adjustment, reflecting academic achievement, adjustment problems, and behavioral assets. Quantifies disruptive behavior for diagnostic purposes.

Provides a comprehensive evaluation of student adjustment—from the teacher’s point of view

David Lachar, PhD, Sabine A. Wingenfeld, PhD

  • Age Range: K-12
  • Time: 15 minutes

The SBS documents the presence, and severity, of specific classroom behaviors required to establish disruptive behavior diagnoses. It provides a comprehensive description of the student, reflecting academic achievement, adjustment problems, and behavioral assets required for classroom success. The SBS provides an efficient way to quantify classroom observations, and facilitate communication between the school and a clinician. In addition, it measures behavior change, over time.

The SBS asks the teacher to rate the student on 102 items, covering the following scales:

  • Academic Performance
  • Academic Habits
  • Social Skills
  • Parent Participation


  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
  • Oppositional Defiant
  • Conduct Problems


  • Health Concerns
  • Emotional Distress
  • Unusual Behavior
  • Social Problems
  • Verbal Aggression
  • Physical Aggression
  • Behavior Problems

The SBS Manual provides extensive interpretive guidance, including discussions of clinically-relevant score elevations, and associated behaviors. Case examples are included, some using the SBS alone, and some using it in conjunction with other instruments. These case examples illustrate the value of the SBS in educational, clinical, neuropsychological and forensic applications.

In the course of development, the SBS was used to rate more than 4,000 students. Over half of these ratings involved concurrent administrations of other instruments, providing significant, independent evidence supporting use of the SBS. Standardization was based on teacher ratings of more than 2,500 students (K-12, evenly distributed by age and gender) from 22 school districts, in 12 states. The sample closely reflects census figures, in regard to ethnicity and socioeconomic status. In addition, SBS ratings were collected on more than 1,300 students referred to behavioral or academic problems in special education, clinical and juvenile justice settings.

The SBS Kit includes 25 AutoScore Answer/Profile Forms, and a Manual.