SSIS: Social Skills Improvement System

This measure has been identified as a commonly used measure within the LifeCourse cohorts. These measures were identified to encourage potential opportunities for data harmonisation. The descriptions provided are intended to give cohort custodians and data users some common criteria to assess a survey for appropriateness to use in their own studies. It is not intended to mandate the use of any measure, or provide a comprehensive understanding of these measures.

This information was collated by the LifeCourse team from scoring manuals and documentation, publications, and official measure websites. To read about this process in more detail, access our report.

Measure No. of cohorts using measure Cost and accessibility Time to complete Key reference/s and measure information Reference frame Constructs assessed by measure Age range
SSIS: Social Skills Improvement System 3

$47-84 per quantity of 25, price varies depending on format of materials and target age range

10-25 minutes per form

Gresham, F. and Elliott, S. N. (2008). Social skills improvement system (SSIS) rating scales. Bloomington, MN: Pearson Assessments

Current state

  • Educational achievement
  • Hyperactive behaviour
  • Pervasive developmental disorder
  • Problem behaviour
  • Social behaviour
  • Communication skills
  • Pervasive developmental disorder
  • Bullying
  • Communication skills
  • Versions for parent, teacher and student (ages 8-18 only) report
  • 3-18 years