Assessment

Social-Emotional Response and Information Scenarios (SERAIS)

Ready for purpose

Social-Emotional Response and Information Scenarios (SERAIS) is a scenario-based student assessment designed to measure a suite of social and emotional skills among elementary school-aged children. The measure introduces children to six hypothetical social situations, and prompts them to answer a series of questions asking what they would do in that situation in order to measure four constructs: hostile attribution bias, emotional orientation, emotional regulation, and interpersonal negotiation skills. It is intended to provide data for program evaluation purposes. 

For more information, please contact Roxane Caires at roxane.caires@nyu.edu.

 

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Evidence Snapshot

Summary
Results of the testing indicated that SERAIS is ready for purpose with modest revisions if used in the same context. If used in a new context, the measure requires adaptation of the social situation scenarios and items and further testing. We note that versions of SERAIS have also been adapted & tested in Niger and Nigeria.
Where
Lebanon
Sample
3,661 Syrian children ages 5-16 enrolled in Lebanese formal schools

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Program evaluation
About what?
Social-emotional Skills
How?
Paper/Pencil format
Respondant
Enumerator/Data Collector
By what method?
Performance-based assessment

Resource Info

Published

Published by

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
NYU Global TIES for Children

Topic(s)

Social and Emotional Learning
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Use:

Program evaluation, Basic research

Resource Category:

Social-emotional Skills