Document 12464121

Clark McKown, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Rush NeuroBehavioral Center,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, and
Research Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology,
University of Illinois at Chicago
“Challenges and Opportunities in the Assessment of
Children’s Social-Emotional Development”
Presentation Abstract
In this presentation, Dr. McKown will describe the pressing need for scalable, feasible,
psychometrically sound and informative methods of assessing children's socialemotional development in the elementary grades. He will describe SELweb, a webbased assessment system that he and his colleagues have developed to address this
need. Dr. McKown will report findings from two field trials to evaluate SELweb's
psychometric properties. Finally, Dr. McKown will discuss SELweb's practical value to
professionals concerned about children's social-emotional development.