Basic School Skills Inventory- Third Edition (BSSI-3) can identify young children with potential learning difficulties, before they begin school, allowing for follow-up assessment and interventions. The BSSI-3 can be used as a proactive screening program at schools for incoming students as a preventative measure to help ensure student success from the beginning. The testing is non-invasive for students, as teachers will complete the measure. Completion is not over-burdening to teachers as each student form can be completed in 5 to 8 minutes, using a 4-item Likert survey response format.
The assessment provides standard scores and percentiles with grade and age equivalent scores. The instrument has high reliability and validity.