The Friendship Saver

Shaping Students Templates for Managing Conflict across Their Lifespan

There are a number of tools available to educators to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of students' outcomes when participating in The Friendship Saver Program.  

One such tool is  The Social Attributes Checklist developed by McClellan and Katz ( 1992) for the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centre). 

This checklist is designed to highlight key social attributes that researchers have identified as most important, and most useful for educators to observe, monitor and support.  The checklist includes questions that relate to a child's individual attributes (for example, the child shows the capacity to empathise), social skills attributes (for example, the child usually asserts own rights and needs assertively) and peer relationship attributes (for example, the child is sometimes invited by other children to join them in play, friendship, and work).

The Social Attributes Checklist does not define a specific number of attributes that a child should demonstrate in order to be considered social competent.  Rather, the Social Attributes Checklist considers social attributes as skills that will be developing throughout childhood and as such, teachers are encouraged to use the checklist to help monitor the development of key social attributes over time.  This Social Attributes Checklist supports educators towards observing, monitoring, program planning, and supporting students' social development.  

Please refer to the references at the bottom of this page to read more about The Social Attributes Checklist. 

How to Use The Social Attributes Checklist 
to examine friendship saver program Outcomes

The Social Attributes Checklist is a user-friendly tool for observing and monitoring students' social development.  The checklist can be downloaded from 

We have duplicated this checklist with permission, to provide a Google Documents version that teachers can access and use by completing the form below.  

Once completing the form below, we will send you a link to the Google Document, and transfer ownership of the document to you so that you can complete the checklists for your students' and immediately review the data produced. We recommend the following process:

1. Complete the form below, selecting the Pre-Intervention Version.  

2. We will send you a Google Forms link to The Social Attributes Checklist (with ownership rights)

3. Open the form and complete The Social Attributes Checklist for each student in your classroom prior to commencing The Friendship Saver Program.  

4. Save or Print the students' percentages, paying particular attention to areas of weakness across the group. 

5. At the completion of The Friendship Saver Program, please complete the form below, this time selecting the Post-Intervention Version.  Two forms will allow you to easily compare the percentages that are produced at the Pre-Intervention phase as compared to the Post-Intervention phase.  Pay particular attention to any areas that have changed, and area's that still require further development. 

Please note: By sending you a Google Documents copy of The Social Attributes Checklist, with full ownership, the data that is generated is owned by you, for your reference only.  We will not be able to view any of the data that you produce in any way. 

Thank you for requesting a copy of The Social Attributes Checklist. An email link will be sent to you soon. We hope that this tool is useful to you. Regards, The team at The Social Learning Studio.
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1. Katz, L.G and McClellan, D (1991). The Teacher's Role in the Social Development of Young Children.  ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

2. McClellan, D & Katz L.G (1992). Assessing the Social Development of Young Children: A Checklist of Social Attributes. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 21(1) 9-10.

3. McClellan, D, E & Katz, L, G (2001). Assessing Young Children's Social Competence. ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois.