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Associate-Child Rating Scale (A-CRS)



The Associate-Child Rating Scale (A-CRS) is a 20-item child-rating instrument that assesses both a child's relative strengths and weaknesses compared to other program-referred children. It is completed by the service provider. The A-CRS can assist in determining both individual priorities and program goals, and, when used in conjunction with other Children's Institute measures, the A-CRS may be used to assess a child's progress.
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Four A-CRS scales examine the following domains:
  • Participation/initiative
  • Limit-testing, acting-out
  • Shy/anxious, withdrawn behaviors
  • Self-confidence, frustration tolerance
Grades: PreK-6
Administration: Service provider
Norms: Standardized on a nationally representative sample

Scannable paper forms can be returned to Children’s Institute to quickly score and summarize the data you’ve collected. Profiles, percentiles, and reports showing total strengths, needs, and trends are provided where applicable. Pre/post evaluations and data files are also available. If you prefer a web-based application, the COMET® Data Management System provides these instruments along with many other, customized e-instruments and reports. For more information and pricing, visit

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