Child Rating Scale (CRS)


Child Rating Scale (CRS)



    The Child Rating Scale (CRS) is often used to rate a child's perception of him/herself before and after participating in Primary Project, but may also be used as a classroom screening measure. The CRS consists of 24 items arranged into six groups of four items each.

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    Using a three-point rating scale, the CRS groups children's responses into empirically derived scales that assess:

    • Rule compliance/acting out
    • Anxiety/withdrawal
    • Peer social skills
    • School interest

    Grades: 2-5, typically; K-1, with teacher assistance
    Administration: Children, with teacher assistance
    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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