The short forms of the Connors' Rating Scales-Revised (CRS-R) system are used for quick assessment of characteristics and behaviors that are indicative of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Prior to scoring the rating scales, parents, teachers and adolescents above the age of 12 are asked to give feedback on behaviors that are present. The copyrighted forms are available for purchase. A handbook is included that provides information on the administration, scoring and interpretation of the CRS-R.
The rater will circle a number on a scale of 0 to 3 based on if a behavior is never observed to frequently observed. The answers are transferred by carbon paper to a grid that categorizes behaviors that are characteristic of ADHD.
Once the ratings are transferred to the grid on page two, write the circled numbers in the corresponding blank white areas within the same row. Total the numbers at the bottom of the columns.
On page three of the CRS-R short form, the raw scores are converted to T-scores according to the profiling chart that is specific for the age and gender of the child being evaluated. The profile sheet indicates scales based on a normative sample of children within the age and gender group
If the results indicate any outliers from the norm, the child that is being assessed is more likely to have issues with ADHD.