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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Evaluation

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Evaluation

The Department of Public Instruction is evaluating the impact of incorporating trauma-sensitive practices into schools that are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This page contains tools and information for schools participating in DPI’s Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Professional Development Project, including schools in the School Mental Health Initiative.

Frequently Asked Questions on Trauma-Sensitive Schools Data Collection and the Trauma-Sensitive Data Components Table provide an overview of the data collection involved in this project.

Tools and forms used for the evaluation are posted here. Links and instructions for the School Climate Survey are located below. The TSS Staff Attendance and Retention Form—2015-2016 is an Excel document for one administrative person at each participating school to complete and return. Directions appear on the first tab. The Trauma-Sensitive Schools Fidelity Tool (completed by school teams) and the Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care Scale (ARTIC) Short Version (completed by teachers) are posted here as both links and PDFs. We encourage completion of these tools online; however, emailed, mailed, or faxed paper copies will also be accepted.

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Fidelity Tool


  • ARTIC Short Version Online
  • ARTIC Short Version(pdf)

    Note: The ARTIC is password protected so that only those schools participating in the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development Project can access it, as per the terms of our license. Participating schools received the password in an email. If you are such a school and do not remember the password, send an email to one of the evaluation consultants listed below.

    Please make the ARTIC available to all teachers in your building, either online or in paper form. If using the paper version, please collect and mail or fax all responses together. You will then receive a summary of your data from DPI. If using the online version, please let DPI know when all of your teachers have completed the ARTIC. At that point we can send you a report summarizing your ARTIC results. To do this, send a message requesting your ARTIC report to Kerry Lawton.
For questions about this information, contact Kerry Lawton (608) 267-2276