Ongoing evaluation allows Trauma Smart to ensure it provides data-driven programming.

As our results come in, we analyze our outcome data to truly understand what it means. Outcomes from the CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) below show improvement each year in classroom environment for schools implementing Trauma Smart. The following articles explain our findings and their benefit to schools:


We evaluate and refine our program based on what works. These are some of the ways we measure our success.

  • ARTIC (Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care) Scale
  • Childhood Trust Events Survey
  • CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System)
  • ASEBA (Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment)
  • Parent/Teacher post-training tests and satisfaction surveys for training, treatment, and consultation
  • Ongoing focus groups and feedback from stakeholders, including local and statewide advisory committees.