The Adult Rating of Youth (ARY) asks staff to rate children’s and youths’ optimal socio-emotional behavioral skills based on behaviors displayed during program activities, as observed during several program offering sessions. ARY scores are good indicators of how children and youth are likely to perform in settings where they are well supported. Staff should observe each child or youth for at least four hours of program activities before using the ARY. The ARY can be used as a pre-test for program planning purposes and, also, as a post-test for assessing socio-emotional skill growth.
Citation: Smith, Peck (2023). Adult Rating of Youth (ARY). QTurn LLC.