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Autism Spectrum Rating Scales

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

Technical Information

The ASRS was standardized on 2,560 non-clinical cases from across the United States. The standardization  included 640 cases for the ASRS (2 to 5 Years) with 320 parent and 320 teacher forms. Additionally, it included 1,920 cases for the ASRS (6 to 18 Years), with 960 parent and 960 teacher forms. Over 1,200 clinical cases were also collected. The disorders in the clinical sample include: 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders 
  • And many more

You can depend on ASRS to back up your clinical decisions, as it has excellent reliability.
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Interpretive Reports
Interpretive Reports are comprehensive and present scores numerically and graphically.

Progress Monitoring Reports
Progress Monitoring Reports compare the results of two to four administrations from the same rater to measure changes over time. These reports are ideal when monitoring treatment and intervention. 

Comparative Reports
Comparative Reports allow for a multi-rater perspective by comparing results of up to five different raters. Back to the top

Research Library

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About the Authors

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is a doctoral level psychologist with areas of study in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He has also been nationally certified as a school psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Goldstein is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Goldstein is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliate Research Professor at George Mason University. Dr. Goldstein is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. He serves as Co-Editor for the Guilford Press Series, Risk and Resilience. He has authored, co-edited or co-authored twenty-three clinical and trade publications, including eleven textbooks. He has also authored two dozen book chapters and nearly two dozen peer reviewed scientific studies. His recent books with Robert Brooks include Raising A Self-Disciplined Child (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms (Wiley, 2007) and with Nancy Mather, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Brookes, 2008).

He is currently completing books on topics including impairment, assessment of Autism, intelligence and achievement. With Dr. Jack Naglieri he is co-editing the Encyclopedia of Child Development (Springer Publishers). Additionally, he and Dr. Naglieri are developing three new assessment measures evaluating autism, impairment and learning disabilities.

Watch a TEDx Talk with Dr. Goldstein - The Power of Resilience

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Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.
Dr. Jack A. Naglieri is Professor of Psychology. Prior to his current position he was Professor of School Psychology and Psychology at the Ohio State University where he taught from 1982 to 2000. He also is a Fellow of APA Division 16, recipient of APA Division 16 2001 Senior Scientist Award, and holds an appointment as a senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation's Institute for Clinical Training and Research. Dr. Naglieri obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Master of Science from St. John's University, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979. He worked as a school psychologist in the New York area from 1974-1977.

The author of more than 150 scholarly papers, chapters, books, and tests, he has focused his efforts since the late 1970s on reconceptualizing intelligence. Jack A. Naglieri is also the author of the Cognitive Assessment System (Naglieri & Das, 1997), the CAS Scoring Aide (Naglieri, 2002), the General Ability Measure for Adults (Naglieri & Bardos, 1997), Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (Naglieri, 1996), Devereux Scoring Assistant (LeBuffe, Naglieri, & Pfeiffer, 1996), Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Devereux Behavior Rating Scales School Form (Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994), Draw A Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (Naglieri, McNeish, & Bardos, 1990), Draw A Person: Quantitative Scoring System (Naglieri, 1988), Matrix Analogies Test (Naglieri, 1985). Back to the top


Authors Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. & Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

Age Range 2  to 18

Administration Time 20 minutes
Short form: 5 minutes

Administration Type

  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed

Qualification Level B


Technical Reoport
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