Understanding the HRST and SIS-A

Understanding the HRST and SIS-A

Understanding the intent and goal of both the HRST and SIS-A is important to ensure proper use and implementation of these tools. Education on the similarities, differences, scoring interpretation, and objectives of the HRST and the SIS-A will help to ensure that the results are interpreted accurately and applied to the person appropriately. It is also important to note how particular items found in each tool relate to one another both in score assignment and scoring interpretation. This guide seeks to encourage a proper understanding of the HRST and the SIS-A, both independently and in relation to one another.

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