The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

When you purchase the ARTIC Scale, you will receive detailed instructions about scoring. Most people collecting ARTIC data use a statistical program such as SPSS to score and analyze the data. We, however, do include an ARTIC Excel Scoring Spreadsheet with your purchase.

Here are the bare basics about scoring. The ARTIC uses a bipolar Likert scale. Items are scored from 1 to 7 and there are items that need to be reversed because a lower score is more favorable on those items. Mean scores (not total scores) are used for scoring. Higher scores are more favorable or better scores. On Question 36 to 45 (Subscales 6 and 7) “N/A” is offered as an option for people who do not work at an organization that has implemented trauma-informed care. These items are scored as missing.

If you collect ARTIC data via Qualtrics, you can download an Excel data file and either enter it into the ARTIC Excel Scoring Spreadsheet or a statistical program such as SPSS. It is possible to manage and analyze your data in Qualtrics. However, we do NOT provide information about that process.