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The Washington Assessment of the Risks and Needs of Students (WARNS) is a brief (53 to 74 items) self-report measure for 13 to 18-year-olds designed to allow schools, courts, and youth service providers to assess individual risks and needs that may lead to truancy and/or school failure, and to target interventions accordingly.

The WARNS takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes to administer and measures both the past and current experiences in several domains that are critical to healthy social, emotional, and educational development.

The WARNS can be administered online via remote access to a secure server located at the Washington State University (WSU) College of Education. The Learning and Performance Research Center at WSU is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the administration and use of the WARNS.

We are also developing a Middle School version of the WARNS.