ERIC Number: ED418347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Student Mental Health, Learning & Welfare: 1995-96 School Psychology Services Accountability Studies.
McDaid, Janet L.; Reifman, Arthur
As part of an ongoing project to determine how effectively school psychological services promote student mental health, learning, and welfare in San Diego City Schools (California), accountability studies were conducted. A previously developed planning model guided the process. During the 1995-96 school year, school psychologists gathered data using revised procedures. Particular attention was given to collecting information that accurately described the broad range of job responsibilities and activities performed by school psychologists. The level of satisfaction expressed by recipients of psychological services such as school site personnel and parents was evaluated. The accountability studies examined in this report extend findings on student referral demographics and use of time by school psychologists reported earlier by the authors. The chapters are (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Student Demographics and Time Studies of Psychological Services" (A. Reifman, J. McDaid); (3) "School Site Needs for Psychological Services: Perceptions of Parents, Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff" (J. McDaid, A. Pierce, P. Theodore); (4) "Parent Satisfaction with School Psychologist Services: Exploratory Study" (J. McDaid, A. Reifman); (5) "Discussion, Blueprint for Future Accountability Studies, and Recommendations." Data collection instruments, interview guidelines, and cost benefits analysis are included in six appendices. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Diego City Schools, CA.; National Association of School Psychologists, Silver Spring, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Diego Unified School District CA
Note: Funding provided in part by Nordica Foundation Enterprises and California Association of School Psychologists.