ERIC Number: ED221777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Professional Standards in School Psychology.
Several states are in the process of establishing legislation to enable school psychologists to provide school psychological services in the private sector. State presidents (N=40) of the National Association of School Psychologists were surveyed to develop an information base for state associations to use in the development of standards. Data indicated that in 90% of the responding states school psychologists were licensed to provide school psychological services in the public schools and agencies, but only 63% were licensed to provide services in the private sector. In 95% of the states, a state education agency was responsible for regulating public school practice, but many provided no standards for those services. The findings indicate that services in the private sector are generally regulated by some type of licensing board which usually sets standards. The survey instrument is appended along with a state-by-state summary of psychological services and delivery systems. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.; National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.