ERIC Number: ED240775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Communicating Psychological Information in Writing.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.
The guide describes approaches and considerations involved in school psychologists' communication of information in reports. Following an initial tongue in cheek discussion ("On Skinning Cats, Choking Dogs, and Leaving Lovers") of principles of report writing (such as avoiding using the language of logic and not contaminating interpretations with validating data) by J. Grimes and G. Ross-Reynolds, the same writers focus on "Three Counter Proposals to the Traditional Psychological Report," in which revised formats of the same psychological report are presented. G. Batsche describes "The Referral Oriented Consultative Assessment Report Writing Model," which progresses from review of data through consultative interviews with the referral agent and selection of appropriate assessment procedures for referral questions to selecting intervention procedures. In "Psychoeducational Reports: Converging Multifactored Assessment," F. Gresham reviews the multitract-multimethod approach to test validation and applies the model to psychoeducational assessment and decisionmaking. In a final paper, "Three Year Reevaluations: An Alternative to the Reevaluation-Means-Retest Model", J. Ross-Reynolds details a model that is both summative and formative. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.
Note: For emphasis, the title graphically shows the word "communicating" replacing the word "reporting."