ERIC Number: ED288868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Knowledge Base of Elementary School Teachers to Streamline the Psychological Referral Process.
This practicum was designed: (1) to familiarize elementary school teachers with pertinent measurement and evaluation concepts and tests; (2) to delineate the teacher's role in the referral process and to provide selection criteria to identify potential referrals more accurately; (3) to provide information on the interpretation of aptitude test data; (4) to maximize knowledge of the child's learning skills; and (5) to familiarize teachers with the role of the school psychologist. A discussion of the need for inservice training on the psychological referral process points out a perceived lack of knowledge in teachers of placement criteria, measurement and evaluation procedures, and pertinent statistical concepts. The results of a trial practicum with 66 elementary school teachers suggest that such training should become a part of the school psychologist's repertoire, particularly in dealing with school personnel. The appendices include a test item bank, some important measurement terms, important concepts in testing, and brief case histories. References are also included. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.