ERIC Number: EJ1043911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
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Cognitive Assessment Practices: A Survey of School Psychologists
Sotelo-Dynega, Marlene; Dixon, Shauna G.
Psychology in the Schools, v51 n10 p1031-1045 Dec 2014
The present article describes an exploratory study regarding the preferred cognitive assessment practices of current school psychologists. Three hundred and twenty-three school psychologists participated in the survey. The results suggest that the majority of school psychologists endorsed that they base their assessment practices on an underlying theoretical framework, specifically Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. Despite this finding, the majority of those sampled continue to engage in traditional assessment practices that are not consistent with CHC theory. Furthermore, the majority of those sampled reported that they assess culturally and linguistically diverse students and modify their practices when doing so. Unfortunately, the modifications endorsed by those surveyed might be discriminatory. The implications of these findings are discussed herein.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Psychoeducational Methods, Student Evaluation, Cognitive Measurement, Theories, Student Diversity, Educational Discrimination
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