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ERIC Number: EJ761757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
School Psychologist Assessment Practices in the Evaluation of Students Referred for Social/Behavioral/Emotional Problems
Shapiro, Edward S.; Heick, Patrick F.
Psychology in the Schools, v41 n5 p551-561 May 2004
The current study examined the assessment strategies school psychologists used in their everyday assessment routine in the evaluation of students referred for social/behavioral/emotional problems. A stratified, random, national sample of 1,000 members of the National Association of School Psychologists were sent surveys; 667 completed surveys were returned, and 648 were included in the current study (64.8%). Findings indicated that, although measures of intelligence, achievement, and perceptual-motor skills continue to remain a part of the assessment process, structured interviews, direct observation, and behavior rating scales and checklists also are frequently used methods of assessment. In addition, the majority of experienced practitioners indicated that their use of behavioral assessment had increased and that it was valuable in linking assessment to intervention. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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