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ERIC Number: EJ807285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Traditional Assessment, Consultation, and Intervention Practices: Urban School Psychologists' Use, Importance, and Competence Ratings
Stoiber, Karen Callan; Vanderwood, Michael L.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v18 n3 p264-292 Jul 2008
This article examines the practices of school psychologists who work within an urban school district. Participants (N = 86) rated 20 specific practices on their current use, their importance, and their level of competence. Overall the school psychologists rated their involvement in traditional assessment activities as significantly more common than consultation/collaboration and prevention/intervention; however, they indicated consultation and prevention/intervention activities as significantly more valued than traditional assessment practices. Participants also noted prevention, intervention, and functional assessment as their top priorities for professional development. Thus, a practice gap was noted with regard to what this group of school psychologists' value and what they do. Results are discussed within the context of current educational reform initiatives. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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