ERIC Number: EJ900919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 13
Better Methods, Better Solutions: Developments in School-Based Behavioral Assessment
Merrell, Kenneth W.
School Psychology Review, v39 n3 p422-426 2010
A "big idea" is a concept that gives meaning to discrete facts. In this article, the author proposes a small number of big ideas, as well as his own views on where he thinks the field needs to move to achieve its full promise in school-based behavioral and social-emotional assessment. The three big ideas he has selected include: (1) universal screening for behavioral and mental health; (2) assessing student strengths; and (3) linking assessment to intervention.
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Student Behavior, Mental Health, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Intervention, School Psychologists, Youth, Models, Screening Tests
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