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ERIC Number: EJ934067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
School Psychologists' Performance on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)
Kupfersmid, Joel
Communique, v39 n8 p18-19 Jun 2011
Approximately 52% of school psychologists with doctorate degrees take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) each year. A passing score on the EPPP is a mandatory requirement in all 50 states and in most provinces in Canada for licensure as an independent provider of psychological services. Approximately 300 students annually are awarded a doctorate in school psychology. Over 1,400 school psychologists took the EPPP between 1997 through July 2006. The EPPP is a 200-question, multiple choice test administered by the Professional Examination Service. The EPPP exemplifies a high stakes test for the individual sitting for the exam and the program from which the test-taker received his/her education. The purposes of this article on school psychology and the EPPP are twofold. First, for future doctorates in school psychology who aspire to independent practice in a noneducational setting, the data reported in this article may influence their application process. That is, individuals desiring independent practice are likely to prefer school psychology programs that produce a high rate of graduates who pass the EPPP. Second, for school psychology faculty, the data provide comparative feedback on the relative success of their students passing the EPPP. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States