Volume 5, Issue 2 (Summer 2011)
School Psychology’s Blueprint III: A Survey of Knowledge, Use, and Competence
Amity Noltemeyer and Courtney L. McLaughlin
ABSTRACT: School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III (Blueprint III; Ysseldyke et al., 2006) was designed to guide the training and practice of school psychology and stimulate professional discussion regarding the future of the field. This preliminary study examined school psychology professionals’ knowledge of Blueprint III, use of the document, and self-perceived competence in its domains. Two hundred and ten attendees at the fall 2009 school psychology association conferences in two states completed a survey designed to address these issues. Most participants indicated that they had not read Blueprint III and do not use it to guide their practice. Although overall results suggest favorable levels of selfperceived competence in Blueprint III domains, competence differs based on several demographic characteristics. In addition, a sizeable group of school psychologists may need further training in technological applications. Limitations, implications for practice and research, and conclusions are provided.