Volume 18, Issue 1 (1989)
In Support ofthe Doctoral Degree as the Entry Level for School Psychologists in the 1990s
Brian J. Stone
ABSTRACT: School psychologists must acquire skills that will remain marketable and of use to schools in the future. Presently, school psychologists spend a preponderance of time engaged in activities related to qualifying students for special programs(viz., testing). Whether this is a useful endeavor depends on the utility of the information gained in this manner, as well as the effectiveness of the special programs themselves. Assessments of programs (rather than individuals), and screening systems for the identification of the mildly handicapped are promoted,with the role change requiring doctoral level training in program evaluation,management of computer based data, and multivariate statistics.
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