NASP 2020 Standards Open Comment Opportunity

The NASP Professional Standards provide a unified set of national principles that guide professional practices, credentialing, graduate education, and ethical behavior of effective school psychologists. The NASP Standards are revised every 10 years, with the next revision up for approval in 2020. These standards will guide the profession through 2030. Your input is critical. 

The proposed draft standards are now ready for review and feedback from a wider audience through May 10, 2019. In the boxes below, you may comment on one or more standards drafts (Practice Model, Graduate Preparation, Credentialing,  and Principles for Professional Ethics) using the survey links provided. Prior to commenting, you may benefit from the revision process, the revision highlights video clip for each standard, and the Changes Chart for each standard which outlines the rationale for some changes made.

Each survey will ask the same set of questions about the specific standard draft:

  • To what extent is the draft:
    • Based in scholarship and evidence-based practice
    • Aligned with the emerging trends of the field 
    • Helpful in guiding the field of school psychology over the next 10 years
    • Aligned with the strategic goals of the association
    • Reflective of the vision and core purpose of NASP
  • Overall, to what extent do you agree with the direction of the revisions?
  • Specific comments including concerns, areas you feel require additional elaboration, areas of omission, or changes you support. 

Practice Model

imgThe NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, also known as the NASP Practice Model, represents NASP's official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services.

    Graduate Preparation

    imgThe NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists identify critical graduate education experiences and competencies needed by candidates at the specialist-level or doctoral-level preparing for careers as school psychologists. 

      Credentialing

      imgThe Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists provide a model for state education agencies or other state or local entities, with recommended criteria for initial credentialing as well as recommendations for credential renewal. The standards also include a description of the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential.

        Ethics

        imgThe NASP Principles for Professional Ethics address the unique circumstances associated with providing school psychological services. The Principles, like all codes of ethics, provide only limited guidance in making ethical choices. Individual judgment is necessary to apply the code to situations that arise in professional practice.