NASP Standards Revision Process
Open Comment Period Open April 8 through May 10, 2019
Comment Now on the NASP 2020 Standards Draft
The NASP Delegate Assembly (now known as the NASP Leadership Assembly) adopted the 2010 standards in Chicago on March 6, 2010. The NASP 2010 standards are a unified set of national principles that guide professional practices, credentialing, graduate education, and ethical behavior of effective school psychologists. These major NASP policy documents are intended to define contemporary school psychology; promote comprehensive and integrated services for children, families, and schools; and provide a foundation for the future of school psychology. They include:
- Principles for Professional Ethics
- Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists
- Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (the NASP Practice Model)
- Standards for the Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists*
*The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for Accreditation for Education Programs (CAEP), adopted the NASP Standards for Graduate Education on November 9, 2011.
NASP has recently begun the revision process of our Standards, with an expected date of final approval in 2020. The Standards revision process is being led by a representative team of NASP staff and leaders from across the country. Each standard has its own revision team (see below) that works collaboratively with other standards teams, along with a secondary team of reviewers to provide in-depth feedback. NASP members had the opportunity to apply to participate on review teams from March through June, 2017. Additionally, an initial round of targeted surveys has been collected from small samples of both internal and external stakeholders (e.g., college deans, department of education staff, school principals). When completed these standards will significantly impact the graduate preparation, credentialing, and practice of school psychologists. Therefore, we encourage all NASP members to offer input when opportunities are provided. The following provides a general timeline for the significant upcoming dates in the revision process, including anticipated opportunities for NASP members to provide feedback.
- February 2019-Open forum discussion at the 2019 NASP Convention in Atlanta, GA
- Spring, 2019 - Open comment opportunity for NASP members as well as internal and external stakeholders.
- Spring to Summer, 2019 - Revise standards as needed based on feedback.
- August, 2019 - Submission of completed second draft to NASP Leadership Assembly for review and comment in September, 2019
- October, 2019 to Spring, 2020 - Revise standards as needed based on feedback; solicit additional feedback as needed.
- February 2020-- Open forum discussion at the 2020 NASP Convention in Baltimore, MD
- June, 2020 - Present final draft of standards for approval to the NASP Leadership Assembly.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Eric Rossen, NASP Director of Professional Development and Standards.
Standards Revision Team Members
|Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (the NASP Practice Model)|
|Andrea Clyne||CO||Practice Model, Team Leader|
|Shawna Rader Kelly||MT||Practice Model, Strategic Liaison|
|Kari Oyen||SD||Practice Model|
|Lisa Lipscomb||SC||Practice Model|
|Melissa Pearrow||MA||Practice Model|
|Brian McKevitt||NE||Practice Model|
|David Wheeler||FL||Practice Model|
|Standards for the Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists|
|Natalie Politikos||CT||Graduate Education, Team Leader|
|Leah Nellis||IN||Graduate Education, Team Leader|
|Katherine Wickstrom||LA||Graduate Education|
|Pam Fenning||IL||Graduate Education|
|Susan Ruby||WA||Graduate Education|
|Principles for Professional Ethics|
|Laurie Klose||TX||Ethics, Team Leader|
|Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists|
|Nikki Sutton||FL||Credentialing, Team Leader|
|Standards Revision Task Force Leaders|
|Lori Unruh||NC||Strategic Liaison|
|NASP Staff Liaisons|
|Eric Rossen||MD||Director, Professional Development and Standards|
|Anastasia Skalski||MD||Director, Professional Policy and Practice|