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Domain 9: Research and Program Evaluation

NASP Policy

Prevention and Intervention Research in the Schools
This position statement recognizes the need for research and evidence-based prevention and intervention practices to address student learning, social–emotional development, behavioral performance, instructional methodology, school practices, classroom management, and other areas salient to school-based services and improving student outcomes.

School Psychologists: Improving Student and School Outcomes
NASP policy statement on school psychologists' role in improving student outcomes. This document cross references NASP policy, standards for practice, and research outcomes.


Context Matters: Schools and the Research to Practice Gap in Children's Mental Health.
This article argues that effective school-based mental health care will result from the marriage of system reform efforts, capacity building, and the delivery of empirically driven intervention strategies.

Evaluation of the Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum at a Rural Elementary.
This article reviews the research findings of a student that investigated the effects of using the Second Step program at a rural elementary school.

ponse to Intervention: Considerations for Research and Systems Change
This invited commentary explores the research considerations that should be applied when implementing and evaluating RTI programs.

School Psychology Review, Vol. 38 (4) (2009) Special Series: Developing a Science of Treatment Integrity.
This special series presents a variety of research articles investigating issues related to the fidelity of implementation.

Extended Time Testing Accommodations: What Does the Research Say?
An article that summarizes the research related to outcomes for students who receive extended time as an accommodation.

RESEARCH BRIEF: Effects of the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Reading Fluency Program When Implemented with Different Frequencies
This is an article that evaluates the effectiveness of the HELPPS program.

Curriculum-Based Measurement of Oral Reading: An Evaluation of Growth Rates and Seasonal Effects Among Students Served in the General Population
This article looks at the CBM curves under various temporal and intervention conditions.

Long-Term Diagnostic Accuracy of Curriculum-Based Measures in Reading and Mathematics
This article reports the findings of a longitudinal study that looked at predictions of reading achievement using CBM.

Strengthening Elementary School Bully Prevention With Bibliotherapy
This article summarizes the research related to anti-bullying programs

Webinars, Workshops and Trainings

A School-Based Reading Program Evaluation
This 2009 NASP Convention Workshop reviews the basics of program evaluation and then presents the results of an evaluation of the Fast ForWord reading program.

Best Practices in Evaluating the Efficacy of Interventions Using Case Study Data
This Best Practices V online learning module discusses the use of single subject design as the method of evaluating intervention efficacy in school settings.

Best Practices in Facilitating and Evaluating Intervention Integrity. Presented by Andrew Roach and Stephen Elliot
This Best Practices V online module explains the fundamental components to be considered when evaluating the fidelity of intervention implementation.

Best Practices in Setting Progress Monitoring Goals for Academic Skill Improvement. Presented by Edward Shapiro and Nathan Clemens
This Best Practices V online module explains the basic components of progress monitoring methods and data collection and analysis procedures.

Framework to Design and Apply RtI Evaluation Methods
This 2010 NASP Convention presentation by Iowa school psychologists describes the state-wide implementation of RTI and the evaluation framework.

Program Evaluation Of Positive Behavior Support In An Alternative School
This 2009 NASP Convention workshop presentation describes and presents results from a system wide implementation of a PBIS program.

Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation: Building an Effective, Accountable System in Programs for Children in Birth through Age 8
This position statement adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children focuses on best practices in creating and evaluating early childhood programming.

Evaluating Fidelity of RtI interventions and Processes: Research to Practice
This Live Learning Center workshop will help participants evaluate the degree to which interventions are implemented at the student/classroom level, and systemic capacity to train, support, and deliver academic and behavioral interventions with high fidelity.

NASP Books and Publications

Tier 3 of the RTI Model: Problem Solving through a Case Study Approach
By Sawyer Hunley and Kathy McNamara

Implementing Response-To-Intervention at the School, District, and State Levels: Functional Assessment, Data-based Problem Solving, and Evidence-based Academic and Behavioral Interventions Presented
By Howard Knoff

Best Practices in School Psychology V
By Alex Thomas and Jeff Grimes

Helping Children at Home and School III: Handouts for Families and Educators
By Andrea S. Canter, Leslie Z. Paige, and Steven Shaw

The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research
By Janine Jones