Position Statements

Position statements represent the official policy of NASP and are approved by the NASP Leadership Assembly. Position statements are reviewed and revised every 7 years. To recommend a change or to suggest that a new position or resolution be established, contact us.

Course Integration

This document provides a list of all current position statements and school psychology graduate courses that align well to the content discussed in each position statement.

White Papers

White papers provide more detailed information on related research and best practices to supplement position statements and resolutions. 

School Psychologists: Qualified Health Professionals Providing Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Services
School psychologists are uniquely positioned in schools to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention

Grade Retention & Social Promotion
For children experiencing academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties, neither repeating the same instruction nor promoting the student to the next grade is an effective remedy.