Federal law can significantly impact the practice of school psychologists. Each of the laws listed below guide the profession and the students that school psychologists serve in different ways, from service reimbursement to testing requirements and more.
The Every Student Succeeds Act
ESSA replaces NCLB, and makes some significant changes impacting specific policies and practices at the state, local, and school building level. … more
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)
IDEA is a law that ensures that students with disabilities are provided a free and appropriate public education. … more
Medicaid is a health care program for those whose income is too low to pay for health care. … more
NASP prioritizes loan forgiveness in an attempt to reduce the shortage of school psychologists. … more
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 prohibits employers to discriminate against individuals with disabilities. … more
Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a law that protects the privacy of student's education records. … more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
PPACA is commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. … more
Advocacy Action Center
Make your voice heard. NASP's Advocacy Action Center is a one-stop shop for you to advocate on the policy issues that matter to school psychologists by writing or calling your congressional representatives.
ESSA Factsheets for School Psychologists
Check out these fact sheets for school psychologists to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The crosswalk outlines how ESSA connects with MTSS, essential school practices, and the broad role of school psychologists working within the scope of services described in the NASP Practice Model.