NASP Practice Model: Improving Outcomes for Students and Schools

In May 2020, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) adopted the NASP 2020 Professional Standards, including the Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, also known as the NASP Practice Model. The 2020 NASP Practice Model takes effect July 1, 2020 and builds on the success of the 2010 model in advancing the consistent implementation of school psychological services to help ensure their maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.

About the NASP Practice Model

Placeholder ImageThe 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.

Promotion and Implementation

Placeholder ImageSchool psychologists have a critical role in communicating the importance of our national standards in improving outcomes for students, families, and schools, and in working towards their adoption. Consistent adoption of these standards across school districts and states helps promote a consistency of practice that ensures the public that students will have access to needed services wherever they live.

Professional Development

Placeholder ImageNASP has developed a self-assessment survey for school psychologists to find out how thier practice aligns with the 10 domains outlined in the NASP Practice Model. The survey will provide you with a personalized print-out of professional development needs. Check the online learning center for on-demand professional development that can help you address these areas of need.

ESPS Recognition Program

The Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program recognizes school districts throughout the country that are working to implement the NASP Practice Model.

Related Resources

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Implementation Guide

Designed as an online resource to help schools adopt & implement the NASP Practice Model.

Overview Video
NASP Practice Model Overview (Video)


Who Are School Psychologists Infographic

This infographic is a powerful visual to convey the roles and areas of expertise of school psychologists to key stakeholders. The infographic can be shared on social media or printed as a handout. This infographic is also available in Spanish and as a .png file.