Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

A quick glance at the front page of this month's COMMUNIQUÉ tells you that some professional practice issues never seem to go away. In his article on the conditions under which a school district must provide test protocols to parents, Jim Rosenfeld calls this issue "vampire-like" because it continues to rise up as a cause of dispute between school psychologists, parents, and administrators "despite being well-settled as a matter of law." Indeed, questions on this topic arrive at the NASP office fairly frequently. It is often difficult for COMMUNIQUÉ to find authors - especially authors willing to volunteer their time! - who have the expertise to tackle some of the legal questions that affect our profession. Mr. Rosenfeld is Faculty Director, Education Law Programs at Seattle University School of Law, and COMMUNIQUÉ is grateful for his contribution to our profession.

Contributing Editor Bob Lichtenstein resurrects an issue that school psychologists also need to contend with from time to time: How soon must you switch to the new version of a test? He contributes the important realization that this question may not always be as simple as it seems and that real-world complexities argue for a more systemically based decision-making process that relies on a cost-benefit analysis of a number of competing variables.

As for research-based practice, you will find interesting articles on connecting RTI to noncategorical special education identification and another in our continuing series on applications of positive psychology to school practice. …

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