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School Psychologist assessment

The Role of the School Psychologist

Utilizing their extensive training in both psychology and education, school psychologists guide children in overcoming barriers by ensuring that they have access to a safe and healthy learning environment. The core services school psychologists typically provide include:
  • Consultation
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Research and Planning
  • Assessment
  • Mental Health & General Health
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Psychologist making an assessment

The Role of a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)

Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs) play an integral role in the education system. An LEP is a school psychologist who has met the criteria and passed a licensing exam from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to practice privately, outside of the school setting. Typical responsibilities of an LEP include:
  • Diagnosing learning disabilities
  • Designing and managing a student’s individualized education plan (IEP)
  • Providing insights to parents and educators on how to implement effective education methods via applied psychology
  • Preparing Independent Education Evaluations (IEE)

LEP Directory

LEP Directory

To find an LEP near you, visit the CASP online LEP Directory.

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Guidelines for Evaluating School Psychologists

The job of a school psychologist is not like that of a teacher, school counselor or administrator. However, they are often evaluated during performance reviews as if they are. This publication was developed to give administrators guidelines on how best to evaluate the job performance of your school psychologists.

Save these downloadable documents to your computer and use them (or change them) for evaluating the job performance and self-evaluation of school psychologists. The page numbers correspond with the pages in the .pdf document above.

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Position Papers

Wondering if CASP supports that practice? Visit the position paper library for information on policies and practices CASP supports, complete with evidence-based rationales.

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Resource Papers

School psychology resource papers take a deep dive into the topic, to give you all the tips, tricks, and tools you need for success.

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