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Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Dr. Tammy Gilligan
Dr. Deborah Kipps-Vaughan
Dr. Ashton Trice
In order to gain more information on the current assessment practices of school psychologists in the state of Virginia, a survey was constructed that examined how rapport is established, how the assessment process is explained to students, and how assessment results are explained to students. Responses from 113 school psychologists indicated that rapport is an important part of the assessment process. There were commonalities in responses related to how rapport is established and the assessment process is explained to students. Surveyed school psychologists indicated that following up with students and informing them of assessment results is not a common practice.
Mason, Ebony, "Rapport During the Assessment Process: A Survey of School Psychologists" (2018). Educational Specialist. 134.