Annual Evaluation of School Psychology Students
The annual evaluation process is detailed in the School Psychology Handbook; the basic elements are listed here for easy reference only!
- All students will be evaluated in April of each year they are enrolled in the program; this includes students on internship or who have completed all requirements but dissertation. For second year students, the review is completed with the student at a meeting with all school psychology faculty. For all students, review is initially completed on-line and then discussed at the April meeting.
- Review will cover specific content areas (e.g., assessment, direct services/therapy, indirect services/consultation, and research), as well as general discussion of a student's progress, professional behavior, and socialization into the profession. The objectives identified in the handbook will serve as a basic framework; in addition, the competencies for entry into the profession (professionalism, reflective practice, scientific knowledge/methods, relationships, diversity, ethical and legal standards, interdisciplinary systems, assessment, intervention, supervision, consultation , and research/evaluation) will be considered in the review process.
- Students will be responsible for uploading information into http:myrecord.cehd.tamu.edu each year by March 1st for review purposes. This will include uploading of documents to demonstrate skills and abilities specific to objectives and may include de-identified reports (pre-approved as de-identified by supervising faculty), papers completed for courses, paper presentations or in-service presentations made in class or at conferences, vita, etc.
- Faculty will complete an evaluation form on each student after review of the documents provided by the student. For second year students, the meeting will consist of discussion of progress based on this information. The input will then be summarized on-line, and a letter providing feedback provided to each student for discussion with their Advisor/Chair.
- In the event that the faculty believe that the student is not making adequate progress or is in need of remediation to successfully complete the program, a plan will be implemented and/or sanctions listed in the handbook exercised.
- In addition to the annual review, the progress or performance of any student can be evaluated at any time at the request of a faculty member or the student.