For School Psychologists

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School psychologists and reading achievement

School psychologists play a critical role in the lives of children who are struggling to learn. Increasingly, school psychologists are leaders in:

  • Developing and carrying out assessment and placement decisions that impact students from the beginning of their school careers
  • Helping schools reduce the number of students who lag behind grade level, and increase the number of successful readers
Who Are Struggling Readers?

Toolkit for School Psychologists

This free 90-page toolkit, developed by Reading Rockets and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), contains resources to help you:

  • Get more involved in the development of comprehensive, research-based reading programs in your school district
  • Apply evidence-based strategies to your assessments of students with reading difficulties
  • Help students become good readers and keep more kids from unnecessarily entering special education

Download toolkit (1.6 MB PDF)

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