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MSPA Spring Conference: A Success

May 16th, 2015
Dr. McGrew with MSPA leaders

The MSPA Spring Conference was well attended. Dr. Kevin McGrew, Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP), provided extensive and exciting training on the Woodcock-Johnson IV series of tools for assessment. MSPA President Andria Amadore, and Conference Chairperson Jillian Archer along with her committee members provided a wonderful day for MSPA members.

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Look at the video about Dr. Brock’s opening remarks at this year’s NASP convention which highlights MSPA’s hard work

April 1st, 2015

https://vimeo.com/123233311

» Dr. Brock's Video

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MSPA Spring Conference May 15th

March 3rd, 2015

Attend the MSPA Spring Conference on the WJ-IV at the Sheraton-Framingham on May 15th. Learn about the three independent, complementary, and co-normed WJ batteries, which can be administered independently or together in any combination. The presenter is Dr. Kevin McGrew of the Institute for Applied Psychomentrics and has extensive experience in developing nationally standardized assessment instruments. Participants can earn 6 contact hours at this important conference. Register online.

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Professional Development

ISPA in São Paulo, Brazil

February 26th, 2015

The International School Psychology Association (ISPA) will host its 37th conference in Brazil, June 24 to 27, 2015. The theme of the conference is Schools for All: {public Policies and the Practice of Psychologists. ISPA encourages practitioners and scholars to submit papers, posters, symposia, or workshops to the Scientific Committee. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015. To take advantage of early bird rates

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District Determined Measures (DDM)

July 14th, 2014

MSPA has created a page of District Determined Measures (DDMs) for school psychologists and school administrators to consider. These involve the ways in which school psychologists can measure their impact on student achievement. Review this page and if you have additional ideas, please let us know and we will add to this list. School psychologists have very different job responsibilities from district to district in Massachusetts so not all suggestions will be relevant for your needs.

» District Determined Measures

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Members-Only Content

June 24th, 2014

Our members-only section of the website must be accessed using your password.  If you have not received an email from MSPA with a new password, please check the spam folder of your email (especially if you use gmail). The new members-only section is not a separate website. It is part of this main website. When you are logged-out, you will see what the public sees. When you are logged in, you will see all of the public content plus the…  Read

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Rubrics for Evaluating School Psychologists

March 4th, 2014

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association recently developed rubrics for evaluating school psychologists. We are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has posted our rubrics on the DESE Rubrics page.

» Evaluation Rubrics

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2015 Application for the Minority Scholarship

January 30th, 2014

The Minority Affairs Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Ena Vasquez-Nutall Minority Scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship award, the entire application package MUST be received by the MSPA Minority Scholarship committee no later than February 1st 2015. MINORITY_SCHOLARSHIP1 You will not be considered for this award if ALL application materials and supporting documents are not contained together in one package and received by the MSPA representative by the deadline of February 1, 2015. The package should be…  Read

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

June 13th, 2013

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association has been very concerned in regard to misunderstandings related to identification and provision of services to students who demonstrate symptoms of ADHD, Autism and other health impairments. The Board of Directors has asked the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for clarification so that there will be more consistency in the state and so that students and their families will not experience delay of needed services. Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education has…  Read

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