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  • MSPA 2014 Fall Conference

    The NEW WISC-V

    Four Points Sheraton in Norwood

    October 24th, 2014

    SAVE THE DATE!

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Summer Conference Cancelled

July 15th, 2014

Unfortunately the MSPA Summer conference is canceled due to low registration. We hope to see you on October 24, 2014 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA. We will be learning about the new WISC-V.

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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

We have created a new members-only section of the website. We have almost completed sending out passwords to all members. 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). Unlike before, 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,…  Read

West

Do you work in Western Massachusetts?

May 13th, 2014

MSPA members who work in Western Massachusetts should get in touch with the re-invigorated Western Mass chapter of MSPA.

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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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Important Conference Information

March 4th, 2014

There was an error in the MSPA spring conference mailing. This conference does not contain a component on ethics and therefore 3 CEUs for ethics will not be offered.

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MSPA Spring Conference May 16th-Save the Date

February 14th, 2014

The MSPA Spring Conference will be held May 16, 2014 on Supporting students with concussion: Getting school psychologists in the game with Gerard Gioia, PH.D. The brochure is attached and can be downloaded for early registration. Dr. Gioia is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program and two research core laboratories. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry…  Read

» MSPA Spring Conference registration

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Application for the Minority Scholarship

January 30th, 2014

The Minority Affairs Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Ena Vasquez-Nutall Minority Scholarship . The scholarship application has just been sent via email to each of the local school psych. programs. The application will also be on our MSPA website. The committee is fortunate to have enough funds in our account to raise the scholarship amount from $2,000 to $3,000! Applications are due on April 1st. The scholarship recipient will be announced and given a plaque at the…  Read

» Minority Scholarship application

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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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