PI040: Intern in the Middle: Navigating and Integrating Polarized Assessment Practices

Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00 AM–9:45 AM


As a school psychology intern trained in Iowa but working in Minnesota, applying training from one state to working in another involved a steep learning curve. This participant information exchange will include a brief overview of two very different special education systems. Participants will gain a better understanding of the challenges of integrating systems of RTI and standardized testing. Structured discussion will also focus on implications for training school psychologists.


Leigh A. Thul, West Central Education District, Sauk Centre, MN