School Psychology in Iowa
The state of Iowa is often held up by the leaders in our field as an example of “best practices” in the provision of school psychological services. School psychologists in Iowa are integral members of school-based problem solving teams that seek to develop and implement effective pre-referral strategies. In this process, they collaborate with parents, teachers, and other school professionals to make data-based decisions that are supported by multiple approaches to gathering assessment information, including curriculum-based evaluations, functional assessments and standardized norm-referenced testing.
To learn more about the practice of school psychology in Iowa, explore the following sites: Iowa School Psychologists Association, Iowa Department of Education's School Psychology Website, Iowa Area Education Agencies