Assessing Diverse Student Populations: Practices and Needs

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how practicing school psychologists characterize assessment practices with CLD populations.
  2. learn what practicing school psychologists find to be common challenges in working with CLD populations.
  3. identify potential ways to apply these results in practical and realistic ways within training programs.


There is an urgency to promote equity and actively address racial injustice in schools. It is essential to understand the ways school psychologists are serving students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. This paper will review the findings of a survey of practicing school psychologists on assessment practices with CLD populations, with a focus on autism, EBD, SLD, and ADHD. Recommendations for practical implementation of the findings will be shared and future research suggested.



Kristin K. Begay, University of Washington Tacoma
Laura L. Feuerborn, University of Washington Tacoma


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