The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide, Second Edition

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The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826109897

Author: Peter Thompson PhD


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"This guide is direct and practical. You will find out exactly where you are weakest in knowledge so that your studying can be most directed. I exceeded the NASP passing score AND the national average on my first try at the praxis 400 exam-- using this book as my 'Bible' (and I am "only" a Specialist level sch. psych)."

"[I] used this book and passed with a 720. [I]t's straightforward, and the practice test was useful -- recognized several questions on the actual exam from the practice test."

"This book was very helpful in preparing for the Praxis II: School Psychology Test. It not only gave general studying guidelines, but also went through bullet points of all of the most important information to study for each section of the test."

Fully updated, this concise and easy-to-use guide gives students preparing to take the PraxisTM Test in School Psychology--required for licensure by most US states and the National Association of School Psychologists--an accessible content review with two complete sample exams. The guide encompasses all of the content areas appearing on the examóData-Based Decision Making, Research-Based Academic Practices, Research-Based Behavioral and Mental Health Practices, Consultation and Collaboration, Applied Psychological Foundations, and Legal, Ethical, and Professional Foundations. Review content is presented concisely and efficiently, allowing students to focus on the most relevant information. Written by a practicing school psychologist and field-tested with school psychology students, the guide describes the test in a conversational and accessible style and offers helpful tips on how best to study for and take the exam.

This Second Edition has been expanded and updated to include:

  • New legal considerations that directly impact the practice of school psychology
  • Coverage of Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • New assessment procedures
  • Current developments in school neuropsychology issues
  • New intervention practices
  • Updated practice exams with new questions that reflect recent exam changes
  • An in-depth answer key providing rationales for correct and incorrect answers
  • New sidebars with insider tips and pointers

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 06, 2013
  • Page Count 192
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109897
  • EISBN 9780826109903

About The Author(s) 

Peter D. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Thompson is a licensed school psychologist and long-time member of NASP. He holds multiple advanced degrees in psychology and he has various leadership positions in Douglas County School District, which is a district of over 70 schools in Colorado. Dr. Thompson has extensive training in school neuropsychology and he is currently the school district’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) team coordinator. He continues to lend his expertise to several organizations and agencies in the Denver metro area. In 2013, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Thompson authored the first edition of The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide in 2004 , which is now in its third iteration. He also helped write and has published chapters in Brain Injury in Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators (2016) and Concussion Management Guidelines Manual (2015), published by the Colorado Department of Education.

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1 Test Structure, General Suggestions, and Specific Advice

Chapter 2 First Test Category: Data-Based Decision Making

Chapter 3 Second Test Section: Research Based Behavioral Interventions

and Mental Health Practices

Chapter 4 Third Test Section: Applied Psychological Principles

Chapter 5 Fourth Test Section: Research Based Academic and

Classroom Practices

Chapter 6 Fifth Test Area: Consultation and Collaboration

Chapter 7 Sixth Test Section: Ethical, Legal and Professional Foundation

Chapter 8 Special Content Areas: Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain

Injury (TBI) and other Concepts

Practice Test I

Practice Test II

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