Research: Dissertation: investigating school psychologist’s cognitive and academic assessment practices

25 Feb 2020 2:50 PM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)

Dear School Psychologists,

If you are a practicing School Psychologist, please help me collect data for my dissertation by completing the survey in the link below. If you choose to enter your email at the end of the survey, you will be entered to win one of four available $100 Amazon gift cards:

Please note: this link works best when accessed on a desktop device, rather than mobile.

The dissertation study is investigating school psychologist’s cognitive and academic assessment practices. More specifically, I have begun researching patterns at which school psychologists make decisions for individual students given their profile.  This research study aims to collect more concrete information about how school psychologists conduct assessments for their students.

The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.  By completing the electronic survey, you will have voluntarily agreed to participate in this study, which will be carried out by Noelle Ferrara, M.S., under the supervision of Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, at St. John's University.  There are no known risks or consequences anticipated for participants of this study.  You may refuse to participate or withdraw from the study at anytime; there are no penalties for not participating. All survey data will be stored in a secure website database available only to us.

We know your time is valuable and limited; therefore, we sincerely appreciate your participation in this research study.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Dr. Samuel Ortiz.

Please allow me to thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Noelle Ferrara

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Program in School Psychology

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