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  • August 18, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Online


  • This rate is for both member and non-member school psychologists and other practitioners
  • This discounted rate is for students, whether or not they are WSASP Members


Tele-Assessment: What’s Available, Reliable, Ethical, & Valid?

* Past Event *

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 via ZOOM

$50 practitioners (members & non-members) / $25 students

** If you haven't already, please create a Whova account. You will need this to view the sessions. Please use the following link to access the Web version. Use the same email address you used when registering.

When logged in, click the agenda, you will see the list of presentations. Next to each title, you will see a button that says, "View Session"- click the button to enter the session.  **

8:00 - 9:30a - Best Practices in Tele-Assessment: Psychoeducational Assessments

Stephanie Taylor, Presencelearning

Tele-Assessment provides advantages, but it is also fraught with potential pitfalls.  With more assessments being delivered online, school psychologists need to understand the pros and cons and how to ensure validity and reliability. 

This session will discuss:

  • Determining Who’s Appropriate for Tele-assessment

  • An overview of the current technology options

  • An overview of technology considerations 

  • Using Non-Instructional Staff to Support Tele-assessment

  • Utilizing current assessments and adapting for online use

  • Teleconsultation - observing the student

  • Current research base 


8:30 - 9:30a - Introduction to the MHS Online Assessment Center+

*Lore’K Garofola, MHS


9:45 - 11:15a - Best Practices in Tele-Assessment

*Dr. Kacey Gilbert, Eastern Washington University


Lunch break


12:00 - 1:30p - Decision-Making with Tele-Assessment

*Dr. S. Kathleen Krach, Florida State University

Given the dearth of research in tele-assessment methods for direct assessments, practitioners are forced to seek guidance. This study demonstrated that different sources of guidance provided different recommendations.   In general, test publishers were more likely to rate information as “some caution” to “no concerns;” whereas, funding agencies were more likely to rate information as, “do not use.”   National organizations (e.g., APA, NASP, etc.) were more likely to fall in between these two groups.  Research-based suggestions will be provided.

1:45 - 3:15p - Considerations and Tips For Planning and Conducting Remote Testing

Dr. Tammy Stephens & Beth Varner, Riverside Insights

1:45 - 3:30p - Introduction to the WIAT-4 and Remote Administration Options

*Kathleen Woodward, Ed.S., NCSP, Pearson


3:30 - 5:00p - Delivering Social-Emotional Goals Through Telehealth

*Dr. Aaron Fischer, University of Utah

3:30 - 5:00p - WPS Online Tool Kit for School Psychologists

Ashley Arnold and Laura Stevenson, WPS clinical consultants

- Presentations that will be recorded and available for registrants after the live event are noted with an asterisk (*).

- 7.5 clock hours available, included with registration

- Purchase order is available. You can enter the information during registration after filling in your contact information (scroll down to the bottom of the "Enter registration information" page). For more information, contact Curt Blair (

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
816 W. Francis Ave #214
Spokane, WA 99205

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