Psychoeducational assessment is commonplace in America's public school systems. Important decisions for and about school children are made on the basis of assessment results; test scores and information derived from the administration of tests clearly contribute to these decisions. Current “best practice” is guided by the concept of multidisciplinary team decision making; parents, teachers, psychologists, and other professionals review assessment data when participating as team members. In this research, decision makers were allowed to review information from a variety of sources prior to making decisions about a case study child. Individuals who reviewed large amounts of information made decisions similar to those of individuals who reviewed little information. Approximately 49% of the participants made accurate decisions when judged against an a priori criterion. The results are discussed with regard to psychoeducational assessment practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Psychology in the Schools|
|State||Published - Jul 1982|