Research Requests

In support of transferring research into best practices, ASPP is offering a service to both researchers and practitioners. 
For researchers, we invite you to post the information about your project and how school psychologists in PA may be able to assist in your study. In order for us to do this we need to gather information from you. Please submit a description of your study, your IRB approval, and any other supporting documents. We will post your information on the this page as well as our Facebook Page along with any appropriate links. After each quarterly review of applicants, we email our members if your study is approved.

Please review the Research Opportunites policies and procedures before requesting a posting.
To request a posting on the research opportunities page, contact the website committee through the Contact Us page.
For our members, please make sure to check out the current research opportunities and help support the advancement of our field!
Progress monitoring of school based counseling: A survey of school psychologists' current practices and awareness of feedback systems

My name is Chris Stoddard, and I am currently working on my doctoral project as part of completing a PsyD in School Psychology from William James College in Newton, MA. I am conducting research regarding school psychologists’ current methods of monitoring the progress of students in school-based counseling. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current methods used by school psychologists to measure students' progress in school-based counseling. As this question has gone largely unanswered by recent literature, and school districts are placing greater emphasis on data-based decision making, this study will seek to gain further perspective of school psychologists' current practices. Specifically, this study is particularly interested in determining potential facilitative as well as prohibitive factors contributing to school psychologists' use of progress monitoring tools. Understanding these factors is critical to the successful implementation of evidence-based practices. Finally, as it is a method gaining traction as a viable and valuable method for use in clinical settings, school psychologists' familiarity with student-based feedback scales as a method of measuring student progress in counseling will be explored.
If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to complete a survey that should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
If you have questions about this survey or project, please do not hesitate to contact me at Thank you!
Chris Stoddard, MA/CAGS, NCSP
Survey Link
An Evaluation of School Psychologists’ Confidence in Specific Learning Disability Identification

I am writing you to ask for your participation in my dissertation research. If you are a practicing school psychologist, you are eligible to participate in the study! It will only take approximately 20 minutes of your time. If you are interested in helping us better understand the identification of specific learning disability (SLD), please take a moment to read the description below. If you decide to participate, please click on the link to obtain and sign the consent form. Once you agree to the terms and conditions presented on the consent form, you will be directed to the survey.
My study examines how school psychologists identify SLD. You will be asked to read several vignettes containing information of students referred for evaluations due to significant learning and academic difficulties. You will be asked to rate your level of confidence in identifying the students as SLD following each vignette. Participation in this study is important to gain an understanding of how psychologists identify SLD in the schools.
Feel free to contact me at or (201)253-6548 if you have any additional questions.
Please click here to take the survey!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Karolina Nicewicz, Ed.M.
St. John’s University
Doctoral Candidate
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