Current Practices in Multicultural Assessment by School Psychologists

Eric J. López, Loretta Salas, Elsa Arroyos-Jurado, Kathleen Chinn


onducting appropriate assessments that take into account multicultural issues is a cur­rent research topic in the field of counseling psy­chology. However, little, if any, research has been conducted on how practicing school psychologists deal with this issue. Pilot studies have indicated, in general, that multicultural issues were not con­sidered. The current investigation, as part of a larger study, analyzed the responses of numerous members of a school psychology state association along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Vignettes were developed in which two studies were pre­sented varying only in ethnic identity of the student having academic problems. Only one vignette is analyzed and presented in this paper.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403231


multicultural; school psychology; qual­it­ative research

Full Text: