Current Practices in Multicultural Assessment by School Psychologists
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.
multicultural; school psychology; qualitative research